"Having a Spanish Goldwork teacher here in the US would be a completely new thing. I'm hoping for Austin, 2015 at this point since we could get a large enough group through an established course series. More news soon, but comment or email me…"
I have primarily been a quilter for the past 25 years but now am more interested in crochet, needlepoint and colored pencil drawings. However, I have not given up quilting entirely and I belong to the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild.
What's your favorite type of needlework?
I have learned most of my skills from personal experience and from public TV programs. About 20 years ago when I was living in Atlanta, GA I took a beginning quilting class at the local Hancock's Fabrics store and have been quilting ever since. I would love to take a City and Guilds course and/or one the correspondence courses from the Embroidery Guild of America.
Please feel free to tell us a little bit about yourself by way of introduction.
I wrote 2 blogs for 8 years and deleted them in April 2013. One blog was on quilting and the other was a book review blig.
Your little ornaments are all so fun! I'm completely retarded when it comes to quilting...I've been working on the same quilt for about 5 years...ugh! These little gems are so great, I'll bet they look fab on your tree.
Morning Violette - I would like to join the goldwork group but am unsure as to how to go about it so I though I would contact you. I have done two classes in goldwork and would like to learn and do more. I am particularly interested in church embroidery.
Violette, Thanks for the invite, but no thanks. I have a love /hate affair with gold thread. I love the look, hate the stitching. Sorry I haven't replied before, but I keep getting sidetracked when I am around stitchin fingers. So much to look at, and red, so many links to blogs, including yours, and an hour later I forget what I was going to do! I will be looking at what you all achieve though, as like I said, I love the look of gold work!
Hello Violette! There is some mix-up with EGA, and two people at EGA have kindly attempted to correct it. I am an "at-large" member (that is, not connected with any specific club) and perhaps that's the problem. After no less than a national EGA officer intervened, I did receive two copies of the magazine (which I was crazy about), one of which was a back issue. I never received more. I received a note from someone in the EGA office after I posted here about not receiving issues of the magazine, but I give up. Other EGA members get emails and offers and magazines and I have never gotten any of those things. It's not that important to me to keep fighting for it.