2021 Program: A Time for Sharing

Although we hope to be able to meet in person for the 2021 program season, we all realize that it may not be safe or possible depending on our country’s progress with managing the COVID-19 crisis. We are preparing to make any of our program presentations through June of 2021 a virtual experience on ZOOM. We will keep you posted on our progress through the year. Thank you, Claire DeChristina and Colleen Lytle, 2021 Program Chairs.

Fantasy Flowers

Floral Fantasy

Fri, Nov 12th

9am – 11:00am: Meeting
12pm – 4pm:  Workshop

Description:  At our November meeting MAC member, Andrea Sapon, will “challenge your creativity” for our morning program. In the afternoon Andrea will present an opportunity incorporating beading and fabric to make a floral fantasy. The piece is being offered in three color ways with options to personalize  flower colors, base fabric and embellishment techniques.

Host: Andrea Sapon

Kit Fee: $25

Teaching Fee: $10-20

Registration Fee: $5

Registration Deadline: October 1

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Annual Meeting

Thu, Nov 18th

7pm – 9pm

Description:  Join us to review our chapter’s progress and discuss our business for the year past and the year to come.  At this meeting our members will approve the chapter budget for the coming year, vote for officers for the coming year, and preview the program for the coming year.  This is an important meeting that we hope you attend.

Host: Madison EGA

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

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Winter Social

Saturday, Dec 11th

11:00am – 2:00pm

Description: Enjoy sharing time, conversation and stitching pieces at this winter gathering.  

Host: Madison EGA

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Past Programs from 2021

Kumihimo Bracelet Workshop

Fri, Sep 10th

9:00am – 11:00am:  Meeting

12pm – 4pm:  Workshop

Description: For our morning meeting Shannon Jambard, of Meant to Bead, will introduce us to the technique called Kumihimo – a form of bead braiding.
In our afternoon workshop Shannon will provide kits and instructions for this technique to produce an elegant but simple beaded bracelet. The kit will include the pre-strung beads, fiber and findings, and also include the kumihimo tool used in this technique. Four kit color options will be offered: the Badger fan mix, an ocean mix, a natural mix (pictured above), and a black and metal bead mix.

Host: Shannon Jambard of Meant to Bead

Kit Fee: $45

Teaching Fee: $10-20

Registration Fee: $10

Registration Deadline: July 30

Ukranian Embroidery

Russian Whitework

Thu, Sep 16th

7pm – 9pm

Description: Natalia Sutyagina is a local emigre’ from Russia who was introduced to us by Madison area chapter member, Helene Georgalan. She has a collection of traditional Russian whitework which she has stitched and is willing to share with us and reflect on the cultural tradition of Russian embroidery. Members participating in this program are encouraged to bring and share their ethnic heritage pieces as well. Examples of work with Russian, Ukrainian, or other Eastern European traditions will be especially appreciated to emphasize the similarities and differences in these techniques.

Host: Natalia Sutyagina

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Program on Memory Cloths

Memory Cloths

Fri, Oct 8th

9am – 11am

Thu, Oct 21st

7pm – 9pm

Description: Leslee Nelson, a full-time artist in Madison, will share her experiences of creating Memory Cloths with us. Memory cloths are brightly colored fabrics embroidered with images from the maker’s life. It is a folk art form practiced by the women of apartheid South Africa. The women of South Africa asked for her to share this work in the U.S. Leslee has taken that sharing as a personal mission as well as a way to come to forgiveness and peace in her life.

Host: Leslee Nelson

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

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All About Bustles

Fri, May 14th

9am – 11am

Description: Leslie Bellais, from the Wisconsin Historical Society, will talk to our members about the evolution of bustles as an element of feminine style. This topic was the focus of her master’s thesis “The History and Significance of Late 19th Century Bustles”. Leslie has spoken to our group in the past about the evolution of underwear to outerwear and always provides a delightful look at what was once a must-have for the fashion conscious woman.

Host: Madison EGA

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Shibori Sampler

A Shibori Sampler

Thu, May 20th

7pm – 9pm

Fri, Jun 11th

9am – 11am

Description: Claire DeChristina will present traditional Japanese stitched techniques to make your own shibori sampler. Shibori, often likened to modern tie-dye, is a traditional stitched or tied 3-dimensional resist dyeing technique used to produce textiles for clothing and household goods as well as artistic forms. Claire will provide kits which will include an appropriate fabric with design options to stencil on the fabric, needles and threads.

Host: Claire DeChristina

Kit Fee: $10-$20

Registration Fee: $5

Registration Deadline: April 6

Canby Robertson

Surface Embroidery/Surface Designs

Thu, Jun 17th

7pm – 9pm

Description: Canby Robertson, our national teacher for 2021, will present a program which was given as part of the Winning Ways seminar at the National Seminar in St. Louis, 2019. The topic covers processes that can be done to ground fabric before, during, and after stitching using paints, dyes, and printing. Canby is a lifetime member of EGA, holds Master Craftsman status in Crewel Embroidery, and is a juried member of Fiber Forum.

Host: Canby Robertson

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Bess's Bedhanging

Bess’ Bedhangings - 18th Century English Crewel Embroidery, 2-Day Workshop

Day 1
Fri, Jun 18th

9am – 4pm

Day 2
Sat, Jun 19th

9am – 4pm

Description: On Friday and Saturday following our June evening meeting we will host Ms. Robertson in this workshop which was originally scheduled for the 2020 EGA National Seminar. We will host this workshop as our State Day contribution for the Great Lakes Region. Bess’s Bed Hangings is a study of traditional English Crewel Embroidery and includes many stitches not familiar to American crewel embroidery.

Host: Canby Robertson

Kit Fee: $95

Teaching Fee: $25

Registration Fee: $10

Registration Deadline: March 30

Summer Social

Summer Social

Sat, Jul 17th

Time TBA

Description: Claire will host our summer social pot luck at her farm and provide an indigo dye vat for people to use if they would like to dye their shibori samplers. If time and conditions permit participants may bring or make other pieces to dye as well.

Host: Madison EGA at Claire DeChristina’s farmette

Registration Fee: $5

Registration Deadline: June 17

Boutique Workshop

Boutique Workshop

Fri, Aug 13th

9am – 11am

Thu, Aug 19th

7pm – 9pm

Description: As in the past, August will be devoted to making projects which can be offered for sale at our boutique during our annual show “Art of the Needle” which is scheduled for October 16 – 17, 2021. Materials and instructions will be provided for some simple projects that represent our art.

Host: Madison EGA

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Helen Louise Allen Collection

A Visit to the Helen Louise Allen Collection

Fri, Mar 12th

9am – 11am

Description: As a lead-in to our national teacher’s program, we are arranging a visit to the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Our visit will focus on pieces of crewel embroidery in the collection to help our participants gain an appreciation of the range of forms and uses of traditional crewel embroidery.

Host: Madison EGA

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Stitch Your Painted Canvas

Stitching Your Painted Canvas

Thu, Mar 18th

7pm – 9pm

Description: In part 2 of our Canvas painting program, we will work on a small design to stitch on our recently painted canvas. The design will be fairly open to highlight the painted canvas itself. Participants will be asked to bring threads that they would like to complement the canvas color they have painted. Suggested threads are Watercolours, Perle cottons, floss, metallics, Accentuate or Kreinik braids and blending filaments.

Host: Debra Steaffens

Kit Fee: Kit supplied at Feb 18th meeting

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: January 9

Book Binding

Book Binding

Fri, Apr 9th

9am – 11am

Thu, Apr 15th

7pm – 9pm

Description: Dawn Kalies, a long-time member of the Madison Bonefolder’ Guild, will demonstrate the art of Japanese stab binding. The binding is beautifully featured on the front and back covers of the book. Participants will make a traditional stab pattern notebook using waxed linen thread and traditionally decorated sumi paper for pages. They will then learn a modern Tiara stab technique using waxed linen thread on a leather cover using Aida cloth for pages. The Aida cloth can then be cross stitched as you like it. Participants will receive a kit for each book with covers and pages already cut to size and sewing holes already made. Your time will be spent on actual book sewing. Anyone comfortable with a needle will be successful.

Host: Dawn Kalies

Kit Fee: $12

Registration Fee: $5

Registration Deadline: March 12

Reproductions in Needlework

Reproductions in Needlework

Fri, Jan 8th

9am – 11am

Thu, Jan 21st

7pm – 9pm

Description: At our January meeting we invite our members and guests to share any pieces, experiences, or resources which are inspired by artistic masterworks, or to talk about how we may interpret masterpieces in our own stitching. We encourage you to think of as many sources of inspiration as possible. Painting, photography, rug making, or glass-work come to mind. Share how the piece was conceived or what your resource material was. Was it necessary for you to transfer an image or pattern and how did you do that? Have any plans for another reproduction?

Host: Madison EGA

Registration Fee: None

Registration Deadline: None

Temari

Temari 2-Day Workshop

Day 1
Fri, Feb 12th

Morning: Meeting
12pm – 4pm: Workshop

Day 2
Sat, Feb 13th

9am – 4pm: Workshop

Description: At our morning meeting Mary Jo Kopecky will offer a talk on on the history of temari balls which will be followed by an afternoon and Saturday workshop where we will construct a beautiful temari ball. Participants will choose their own color pathway and provide their own fibers. Materials for the temari base will be provided by Mary Jo.

Host: Mary Jo Kopecky

Registration Fee: $5

Registration Deadline: January 1

Paint-Your-Canvas

Painting Your Own Canvas

Thu, Feb 18th

7pm – 9pm

Description: This 2-part program will give our members the opportunity to paint their own canvas in a color of their choice. The kit will include canvas and shared painting supplies as well as an instruction set based on “How to Colorwash Needlepoint Canvas” by Kate Gaunt. In this session participants will concentrate on painting their canvas, allowing it to dry, and ironing to set the color. If we are meeting in person, we may reverse the order of our normal meeting arrangement to allow the canvas time to dry while we conduct our business meeting.

Host: Debra Steaffens

Kit Fee: $20-$30

Registration Fee: $5

Registration Deadline: January 9

Registration

Access the 2021 Program Registration Form in the password protected on the Members Only page. The Registration Fee is what holds your place for the project or program. In some instances that will be the total fee for the project. In other instances, an additional amount is needed before taking the class. This information is included on the Registration Form. 

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