Short Threads from the Needle’s Eye…

By the time you read this Memorial Day and the Board Member/Seminar Committee Spring Retreat will have passed and the ideas and samples will be flying even faster than the last month. Thank you Diane Williams for taking the lead and showing us what fun we could have with this adventure!

Again, kudos to Diane for the Retro May Luncheon!
A good time was had by all! Pat Goalie gave a wonderful talk on our stitching roots with many historical slides. Thanks to everyone for providing more food than we could have eaten in an unimaginable variety of good things. Those of you who couldn’t make it this time will have to come next year no matter what the venue!

A very special welcome to The Wildflowers Chapter of ANG in Temple Texas to our group of Sister Chapters who share our workshops and special events! Several of the names in this group are longtime friends from EGA Chapters and it will be good to see them at our stitching events.

Are we really on a hiatus from new projects? My room is overflowing with totes and frames. Nametag and pre-stitching for the SCR Seminar, a Bargello Ornament, a Polar Bear for the Love Quilts and an “early” start on a Christmas stocking. Finish them all in time for their various deadlines? I can only hope! I’m sure many of you are in the same place.

Speaking of the SCR Seminar, keep an eye out for website information about the 2018 Seminar-Guildy Treasures in Dallas including class pieces. They usually appear about the time of this year’s Seminar which is June 7-11. The same will be true for the National 2018 Seminar in Louisville next October. Their pieces will be debuted at the August Seminar in Ashville.

At the 2017 Seminar in Ashville I will be casting the SANG vote on two Bylaw changes. One will change Article V regarding the terms of office for the National Executive Board to stagger the terms to “provide more continuity of institutional knowledge”. The other is to amend the language of Article III regarding membership to include changes in Federal and State (where Chapters reside) laws as time passes and to reword Article VII to allow more room for the 2nd Board Meeting of the year to “float” with the National Seminar. If you have questions, please ask!

Remember to vote on The Group Correspondence Courses. I still have the pictures and ballots in my tote.

Enjoy your summer of stitching!

Pat Sweet