Greater Cincinnati Chapter EGA welcomes
you to the wonderful world of embroidery!
We invite stitchers of ALL levels
-- beginner to professional -- to join us
in learning, sharing, and
enjoying stitching of all kinds.
We have regular meetings most months, September through December and February through May, plus special events in, Jaunary (4rd Saturday workshop and luncheon), and July (day-long Saturday class). Guests are always welcome.
IMPORTANT MEETING REMINDER
Beginning in April 2018, our meeting time will CHANGE to 1:00 pm the SECOND MONDAY of the Month.
The meeting location remains the Madeira Municipal Building, 7141 Miami Avenue (community room on lower level).
Most meetings consist of a (short) business meeting followed by a program. A listing of upcoming programs can be found below, and a sampling of past projects can be found in a photo album.
In a typical year, programs might include hands-on stitching projects, lectures, sharing programs where members exchange hints, suggestions, and experiences on a particular topic, and stitch-ins where we all bring a current project and enjoy the fellowship of stitching together and sharing our current work.
In addition, here are some guidelines to prepare for coming to a meeting:
Upcoming 2018 Meetings
April 9 - Create a Box for Your Stitching
Carol will lead us in making a fabric-covered box. Materials fee TBA. Bring sewing kit: needles, scissors, tape measure, etc.
May and June - Hardanger Project from Spring 2018 Needle Arts Magazine, pp. 35-38.
Introduction to the project, begin outside blanket stitch edge, eyelets, and center klosters. Complete these areas at home before next meeting.
the Hardanger project, cutting, Dove’s Eyes, embellishments, and ideas for adapting the project to your preferences
July 28 - Saturday Workshop and Pot Luck Luncheon - 9:30 - 3:30
(no meeting July 9)
Karen will lead us in creating a 4 X 6 inch wool applique sewing case, designed with a pocket, padded needle/pin cushion, attached needle threader, and scissors pouch, and closed with a button and thread loop. Kit fee $20.
Registration - open to GCEGA members only until June 4, deadline for all registrations July 15.
Noted framer Susie Wilken will offer us her insights on framing our completed needlework projects.
September 10 - Needlework tool
Bring your favorite needlework tool(s). . . or your most unusual or quirky ones! Let us know why you like it/them.
October 15 - Focus on Finishing
Beaded edgings -Learn how to created beautiful beaded edging and fringes to give your ornament finishing extra panache. Further details coming later.
Stitch-a-long Reindeer Ornament
Get in the mood for the holidays by stiching a fun, quick ornament. Instructions are on the EGA Website or in NeedleArts magazine.
This is a great opportunity to experiment with making changes to a design to make it uniquely yours. What will you do? Adjust the size? Change colors? Indulge in over-the-top finishing embellishments?
December 10 - 12:15 - 3:00 pm
Holiday Pot Luck Lunch and Meeting
Enjoy a hearty lunch then stitch a small holiday tree project! And don't forget to bring your finished Reindeer Ornament from November and your 2018 holiday stitching for a festive Show and Tell.
Darning Pattern Needlebook
APRIL, MAY, and JUNE - Beginning Crewel Embroidery
JULY - Try your hand at Battenberg Embroidery
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, and NOVEMBER - "Sweater" canvas work