Gulfview chapter meets on the second Wednesday of the month for the months of September through June. The meetings begin at 10:30AM and are held at the Shadow Ridge Lakeside Clubhouse
Shadow Ridge Dr. ( off SR 52 east of Little Road)
in Hudson, FL. The board meeting precedes the general meeting at 9AM
In December the chapter has a holiday luncheon and March they hold their anniversary luncheon.
There is a “stitch in” every second Wednesday, from 1PM to 3PM. at: New Port Richey Library, Main St. at Madison and another “stitch-in” on the second and fourth Tuesdays at the Country Place Clubhouse, Country Place Village on SR 54, east of Little Road.
On April 24, 1982, 42 embroiderers came together for the Gulfview Chapter’s first official meeting. Since that time there have been many changes especially in what we stitch. Back in those days there was a lot of canvas, crewel, and cross-stitch. Now many of us do beading, lace, and elaborate tassels in addition to more traditional embroidery techniques.
Gulfview participates in quite a few community outreach projects: We prepare samplers for Habitat for Humanity houses, Kissing pillows for the military and blankets for Project Linus. We also knit and crochet caps for “preemies.” We have recently begun embroidering bookmarks for children’s programs at local libraries.
Our chapter has developed a program to teach home school children ages 11-16 embroidery and a six week stitching series for adults to acquaint them with a needle and thread. (Please contact us for more information about our Gulfview Stitching Series.)
We have exciting things planned for our 2010-2011 program year. We will have several workshops, including “Candlewicking Revisited” and others focused on Battenberg lace, sashiko quilting, Italian tassles and a “pilot” class for one of the EGA Seminar 2011 projects. Many of us will also embroider our way through one of EGA’s Group Correspondence Courses.
The Gulfview chapter welcome all visitors, especially snow birds.
President, Gulfview Chapter, EGAcontact Betsy at eagey -at- AOL dot com