2008 Stitchers Challenge

Date: 1/13/2008
Time: 1:30-4:00
Type: Meeting
Location: Glen Ellyn Library
Teacher: LMSG-Carol Schaal

Join us for another year of fun with the Stitcher’s Challenge! Bring the projects you contracted to finish in 2007 to the meeting for show and tell. Prizes will be awarded to those who completed their contracts.

It’s time again for you to dig up another UFO – we know you have one – and bring it along to join the fun this year. At the meeting, we will describe the project or projects that we’d like to make progress on in 2008, and complete our “contracts”. There will be a progress report at one of our summer meetings.

If you can’t make the January meeting. but would like to participate in the 2008 Stitcher’s Challenge, fill out the contract form and send to Carol Schaal by the end of January. Good luck!


Leslie Lewis welcomed everyone to our first meeting of 2008. We began with a report from the membership chair, Mary Draniczarek About 35 people have already renewed their memberships. We would like to print the new membership handbooks in the beginning of February, so please send in your membership renewal by the end of the month.

Leslie handed out a form that will be part of the February program. Can you name a stitch that starts with each letter of the alphabet? No cheating allowed! You must fill out the form without looking up the names of stitches in any reference books. Bring the form back to the February meeting and, if you have the most stitches filled in, you will win a prize! Carol will be presenting her own ABC marking sampler collection. If you have any reproduction or original schoolgirl samplers that you would like to share, please bring them along to the meeting.

The program for our March meeting is still TBA. Leslie talked about a possible field trip to visit Joanne Harvey in July or August. She asked for a show of hands from those who would be interested in going. Suggestions for possible workshops including the Chase sampler were discussed. One of our members brought the kit to the meeting and showed us the progress she has made on the sampler. As Leslie said, she is a “big girl”!

Leslie reminded everyone that the June program will be a workshop presented by Tricia Wilson-Nguyen. She will teach a 17th Century Band Sampler on June 21st with lots of metallics. On Sunday, June 22nd, she will give a lecture on the Plimoth Jacket project.

Then it was time for the Stitcher’s Challenge. Did you sign a contract for 2007? If so, did you complete your project? Each participant went up to the front of the room to share their progress. Those who were judged as complete or at least half complete received a prize: a coupon good towards a future workshop.

Many members also brought items for show and tell. There were too many pieces to take pictures of them all, but two of the really unique pieces are shown below.

had a good time talking, sharing and admiring the many finished and partially finished projects that were brought to the meeting. Hope to see you at the next meeting on February 10th! Remember to renew your membership so you won’t miss out on any of our exciting 2008 programs!

Show and Tell