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Green Mountain Chapter - News

Green Mountain Chapter meets the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 to 3. Meeting place is Ascension Lutheran Church 95 Allen Road, South Burlington, VT. If interested in attending, please contact Dawn Senftleber or Green Mountain Chapter.

Past Programs & Business:

July: Catherine Jordan came and taught her New England Map for 17 chapter members plus one from MVC. The two day class was taught at the Shelburne Museum where she also was contracted by the museum to give a presentation on Map Samplers. This was attended by members of the chapter and museum.

September: Meetings are now at the Ascension Church in S. Burlington. The larger space was appreciated as we had 21 members and 2 guests present—one becoming a member. Ellen Thompson presented a class on redwork including the history, designs and materials

October: Ellen, as Education Chairman, talked about major needlework techniques, their history, materials, and how to identify each. The twelve “technique hoops” created by the chapter many years ago were shown and it was agreed to add additional ones not represented. Members enjoyed the session and agreed to having meeting programs alternate-one a technique being taught and the next a stitch-in with an educational presentation.
An informal luncheon and stitching was also held in October.

Membership:
Amy Stocklen is the new Membership Chairperson making it separate from the treasurer’s position.
We are now up to 31 members—the two new members were as a results of our summer library stitch-ins.

Outreach: Library summer stitch-ins were held in Essex Jct, Barre, and South Burlington. Over 100 bookmarks were distributed.

Habitat for Humanity:
One family received a sampler.

Shelburne Museum Volunteers: Members volunteer each week from May to October in the Hat and Fragrance Building, stitching and answering questions.

Civil War Flag Reproduction, The Vermont 1st Cavalry contacted our chapter to have a reproduction of the National Battle flag carried by the First Regiment during that battle. Chapter members agreed to undertake the project with much consulting with the 1st Cavalry, including studying photos of the original flag, selecting threads, and stitching. We received the new 35 x 42 inches flag ready to have us add the 33 white embroidered stars and script in the spring. The stitching was mostly done at the Shelburne Museum creating much interest. The stitching was completed and flag presented on October 20th at a Cavalry Day organized by the First Regiment, Vermont Cavalry. The day included a formal presentation of the flag to the Cavalry in a commissioning ceremony with a chapter member, giving remarks. The Cavalry has agreed to include mention of contribution of the Green Mountain Chapter to the reproduction of the flag at the events they attend.

Fundraising: Treasurer reported that $450 received from the Vermont First Cavalry for the flag reproduction. Shelburne Museum Artisan Shop closes in October so members will continue to make items that are to be brought to next April’s meeting.

CALENDAR
Meetings:
November: Punch Needle: Instructor- Cathy Pawolowski
December: Holiday Luncheon and Ornament exchange
January: Eastern European Embroidery: Instructor - Diana Snyder
February & March: Show, Sharing and Stitching April: Wool appliqué: Instructor Gale Kreutz May: Field Trip
June: Spring Luncheon

Officers and Chairmen:
President & NER Rep: Diana Snyder, dsnydervt@comcast.net
VP Program Chairman: Dawn Senftleber Dsenft3020@myfairpoint.net,
Education & Museum:
Ellen Thompson, ellenthom@gmail.com
Secretary:
Elaine Kreisler, dkclockfix@aol.com
Membership Chairman: Amy Stocklen amystocklen@gmail.com
Outreach: Lorraine Pierce, kcrafters@msn..com
Newsletter: Elizabeth Nolfe, liznolfe@gmail.com

Diana Snyder, Green Mountain Rep

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