Registration for the Japanese Embroidery studio with Karen L. Plater on September 27 – 30, 2010, in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, IL is now open!
A registration form is at the bottom of this post.
This is a mixed level studio with an emphasis on the traditional Phases of Japanese embroidery. Please contact Marjorie Holme /Moonsilk Stitches if you wish additional information.
The class will meet at Regent’s Park apartment complex, 5020 South Lake Shore Drive in Hyde Park for all four days. The class runs 9:30A-3:30P daily, with an hour for lunch.
We are limiting studio to ten students so that Karen can provide enough individual attention to each person. Places in the class are first-come, first served. Your registration will be confirmed by phone or email. My comments on our most recent class are here.
If you have begun a Phase piece at the Japanese Embroidery Center and wish to continue working on it under Karen Plater's supervision, you will be welcome. Please contact Marjorie Holme and she will put you in touch with Karen.
Anyone registering after the class is full will be placed on a waiting list and will receive notification of wait-list status. Therefore, if you register and then find you cannot attend, please notify us as soon as possible. Per the class policies and procedures:Full refunds will be provided if notification is given at least 60 days before the class. For this class, the deadline for a full refund is JULY 31,2010. Partial refunds may be available with less than 6 weeks notice. If the class fails to meet the minimum number of students, full refunds will be made to all registrants.
Instruction fees for Studio time will be $40/day plus a daily Chicago fee of $30 (which covers the room rental) for a total of $70 per day.
The two day ‘Three Happiness’ class costs $150 TOTAL including supplies. Please let me know if you have any questions about class logistics.
Pre-planning is essential so that reservations for the classroom and air fare for Karen can be secured in a timely fashion. Please commit to this opportunity and send in your reservation by the deadline.
At the June meeting, these bookmarks were collected to give to Hammond Reads for their October extravaganza. They were stitched by Chris Retseck (the two on perforated paper in the middle), Pat Bellenger (the Hardanger bookmark), and Marjorie Holme. They have been given to Hammond Reads along with a box of donated books.
Please continue to stitch on your bookmarks and collect your gently used books for the project.
Member Jamee J. and our Indiana State Day program are featured in the newest issue of Inside EGA. Thanks to Renee R. for sending in the article. And, of course, thanks to Jamee and all of the members who worked so hard to make Indiana State Day 2009 the wonderful event it was!
Former member Mary Frances Meadows passed away this week. She had had heart surgery in May and never really came back from it.
I believe she was a NANI charter member. She didn't drive, but came any time she could obtain a ride, which wasn't often in the last few years. Mary Frances was also a member of Ridge Needlepointers (ANG) and Homewood Embroiderer's Guild. I've been unable to find an obituary for Mary Frances. I did discover that she was born September 15, 1928.
For those of you who wish to remember her, there will be a memorial service on Saturday, June 26 at 11am at the Church of the Holy Family in Park Forest, IL.
If you click on the church link, you will be able to see a lovely embroidery done by a good friend of Mary Frances's, Rita Kortenhoeven. Rita stitched an original Phoenix for the church. The Phoenix is treasured by the church and treated with a great deal of care and is only on display at certain times of the year to protect it from the light. Sadly, the picture doesn't enlarge. The piece is spectacular in person.
This page has directions to the church but no embroidery.
Sharonville Convention Center 11355 Chester Road Sharonville, OH, 45246-4002
The Original Creative Festival invites you to join us for seminars, classes and workshops taught by top industry teachers, make-it and take-its, FREE ongoing demonstrations, FREE fashion shows and stage presentations, quilts and cloth doll exhibits, quilt contests, products and services offered on the cutting edge, and daily door prizes and giveaways.
Irena Bluhm's Quilts of a Different Color exhibit will be at the Festival , LINK HERE
From their web page LINK HERE The Cincinnati Original Creative Festival will feature the quilts of Gee’s Bend sisters Tinnie (“Tiny”) and Minnie Pettway and other resident quilters and also the book of poems, short stories and ‘tidbits’ from Gee’s Bend’s first published author, Tinnie Pettway, The Gee’s Bend Experience
Marjo, webmaster for the Great Lakes Region, has set up a basic web page for our chapter on the Great Lakes Region website. Now when people are searching the region by location for a local chapter to visit, they will find basic information about us along with some photos. She did a lovely job.I sent along a selection of photos that Renee took at recent meetings. So far Marjo's posted two of them. Thanks to everyone who signed the permissions slips to use your photos. They will go up in rotation.We can add additional information, such as newsletters, events, class schedule. What do you think a prospective member would be most interested in seeing?
The following Group Correspondence Courses will retire on Dec 31, 2010. *Judith Gulick Oksana’s Sampler *Kay Stanis Silk & Metal Embroidery *Dakota Rogers Tiramisu *Cathy Trostmann The Handy Huswife *Carolyn Webb White Queen *Peggy Wright Color Play *Ilse Altherr Swiss Sampler *Dale Sokolow More Options in Hardanger
The following Group Correspondence Course will retire on February 28, 2011, the close of the December NA 2010 quarterly offering. *Kathleen Rake Beaded Nutcrackers
Our show home in the C-pod of the Greater Columbus Convention Center will feature 400+ competition quilts, special exhibits, classes, lectures, an extensive vendor mall, and special events. The Convention Center is surrounded by lots of convenient parking for all.
Joining our special theme exhibit of Tree Quilts are the NQA SewBatik Challenge Quilts (Through the Trees...) plus Fibrations, an art quilt exhibit from the members of Studio Art Quilt Associates.