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Southern Maine Chapter - News

Southern Maine Chapter meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at various locations.  SOME Chapter has five active Area Groups which each meet once each month.  For times and locations of all other meetings please check with Barbara Hepburn at Barbarahepburn1945@gmail.com

Membership:
74 Primary Members + 20 Plural members for a total of 94. This total was as of February 2019, we are gaining additional members monthly.

Past programs:

January, Christmas ornament project kitted and presented by Chris Lowell and Emma Morin, Program Chairs. Our Christmas Potluck was canceled due to the weather so our Golden Needle Award was drawn at this meeting.

SOME SPRING GETAWAY ~ March 1, & 3 2019

SOME Chapter hosted its Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine. This Seminar was held in appreciation of the work and help received by members of our Chapter and Region at previous Region Seminars. The venue was perfect, and the food excellent. We hope to host another Seminar at this venue in 2021.

The Getaway was a great success, enjoyed by all who attended. A huge thank you is given to all who helped make this weekend so much fun, from Name Tags to Favors & Door Prizes, the members of SOME Chapter are to be applauded.

45 persons attended, braving the New England weather, many from out of the Region and State, who have now requested membership applications.

Our Yard Sale was enjoyed by many. Laurie Sims took excellent care of this made sure that all remaining items were donated to the Salvation Army for their Spring Fabric and Craft sale.

Calumet 2019
18 Members signed up for our Calumet Retreat, March 19 ~ March 22, 2019. As of writing this report the event has not yet taken place but as usual, I am sure it will be a wonderful getaway! We always enjoy this relaxing time together.

Upcoming programs:

  1. May 20 & 22nd, 2019 ~ Stephanie Drehs will teach a 2 day beaded Coin Purse based on an antique design and stitched in the raised beadwork technique.
  2. May 21, 2019: Annual SOME Chapter Meeting, Lecture by Stephanie Drehs on Raised Beadwork Embroidery and its history.
  3. July16, 2019: Chapter Meeting - Cording. Denise Pratt will teach us the many different ways to make cording from twisted to candy cane.
  4. July 17, 2019: Special Class with Catherine Theron, Quaker Sewing Case. There is no class fee for SOME members. Class fee for non-SOME members is $25. Kit Cost $95.
  5. September 17, 2019: Chapter Meeting -Woven Fabric Basket
  6. September 20 & 21, 2019: Special Class with Dawn Fisher. Dawn will teach her Alphabet Sampler.

Contacts for SOME Programs:
Chris Lowell, mimid4@hotmail.com or Emma Morin mmorin18@roadrunner.com
For costs and registration forms please contact either Chris or Emma. At the present time SOME Chapter pays all teacher related expenses for SOME Chapter members (Primary or Plural). A small additional charge is asked of students out of SOME or the general public. SOME Chapter programs are open to all NER Members. We also welcome participation from the public if space allows.

Our Chapter recently offered a GCC - Perfectly Executed Cross Stitches. SOME pays all teacher expenses related to GCC,s. Students only pay for their copy of the instructions and class supplies. This GCC is well represented by our members.

Barbara Hepburn, SOME Chapter NER Rep

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