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               Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America
 
    
 
     

                                                     Naples, Florida

UPDATE May 6, 2021

                  The Neapolitan Chapter will resume in-person meetings this coming October and November at the

                                                                           Avellino Isles Clubhouse in the Vineyards.

2021 Celebrates the 40th. Anniversary of the Neapolitan Chapter!!!

Happy Birthday to us!!!




Virtual Show and Tell of Neapolitan Members Art 
This is a way for our members to "Show and Tell" during the Covid crisis.


   
                                     
                          

Jo-Ann Carroll's tribute to Kristi.                           Judy Winterhalter - Toilet Paper Earrings

                           
                         

Judy Winterhalter - Tiny Pod from size 11 Delicas.  Snowglobe - Both the pod and globe are from Facebook participation groups.  I discovered Victoria Sampler had a "Stitch-along" and I got hooked on creating a snow globe.
Everyone used whatever colors they wanted out of their stash and we all changed the pattern around to what we liked.  Here is my version.  The neat thing about these Facebook groups participation projects is that they give you only part of the project daily or weekly and leave it up to you to design and create your own version. 
 
                       
                           
Chris Zogus - Spider Lily                                           Chris Zogus - Peonies
Technique Japanese Embroidery                              Stitching up a storm.  Saw this years ago, brought it, put it on
 Designer - Margaret Kinsey                                                      stretch bars and then got into Japanese.  During Irma, I stayed 
                                                                                                   with Helen Crombe and her completed piece WOWED me.  So
                                                                                                   while packing, found the piece and decided to tackle it.  First time                                                                                                    for Blackwork.  Design by Carol Algie Higginbotham 

        

Judy Winterhalter -
During this stay-at-home time, I finished a beaded piece taught to the Neapolitan Chapter in February called Turkish Delight by Barbara Ellis.  It was a challenging project and provided us all with many new beaded rope instructions that we can use in the future.  Barbara is a great teacher who gives each student individual attention as needed.  So glad I had the opportunity to make this "duel-strand infinity-style necklace".







Chris Zogus - My 2020 ornament.  This one was a challenge.                       
Designed by Cynthia Hambrick.  Picked it up at EGA seminar.  


                       

Kathy Egan -  A friend of Kathy's asked her to make face masks out of two old Lily Pulitzer dresses of hers. 
                                                 Kathy made 3 sizes complete  with bendable nose pieces.

    
                                                            











Betty Baechle - 
This is Ivory Coast color selection for “Turkish Delight”.
 Teacher is Barbara Ellis a Neapolitan chapter class. 


Suzi Bloemker - I realized by mid March, that people would need to start wearing facemasks, so I did some research on the Internet, decided on fabrics, tested different patterns and started to make masks for family and friends.  I really got consumed by the whole process, and tried to make them like I think they would have been made at a factory.  The same part for each mask at the same time, not the whole mask at one time.  So far I have made 202.  These pictures are of masks for a Cancer Hospital in Oklahoma City that a friend of mine works at.  I made 102 for their patients.  Update - I am now up to 248 masks. 12-23





                These are masks for the cancer hospital.              


               














                      
                                                          





   The Neapolitan Chapter will be having stitch-ins on the 4th Wednesday of the month from May thru October.  They will take place at the Clubside Reserve Clubhouse in the Vineyards.
   There will also be a few stitch-ins on the 2nd. Wednesday of a couple of the summer months, at members' homes.  Please check the calendar for more specific information.  



Pictures from recent classes



  January 2020 - Deborah Merrick-Wilson, from the Smithsonian, designed a special piece for our Chapter "A Taste of Tudor" - we learned all about the history of Elizabethan Goldwork and had a wonderful time working with gold!











  February 2020 - Barbara Ellis, a national teacher/designer of beaded necklaces and many other beaded objects, and our own member, taught a class called "Turkish Delight" which is a combination of necklaces.  Barbara is a wonderful teacher and the ladies learned so much from her.

 

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We are the Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, and, as such, part of EGA's Sun Region which encompasses all of the Florida chapters and Bermuda.  

EGA's Mission: The mission of the Embroiderers' Guild of America is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.


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     Chapter Outreach  
 For over a decade members have stitched "Home Sweet Habitat" samplers which are framed and presented to the new owners of Habitat homes at their dedication ceremony.



                                                  

We did this piece, "Florida Palm",  in a class taught by Gail Sirna

                                       


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