I'm a member of the EGA. In fact, I'm the newsletter
editor for my chapter in fact. I keep thinking of
joining ANG, but I've not gotten around to it yet.
Sabrina's description of the Correspondence courses is
really good. I've taken one correspondence course on
Hardanger and really enjoyed it. The instruction book
was well written, the illustrations were well done and
I only had to ask a more experienced stitcher once for
help (Am I doing this right or am I crazy?) (I should
also mention it was an intermediate hardanger class
and it was my third project)
Correspondence courses can be done in groups, or
individually. Usually each chapter picks one to do a
year. (our chapter chose to do a class on peyote
stitch beading) Regions also chose one class to take.
I'm not taking the chapter's course this year, but I
am taking the regions (Oksana's Sampler) and am
looking forward to it. So far I've found the classes
to be reasonable (I think each were around $40.00)
My chapter tends to be kinda individualistic on
working on classes. If you have questions you ask
someone else for help. Rather than saying "Okay, we
are going to meet on the 3rd friday of the month in
the afternoon to work on this project" Some chapters
do tho. It depends on the group dynamic
The other education opportunitites that the EGA
chapters can give are the workshops. Chapters hold
workshops occasionally (usually at least once a year),
they bring in a national teacher for a day or two and
s/he teaches a project, technique. My chapter is doing
one in february with Amy Mitten on her "Missing
Persons file 1018" Its supposed to be a murder mystery
sampler. I'm really looking forward to it.
I hope that answers some questions! Feel free to ask
BTW I'm really jealous of Eowyn 'cause she got to go
to ANG in Reno. I had planned on going, but I ended up
having a family party I couldn't get out of in stead.
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