Seminar 2017

Welcome!

Let me be the first to welcome you to Blue Ridge Rendezvous, EGA National Seminar 2017.

Our Carolinas Region is excited to be hosting the national seminar in Asheville, North Carolina, which we think has some of the most beautiful scenery around. And our seminar committee has been working for almost 4 years to make this event happen.

There are almost 100 of you who clicked the box "a first time national seminar attendee" on the registration form so many months ago. And now we are less than two months away.

I hope that you are getting as excited to attend as I am to host. By now you should have received welcome letters from your teachers and have made your hotel and plane reservations, or gotten out maps and your navigation system.

You might take another look at the seminar brochure to see again all that will be happening. Sometime around the middle of July you will receive the summer edition of the Blue Ridge Chronicle by mail or email. This is our newsletter that will give you the latest information and hopefully pique your interest at all that will be going on.

In anticipation of questions you might, we have prepared "Fast Facts for First Timers" which can be accessed through this link. Please do not hesitate to ask if you have other questions especially now as you are getting ready. I welcome emails and phone calls. I have truly enjoyed every minute of getting ready to throw this party. And would be happy to talk to you and provide any help that I can.

The seminar committee will be hosting a welcome reception for first timers on the Expo Center Veranda at the Crowne Plaza on Thursday, August 17, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. We plan to have the EGA president and lots of old timers around to answer your questions or just to talk about EGA.

There will be a First Timers Welcome Table in the Laurel Foyer at the Crowne , along with Seminar Registration and the Volunteer/Hospitality table.

Getting more excited by the day,


Julie Anderson
Seminar 2017 Chair

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Beads, buttons - charms - bags & totes - kits - fabrics - hand painted canvases - needlepoint yarn - scissors - notions - huge fiber inventory

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16712 Champion Forest Drive
Spring, TX  77379
281-205-7507

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Ask about their seminar exclusives:  salesabcstitch@gmail.com

Teacher' Showcase

Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:00-7:00 PM

Table size: 3 ft x 6 ft

Full table: $25 each
Half table: $15

This is an opportunity to showcase your classes to prospective students, and discuss your new designs and old favorites.

Teachers' Showcase exhibitors will be listed in the seminar handbook.

If you have questions about Teachers' Showcase, contact Teachers' Showcase Chair Kim Sanders, corpnomad@aol.com.

Outside Vendors and Participants: To register for Teachers' Showcase click here.*
 

*This link is for outside vendors or participants only; that is, for those who are neither Blue Ridge Rendezvous participants nor faculty. If you have or will be registering to take classes or attend as a non-participant, you must sign up for tables as part of your registration.

Merchandise Event

Friday, August 18
7:00-9:00 PM

Table size: 3 ft x 6 ft

Full table: $75 each
Half table: $50
Table with electricity: $100 each

Merchandise which may be offered for sale includes designs, kits, materials, fibers, threads, beads, tools, trinkets, accessories, hand crafted items, and more -- it can be anything of interest to needleworkers.

Merchandise vendors will be listed in the seminar handbook.

If you have questions about the Merchandise Event, contact Merchandise Event Chair Margaret Wiesemann, 919-795-4626, cwiesemann@nc.rr.com.

Outside Vendors and Participants: To register for a merchandise table click here.*


*This link is for outside vendors or participants only; that is, for those who are neither Blue Ridge Rendezvous participants nor faculty. If you have or will be registering to take classes or attend as a non-participant, you must sign up for tables as part of your registration.

Tentative Schedule

Registration/Seminar Office
Tuesday, August 15    2:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16 - Saturday, August 19    7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 20    7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Boutique • Education Exhibit • Seminar 2018 Exhibit & Early Registration • EGA Fund Raising• EGA Sales
Wednesday, August 16    12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 17 - Saturday, August 19    7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 20    7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 

All Times Subject to Change
 

Grab 'n Go Breakfasts and Lunches:    Wednesday through Sunday   7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 

Tuesday, August 15
Mini-classes (hosted by Carolinas Region)    6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 

Wednesday, August 16
Classes    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Winning Ways    9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
21st Through the Needle's Eye Tours    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Biltmore Estate Tour    10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Faculty Luncheon    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Angels' Meeting    4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Meet the Faculty    4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Pre-dinner Gathering & Cash Bar    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Banquet    7:00 p.m.
 

Thursday, August 17
Classes    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Delegates' Meeting    11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
EGA Annual Meeting    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fiber Forum Juried Members    7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friends of Fiber Forum    8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 

Friday, August 18
Classes    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
NETA Grab 'n Go Luncheon    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Merchandise Event    7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 

Saturday, August 19
Classes    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
GCC/ICC Meeting    11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Teachers' Showcase    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cash Bar    6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
EGA Fund Raising Auction/ Opportunity Drawings    7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 

Sunday, August 20
Classes    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Dinner Gathering & Cash Bar    5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closing Banquet    6:30 p.m.

Needle Eye See EGA's 21st National Exhibit – Through the Needle's Eye

Wednesday, August 16
Transylvania Community Arts Council
349 South Caldwell St.
Brevard, NC

Two departure times - 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
*Cost = $10

Take advantage of a singular opportunity to attend an EGA seminar and see EGA's 21st National Exhibit on the same trip.

EGA has graciously offered to fund the cost of a bus to take Seminar attendees to Brevard, NC, (a 45-60 minute drive from the Crowne Plaza Hotel) to view the exhibit.

*Because there are a limited number of seats on the bus, those wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will pay $10 upon seminar registration to reserve their seat and will be reimbursed after their return from Brevard.

 

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Thank you!

Seminar 2017 is now a happy memory. Our entire committee would like to thank all of the attendees, faculty, and support staff that helped make our time in Asheville such a wonderful experience.

And I would like to thank all of the members of our committee and the members of the Carolinas Region who worked so hard for several years to ensure that everyone had fun in Asheville and enjoyed the experience and camaraderie that lots of embroiderer’s in one place are sure to have.

Julie Anderson

Chairman, Seminar 2017

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