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Weather Policy: Cedar Valley Chapter meetings are cancelled if Cedar Rapids Community Schools are closed.

March 2017
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Sunday Mar 26
1:00pm-4:00pm Ladd Library

Tuesday Mar 28
10:00am-2:30pm Hostesses: Sheri Ekstrom & Judith Kaplan

Wednesday Mar 29
6:00pm-8:00pm Lindale Mall Food Court by the windows and HuHot

2016-2017 Officers:

Elizabeth O'Neill
Vice President:
Laura Kamienski
Linda Norris
Solveig Walstrom
Past President:
Connie Rosene
AM Hospitality:
Penny Zaruba
PM Hospitality:
Becky Huber
Newsletter Editor:
Julie Bellon
Group Correspondence:
Sheri Ekstrom
Librarian PM:
Cindy Ackerman
New Kid:
Penny Zaruba
Linda Lee Miller
Youth Membership:
Patricia Andrews
Sharon Lynch
Region Rep:
Jan King
Web Admin:
Sally Olsen

Links to EGA, Heartland Region & others

The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc.

20th National Exhibit

19th National Exhibit Photo Gallery

Marion Heritage Center

White Iris

Heartland Region

Mary Corbet Lattice work

Gems of Hope
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Membership Renewal Form
Annual Membership dues are $48 and due to the Chapter Membership Chair by May 1, 2017. This includes $39 to EGA National, $2 to Heartland Region, and $7 to Cedar Valley Chapter. Life members pay $9. Plural members from Heartland Region pay $7. Plural members from other regions pay $9.
Click here to download THIS membership pdf file to print and write.
Click here to download THIS membership form to fill-in using Word 97-2003 and then print.
Click here to download THIS membership form to fill-in using Word 2007 and then print.

Monthly Chapter Meeting Programs & Workshops 
March 16, 2017
"For the Love of Granny's Gingham"
Counterchange Smocking

Sign up for kits at the February meeting or contact Lori Barton.

    Kit contents:
  • Two 8" x 8" pieces of 1/4" striped or
    1/4" checked or gingham cotton fabric
  • Two 36" pieces of six-stranded DMC floss
    Supplies to bring to the meeting:
  • #9 darning needle
  • Blue washable marker
  • 12" clear ruler
April 20, 2017
"Arc en Ciel Rainbow"
Color Play

    Materials list:
  • 12 x 4 piece of l8-count mono canvas, black
  • 6-strand embroidery cotton as follows:
    • ANCHOR 112 NOTE: Closest DMC color is DMC 208,
    • DMC 796,
    • DMC 909,
    • DMC 444,
    • DMC 946,
    • DMC 326,
    • DMC Blanc,
    • DMC 762,
    • DMC 318,
    • DMC 317,
    • DMC 3799,
    • DMC 310
    **NOTE: Only partial skeins are needed for all colors
  • Stretcher bars to fit & tacks
  • #22 tapestry needle
  • Laying tool
  • White cloth (like pillowcase) to lay on your lap or table top. Will show through the holes in the canvas and make stitching on black a bit easier.

Correspondence Courses

"White Iris" is designed by Mona Hill.

Click on the link in the lower left sidebar to see the description.

Our Cedar Valley Chapter will pay the $175 class fee, and each participant will pay the $48 text fee. The text fee will be waived for the volunteer who leads the class. Quite a few people are interested in this course so send your registration fee now to reserve your place in class. Checks must be RECEIVED by the end of February. Hoping to receive your check soon so we can get started. Thanks.
Sheri Ekstrom, GCC Chairman


Our chapter sponsors two correspondence courses every year which means there are many other courses that we will not be offering to our membership. Individuals or small groups of EGA members are always welcome to pay the $175 registration fee and work on any project currently offered by EGA.

There are also opportunities for individuals to sign up for select classes every month for the low registration fee of $30. Check out the recent Inside EGA newsletter or the EGA website for registration information.


Sharon Maxwell from Kansas City will be here for a workshop on May 12th. She did much of the finishing for Prairie Schooler Designs over the years. We will be learning how to stitch and assemble a strawberry-shaped ornament in the morning and finishing a small ornament in the afternoon. Cost for the complete workshop is $85 and the class size is limited. The strawberry will be a patriotic-themed design. To register compete the form in the newsletter and send a check for $85, made payable to Cedar Valley Chapter EGA, to Sharon Lynch.


Cedar Valley Chapter welcomes new members who are interested in participating in workshops sponsored by the chapter.

If you are an EGA member, you can join Cedar Valley Chapter for $7, and Heartland Region for $2 (if you aren't already a member of our region). If you are not an EGA member, you can join our chapter, region and EGA for $48.


---------- Cedar Valley Chapter Forms ----------

When you submit a bill to the Treasurer or give the Treasurer money to deposit, please complete a form with the details of the financial transaction. Click here to download THIS PDF file . Remember to give your receipts to the Treasurer with the form.

Click here to download THIS MS Word file. This file contains a form used to acknowledge donations to the Cedar Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc.

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