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Gilded Cabochons Virtual Classes
with Debbie Rowley
Six Sundays beginning
January 15, 2023 from 3 - 5:00 p.m.

Explore techniques for padding to emphasize areas, use texture to implement design and develop a natural stitching rhythm to encourage independence from diagrams. The monochromatic color scheme of Gilded Cabochons emphasizes texture over color.

Gilded Cabochons is a counted canvas design available in four different color ways—original eggshell and gold on eggshell canvas, blue topaz and white on French blue canvas, pewter on pewter canvas, and ruby and gold on Victorian red canvas.

The stitches used are Jessicas, French knots, Rhodes, satin stitch, detached buttonhole, alternating Nobuko, alternating oblong cross, Ashley, beaded scotch square, oblong criss cross, cashmere, diagonal long armed cross, diagonal mosaic, double woven, double Parisian, F106, escalator, balloon satin, Flemish bond, flying cross, spring rectangle, horizontal Milanese, Hungarian diamond, knotted stitch, Milanese, medallion, double brick, patterned threes, scotch, Smyrna, square log cabin, Victorian step, and wild goose chase.

The kit includes a charted design; 18 count mono canvas; DMC cotton floss; DMC #8 and #12 perle cotton; Kreinik #8 braid; Rainbow Gallery petite treasure braid, neon rays, entice, silk lame braid, petite frosty rays and petite very velvet. The design size is 8" x 8". Participants may choose to purchase an entire kit for $150 plus $15 shipping or the chart for $50 plus $9 shipping. The MER subsidized class fee for MER members is $30. Non-MER members pay $60.

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Hearts for Hospice was initiated in 2015 by the Greater Kansas City Needlepoint Guild to fulfill a need a local Hospice center. When a resident passes, a stitched heart is placed on the door which notifies those passing by to be respectful of friends and family in mourning. The embroidered heart is then given to a family member so it may become a cherished remembrance. In November of 2019, the guild reported that they had donated over 1,400 hearts, from 26 states, to three local Hospice Houses and one of which is a children's home.

Each chapter is asked to participate in the Hearts for Hospice project by embroidering and finishing ornaments for donation to a Hospice near you.

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Amadeus & Friends

Amadeus & Friends is a timeless classic that was originally designed and taught by Connie Ann Root in 1994 for her EGA chapter, Corning. Some fifteen years later nostalgia crept in and Connie was invited once again to share her classic design for canvas. Members who hadn’t finished it in 1994 joined new members as they began their own Amadeus & Friends journey which uses the ever popular Jean Hilton stitches, hence the name.

The 27-page pattern is full of comprehensive illustrations and instructions where Connie has combined stitches with a wide variety of thread textures and some open canvas to create a piece with a great deal of visual interest. The stitcher will lend her own creativity to this 8” square design by selecting her own colors of mono canvas, Watercolours, #5 Pearl cotton, Rachel and Kreinik #8 braid.

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Support and promote your favorite educational stitching organization - EGA - while enjoying a travel mug designed to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours and the perfect blanket for sporting events, picnics, travel or home!

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