Chapter and National News

Payments to the Chapter:

With all the payments our members make, for dues or pins or classes, and with the number of members we have, I would like to request that we all start strenuously requesting (requiring?) that any payments made to the chapter, for whatever purpose, also include (on the memo line for checks, in the Notes section for PayPal) the member name and EGA #.

I've received several payments for dues that have no identifying info and I've had to hunt folks down and make public requests for them to contact me so I can verify who the payment belongs to.

Kelly - Membership

From the Newsletter Editor:

For our new members, we have built in links to websites mentioned, and to emailing people you may need to contract. If you see a link mentioned and the letters are blue, click on that link and you will be taken there. You will note that I don't put folks' actual emails in the newsletter. If you click on their name in blue, you will be able to email them. If you have a problem, let me know!

I also encourage members to share - if you found a great needlework book, took a great class with a great teacher, have some neat stitching tips to share - let me know so I can include it in the newsletter. Also, if there are some interesting needlework related events in your area, let me know so that I may add them onto the calendar. With the size of our membership, and the area we cover, chances are if there is something happening near you, some of our chapter may be interested in attending.

Sue Sherburne
Newsletter Editor

Clang, Clang...Cable Car Bells are Ringing for EGA's 2010 National Seminar!

It will soon be time for the EGA National Seminar, Stitching on the Barbary Coast, to be held in stunning San Francisco, September 5-10, 2010 at the sophisticated Downtown Marriott Hotel! International teachers and the very best from across the U.S.A. will present innovative and exciting classes for your enjoyment. No matter what your stitching interest, there is a tempting project awaiting you in The City by the Bay. Along with the rip-roaring fun 'Barbary Coast' theme adding to the excitement, choose from side trips to the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, charming Monterey, the Pacific Coast, the Lace Museum, the ever-hysterical Beach Blanket Babylon Revue in historic North Beach...and lots more!

A Special Invitation: Miss Eliza Jane Johnson cordially invites you to participate in her Stitching Exposition to be held at Seminar 2010. The Exposition will consist of original needlework related to Stitching on the Barbary Coast. Entry information regarding this exhibit can be located at www.egausa.org on the National Seminar page.

Do you want to have even more fun at Seminar 2010? Get involved! Join Hospitality Co-chairs Joy McGoran and Janet Baughman and be part of their dynamic and fun group of volunteers. Contact Joy or Janet.

Early registration has past. You may view all classes on the National EGA website www.egausa.org on the National Seminar page. The brochure will come in the Spring Needlearts - hopefully your favorite class is already labeled "class full."

Get in on all the excitement and remember to make it an even richer experience by volunteering for a few hours. Come for all or come for part...be there for the stitching fun and the adventure of a lifetime. We can't wait to see you here!

Mike Swan, Chair
Sara Zander, Publicity
And the 2010 Seminar Committee

Chapter Pins:

Cyberstitchers is lucky to have our own Chapter Pin! You can see a picture of what this pin looks like in the files section of this yahoo group. Just go to the file section and look for "cyberstitchers pin". They really are a fun to wear especially when you are attending the National and Regional EGA Seminars.

These pins are $7.00 and that includes the postage regardless of where we are mailing.

If you are interested, you can pay via paypal at www.paypal.com or www.paypal.ca for our Canadian members. The payee is cyberstitchers@excite.com. Just be sure to identify "Chapter Pin" somewhere in the payment information. You can also send a check to me, payable to Cyberstitchers, just email me for my mailing address. Regardless, of how you purchase one, please email me (click on my name below) and give me YOUR mailing address and that you are wanting to purchase a chapter pin. As soon as I see payment, I will get your pin out to you.

Your Chapter Pin volunteer,
Kathie Morrison

Special Interest Groups:

Check out our SIGs - Special Interest Groups. Different stitchers have gotten together for specific interests and stitch-a-longs: Beading, stitching a Christmas ornament each month, each group working on a CC, etc. Go to SIGs on our website to see what is going on.