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

June 2018
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2:00pm-4:00pm Greenwood Conference Room, Meth-Wick Community

Thursday Jun 21
7:00pm-8:00pm Christ Episcopal Church
6:00pm-7:00pm Christ Episcopal Church
Toni Gerdes workshop

Friday Jun 22
Toni Gerdes workshop

Saturday Jun 23
Toni Gerdes workshop

Sunday Jun 24
Toni Gerdes workshop

2017-2018 Officers:

Laura Kamienski
Vice President:
Marj Grimm
Linda Norris
Julia Ackerman
Past President:
Elizabeth O'Neill
AM Hospitality:
Penny Zaruba
PM Hospitality:
Judith Kaplan
Newsletter Editor:
Julie Bellon
AM Librarian:
Kay Plander
PM Librarian:
Jamie Randall
New Kid:
Penny Zaruba
Linda Lee Miller
Sharon Lynch
Region Rep:
Sheri Ekstrom
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

Heartland Region

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, 2018. 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.

Monthly Chapter Meeting Programs & Workshops 
Saturday, May 12, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meth-Wick Manor in the Live, Laugh, Learn Room

1224 13th Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA

May Annual Meeting & Luncheon

followed by presentation of programs for 2018-2019

Scissors Fob Exchange

Choice of chicken or fish.

Cost is $15.00.

To sign up contact Laura Kamienski. Reservations and payment are due by May 1, 2018.

If you do not wish to attend the luncheon but would like to attend the meeting, please join us by 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Annual Indoor Picnic

6:00 p.m.

Bring your own table service and a dish to share.

Lemonade, iced tea and water will be provided.

Napkins, cups and ice will also be provided.

The picnic will be followed by a program

presented by Toni Gerdes

"Texture in Needlework"

7:00 p.m.

Correspondence Courses

We have chosen a new Group Correspondence Course - Undulations II. The technique is bargello, stitched on 18-count canvas. Cost is $40.00 for each participant, with out chapter paying the $175.00 group fee. We had 19 people who signed up to show interest in this course, so we should have a nice group. If you would like to sign up, send a check for $40.00 made payable to Cedar Valley Chapter EGA to Sheri Ekstrom by February 28. The paperwork will be mailed on March 1st.

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

Contact me if you have any questions - this should be fun!
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.


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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