Friday, May 15, 2009

Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach Program: donate needlework squares
Coordinator: Chris R

Fruit Basket Motif
gift from Ruth Ann Russell to the Hospice group for their cards

Please turn in your needlework squares to ChrisR. These squares will be used for the on-going outreach program for Hospice

If you would like to use the fruit basket or floral motif graphs, e-mail or Chris R
for the patterns

If you have no idea what I'm talking about ... see THIS POST

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The motif pictured above was stitched by Lelia on 32-count Weatherd Barn linen, with DMC floss as charted. It was suggested the corner motifs might look better with the 'flower petals' in DMC 356 & the 'little centers' in DMC 3821. Feel free to change colors - use the ones you like : )

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ideas welcome ...

From the Education Committee:

There will be an Education Committee Meeting

on Thursday, May 21st

at the Public Library
Munster Branch

Starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Committee Members welcome your input

They are looking forward to ANY + ALL ideas

Questions? Comments? Contact Karol


Monday, May 11, 2009

Meeting Cancellation

Note from Mel & SueH re. State Day:

The Indiana State Day Meeting

scheduled for Tuesday - May 12 (at Janet's clubhouse*)

has been cancelled

Our next meeting date is

June 9th

at Janet's clubhouse*

*Janet's Clubhouse aka The Georgetown Homes Clubhouse
3800 Georgetown Court; Hammond, IN


Stitching in above photo by Lelia.

Motif from complimentary pattern
Nancy L. Sturgeon, c. Threads Through Time 1998

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Marjorie's Giveaway

Would you like to own this?

It can be yours -- read more on Marjorie's Blog

LINK HERE to post about giveaway.

Friday, May 8, 2009

EGA on Facebook

For those members with Facebook accounts, you can become a Fan of EGA

EGA Facebook Link Here

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Camp Quality


Note from Marjorie about Camp Quality:

Our morning to teach at Camp Quality is
Friday, August 7th

We will meet in the parking lot at 9am. The class ends at noon. Then we will have lunch with the campers. As of May 1 they had 66 campers registered.

We are going to stitch on felt for the tin lid designs. . The theme for our day (Friday) is Hawaiian Luau. What fun! The week's theme this year is 15 Years of Memories. We don't yet know the day's theme.
The theme for our day (Friday) is Hawaiian Luau. What fun!

We have felt in the storage closet. Donations of odds and ends of perle cotton for embroidery will be welcome.(prefer perle coton sizes 5, 8, 12; however, will also accept size 3)

No meetings are planned for now.

Illinois Camp Quality is held at:
Camp Manitoqua
8122 W. Sauk Trail
Frankfort, IL
Questions? Comments? Contact Marjorie

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach Program: donate needlework pieces (ongoing)
Coordinator: Chris R

During the April chapter meeting, a Representative from Hospice of the Calumet Area presented Common Threads card line, Hospice Card Artisans (hca2). It was explained to NANI members that there are notecards with knitting, quilting, needlepoint (canvas) themes being sold as fundraiser for Hospice.

NANI members were asked about having a needlework theme note card -- cards with donated pieces of hardanger, cross stitch, crewel, beading. The squares of needlework would need to be around 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 " to 2 1/2 x 2 1/2". They can be finished or unfinshed.

ChrisR has been gathering needlework terms (words / phrases) to use on the face of a needlework notecard. These terms will be silkscreened on good quality stock. Donated needlework will embellish the cards by being mounted on the face of these notecards. They will be sold during Hospice Fundraisers (& at the Center for Performing Arts, Munster, IN).

This will be an on-going Community Outreach Project, donations already being collected -- please give your needlework pieces to Chris R.

Ruth Ann Russell, Designer/Proprietor of C Street Samplerworks, has designed two motifs and given them to hospice program for the card line. The photo above is a versatile floral - suggested DMC 223, 931, 520 & 822. Ruth Ann thought it would be easy to stitch in different color combinations. "It could be stitched in all cross-stitch, or the petals could be satin stitch, the centers eyelet, or whatever the stitcher cared to use."

In addition to the florl motif, Ruth Ann charted a fruit basket motif! She used DMC 3790+3045 for the basket, 520 for leaves, and 3821+356 for fruit. This is also a gift to the hospice group for their cards. I will have a photo up later this week.

To request charts designed by Ruth Ann Russell: Please contact Chris R or send e-mail to:

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact Chris R

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Floral Motif above designed by Ruth Ann Russell, C Street Samplerworks. Stitched on 32-ct weathered barn linen. Fibers used: DMC 931, 223, 520, 3823. Stitched by Lelia.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Community Outreach Program

Community Outreach Program:
Please donate completed holiday ornaments by October 1st

Coordinator: Chris R

ChrisR will be collecting hand made, holiday ornaments (now thru the October NANI meeting.)

The ornaments must be finished and ready to sell. Any size, any technique.

These ornaments will be donated to The Hospice Artisans and used as a fundraiser for the Hospice of the Calumet Area (priced by them).

More information in the May/June issue of Flying Fingers, Page 3

Questions? Comments? Contact ChrisR