Monday, May 12, 2008

Good Reasons to Join Gentle Pursuits

We have a biennial silent auction so you can weed and enhance your stash at the same time. This year it is on June 17 so there is still time to join us.
We have lots of winning members: Congratulations to scholarship and exhibit winners Cynthia Cogswell, Catherine Jordan, and Merry Susan Schreck.

We have a free September program for members - this year a felted pincushion cupcake.
We always have fun at out meetings, chatting and learning.

We have an annual Christmas in August workshop so you can start your ornaments early.

Don't put it off any longer, come and join at our next meeting. If you still aren't sure, visit us and find out how much fun it really is to be part of Gentle Pursuits. Link to our website (top link on the left) to find out more.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Our square for the MAR regional banner

Thanks to Catherine Jordan for the bargello design and lettering and hand. And thanks to the members who stitched on our square. Hope those of you who go to the region seminar in Virginia Beach or the National seminar remember to take a photo of the whole banner.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Spring in Williamsburg - for Stitchers

Even stitchers who aren't chapter members may be intersted in some of the projects, programs and news items from our chapter newsletter, The Guilded Thread.

Here is something from the March 2008 issue:

Our Favorite Things

Spring in Williamsburg.
My thoughts always turn to Colonial Williamsburg in the spring and this year there is more than just the gardens to lure me down the highway. The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum is showing the exhibit American Schoolgirl Needlework: Records of Virtue, an exploration of the art of samplers. There are many wonderful items in the Colonial Williamsburg textile collection and I always love studying the stitches in all the wonderful clothing and embroideries. Also in the textile area are two exhibits at the recently opened addition to the Arts Museum, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum. Flowers, Birds, and Baskets: Pattern in 19th century Bed Coverings displays some wonderful quilts, and In Memoriam: Mourning Art in Early America includes some 19th century mourning embroideries. What a wonderful way to spend the day. Don’t forget lunch in the garden behind the King’s Arms Tavern if the weather is nice

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Welcome to Gentle Pursuits of Richmond EGA

This blog is being set up to communicate with members but we hope it will also provide potential members with information about the events of our chapter. There is a link to our chapter web site on the sidebar with more general information.
Thank you, and we hope you can join us for some stitching.