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    Where in the world is Monguagon

    03/15/13

    Permalink 09:41:25 am, by dtirico Email , 259 words   English (US) latin1
    Categories: Background

    I had never been to Michigan before, but when a group of my students asked me to teach at their local EGA chapter, I quickly agreed. What I found in the suburbs of Detroit was a bit of history, a lot of inspiration and a group of warm and very talented stitchers.

    I learned that Monguagon is an old Indian name which originally referred to an area southeast of Detriot which is now comprised of 4 towns: Brownstown, Woodhaven, Trenton and the island in Lake Erie called Gross Ile. The members of the Monguagon Chapter of the EGA come from even further away … but all are interested in needlework and talented students. I was inspired by all of them and how they made the project I was teaching, Signature Chatelaine, their own. Several members of the group had completed their projects from the regional seminar class I taught and brought them back to share with me … nothing makes a teacher happier.. . thanks Dawn and Barbara!

    My host was the talented and amazing cook and stitcher Karin. She made me feel quite at home, especially when I entered the guest room to see my Harvest Penny rug completed and on display … almost like going home.

    Many thanks to Isamay and Becca for working hard to make this experience happen for all of us … I hope to return again one day!

    Below are finished elephants, the grey by Barbara Shearer  and the green by Dawn Pollard.  The buttercup pin cushion also by Dawn Pollard.

     

     

     

     

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    About Deborah

    Deborah Tirico is an avid quilter, needle artist and instructor. A serious student, Deborah has taken classes in embroidery, piecework, appliqué hand and machine quilting. In 2006 she launched originals designs in felted wool appliqué with embroidery embellishments under the name Pemberley House. Her area of specialization is the creation of a sculptural look to felted wool appliqué by using needle tilting techniques and the layering and stuffing of wool pieces. Unlike the primitive felted wool embroidery popular today, Deborah’s designs feature matching and overdyed wool threads and embroidery embellishments which enhance and define the clarity of her subject.
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