The education committee is composed of Anne Long, Ellen Hartman, and Rissa Peace Root.

The education committee presents the following report....

We have a number of GCCs in various stages of progress:

Brazilian Embroidery Purse
Cleopatra's Cat
Fantasy Remembered
Handy Huswif
Hummingbird & Honeysuckle
Memory Book
Plum Blossoms (the retired Rozashi class)
Plum Blossoms (the new Sashiko class)
Shading Stitches
To The Acorn

The budget for 2010 did include a BEE 7. We offered 11 GCC classes to the chapter for our members only. For the newer members of the chapter, BEE stands for "Big Education Event" and this has been our 7th year offering it! The chapter votes on which GCCs to offer - the 11 classes with the most votes are selected - and then each member has the opportunity to select 1 of the 11 classes to take for the cost of the text book alone. The chapter picks up the course fee and postage for you!

As a reminder, here is the list of CC projects selected for this year:

2nd quarter classes (these classes have already registered):
Plum Blossoms (Sashiko)
Brazilian Purse
Hummingbird & Honeysuckle

3rd quarter classes (registered):
Dresden Garden
Cleopatra's Cat
Shading Stitches
Circle with Blue Flowers

4th quarter classes:
Silk Ribbon Garden

If you have not selected a BEE class yet, email Anne to see what is still open in the 4th quarter. If you have chosen your BEE class for this year, you can join any of the other classes (so long as
there are openings) as a "full tuition student". You would be responsible for your textbook cost, share of the course fee, and postage. Remember, all GCCs can be viewed at

A number of CCs are retiring this year:
These are registering now. If Anne hasn't contacted you, and you still wish to take it, please email her ASAP:

Oksana's Sampler
More Options in Hardanger
Beaded Nutcrackers
Beaded Colorplay

If you still the following, Anne posted 9-27 that these are getting settled so email ASAP

Swiss Sampler
White Queen

These at present are short people to run the class. We need at least 11 members to make it cost-effective for the group and as of 9-27 we are at 5 and 3, respectively:

The Handy Huswife
Silk & Metal Embroidery

These classes retire on December 31, 2010, so this is our last chance to take a class we've put off taking, or in my case, finally finish up some GCCs and get an evaluation. I'd like to see what everyone's interest is in taking any of these classes. We need a minimum of 10 people who are absolutely willing to sign up for a class before we say we'll definitely register it. Once we do get that 10 minimum, a $10 deposit is required to hold your spot in the class. This $10 is applied to your final class cost when you register. If you decide not to register for the class, the $10 is forfeited. This is chapter policy to prevent the chapter from having to pay your share of the course fee if you change your mind later about the class - I base the course fee on the number of students who say they want a class and when that number goes down, the chapter has to kick in money. If too many people back out of a class but you don't, your $10 will be held in chapter credit for you. If you have questions about this policy, please contact me or any other board member. Give careful thought about which classes you really, really want to sign up for over the ones that you're on the fence about! NOTE: The retiring classes are not eligible for your BEE.

Respectfully submitted,

Anne Long
Education chair, CyberStitchers


Other sources for CCs:

Don't forget, there are CC's available to us inexpensively via Needle Arts magazine or online at the EGA website. On-line for September and October is "Roses" and "Angelina: Italian Drawn Thread". Needle Arts is offering "More Options in Hardanger" and "Colorplay". Go to the EGA website under Education to find out more:

CyberStitcher's Own Projects

These are CyberStitcher's own products...just for us!

First, I want to thank Jeanne for allowing us to use her Punto Antico project and giving us such helpful hints! Jeanne, your inaugural project of this venture is very appreciated.

For September, Celeste Chalasani has donated her stumpwork design "My Sweetie's Sweetpeas". It's gorgeous and is in the files section of this group. I look forward to starting it soon! The project is a good one for beginning stumpworkers. Celeste used silk as her background fabric, but says you can use any one you feel comfortable drawing a needle through.

You can access this file at the URL:

I can't wait to see your projects in progress! Remember that this piece is copyrighted by Celeste and that it is only available until the November meeting. You may not share your downloaded file with anyone else!

Thanks again Celeste and Jeanne!

Meg in Uruguay

Petite Project:

The present petite project is called "Rice Stitch Pincushion/Ornament" by Kathleen Rake. Remember, we are now recycling through the petite projects as we have used all the new projects.

You can access this file at the URL:


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:


We have a few stitch-a-long groups going now such as the ornament group, and a bead group. Please let Anne know if there is an interest in a group stitchalong, a small meeting stitchalong, or any other similar ideas you might have. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email.