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Seminar 2019
Explore the Arts
Rogers, AR
June 19-22, 2019

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Create a Vision
San Marcos, TX
June 10-13, 2020

Seminar 2021
Austin, TX

Seminar 2022
Shreveport, LA

Seminar 2023
Sugar Land, TX

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Seminar 2017
Gone Stitchin'
Sugar Land, TX
June 7-10, 2017

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GuilDy Treasures
Dallas, TX
June 12-16, 2018

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Education


Mary Waldsmith, SCR Education Coordinator
Beth Newton, SCR Education Assistant and GCC Coordinator

Registration for 2019 SCR Group Correspondence Courses


Hello Stitchers and Friends,

Enrollment begins at the February Semi-Annual meeting and continues through Seminar (or just after) in June. That way, there will be 2 face to face functions where members can register.

Registration Form

Knowing that SCR members really like the new items, we’re offering that, and some encores that made
last year.

With no further ado, here are the classes opening for registration at the Semi-Annual meeting:

1. Enchanted Summer by Linda Wyszynski, Mixed Technique



Creating this mixed technique embroidery design will give you a chance to work with Delica beads, sequins, 4mm silk ribbons, Silamide bead thread, Caron Wildflowers and Impressions, No. 8 pearl cotton and metallic braid. Supplies can be purchased or from your stash.

The course has 15 pages of reference material with information about working with beads, threads, fibers, silk ribbon and sequins plus other important information in the front followed by step-by-step stitching instructions with hints and notes to guide you to create a work of art. Although finishing is not part of the course, instructions for stitching a purse to attach the mixed technique piece to are included. This design can also be attached to a decorative pillow, tote or framed.

The purpose of the course is to show you how to create beaded flowers, lay silk ribbon stitches, couch over silk ribbon, work bead embroidery stitches, attach Delica beads, and use sequins to enhance flowers. There are step-by-step instructions with 33 color photographs, 34 charts/diagrams including a color pattern. The design is created using thirteen different stitches. There is a color challenge (optional) with information on how to change or adjust colors to make your embroidered piece unique.

The textbook is in color with a spiral binding, plastic cover and back to keep the text clean. There is a loose pattern for tracing so the pattern in the text remains intact.

Project: Purse (or your choice of finishing)
Size: design 6” x 7¼”, purse 14½” x 13½”
Supplies: Batik fabric, Threads: Wildflowers® by Caron , Impressions® by Caron, Delica beads (five colors) by Miyuki, bead thread, Kreinik Braid, River Silks silk ribbon, DMC Pearl Cotton, and sequins (two colors) supplied by the teacher.
Color: yellow and blue or color challenge.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner – Intermediate or above.
Prerequisites: Basic needlework skills and ability to follow stitch directions.
Time: 5 months, 5 lessons.
Text price: $45 for 72 pages of text with all photos, charts, and diagrams in color. Includes instructions for finishing project as a purse – optional, not part of course.
Estimated cost of supplies: $64.00 or less. Sharing supplies and/or using stash supplies could lower cost.
DMC cotton floss number for tassel: 720
Download Supply List


2. Perfectly Counted Crosses by Carolyn Standing Webb, Sampler, Design, Counted

Come join us in learning how to create a sampler that will dazzle those who see it with perfectly executed crossed stitches. All of us want to have pieces of needlework that we have created be admired by our friends without us explaining why the embroidery is not as good as they think it is. This course was designed for those who want to move their stitching from basic to the next level.

The course features about 30 pages of reference material with information about thread, fabric, needles, scissors, Assisi and more. You will create a notebook of sample stitches so that you can practice a variety of crossed stitches including cross over one, long arm cross, and alternating double backstitch. Five different marking crosses are explained so that you can learn to stitch them in your embroidery.

The final part of your journey is creating a sampler. It can be stitched in the colors and pattern given but you are encouraged to choose your own colors and make it uniquely your own. You will do this by changing the bands of the sampler. You can use some of those provided or bring some of your favorites from other samplers to add to your design.

Type of project: Notebook and Sampler
Size of sampler: Depends on the ground chosen, on 28 count design are approx.. 7 x 14 inches
Colors: Students choice of colors, guidance given to help choose
Supplies used: Linen and stranded cotton for sampler and paper for the notebook
Skill level: Beginner but all levels can benefit from the information
Prerequisites: None
Timeline: 6 months
Text price: $45 for 65 pages, includes color pages of sampler and stitch diagrams
Estimated supply cost: $30 for cotton, linen and paper
Download Supply List


3. White on White Crazy Quilted Wallpiece by J. Marsha Michles, Mixed Media Crazy Quilt

Make a beautiful crazy quilted wall hanging! This introduction to crazy quilting presents this artful form of quilting with a small project. Color choices are simplified and full size patch patterns are provided so you can focus on creating fabulous seam embroidery and embellishments.

You will begin by laying patches and adding laces using the full size patch patterns and diagram provided. After your project is patched, you will find instructions for how to use basic embroidery stitches to create fabulous seam decorations. A selection of embroidery stitches are diagrammed and explained or you may use the stitches of your choice, and you may also substitute motif designs as you like.

Full color illustrations include detail photos of the cover design. Covered in the text are a short history of crazy quilting, explanations of fabrics and threads, how to use a foundation for quilting, a transfer method, and other information. No sewing machine is needed except for finishing. Instructions are included to finish the project into a small wall hanging, or you may choose to finish in another way.

Type of Project: Small Wallhanging
Size of Project: 8 x 16 inches
Colors: White and off-whites
Supplies used: Muslin and specialty fabrics, Venice and eyelet lace, stranded embroidery cotton and pearl cotton threads
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Knowledge of embroidery stitches and fabric handling are helpful
Timeline: 6 lessons plus time to organize project and order materials, 6 months
Text Price: $30 per student, includes detail photos, color diagrams, patterns
Floss color: B5200 White
Estimated supply cost: Work from a stash, share materials, or approx. $74 if items are purchased separately
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4. Falling Leaves by Kim Sanders, Crewel

Continuing a rich tradition of wool embroidery that dates back to the Bayeux Tapestry, Fallen Leaves Sampler teaches laid and filling stitches. Just as a quilter can introduce pattern within a motif by using patterned fabric, surface embroiderers can add pattern within pattern using these stitches.

Each leaf in Fallen Leaves Sampler features different filling and outline stitches. Stitches build in complexity from one leaf to the next. Stitch diagrams are broken down into steps making it easier for the student to follow the instructions while working on the leaves and to modify the stitches in their own work afterward. Tips are provided to ensure even spacing of stitches in a non-counted embroidery technique.

Students may stitch the provided monochromatic color scheme, or work a multicolored sampler with crewel wools from their stash.

Project: Framed piece
Size: 12″ x 12″
Fabric: Linen twill, 18″ x 18″
Threads: Appleton crewel wool, eleven skeins
Colors: Greens, or student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Previous experience in surface embroidery desirable
Time: Six months, six meetings
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $27, includes color copy of completed design and eight photos of details
Supplies (approximate): $35, or less if working from stash
Download supply list


5. Beginner's Hardanger by Marion Scoular, Whitework

Elegant and lace-like, Hardanger embroidery is easier to stitch than it appears. Worked in the hand, it is great to take on travels. The basic techniques are clearly explained, and the student has the option of stitching in a solid color or experimenting with Watercolours®.

Project: Cushion, tote bag or vest insert
Size: 8.75″ x 8.75″
Fabric: 14″ x 14″ 22-count cotton Hardanger
Threads: Pearl cotton #5 or Watercolours, pearl cotton #8 and #12
Colors: Student’s choice
Proficiency Level: Beginner
Prerequisites: Ability to read charts and count accurately
Time: Six months
Fee: $175 per group
Text: $33.50 per student; 44 pages
Supplies (approximate): $12.50
Download supply list

Yes, you can register at the Semi Annual meeting, by mail, or at Seminar!

The specific text fee is shown above, all supplies to be provided by the student. South Central
Region
absorbs all shipping and handling costs. National adds shipping and handling to the text fee
in their Lightening Rounds so SCR is a better deal!

A bit differently, SCR will sponsor all classes that get 5 members enrolled. To enroll, please fill
out the registration document (see link) and sent me a check for the text fee sooner than later!
As a reminder: If your chapter wants a different GCC and you can get me 5 paid members, SCR will
sponsor that class, (during this enrollment period) even if it isn’t one of the above choices. You
could even use your education reimbursement monies to pay for the members’ supplies!

For those of you really ambitious stitchers who want to enroll for more than one class, please fill
out a separate check and form for each class. This way if a class doesn’t make I can send you back
the check a lot faster, since I don’t have to get a reimbursement done.

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions, and have fun!


Beth Newton
SCR Ass’t Education (GCC Coordinator) 10715 Albury Dr
Houston, TX 77096
scr.educationassistant@gmail.com


To view more details on the classes being offered, visit our EGA National website!

Downloadable Registration Form (*.pdf format)

Contact Beth Newton, Education Assistant and GCC Coordinator for more information.



Click HERE to print a copy to share with your chapter!!


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNTIES

EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION SPONSORSHIP

 

Class Type

Sponsored By

Minimum/ Maximum Students

Kit Available

Teaching Fee Paid By

Supplies Paid By

Shipping Paid By

Enrollment Period

SCR Membership

GCC, original

Chapter or student

1-21

No

Students or Chapter

Student

Students or Chapter

Anytime

Not required

GCC, SCR

SCR

5-21

No

SCR

Student

Region

Feb-June

Required

GCC, National

“Lightning Round”

National

N/A

No

 National

Student

Student

Changes quarterly

Not required

ICC

Student

1

No

Student

Student

Student

Anytime

Not required

Shining Needle

Society, original*

Shining Needle

Teacher’s choice

Yes

Student

Student

Student

Per Shining Needle schedule

Not required

Shining Needle

Society, SCR

SCR

Teacher’s choice

Yes

 SCR

Student

SCR

Per SCR scheduling

Required

Seminar Classes

Region or National

Teacher’s choice

Yes

Student

Student

n/a

Per Seminar Schedule

No

Workshops

Chapter

Chapter choice

Chapter choice

Students or Chapter

Student or Chapter

n/a

Per Chapter

Determined by host chapter


Incentives: For SCR sponsored GCCS ONLY, there are 2 types of incentives.  The student who volunteers to coordinate the group is eligible for text fee reimbursement upon initial mailing of texts.  Students completing the course in the allotted time may request $25.00 reimbursement upon submission of a copy of the teacher’s completion certificate.

*NOTE: Shining Needle Society is an independent operation, not affiliated with EGA.  Participation in the “original” offerings requires registration on the SNS website

 

Abbreviations used:

                         EGA: Embroiderer’s Guild of America                                      GCC: Group Correspondence Course

                         SCR: South Central Region                                                      ICC: Individual Correspondence Course


 

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