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2nd Biennial
Seminar sponsored by the Southern Maine Chapter EGA
March 11, 12 & 13, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn Riverwatch
14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, Maine



The Southern Maine Chapter is happy to announce the 2nd SOME Spring Getaway to be held in March 2022. This Seminar is a special event organized and sponsored by the Southern Maine Chapter EGA (SOME). It is our opportunity to give back to you, our members, for your work and support.

We are fortunate, all three of our teachers have agreed to return in March 2022. Two of our teachers will be offering the same classes as they had previously. Our Friday night event will be a new design created especially for our seminar.
We plan an exciting weekend of educational and fun classes and are happy to extend an invitation to all EGA members and stitchers to join us and experience early Spring in Maine along with the opportunity to enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of like-minded people.

We are offering 2 classes plus studio time Saturday & Sunday plus a special finishing class on Friday evening which is open to all registrants. Our classrooms are large and will allow for social distancing. Rooms have been set aside at the Hilton Garden Inn www.auburnriverwatch.hgi.com. If you desire overnight accommodations, please contact the hotel directly using the link for a double room (2 queen beds) $99 without breakfast:


with 1 breakfast $107 and $114 with 2 breakfasts: https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?ctyhocn=LEWAHGI&groupCode=SMEGWB&arrivald ate=2022-03-11&departuredate=2022-03-13&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

All rooms include Keurig coffee maker, microwave and mini frig. Free Wi-Fi is also included. The same room rates are available before and after Seminar should you desire to arrive early or stay longer.

Registration includes buffet lunch and dinner Saturday; lunch on Sunday; and a Meet and Greet is planned during registration.
$150 SOME Chapter Members
$175 New England Region Members
$200 All others

Classes begin at 8:30 am both days. Lunch is from 12 noon to 1 pm. Class ends at 4 pm on Saturday and at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Friday evening class will begin at 6:00 pm, this will enable people to arrive and have a light supper prior to class. There will also be a yard sale room. We will have a Mini Merchandise Mart Saturday prior to dinner where teachers and students will have the opportunity to sell kits, charts, threads, etc.




Dancing Flowers Pinball Finishing Class – Friday evening with Denise Pratt 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

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Front – Color Option #1-Purple                                Back – Color Option #1-Purple

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Front – Color Option #2-Blue                                Back – Color Option #3-Coral

The purpose of the class is to increase students’ “finishing” skills by constructing a three-dimensional pin ball.

This pin ball was designed to be decorative on one side and functional on the other side, which holds pins, though both sides are intended to be a pleasure to look at. Creating a pin ball presents some challenges, and in this class, students will learn some finishing techniques to overcome those challenges. For this project, the student will complete all of the stitching prior to class.

This involves backstitch, woven spider webs, attaching sequins and beads, and attaching a wool square. The stitched components will be cut out in class and the half-balls constructed. The constructed half-balls will then be stitched together, and the ribbon applied.

Skill Level – All
Kit Contents – All supplies necessary to complete item. Pre-kit will be mailed prior to event, student will bring stitched work to class, finishing kit will be supplied in class.

Kit Cost - $46 (Includes mailing of prework kits)

Student to bring – Usual stitching supplies, craft scissors for cutting matboard, fabric scissors for cutting out the linen components, a notebook and sheet protectors for organizing the instruction pages, lighting and magnification if needed.


Studio Time

Have you been hoping to have some free time to finish one (or more) of your pieces? If you don't need a new project but want to attend the Getaway, then Studio Time is for you! For two days you may sit and stitch with fellow stitchers and catch up on projects. Come take advantage of the collective wisdom and experience of your fellow stitchers! You may still enjoy all the amenities of Seminar and work on whatever strikes your fancy.

Design: Student's choice

Student provides: A work in progress (or a new one you’ve been eager to start), threads, usual stitching supplies, light and/or magnification, if needed.

Kit Cost – None

The Gift with Catherine Jordan – 2 days, Saturday and Sunday

It’s all about the presentation as the appearance and anticipation of a gift elicit as much excitement and wonder as the present that awaits inside! Counted, pulled and drawn thread techniques worked on linen banding make up the ribbons and bow that adorn the glass box. Participants will have options to work as few or as many of the stitches as shown, change color, as well as adding additional words to personalize their box.




Skill Level – Intermediate
Design Area - 1" x 3.5 yards linen banding
Kit Contents – Custom stained glass box, 28 count linen banding, thread palette, needles in felt, finishing materials: felt circle, paper wrapped wire, pins and written directions/pictures
Kit Cost - $125
Student to bring – 6” hoop and stand and the usual stitching supplies

Aperture Necklace with Amee Sweet-McNamara – 2 days, Saturday and Sunday

Aperture is a stylish, contemporary piece incorporating clean lines and exciting textures. It can be worn as a high (short) lariat style, a low (long) lariat style or even a belt! Adventurous Beginners will learn the Basics like Aligning & Stacking, Shaping Stitches and Backing but also more up-to-the-minute skills such as Working Around a Ring, Incorporating Rhinestone Chain, Adding Twisted Cord, Netting Over Findings and Alternating Edge-Beading Techniques




Skill Level – Adventurous Beginner
Kit Contents –Instructions, soutache, beads, findings, backing, needles and glue. Kits will be offered in a variety of mouth-watering color-ways comprised of our Luxury Italian Soutache.
Kit Cost - $75
Student to bring – a surface on which to work (bead-blanket or bead-tray), a good pair of sharp scissors and any additional task lighting as desired. Project will not be finished in class but Amee Runs with Scissors’ “Whole Story,” step-by-step, full color instructions will make it easy to finish at home. Additional tools needed to complete the work include pliers, looping or bail-making pliers and flush-cutters. These tools may be brought to class if desired but will not be needed until the project is nearing completion.


Questions? Barbara Hepburn

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