GLR State Days for 2015
Indiana State Day
The South Bend/Michiana Chapter hosted Embroidering Life: Russian Folk Art 1800-1900, presented by K. Andrea Rusnock, Ph.D., at The Museum Center in South Bend.
Andrea is an Associate Professor of Art History at Indiana State University South Bend, and received an EGA Legacy Scholarship which helped fund her trip to Russian in 2012. There, she traveled to several cities to study Russian Needlework of the early 1800's to early 1900's.
She also presented a History of Matryoshkas Dolls, which were the basis for the project.
Additional options included a tour of Copshaholm, the Oliver Mansion built in the 1880's; a chance to browse the collection of Needlework Books donated to the Museum and housed in the Board Room; and a chance to view Andrea's collection of Russian Art and Needlework Books.
Michigan State Day
The Kalamazoo Chapter invited participants to Celebrate With Us - Forty Years on June 19-20, 2015 at the Holiday Inn West in Kalamazoo, MI. Special guest instructor, Catherine Jordan, taught the project, Joy Shared Journal, which explored fabric painting, advanced counted alphabets, and sampler picture making using a variety of counted and surface embroidery techniques to embellish a lovely painted backdrop.
In addition, on the evening of June 18, Catherine presented a lecture, Plan to Finish First, where she discussed how to combine the focus of designing a piece of needlework with the possibilities of creative finishes.