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Welcome to MER’s 2020 Seminar, Through the Stitching Glass!

One of my favorite things about being a member of EGA is being able to attend our regional and national seminars. The main reason that members attend seminar is to be able to attend classes from great teachers from all over the country and learn new techniques or improve ones that we are already familiar with. That is great, but more importantly for me is being able to meet people from all over our region and the country who share my passion for needlework.  It is so much fun to find out what other people are working on and to share new ideas, patterns and techniques.  As much as our non-stitching family members and friends may support our “habit”, no one understands our “obsession” like other stitchers. 

I want to thank Jean Hubsch and Beverly Hunter, co-chairs of the seminar, along with all of their committee members for their hard work over the past two years and for their dedication to EGA.  They have put many hours into creating a great experience for all of us. I hope that you will have an enjoyable time learning some great new things, meeting new friends, connecting with old acquaintances or just plain relaxing and stitching. I also hope that you will have some time to enjoy the beautiful Corning area.

Looking forward to a great MER Seminar,

Gerry Stark
Mid Eastern Region Director


Priority registration for MER members is August 1 - September 15, 2019, registrations received earlier will be treated as August 1st.

Open registration is September 16 - December 23, 2019, registrations received earlier will be treated as September 16th.

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. 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 15, 2020, due by February 15, 2020. 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
12031 Churchill Place, Big Flats, NY 14814
seminar2020registrar@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
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 20, 2020. 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, however there are several nice seating areas ideal for relaxed stitching when not taking classes, guests are welcome.

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, May 16th 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
c/o BC Stitchers, 55 Washington Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760
janet.ottman@gmail.com | 607-729-3782

To register, return Merchandise Night Table Registration Form to treasurer by May 1, 2020.

Boutique by Stitchery Row

Operating a full-service needlework shop at 55 Washington Avenue in Endicott, Kimberly and Paul Reger, will provide a wide variety of needlework supplies designed to entice the most discerning needleworker. They may be relied upon to fulfill orders and bring them to you Seminar weekend and can be contacted directly at stitcheryrow@gmail.com or by calling 607-786-7768.

Seminar Weekend Schedule

Thursday, May 14
    Registration 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, May 15

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 16

Lunch on your own
Merchandise Night
8:00 - 9:00 AM
9:00 - Noon
Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 4:30 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM

Sunday, May 17

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
    Celeste Chalasani
Dawn Fisher
Jennifer Riefenberg
Canby Robertson
Mary Alice Sinton
  Registration Form
  Merchandise Table Registration Form
  Brochure to print

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