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    Halloween in June … these people are a stitch

    06/26/13

    Permalink 12:02:20 pm, by dtirico Email , 175 words   English (US) latin1
    Categories: Background

    I have just returned from Sugar Land Texas where I was on the faculty for the South Central Region EGA Seminar .. and what a great time it was. The theme of the seminar, “Betwitchin’ Stitchin’” was followed to the letter and I can honestly say I was teaching among the witches. I congratulate this committee for their outstanding effort. You could easily find any of the committee members by merely seeking out a witch. I made new friends, learned from my amazingly talented students and connected with an area of my country I had never known. Classes, fundraisers, meals, awards and shopping were all made fun for the stitching fan and a great time was had by all. Houston Teaxs rocks!

    Phone shots from the event are top left: our witchy Dean of Faculty, center: my students work, top right: the promotion of Stitching Gumbo 2014 in Baton Rouge. Bottom left: another parader (I loved these gals) bottom center a committe member hat, bottom right: new friends, and the center is a centerpiece.  So Fun!

     

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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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