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Greetings Fellow Stitchers!

We are glad to be offering MER Seminar 2020+1. The journey has been bumpy due to COVID – 19. We hope at this time that all are healthy and safe. Our needlework has been a savior. Four of our five original teachers are able to return for 2021. The Seminar committee did a monumental amount of preparation  in the last two years and then everything imploded. I cannot express my thanks enough to my committee.

We had a large number of MER members sign up for the Seminar 2020 and we hope you will be able to return.  Our lives have been changed but our love of embroidery keeps us connected.  We hope to see you in Corning in 2021.


Jean Hubsch
Seminar Chair



Priority registration for those who were registered to attend in 2020 is from June 1 - July 31, 2020.

Registrants must contact the Registrar with their intent for the rescheduled 2021 seminar by July 31, 2020.
Those who are not attending in 2021 and do not let the Registrar know by July 31st forfeit their deposit.

Open registration is September 1 - December 1, 2020.


Send the completed Registration Form and non-refundable deposit in the form of a check or money order of $50 made out to "MER Seminar 2020" to registrar by December 1, 2020. Registrants will be notified by email when the deposit is received. A second email notifying you of your class assignment and invoice for registration balance and kit fees will be sent before January 1, 2021, due by February 1, 2021. If you wish to receive notification by U.S. mail, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope with your registration. Registration inquiries can be made by writing or calling registrar.

Barbara Hornick-Lockard, Registrar
123 Despina DriveMechanicsburg, PA 17055
seminar2020plus1register@gmail.com | call/text 607-738-5774



1 day no banquet $100
1 day with banquet $150
2 days with banquet $245
3 days with banquet $335
Banquet only $50
Relaxed stitching, per day $5
Commuter fee, per day $10
Non-MER member $30
Kit price is set by teacher and will be billed at the time of class confirmation.


Radisson Hotel Corning will be our host for the weekend. Positioned in the heart of the Gaffer District, Corning's historic downtown, Radisson offers stylish rooms and easy walking access to Market Street shopping and dining. It is conveniently located just off exit 47 on I-86 and is only 12 miles from Elmira Corning Regional (ELM) Airport. Enjoy the Hotel's many amenities, including free on-site parking, indoor pool and fitness center.

Reservations can be made directly with the hotel; single occupancy rooms are $134 a night, double are $144 and there are a limited number of suites available for triple occupancy, taxes are extra. Mention EGA. Rates are available until April 8, 2021. Commuters registering for two or more days of classes and are not staying overnight at the Radisson are required to pay $10 per day commuter fee.

Studio Time is not scheduled for the weekend, instead there are several nice sitting areas ideal for relaxed stitching when not taking classes, guests are welcome but we ask that they register for $5 a day.

Radisson Hotel Corning
125 Denison Parkway East, Corning, NY 14830
800-333-3333 | 607-962-5000 | Fax 607-962-4166
www.radisson.com | Google map to hotel

Merchandise Night is Saturday evening at 7:30

Stitchers eagerly looking forward to stash enhancing opportunities are invited to support vendors.

Full tables are available to vendors for $25. Potential vendors can direct inquiries about the evening to:

Janet Ottman
171 N. Hudson Street, Johnson City, NY 13790
janet.ottman@gmail.com | 607-729-3782

To register, return Merchandise Night Table Registration Form by March 1, 2021.


Seminar Weekend Schedule

Thursday, April 29
    Registration 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, April 30

Lunch on your own
Region meeting
8:00 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - Noon
Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 4:30 PM
5:00 - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM

Saturday, May 1

Lunch on your own
Silent Auction viewing begins
Merchandise Night
8:00 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - Noon
Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM

Sunday, May 2

Lunch on your own
8:00 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - Noon
Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 4:30 PM


Quick Links to Seminar Website Pages
  Introduction and class list
  Registration details including cost, location, schedule, etc.
  Teacher pages
    Kate Festo
Dawn Fisher
Jennifer Riefenberg
Canby Robertson
Mary Alice Sinton
  Registration Form
  Merchandise Table Registration Form
  Brochure (printable)

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