Seminar Work Days

Can you keep a secret? Do you want a sneak peek at the favors for Seminar 2020? Please join your Seminar 2020 committee members in a Favor Work Day! We have been diligently working on favors for “our” seminar, and we’d love to have your willing hands and smiling faces with us. We will be matching donated fabrics, cutting fabric, sewing, die-cutting paper, etc. No experience is required. (Trust me: if I can do it, you can do it–these techniques are new to me, too!) We will meet at All-Brands Sewing & More, 10242 W. Loop 1604 N. #108 on Saturday 9 June and Saturday 14 July from 9 am-3pm. We will break for lunch around noon. Come for just the morning, the afternoon, or all day–any amount of time you can give us is greatly appreciated!
If you have any questions, please contact me at: or (719) 761-0618. Now is your chance to have a hand in the favors that SANG provides. Help us show off your talent to the South Central Region in 2020! I’ll see you there!

Mary Layman

Summer Outreach Habitat for Humanity

Here is a picture of the piece we are doing for Habitat for Humanity. I stitched it in one day using 14 count white Aida. It will fit into a 5 X 7 frame. If you are interested in stitching this, let me know and I will get you the pattern.
312 Dark Blue
703 Green
321 Medium blue
It calls for 3 strands of DMC. I used a 9 X 11 piece of white Aida and 3 strands of floss.
I need 12 pieces by October 1 so we can frame them. Presenting the pieces to Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio may give us some good publicity.

Joan Vanderbrink

June Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

I hope everyone enjoyed the May Luncheon as much as I did! I had a great time in Shawn Miller’s Stocking class and enjoyed her talk as well. Thank you, Shawn! The sandwich lunch was perfect for the Spring (?) Texas weather. Thank you, Diane Williams! If you have not yet sent your dues to Tawney Carter, please contact her immediately to tell her you are putting the check in the mail. The information and coupon for the SANG Retreat are in this issue! Registrations are being accepted and there are not many places left, so don’t miss out! Joan Vanderbrink sent pictures of our April Exhibit at Forest Hills Public Library to Rand Duren, EGA’s Electronic Media Coordinator, and he has put together a wonderful display of our pieces. There was a link to it in the last EGA E-newsletter. Joan has also added Habitat for Humanity to our outreach list. We will make a dozen simple samplers for them by October. “Piece of cake,” right? See Joan’s item later in this issue! I just received the President’s mailing from National. There were two items of interest to all. I am sorry that they are, for the moment, available on-line only. There are two new Petite Projects in education news. They were also shown in the last EGA E-newsletter (I will print pictures & they will, most likely, be in the June magazine). They can be found under Document Downloads along with many others. Don’t forget about the EGA Stitch-a-Long on Facebook. Most months, a small project is provided and many times it is possible to do some stash diving to come up with materials. There are close to 2,700 stitchers who have joined the group; why don’t you check it out? If you have email and are a member, you should be receiving the EGA newsletter and the SCR newsletter. If not, contact EGA Headquarters to see if your email address is out of date or has an error in it. You are the one who should change your information with them. Hope to see you all at the SCR Seminar (I know it’s not nearly all and wonder why!!) and at all the stitch-ins which continue all summer!All are also welcome at the Seminar Work Day at All Brands Sewing Center on June 9! Happy Stitching!

Pat Sweet