American Plains

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Hi Everyone —

Today was my first day of class.  I am taking American Plains with Toni Gerdes.  It is a kimono-style dress of the type worn by American Indians in the Plains.  Sort of like this one from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

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Toni’s design is based on one that she saw in the Metropolitan Museum that was made of white leather that was painted bright sky blue.  When I arrived at class, the sign announced that the class was American Planes; it was fixed by lunchtime!

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The Inspiration for American Plains

No one in the class appeared to be assigned as the class angel, so I volunteered.  Mainly my duties are to take attendance, keep track of time, and help Toni with anything that she needs.

We stitched steadily today, but I fear that my progress doesn’t reflect it.

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American Plains — Day 1 Progress

Tonight was the Opening Banquet in which they announce the major award winners from the Seminar Exhibit.  NJNA couldn’t all manage to sit at one table, but I did get the group together for a picture.

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The only face that you may not recognize is Moira C who used to be a member of our chapter and whose arm was twisted to join again!

I’ve been asked to let you know that Marge K is posting seminar updates on our NJNA Facebook Page:  NJNA Facebook Page.  (You might have to send a request to Sylvia via Facebook to join the group.)

Cheers, Rosie

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