Monday, October 31, 2016

October Show and Tell

A handful of members brought a bounty of stitchy goodness to the October meeting.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Becky stitched this adorable Halloween design,
finished by our member, Karen J.

Karen J has now become a Boutis designer!
Here are her first three designs,
with a Christmas/winter theme.

Marjorie brought everything in the
above three photos:
sweet little knitted caps,
felted pin, ruler cover,
Christmas ornament,
and last but not least,
her start on the Illinois State Day project,
an egg ornament taught by Kay Stanis.
All so lovely!

Until next time, keep stitching!

Friday, September 9, 2016

August & September Show & Tell

Here is a catch-up post which includes all the stitched lovelies from the last two chapter meetings.


Chris R brought this sweet patriotic ornament.

Karen J made this clever project roll.

Pat B stitched this cute needleroll, finished by Karen J.

Lynn U stitched this pretty bookmark.

Marjorie H brought these lovely temari balls.

Becky M made this adorable summery piece.

Marge G showed this intricate initial D.

Carol L brought these cute bookmarks which our chapter offered
as a project for the kids at Camp Quality this year.


Becky M brought these beautiful needlepoint and beaded items.

 Marjorie H brought all the wonderful items in these two photos,
including her framed EGA challenge projects (above).

And finally Janet C brought this boatload of stitchy goodness.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Monday, July 4, 2016

June Show & Tell

Here are the projects which our talented members brought for Show & Tell at the June General Meeting:

Becky stitched this pretty Easter-themed piece.

Janet brought this apron with a cute cross-stitch design.

Karen J brought this fabulous French Boutis needle book.
She will be teaching this at the Great Lake Regional meeting in September!

 Lynn brought this interesting chapter project
done entirely in rice stitch with three different colors.
The position of each color is changed in each square.

Marj brought a whole pile of wonderful goodies,
including a crocheted potholder gifted to her by a homeless woman.

Pat brought a canvaswork project (upper left) and
two cross-stitch pictures.

Finally, Tina brought this lovely  "rescued needleart" 
which she purchased for a song at a thrift store.

Remember, there will be no General Meeting in July.

Until next time, keep stitching!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May Show & Tell

Here is the eye candy that our members brought to the May chapter meeting.

Aggie stitched this beautiful lily-of-the-valley picture
and eye-catching needlepoint pillow.

Becky stitched this cute patriotic piece.

Chris stitched the lovely tree sampler (top)
and also the two pretty pieces in the bottom photo.

Joyce brought some swag received at the recent
GLR seminar, and also a cute new name tag
that she stitched for herself.

Marj H created this lovely Temari ball.

Marge G stitched these interesting Russian icons.

Pat stitched these two seasonal pieces,
finished into lovely flatfolds by our member Karen J.

Tina stitched these two cute Halloween pieces,
also finished for her by Karen J.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Show and Tell

We welcomed our President, Renee, back from a brief absence after having knee surgery.  She is doing great, by the way.  The Inchie workshop held this past weekend was a great success, as you will see from the following photos.  Here is this month's Show and Tell:

Becky stitched this super cute Chrismas ornament,
finished by Karen J, who is also one of our members.
And two creative inchies!

Chris brought these two lovely pieces.
She's all ready for Spring,
even if Mother Nature isn't.

This is Marj H's inventive Inchie.
She was also wearing a bracelet that she had made.
Unfortunately, no photo was taken of that.
Sorry, Marj!

Pat stitched this Spring sampler
using Autumn colors.

Finally, Renee brought a lot of cute Inchies,
and an embroidered quilted piece
that she won at a silent auction.

Until next month, keep stitching!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Show & Tell

There were quite a few hardy souls at the Chapter's March meeting, despite the frigid temps and snow that had fallen earlier in the day.  Here are the projects that were brought for Show and Tell.

Barb P got us all into a summer mood
with her two cute beach pieces.

Becky M got this sweet piece finished
just in time for our early Easter this year.

Marge G "inherited" this gorgeous partially finished
Mirabilia piece.

Pat B brought three pieces:  first, this needleroll
complete with scissor pocket and pincushion,
expertly finished by Karen J.

Next, a canvaswork holiday piece,
suitable either for framing or being
made into a small pillow.

Finally, this canvaswork piece,
worked as a challenge piece for an ANG guild.

That's it for this month.
Until next time, keep stitching!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

October-November Show and Tell

The October meeting was a busy one.  We had a news reporter doing a story about our Guild, a big member turn-out, and tons of Show and Tell.  The link to the story is directly below.  It may not work indefinitely, but as of this writing, it does.  You may need to create a user name and password to view the article, but there's no cost.

The Post Tribune Article

As mentioned above, there was a lot of Show and Tell in October.  Some of the below photos may look familiar because members were urged to bring in projects that were taught at a Chapter meeting, EGA State Day, at one of the EGA's regional or national seminars, on-line correspondence course or cyber challenge.  There are so many educational opportunities in this organization!  In order to keep the length of this post manageable, just the photos will be shown without comments.  Needless to say, all the projects are gorgeous!

October Meeting

EGA Projects






New (non-EGA Projects)





Karen J

Karen P





November Meeting



This concludes our Parade of Pretties.
Don't forget, there is no official January meeting.
See you in February.