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JUNE EVENINGS 2001*

*June Evenings is a series of cross stitch programs held each year in the Douglas County Museum, 700 S Main, Tuscola. This year we are offering seven different fun-filled programs in conjunction with the Country Sampler Cross Stitch shop in Tuscola. We are pleased to welcome The Three Needlewomen on Tour, Pat Carson, Susan Greening-Davis, and Alma Lynne Hayden. All four of their projects are self-finishing. That means that you can enjoy using them without any additional finishing expense!! As customary, the Douglas County Museum will be the host site for June Evenings. This year the museum will be filled with vintage photographic equipment and pictures during our June Evenings events. Meet the friendly staff of the Douglas County Museum, and enjoy some really great food. Remember there is a size limit on the classes, so be sure to sign up as soon as you can!!

JUNE 1 - A COUNTRY SAMPLER WELCOME
The staff of the Country Sampler Cross Stitch shop will welcome stitchers to Douglas County with an autograph party featuring Pat Carson, Susan Greening-Davis, and Alma Lynne Hayden from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Their trunk shows will be featured in the shop. Free admission to the Country Sampler on of Illinois premier cross stitch shops!

JUNE 2 - PROJECT ROLL
Come study with all three of these nationally known teachers. You will have a two-hour session with each of them as you make a Project Roll inspired by days gone by. Pat, Susan and Alma Lynne will take turns dazzling you with skills and knowledge on the museums stage. While one is center stage, the other two will be in the audience assisting with stitching techniques. Its going to be an experience like youve never had before. The project roll is on natural linen, with rich colors of embroidery floss and perle coton. Youll love the pocket, verse, and sampler type band stitches. This project will all go together with Pat, Susan, and Alma Lynnes clever finishing techniquesby hand! Study on larger count linen. (Remember: Alma Lynne and Susan are lefties!!!)
Hours: 9a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (with lunch break).
Cost: $100 (includes a chef salad luncheon prepared by the staff of the Douglas County Museum. Enjoy a fresh salad, homemade dessert, and drink.)

JUNE 2 - SIMPLY FUN! CHARTS, SAMPLERS, AND BUTTONS Lecture
You wont want to miss this event!! All three of our teachers will be doing a mini-lecture on one of their areas of expertise. Alma Lynne will show you how she takes her original paintings and turns them into charts. Pat will give you some very interesting history on sampler making and the stitchers. Susan will present a bit of history, with examples, of lovely vintage buttons. You will also receive a mini-kit that night. (This mini kit will be a companion to the Saturday afternoon class, but will be great on its own, too.)
Hours: 5:00 p.m. until completion.
Cost: $39 (includes an evening meal of salad, chicken casserole, muffin, dessert, and drink catered by The Spicery Tea Room.)

JUNE 3 - A VERY SPECIAL SUNDAY!
You will study with all three of the touring needlewomen (Pat, Susan and Alma Lynne) on a separate project (round robin-style). Susan will have one of her ever popular useful needlework items for storing laying tools, rulers, or pencils. The finishing will be simple! Alma Lynne will be doing a fiber bag with her great design style. Pat will have an unusual bread cloth. Hours: 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00 (includes a lemonade/tea and homemade cookie break).

JUNE 3 - STITCH, SWAP, n SHOP
Feeling guilty about all those kits that you purchased through the years but you never started or completed? Do you have so many extra supplies that the drawers are spilling over? Do you have un-matted, un-framed, un-padded, un-mounted works? A baby bib that was finished by the time the child turned 6? A finished workshop project that doesnt fit your décor? Stuff hidden away in a box for drawer? Get rid of your guilt by bringing these wanted-by-someone-else items to the Douglas County Museum to sell or swap. After swapping, enjoy a pizza buffet! Then stitch with new and old friends until 6:30 p.m. Thats when the Country Sampler cross stitch shop opens its doors to stitchers who like a good bargaina 25% discount on everything in the shop (excluding Dazor lamps, Darling stands & arms, and Whites Crafts firescreens). This discount is only available to Stitch, Swap, n Shop June Evenings participants! Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $15.00

JUNE 4 - MAKE NEW FRIENDS
You will make a van-load of new friends on the museums day trip around Douglas County. Be prepared to shop til you drop as the museums staff of volunteers take you down the back roads of the county to shops you might never know about otherwise. Warning: our vans break at places with food! Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 (includes breakfast, lunch and van fare).

JUNE 4 - NEEDLE BOOK OF RIBBONS
This Monday evening workshop is co-sponsored by The Country Sampler. Come study with Susan Greening-Davis and learn how to stitch these six gorgeous ribbons. When you are done you will attach them to a needle book that has already been put together for you! Rose, cream, and dark green will be your colors as it is done on cream linen. You will practice your stitches on larger count and the techniques you will learn will help improve all of your stitching. You will receive one of Susans vintage buttons, too!
Hours: 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Cost: 45:00 (includes a fresh chef salad, homemade dessert, and drink, prepared by the museum staff.)

Your museum contact for June Evenings is Lynnita Sommer. She can be reached at the Douglas County Museum, 700 S. Main, Tuscola, IL 61953. You can also call her at the museum (217/253-2535) or at home (217/253-4620). Lynnitas email address is lynnita@advancenet.net.

JUNE EVENINGS 2001 REGISTRATION FORM
Advance registration and non-refundable payment required. Please register by May 26. Spouses and friends not participating in class instruction or lectures are welcome to attend the catered meals. Non-participant meal fees are $10 per person. Now taking reservationscheck or money orderpayable to Douglas county Museum, 700 S. Main, Tuscola IL 61953. Contact person: Lynnita Sommer (home phone 217/253-4620). Museum phone: 217/253-2535. Lynnitas email address is: lynnita@advancenet.net. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 9 a.m. 4 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. noon.


DOUGLAS COUNTY MUSEUM REGISTRATION FORM
JUNE EVENINGS 2001

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Douglas County Museum
700 S. Main Street
Tuscola, IL 61953

We are sorry, but the museum has no method to accept credit cards.

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