The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., New England Region

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  The New England Region of EGA has announced the next Group Correspondence Course:
  • by Mary Long

Maharajah's Elephant by Mary Long

Click here to view the course information.

Click here to view the suggested supply list for the course.

Click here to view the EGA website description for the course.

The registration deadline for this course is February 24, 2018.

Save these April dates!!!
Gay Phillips Workshop
Saturday and Sunday
Marriott Courtyard Hotel
April 28 and 29, 2018
Portsmouth, NH

Please join us for a fun-filled 2-day bead embroidery workshop with Mary Alice Sinton!!

EGA has been the beneficiary of a sizable bequest from the estate of Gay Phillips, a deceased member.  Each Region has received a grant from these monies.  NER is using these funds to pay all the teaching, travel, and classroom rent costs for this two-day workshop.  The student’s only expenses are the kit and lunch fee.

Paisley On Parade by Mary Alice Sinton

We have chosen Paisley on Parade, a lovely beaded box top, for the class project.  The Paisley on Parade satin oval jewelry box is done in the Japanese bead embroidery method and is an advanced beginner level piece.  Bead Embroidery in the Japanese method incorporates silk embroidery techniques translated with beads rather than silk threads.  Paisley on Parade will add pizazz to any vanity and serve as a home for a variety of treasures.  During this entry-level course, the student will embroider Paisley on Parade in a two-day workshop.  The beads used are a wide variety of glass seed beads. The foundation fabric is a floral 100% cotton fabric called Chocolat by Moda.

Complete registration information, including the registration form, hotel accomodations, class details, student supply list, fees and deadlines, is available in the class brochure.  Registration closes on March 1, 2018.  Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.

Save these September dates
Gay Phillips Workshop
Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th, 2018
in the Hartford/Springfield area

Please join us for a 2-day counted embroidery workshop with Ellen Chester!!

More information to come............

An additional message from Pat Timpanaro and NER.......

NER EGA was contacted by Meg Michalski, the event manager at Stone Cow Brewery in Barre, MA.  The Brewery offers a variety of educational workshops and classes that involve working with one's hands at their 1830 brew barn.  Meg would like to offer a beginning embroidery class and contacted NER to help find a teacher.

I asked Meg if she could be more specific about what she wanted to offer and she said, "Something on a hoop, that people could hang on their wall would be nice but perhaps just a simple sampler of basic stitches may be a good way to introduce people."

I also asked her about class length, size, and student age.  Typical classes are between 1 to 4 hours, although multiple days are possible.  She was planning the class to be for adults, with possibly older (16+) teens as well.  They can accommodate up to 20 students and will work with the teacher to determine the class and kit costs.

If you're interested in working with Stone Cow, please contact Meg Michalski directly at

CRVC Library

Our CRVC Library has seen very little use in the last 5-10 years and therefore the Board has made the difficult decision to dissolve it.  Chapter members are being offered the first opportunity to purchase the books in the library with the funds going into the education fund.

The list of books in the library is on the CRVC web site, listed both alphabetically
by title -- -- and alphabetically
by author --  If you are interested in one or more titles, please contact the chapter librarian Judie Solomon at with the title(s) and the price you are willing to pay for each title.  Once you are notified that the books are yours, please arrange to pick them up at Thistle Needleworks.  If you prefer to have your book(s) mailed to you, please let the librarian know and you will be informed how much the postage will be (via Media Mail).

If all the books are not distributed to members, they will be offered to other chapters and other EGA members.

CRVC Board Meetings

During 2018, some Board Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months and some will be held on Saturday immediately preceeding a general meeting. See the Master Calendar for actual meeting dates and location.

CRVC Bylaws

The CRVC Chapter Bylaws (Revised 2013) are available for viewing.

Here’s a call to all members..................we would love to have others assume some of the jobs for our chapter. They are NOT big jobs, just some "pitching in" to help with short term needs. Hopefully you can attend our board meetings on the second Tuesdays of odd-numbered months or on Saturday immediately preceeding a general meeting. That’s where we come up with plans for future meetings, so you’ll enjoy the fun of learning what’s out there.

Please contact Lisa ( if you would like to help.


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