Brazos Valley Stitchers
Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc.
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Discover EGA… a national organization which sponsors, encourages, and educates those interested in the needle arts.  Share… tips and techniques, through needlework seminars, meetings, group classes and newsletters.  Enjoy… Needle Arts, our beautiful quarterly magazine, available to members at no additional charge and group correspondence courses.  Learn… to embroider, sharing experiences with other enthusiasts from the beginner to the expert.  Explore… various needlework techniques such as needlepoint, crewel, pulled thread, cross stitch, hardanger, Brazilian embroidery; and the use of a variety of unusual threads and fabrics.  Create… treasures that will last beyond tomorrow.  For more information…  contact   bvsmembership@gmail.com

We meet monthly, on the third Tuesday, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1200 Foxfire, College Station, TX.  Please view the “Calendar” page for our yearly schedule.

At each meeting, there is a small, optional project to learn new stitches and techniques.  Any technique that can be done with a threaded needle is included in the scope of the Embroiderers’ Guild.  We plan our projects so members can learn the techniques of special interest to them.  Throughout the year, we sometimes work on larger group projects that provide the opportunity to practice a technique in depth.

Membership annual dues are $54 per year which includes membership in the local, regional, and national levels of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. and a subscription to the magazine, Needle Arts.  Guests are welcome and encouraged to visit regular meetings.

National has changed the membership cycle to be from June 1 - May 31 for all members.  New members dues are prorated based on the quarter they join:  1st quarter (1/4 year) - dues are $13.50; 2nd quarter (1 year) - dues are $54.00; 3rd quarter (3/4 year) - dues are $40.50; 4th quarter (1/2 year) - dues are $27.




Meeting
Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7-9 PM
 
Usual Location:  Holy Cross Lutheran Church
1200 Foxfire
                       College Station, TX  77845

 

March 21 - Winter Logs (canvaswork) by Needle Delights Originals - taught by Ronda Ogden 

Several current members signed up for this project and Ronda purchased all the items for the project (frames excluded). We will be working on this as a year long project with a class about every other month.  It has many beautiful threads and even more challenging stitches!
If you choose to do this project but did not order it "kitted up" you are welcome to put the required items together and join the fun! 

 

 Some members have chosen to work on the stump work piece Christmas Rose by Celeste Chalasani found on page 12 of the EGA NeedleArts Volume 47, Number 4 December 2016.  (Some members think they need to do both!)                                    

April 18 – Bunny Pillow – Terri Berka

Terri designed this as a teaching piece for an adult class.  It uses many of the basic surface embroidery stitches that beginners need to learn first. It is a timely project for Easter!  We will have cotton floss from the BVS stash but be ready to choose colors you like and that will work where you plan to use your pillow. 

The fabric around the embroidered piece is not included so look through your fabric stash for something that works for you. 

 



No experience necessar
y.  Feel free to bring a project to work on.

Guests are always welcome.


   BVS Service Project for 2017 - supporting Family Project through collection of items needed for daily family life.  
March - bring shampoo & conditioner





Stitch-In
Fourth Tuesday of the Month
Time: 7-9 PM
Holy Cross Lutheran Church


March 28
April 25
 

 This is a stitching get together so bring something to stitch on.  Come hear and share needlework tips and ideas.  See what other stitchers are working on.

 

 Guests are always welcome.



 


 

Submit correspondence to:
Brazos Valley Stitchers
PO Box 10625
College Station, TX  77842-0625
 

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