Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Valorie Perkins Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund

Our next offering for the Scholarship Fund is a double whammy!  We are reminded that this fund is named for and now supplied by our original Chapter President.  Valorie’s passion was to focus on the education of all of us in the many techniques of the Needle Arts. 

First we have Trio of Violets – A 3” Pin Cushion Box Kit.  This lovely round wooden box has a lid designed for displaying a pincushion made with the counted cross stitch of a dainty cluster of violets.  This unopened kit is from Count Your Blessings of Bandon, Oregon and contains chart, threads, fabric, stitch chart and padding for  the pin cushion top.   Someone said the box is a very special type of wood!

Second we have a very tiny gem called Classic Santa.  This complete kit, from Kreinik, is a Donna Giampa / Vermillion Stitchery design. The silk gauze kit includes a 2” piece of 40 count silk ground fabric mounted on mat board, silk threads, Kreinik blending filament, needle & instructions.

We are “enhancing” this kit with a round porcelain “box” that Classic Santa will be stunning in.

Tickets for these items will be sold at the next three General meetings and are $1.00 each, 6 for $5.00.  You may buy tickets for one or both items, they are being offered separately.  You do not need to be present for the drawing on July 11, 2011 to be eligible.

We will gratefully accept contributions from members of other EGA chapters or members at large.  If you wish to participate, please e-mail us at hbat.ega@g-mail.com with the Subject:  VPR Scholarship Fund.  100% of the proceeds from this fund go to a Seminar Scholarship for one of our chapter members.  The drawing for the Scholarship award will be held prior to the Region Seminar 2012, A Touch of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.