Our first meeting of 2014 will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 9AM.
This is an Outreach meeting and we will stitch bookmarks to benefit the READ Center (see last year's bookmarks above). The chapter is providing the bookmarks, needles, threads, silk ribbon, some idea books, charts and embellishments to make our bookmarks. Bring along your usual stitching supplies. Because these bookmarks are so fast and easy to do, it's a good way to stitch and catch up with your friends. We will be providing a light morning snack and a pizza lunch - as always, please provide your own drink.
During our bookmark stitching, Brenda Roseau from Colonial Williamsburg costuming will be talking about the Pocahontas embroidered waistcoat that is being stitched for Historic Jamestowne.
Sample kits to make the bird shown above will be available for those wanting to stitch a sample and help with the jacket.
Clear Your Stash Any Time
This year we are trying a new way of stash busting/fundraising for our chapter. Rather than waiting until June to bring in any books, charts, kits, supplies, etc., for a silent auction, you are invited to donate a bag or box of items at any meeting.
Clear Your Stash items will be set out and anyone who wants something can write a check to donate what they think is a fair amount.
Each month we will try to have a goodie bag of donated items. You will be able to purchase opportunity tickets for a drawing at the end of the meeting.
Tickets will cost 50 cents; we will not have change available. Please bring exact change if you wish to use cash.
You need to be present to win or give your ticket to a friend to pick up at the end of the meeting.