2022 Program: Variety!

Only one word describes the 2022 program – Variety!   The program explores the art of other cultures and groups, both in the US and across the world along with history and its impact on embroidery.   In addition, the program expands our repertoire of techniques with several hands-on projects. We will continue the tradition of sharing tips and ideas whether organizational or creative with each other.  Lastly, the pandemic taught us that distance can’t separate us, but gathering together is important.  Consequently, the program continues to incorporate the best of both in-person and Zoom programs.

JAN 2022 Program

How Do You Store
Your Stash?

Fri, Jan 14th

9am – 11am

Thu, Jan 20th

7pm – 9pm

Description: Do you need help managing your stash, or have you already discovered the solution? This will be your opportunity to share your solution and tips, or ask for specific advice for your storage problems.

Host: Madison EGA

Registration: None

Program FLAGS Pulled Drawn Scotch

FLAGS - Scotch Stitch & Pulled & Drawn Thread

Fri, Feb 11th

9am – 11am

Thu, Feb 17th

7pm – 9pm

Description: FLAGS Ongoing Project:  Madison Area Chapter (MAC) members Debra Steaffens & Kathie Zwettler will teach Scotch Stitch and Pulled & Drawn Thread.
Registration Fee: The $20 Kit fee encompasses all materials and instructions related to the entire FLAG project for the year.
Registration Deadline: December 28, 2021
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Drawing Your Painted Canvas

Fri, Mar 11th

9am – 11am

Description: In this session, MAC member Kat Polewski will teach the participants how to paint designs on canvas. The kit will include canvas, paint palette, brushes, and stitch guide.

Kit/Registration Fee: $ 7.00

Registration Deadline:  February 1

Temari Lecture_1

The History and Design of Temari Balls

Thu, Mar 17th

7pm – 9pm

Description: In Japanese, “te” means “hand” and “mari” means “to wind” and the history of temari balls dates back centuries. MAC member, Mary Jo Kopecky, will talk about the history and design of these spherical pieces of art.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Summer's End

Summer’s End
Zoom Workshop

Sat, Mar 26th

9:00 – Noon

Sat, Apr 2nd

9:00 – Noon

DescriptionNational Teacher Deborah Mitek will lead two half-day Zoom workshops on her silk ribbon and embellished canvas piece entitled “Summer’s End.”  

Registration Fee: $ 10.00

Class Fee: $ 40.00

Kit Fee: $ 78.00 + $ 15.00 Shipping

Registration Deadline: February 1

Program FLAGS Surface Couching

FLAGS - Surface Stitching and Couching

Fri, Apr 8th

9am – 11am

Thu, Apr 21st

7pm – 9pm

Description: FLAGS Ongoing-Project:  Madison Area Chapter (MAC) members Judy Caruso & Andrea Sapon will teach us Surface Stitching and Couching.

Registration Fee: The $20 Kit fee encompasses all materials and instructions related to the entire FLAG project for the year.

Registration Deadline: December 28, 2021

Women Suffrage Reflected in Embroidery

Fri, May 13th

9am – 11am

Description: What we embroider reflects us, our interests and our times. MAC member Lauren Thornton will explore how the women’s suffragettes voiced their opinion in their embroidery.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Guatamalian Program

Guatemalan Textiles

Thu, May 19th

7pm – 9pm

Description:  Brightly colored, dramatic wearable art, the indigenous clothing  of Mexico and Guatemala displays embroidery and weaving that encompass historical symbolism, consummate skill, and artistic beauty. Diane Herrmann will follow the journey of one small village to bring back textile traditions to their people.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Walking the Water’s Edge Workshop

Fri, May 20th

9am – 4pm

Description: National Teacher Diane Herrmann’s Walking the Water’s Edge is the perfect workshop to welcome the approaching Summer. Using Florentine stitch, shading, freeform eyelet stitches, and beads, Diane will show you how to create a beautiful beach shore scene. Matching needleminder is available for class participants.

Needleminder:  $10.00

Registration Fee: $ 10.00

Class Fee: $ 17.50 – $ 35.00

Kit Fee: $ 50.00

Registration Deadline: April 1

Program FLAGS Color Challenge Beading_1

FLAGS - Color Challenge and Beading

Fri, June 10th

9am – 11am

Thu, Jun 16th

7pm – 9pm

Description: FLAGS Ongoing- Projec:  Madison Area Chapter (MAC) members Dena Dramm and Sue Bangert will teach a Color Challenge in stitching and Beading techniques.

Registration Fee: The $20 Kit fee encompasses all materials and instructions related to the entire FLAG project for the year.

Registration Deadline: December 28, 2021

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Summer Social

July

Description: Details of the Summer Social will be provided at a later date.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: July 1

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Boutique Workshop

Fri, Aug 12th

9am – 11am

Thu, Aug 18th

7pm – 9pm

Description: It’s time to stock-up the boutique at our Annual Show in October! Either stitch on something provided by the Boutique Committee or bring a piece that you are planning on donating. Watch the August Newsletter for more information concerning any stitching tools or supplies you should bring.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

How to Finish Sept

Creative Finishing of Stitch Work

Fri, September 9th

9am – 11am

Description: Now that you have completed your stitching, do you know the best finishing to enhance it?  This show, tell and ask meeting will explore options beyond simple framing.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Japanese Int Camp1

The Art of the Japanese Internment Camps

Thu, September 15th

7pm – 9pm

Description: Living in internment camps during World War II did not prevent the Japanese American people from creating wonderful, beautiful works of art in many art forms. Toni Gerdes will provide a slide lecture exploring their art and the times.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Klimt Kimono Workshop

Fri, Sept 16th

9am – 4pm

Sat, Sept 17th

9am – 4pm

Description: The Klimt Kimono is a canvas piece combining many silk and metallic threads, as well as a variety of canvas stitches. The piece can be finished as a rectangle piece or in the shape of a kimono. This is a two-day workshop taught by National Teacher Toni Gerdes.

Registration Fee: $ 10.00

Class Fee: $ 36.00 – $ 108.00

Kit Fee: $ 175.00

Registration Deadline: July 1

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Travel Treasures

Fri, Oct 14th

9am – 11am

Thu, Oct 20th

7pm – 9pm

Description: Sandy and Jack enjoy international travel to experience other cultures and sights.  Along the way Sandy has acquired interesting treasures – embroidered and woven fabrics, baskets, beadwork and other cultural artifacts while Jack photographs their discoveries.  Come hear about the Winders’ world wanderings.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Art of the Needle Show Review and Stitch-In

Fri, Nov 11th

9am – 11am

Description: It may be getting cold outside, but its always cozy when friends gather for a stitch-in. Bring a project to stitch-on and join in the discussion reviewing the 2022 Art of the Needle Show.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

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Annual Meeting

Thu, Nov 17th

7pm – 9pm

Description:  Join us to review our chapter’s progress and discuss our business for the past and the year to come. At this meeting members will approve the chapter budget and slate of officers for the coming year. In addition, 2023 program will be previewed.

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Winter Social

December

Details of the Winter Social will be announced at a later date.

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