Education Report

Education Report

Education has been VERY busy the past month trying to get everyone who chose a 2nd Quarter BEE paid and registered. A huge thanks to Meg and Kelly for helping me with this huge task. We had a few hiccups along the way with the website but Kelly worked hard to get them fixed. Sometimes you don't know there are problems until they happen so we appreciate everyone being patient with us as we worked out the "kinks".

ALL 2nd Qtr BEE GCC's have been paid and now Ellen Sedlak, our new committee chair, and I are working on the registration forms. That should only take a day or two. Then we wisk them off to Demaris, our treasurer, who will send them in with payments to both EGA National and the teacher. As required by EGA, we must allow 6 weeks, for National to process the paperwork and the teachers to get the textbooks sent out. So we are putting a start date of July 1 for these GCC's.

Thank you to all of you who stepped up to be the Coordinator for these GCC's. We appreciate you volunteering. I hope you all know that this is a very important position and sometimes there are 20 other people counting on you to get their textbooks to them and handle their finished pieces with care when sending them in for evaluation. It doesn't matter if you are coordinating for a class of 5 or a class of 20, your job is very important.

At this point, I am going to let Ellen take over. Her committee is working on revising the coordinator responsibility spreadsheet as well as other things to make Education more exciting here at CyberStitchers.

Again, I thank you all for your patience so far in 2012 as we have worked throught some issues. But I think we are able to finally see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathie Morrison
CS President (and outgoing temporary Education Chairperson)

Hello to all you great CyberStitchers,

As your new Education Chairperson I first want to mention all the hard work Kathie and Meg have done to rescue our 2011 BEEs and getting our 2012 BEEs started. With no records from 2011 being passed on Meg had to piece it together using only the email addresses from the 2011 voting polls and then searching past emails for additional signups to the classes. She spent many hours creating spreadsheets of all the 2011 and 2012 BEEs. Kathy has been working hard on getting lots of problems ironed out as well as registering these BEEs. Thankfully all this work was done before I was asked to be Education Chairperson. So thank you Kathie and Meg for all the hard work you have done for CyberStitchers. You are certainly our Super Heroes.

The Education Committee is made up of Cindy Steinhoff, Ellen Hartman, Julie Baumler and myself with support from Kathie Morrison, Meg Welch and Rissa Peace Root. We have not officially met, but we have been discussing ideas to make your education experience exciting.

Our first priority will be making sure the BEEs run smoothly. Our second priority will be making sure there is not a repeat of the Great BEE Meltdown of 2011. This will be done by having several safety nets in place. We welcome any suggestions or ideas that you might have to enhance your education experience so feel free to email me directly. I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Sedlak
Education Chairperson

Other sources for CCs:

Don't forget, there are CC's available to us inexpensively online at the EGA website or through Needle Arts magazine.. The online choices through June are "Chinese Checkers" and "Lydia's Necessities". Go to the EGA website under Education to find out more, including what will be offered as of June through Needle Arts : http://egausa.org/html/correspondence_courses.html

CyberStitcher's Own Projects

Still up in the files is Jeanine's Punto Gigliuccio Veritcale (Peahole Hemstitch executed vertically) as well as Bette Kelley's Slinge Croatian Cutwork design. These can be found at:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Cyberstitchers_Own_Projects/files/

Remember that this pieces are copyrighted. You may not share your downloaded file with anyone else!

Thanks to our designers who have been bringing us wonderful stitching projects!

Meg in Moldova

Petite Project:

The present petite project is Tudor Rose by Maggie Fraser. It is a pretty blue rose crewel project. The PDF is in the Petite Projects group.
All members are welcome to join this group!

You can access this project at the URL:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CSPetiteProjects/files/Current%20Petite%20...

Meg in Moldova

SAM:

Whether you have been a member for years or just joined our Stitch-A-Month Group, welcome. Stitch-a-Month is a systematic curriculum in counted thread needlework developed by the Vintage EGA group and purchased by the Cyberstitchers Chapter for its members. It begins with the basics and advances to intricate stitches. Stitches are studied in family groups so you can take fundamental skills and apply them to complex stitches built on the same foundation. You will need Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer to open the files for viewing or printing. If you need to download Adobe Acrobat you can do so by going to http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html and following the download buttons and directions.

Don't forget, there are CC's available to us inexpensively via Needle Arts magazine or online at the EGA website.

BAM:

BAM is Bead-a-Month and grew out of a SAM, Stitch-a-Month, program we purchased for several years. Our own Rissa picked up with BAM when SAM ran out of new files. All diagrams are maintained in the CS-Stitch-A-Month yahoogroup. Look in the Files section in the Folder labeled "Files for BAM". If you are not a member of the CS-Stitch-A-Month group but would like to be, send an email to:

CS-Stitch-a-Month-subscribe@yahoogroups.com