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EAC-VT | VTHome / EAC-Virtual Threads
*Welcome to EAC Virtual Threads -* *the Online Chapter of the Embroiderers'  Association of Canada* Facebook button ( https://www.facebook.com/EACVirtualThreads ) * If you are an EAC-VT member and need information or help check the *VTHome Wiki* ( https://eac-vt.groups.io/g/VTHome/wiki/home ) (be sure that you are logged in to Groups.io).  The link to the wiki is in the blue menu on the left of every page. There's also an FAQ Quick Index ( https://eac-vt.groups.io/g/VTHome/wiki/FAQs-Groups.io ) in the Wiki for common questions. *  We always welcome visitors and new members. Interested in learning more? Check out our *Come Visit!* information below.   *About* *Virtual Threads:* Just like any other EAC ( http://www.eac.ca/ ) chapter, Virtual Threads members have the opportunity to share their passions for stitching, their work (both finished and works in progress), and engage in chapter doings as well as EAC's activities and benefits ( http://www.eac.ca/ ). Rather than gathering in a brick-and-mortar location, the chapter "meets" here on EAC-VT. Most interaction is via group posts (email discussion) as well as photo sharing, and utilizing the other Groups.io features. VTHome (where you are now) is the chapter's main site. It's where the chapter engages in community-based discussion with fellow members, shares their work & experiences, and generally has fun together. Subgroups offer specialized focus for things like classes, workshops, special interest groups, activities, and administrative needs such as meetings & committees.         Benefits of membership in EAC Virtual Threads include taking part in chapter meetings, online workshops (some exclusive to EAC Virtual Threads) with renowned teachers (both international and domestic), challenges & exchanges that motivate you to expand your stitching and designing, and classes & special interest groups to pursue your dedicated interests. There are also lots of other activities and opportunities (such as online Retreats). You can take part in all of these (and more) - all from the comfort of home, just as long as you have on-line access via computer or web-enabled mobile device.  ( https://www.facebook.com/EACVirtualThreads/ )         Membership in The Embroiderers' Association of Canada is necessary to belong to the Virtual Threads Chapter. Check out the EAC website ( http://www.eac.ca/ ) for more details about National membership, or send an email to the moderators of this group ( VTHome+owner@EAC-VT.groups.io ) ). To find out even more about what the EAC is all about, check out the EAC blog. ( http://eac-blog.blogspot.ca/ ) *Come visit!*  EAC-Virtual Threads offers a free 30-day trial membership, so that you to visit within the chapter and get to know a bit about all that's going on. Click the blue *Apply for Membership in This Group* button found lower on this page. You'll receive a reply that requests you to follow-up with us to confirm your interest request (your request will be held for 72 hours; if we don't hear back in that period of time, your request will be declined). This is a safe-guard to be sure that you initiated the request, and that no one is trying to attempting spam activity.  Upon us receiving your reply, you'll be activated in the group (on moderated status) for 30 days and be sent some basic information. The chapter's Membership Committee will personally follow up with you to help you settle in. At the conclusion of the 30-day trial, it's hoped that you'll join EAC Virtual Threads; if you decide it's not for you, then you'll be removed from EAC-VT. *Membership Fees:* Membership in the Embroiderers' Association of Canada is required to join Virtual Threads * Virtual Threads chapter dues are $10.00CAD/year * EAC membership per year is as follows: * $40.00CAD within Canada * $50.00CAD within the USA * $60.00CAD all other international locations We look forward to welcoming you into EAC Virtual Threads. Last update: 2-17-2018
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Subgroups You Can Join

Activities

Subgroups in this category are open to everyone within Virtual Threads. Each is dedicated to an activity being run within the chapter. You may request to join any of these groups and your subscription will be processed by the subgroup's moderator.

  • EAC-VT | HumChallenge / Virtual Threads Humongous Challenge
    The Humongous Challenge is a multi-year challenge set up by Sharon Boggon of pintangle.com ( http://pintangle.com ) fame. The challenge runs from 2017 until the end of 2020. The goal is to make a crazy quilt project using 2020 different items by the end of 2020. The 2020 items includes different fabrics, beads, threads, and embroidery stitches - with each specific fabric, bead, thread or stitch being counted only once in the project. It is indeed an Humongous Challenge! You can check out the guidelines at 2020 Crazy Quilt Guidelines ( http://pintangle.com/2020-crazy-quilt-guidelines/ ). Many of Virtual Threads members decided to pick up this challenge, and everyone is in different stages of their design process. In this group we share ideas, posts from Sharon, and photos of our progress. Many have decided to make several items as this is a wonderful stash buster project.   This is a restricted group; you must be a member to view and participate with its content. If you would like to join  this group please click here to request to join ( HumChallenge+subscribe@EAC-VT.groups.io ).
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    12 Members, 12 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • EAC-VT | Retreats locked / Virtual Threads' Virtual Retreats
    The Retreats subgroup is now closed to posts and activity. You still may read the existing content and view photos. Please do not request to join this group; opportunity will be presented ahead of the next VT Retreat (stay tuned for when that is!) *Check local times across our members * (the clocks will open in a new window) ( https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/personal.html?cities=256,80,265,250,753,175,196,47 ) Need help with the Chat Room? Click here ( https://eac-vt.groups.io/g/VTHome/wiki/Chat-Rooms-within-a-group ) Twice a year Virtual Threads holds a virtual retreat (of course!). They usually happen in the fall and also during the winter, when everyone usually needs a little pick-me-up from being stuck inside. We hide away in our homes with our stitching projects and our laptops or online devices (having previously explained to our families that we're "not home"). The retreat is a time of fellowship & stitching that allows us to have some personal time, get to know other Virtual Threads members a bit better, and make some solid progress on a stitching project of everyone's personal choice. For many members, retreats are favourite events. Having our own subgroup "room" means that we can play without disrupting the general email discussions in VT Home, or needing to sort out retreat players from the general activity. The subgroup gives us our own email address, photos, files and chat room, here in our own little retreat room. We're able to visit with each other, either via email or live chat, and stitch the day away. Everyone adds photos of what we're stitching on for the day, which inspires everyone else and who knows, we might even get some good hints back about our work. For discussion topics? Anything you'd like! Be sure to read through the Groups.io Wiki Help & How-To info ( https://eac-vt.groups.io/g/VTHome/wiki/home ) so that you can participate and enjoy in all of the activites.
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    49 Members, 42 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • EAC-VT | VTFunStuff / Virtual Threads Fun Stuff
    Fun Stuff is the home of most all of the non-class participation activities that Virtual Threads members have available to them. * Open Group - Content can be viewed by any EAC-VT member. * Participation (posting, adding photos, entering data, etc.) requires subscription. * New subgroup members are one-post-moderated; moderation is lifted after your first approved post. Fun Stuff activities and events include (but aren't limited to) Challenges, Exchanges, Secret Stitcher, Round Robins, Designer Sales and Stash Enhancement Days. If you want to play along in any of the great events that the chapter cooks up, join the group! Otherwise, you can just watch if that's what you prefer.
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    140 Members, 183 Topics, Public Archives, Last Post:

Workshops

Subgroups in this category are where Virtual Threads workshops/classes can be found. Joining one of these subgroups requires being a registered and paid student in the respective class; please don't attempt to subscribe to them otherwise.

  • EAC-VT | ColorBirdWkshp / Virtual Threads Colorful Bird Workshop
    *This is a private subgroup restricted to those that registered for the workshop. Please do not request to join it.* * * Workshop subgroup for Colorful Bird Pincushion, designed by Margaret Vant Erve, a Canadian artists who depicts rural and natural landscapes as well as botanical studies in her work. They combine hand and machine embroidery along with paint. The bird can be finished as a pincushion or an ornament.  It is designed to be stitched with DMC floss but could be stitched with other fibers. This workshop will be offered as a Christmas in July activity. There are two lessons, the first one on stitching the bird, the second on finishing for those who would like to finish the bird as a pincushion.
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    17 Members, 12 Topics, Archives Viewable Only By Members, Restricted, Last Post:
  • EAC-VT | IntroDesignWkshp / Introduction to Design Workshop
    Welcome to the Introduction to Design Workshop, led by Janet Scruggs. The workshop begins on October 1 and runs for six lessons. A class outline and supply list can be found in the Files of this subgroup. * This is a private subgroup limited to the Introduction to Design Workshop registrants.* Please do not otherwise attempt or request to join this subgroup. * * Questions can be addressed to Jenny Berman Ross, Workshop Chair  jenny60060@comcast.net.
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Focus Groups (SIGs)

These subgroups are dedicated to particular interests members may have such as specific stitching techniques. They are open to all members of Virtual Threads, and anyone may request to join the subgroup.

  • EAC-VT | CanvaswrkFocusGroup / Virtual Threads Canvaswork Focus Group
    This subgroup is the EAV-VT Canvaswork Focus Group, a special-interest group for those Virtual Threads members that have a keen interest in canvaswork. * Open Group - Content can be viewed by any EAC-VT member. * Participation (posting, adding photos, entering data, etc.) requires subscription. * New subgroup members are one-post-moderated; moderation is lifted after your first approved post.
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    39 Members, 11 Topics, Archives Viewable By Parent Group, Last Post:
  • EAC-VT | CrewelFocusGroup / Virtual Threads Crewelwork Focus Group
    This is the EAV-VT Crewelwork Focus Group, a special-interest group for those Virtual Threads members that have a keen interest in crewelwork. * Open Group - Content can be viewed by any EAC-VT member. * Participation (posting, adding photos, entering data, etc.) requires subscription. * New subgroup members are one-post-moderated; moderation is lifted after your first approved post.
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Administrative

Subgroups in this category are used for the administrative running of EAC-Virtual Threads. Members are subscribed according to need.

  • EAC-VT | EAC-VTArchives / EAC-VT Archives
    Subgroup used to archive administrative records.
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  • EAC-VT | EAC-VTTrainingCamp / New Officers & Committee Chairs Training Camp
    This subgroup is used for teaching new Virtual Threads Exec members about  how to use Groups.io functions. This is a restricted group for administrative purposes only; please do not request to join this group.
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  • EAC-VT | Exec / Exec EAC-VT
    This subgroup is restricted and private to those currently serving on the EAC Virtual Threads Executive. Membership requires an invitation from or direct add by a group moderator/owner.
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  • EAC-VT | Meetings locked / Virtual Threads Meetings Room
    *The next General Meeting of EAC Virtual Threads will be the* *General Meeting January 22, 23 & 24, 2019 The subgroup is now locked to activity. Prior posts and files may be accessed and read at any time. * This subgroup is for EAC Virtual Threads tri-monthly general meetings, and the Annual meeting. Every EAC Virtual Threads member in good standing is added to this subgroup.  The subgroup is closed to posting activity (locked) when a meeting is not in progress, but content may be viewed at any time by Virtual Threads members in good standing. General Meetings are held every three months (January, April & July) during the third week of the month (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). Specific dates and times are announced at the previous meeting and also appear in the meeting minutes (which can be found in the Files section). The Annual Meeting is held in October, again during the third week of the month. Reminders will also be sent out via group posts and the #ImportantInfo hashtag.
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