This vibrant show is hosted by Illinois Quilters, Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, and the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. They always feature a lovely boutique. Check out the website for lectures that are held during the show hours. It's well worth the trip.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn 8936 Calumet Avenue Munster, IN 219.836.5555 (use code 'NAG' for group discount) A FRIDAY NIGHT (Oct 16th) STITCH-IN at the Hampton Inn scheduled 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
This is from the EGA Web Site and easier to read (than e-mail in previous post)
"Due to severe maintenance issues, EGA headquarters, 426 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY will be closed to the public and visitors until further notice. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause our members who planned to visit. The staff will continue with regular hours to meet members needs either through phone or email contact. We hope to move as soon as we come to an agreement with our landlord. Updates will be posted as we progress. If you have any questions, please contact Carol Dam "
ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers: Children, Education, and Needlework
Schoolgirl samplers are one of the most recognizable and beloved American needle arts. Samplers were created by young girls as part of their formal education demonstrating needle handiwork, literacy, moral education and historical/geographic understanding. A selection of a dozen samplers from the Museum's Clothing and Textile Collection provides an opportunity to enjoy and examine the handiwork of early 19th century American girls. This is a limited run exhibit due to the fragility and age of the textiles.
ABC's of Schoolgirl Samplers is located on the first floor, center gallery, from August 21 – November 29, 2009.
Milwaukee Public Museum Summer Public Hours (June 14 - September 30) Monday 9:00 - 4:00 Tuesday Closed Wednesday 9:00 - 4:00 Thursday 9:00 - 4:00 Friday 9:00 - 4:00 Saturday 9:00 - 4:00 Sunday 10:00 - 4:00
* Box Office closes 30 minutes prior to Museum closing time.
Closed Dates July 4, 2009 (Independence Day) November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day) December 25, 2009 (Christmas Day)
message from Mel & Sue H (State Day): This year our guild is sponsoring the annual Indiana State Day. As with any guild project, there will be a need of many hands to have a successful event. This will be an ongoing process with many tasks to accomplish.
A block of rooms has been reserved for out-of-town guests at the Hampton Inn and Suites (8936 Calumet Ave; Munster) To reserve rooms used code "NAG" for group discount
ALSO, there will be a Friday Night Stitch-In at the Hotel (Oct 16th) from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
----How You can Help----
___Donations/door prize baskets: theme baskets - Use your imagination! ___Kit Assembly: Anticipating 50+ participants ___Table Angels: Guild member to sit at a table with five participants. Assist participants with stitching process, answer questions, be familiar with stitches being used in project. (will have pattern & stitching instruction ahead of time) ___Baking: Baked goods for am / desserts for lunch. Need items plated on Friday night for serving Saturday morning. Goal is to promote cookbook purchases by using recipes published in the NANI cookbook. ___Friday Night Set Up: arrange tables for registration, stitching, lunch, service table(s), prizes. Plate food (see above) ___Friday Night Stitch-In: Hospitality room reserved 7-9pm at Hampton Inn and Suites(8936 Calumet Ave; Munster) for out-of-town participants. Need two hostesseses, refreshments served. ___Saturday Morning: Greeters, Registration, Hostess ___Lunch Helpers: Distribute pre-ordered box lunches. Set up dessert table. ___Needlework Display: Need hostesses to watch display area & answer questions. Probably in separate room with boutique ___Clean Up: every area used
I had loads of fun and I think everyone else did, too. We stenciled and silk screened the designs onto felt and kitted thread and needles to embellish the painted designs.
While a couple tables messed with paints, one table patiently cut freezer paper stencils and another made up 80 baggies with colorful strands of perle cotton and needles and trimmed the painted designs to size.
It was hard for the stencilers and screeners to stop once the design ideas began to flow!
If you are not familiar with this publication, it is described on the web site:
it "is a wide-ranging selection of embroidery related information and book reviews compiled by EGA-GLR webmaster in her role as newsletter editor for EGA Dayton OH chapter. It is only available electronically and each website has been safely visited by the compiler"