The Bead Bazaar is at Pedrotti Ranch, Friday, August 11, 10-5 and Saturday August 12, 10-5. Let me know if you are interested in sitting and stitching in public at the show. It is a good day to work on a project and if you are a beader, a nice place to shop. Most of it is jewelry beads but very pretty.

Joan Vanderbrink

2017 Community Outreach Project

I have seen many of you stitching your love quilt blocks and have received 2 blocks from Karin Shaw tonight at our meeting.

Just some notes: Don’t use charms or beads or other sewn on embellishments.

Please sign your work when you are finished. Just your name and initial or just initials and location (San Antonio, TX or I just put TEXAS) close to the bottom of the finished pattern.

Please let me know if the piece is washed or unwashed. The squares need to be forced dried by an iron. If you are not comfortable washing your square, Love Quilts USA will wash it for you. Please put NOT WASHED on a piece of paper pinned to the piece.

You can give them to me at a meeting or stitch in. I would like them by the November 28 meeting. This is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We can get a group day and night picture.

Joan Vanderbrink

Community Outreach Chairman

A Thank You to SANG…

A Thank You to SANG…

Please let the SANG members know how excited I was to win the SANG opportunity knocks suitcase at the EGA SCR Seminar 2017. This was the first time for me win an opportunity knocks basket….and a great basket it is!

I immediately used the PowerCore and Portable Lamp at Seminar. Everyone at my table was jealous. The carrying case, cables, and PowerPort made everything so easy to use.

I was impressed with the quality of workmanship on the pillow cases, project bags, zippered cases. etc. The laying tool is beautiful. I treasure wooden items.

Everything in the basket is fun and useful. I shared one of the Project Portfolios with my roommate, Cindy Hambrick. She was delighted and immediately used it.

Thank you again for putting together such a great basket.

Judi Prukop

News from the annual meeting and seminar

t the banquet the officers elected in January were installed to serve for the next 2 years. They are:

Region Director – Shawn Miller
Assistant Region Director – Sandra Harwell Secretary – Karen Heller
Treasurer – Sherri Hagar
Education Coordinator – Mary Waldsmith

Shawn Miller reported that there will be 2 more classes from SCR through The Shining Needle Society. The first one will be a canvas project. We will only pay $15 of the $40 registration fee and a much better process for checking if registrants are members of SCR is in place. They are working to keep kit costs at a minimum. The other technique is in the works.

The Education Grant for Chapters will be $300 this year and we will be looking for a way to use it that will appeal to the most members.

In the next newsletter from SCR, Stitches, there will be information about applying for 2 $200 scholarships for those wishing to take classes. Apply by November 2017. The only requirement is that you write an article on the class. (It was mentioned that if you do not receive Stitches, you should check with the National Office about your email address and that stitches is formatted for computers and not for mobile devices)

We have the seminars for the next 7 years spoken for! We are a most active and involved Region!

Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

The “Gone Stitchin’” Seminar in Sugar Land was wonderful! Congratulations to The Tip of Texas Chapter and the Region!

Diane Williams, our nominee, won a Heart & Hand award for her contributions to the Growth of Our Chapter and for Leading Us Forward through the years! Congratulations, Diane!

Our prize “basket” On the Road, was won by Judy Prukop of the Tip of Texas Chapter, well known to our Chapter. She was thrilled and her note of thanks is also in this newsletter. Linda Bell, Tawney Carter (Stitch-in-Turn), Joyce McCoig, Jessica Jones and Joan Vanderbrink, our thanks to all of you for contributing to the basket. I really had a hard time parting with it and tried hard to bring it home again!

The winning GCC’s are listed on another page with details on signing up. SCR will pay the registration. The deadline to sign up is September 30. If you complete them in the allotted time and send them for evaluation, you will receive another $25 towards your expenses. See more news from the Region’s Annual Meeting on other pages.

I also hope you have been looking at the pieces for the 2018 seminar “GuilDy Treasures” in Dallas. There are some very tempting pieces! One comment from them for those attending-”bring a tote bag as you will receive a project bag as your “Registration Bag.”

Once again the EGA President Leslie Gagliardi, attended our Seminar and reported that the Crown Jewels fund raiser is drawing a lot of attention and donations. There is still time to enroll. EGA is also becoming a presence at large Needle Arts events to spread the word about our wonderful Guild.

Congratulations, too, to Karin Shaw on a fabulous exhibit of her water colors as part of the Arts at the Castroville Public Library the whole month of June.

A huge thank you to Joan Vanderbrink and Mary Hodges for representing SANG at the KLRN Auction and for being on their feet the whole night!

This is the July/August issue of the newsletter so please save it (particularly the calendar) so you don’t miss any of our fun stitch ins and deadlines, etc.

Stay Cool and Happy Stitching!

Pat Sweet