• sdirocco1 posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 days, 22 hours ago

    Hi I am new member to EGA. I placed order for Lightning Round White on White Crazy Quilt. There was a supplies list to download which noted wait for text to start project. It’s been 10 days since I ordered and wondering if these are mailed to you or should I be looking for a download of instructions. Confused …

  • Sandra Feck posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hello! My chapter has accumulated quite a hefty amount of “stuff” over the years and we are about to add to that amount substantially with recently purchased display units which we will be using at our exhibits.. We store books and supplies for our annual week-long educational event for children, program committee equipment and supplies, etc.…[Read more]

  • Wendy Lynn posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    I just participated in the EGA on-line course Glass House Fuschias with teacher Merrilyn Heazlewood. What a great way to learn from an international teacher from the comfort of home. And sharing the questions, excitement, frustration and successes of fellow students from across the country! Thanks for this wonderful online class experience.

  • Carol Meadows posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month ago

    I love it that we have a regional seminar and I had a really great time in Dearborn this year. I am concerned that half of the classes for 2020 out of 14 are counted canvaswork.
    I’m just not sure this is the right message. Is this the most important technique that the EGA and our region in particular, wants to promote?

    • Hi, Carol! Even though half the pieces are counted canvas, I was really happy to see that there is a crewel embroidery class, mixed media, stumpwork and ribbon embroidery. And, while I am NOT a beader, I do love the pansy necklace. The challenge that seminars have in offering classes is that attendees register for counted classes in large…[Read more]

      • Hello Carol, I’m the Faculty Chair for 2020. Wendy has given a very good view of the challenge to get a faculty together from the proposals we received. We tried to get a mix of techniques that would appeal to the most people. There is a lot of counted canvas but the classes break down into different focus from Bargello, to color and design, to…[Read more]

    • Carol, As the Seminar Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region, the subject is certainly on our minds each year as we select projects for our participants. Our challenge is that there are less and less embroidery” classes being presented to choose from each year, not to mention that those we do offer do not fill when we do offer them. Please…[Read more]

    • As a reformed counted person and as a past program chair for my guild I can relate. A starting point could be to get local chapters to introduce more surface and crewel embroidery as programs but that is challenging too. Participation was always greater when a project was a more “familiar” technique. Most of the petite projects are canvas or…[Read more]

    • I am up for trying virtually anything to break the barrier between canvas and linen! Even if it means using blackwork on linen and then filling in pieces of the design with
      gold thread! I’m thinking also that if the meetings, which are almost always full of business, could spare half and hour and just watch someone do some goldwork or
      a really…[Read more]

  • Rand Duren posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 1 week ago

    It’s time to renew your membership. Chapter members must renew directly through their chapter. Members-at-large can renew on the link below. Through your membership, EGA works to ensure that the techniques of hand embroidery are preserved and passed on to future generations. Plus you get to enjoy some great benefits, such as 60+ Petite Projects,…[Read more]

  • Wendy Lynn posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 1 week ago

    Great Lakes Region just posted a PDF with its class offerings for Seminar 2020 in Appleton, Wisconsin (April 22-26, 2020). The link is here. Registration opens September 7, 2019.

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    • I’ve already picked out some classes! I’m excited to be planning a trip to Appleton – I’ll be able to visit Lawrence University and reminisce about college days….

  • Wendy Lynn posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Great Lakes Regional Seminar kicks off on Friday. I hopeI can first – timers and people outside GLR in person.

  • I received my kit today and, in looking through it and checking items against the list, I found I am missing one ribbon. It is described as “blue lavender”. Merrilyn, how do I arrange to get one sent to me ? Thanks very much

    • Hi Trudy, I think in order for your teacher to see your comment, you need to click on the Group called “Class: Glass House Fuchsias” and post your message there. On my laptop, the Groups are listed on the left hand side of the screen (from the Profile section). If someone has responded to your inquiry already, please ignore me. Just trying to help..

  • Joyce DeMattei posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months ago

    I went through all items in my full kit. I have lots of wonderful ribbons and threads. I have 2 cards of Lame Silk Green 7490. Supply list on class web link states 3 cards for 7490. I also have 2 cards of Lame Silk Green 7470. Supply list shows 2 cards needed.

    • Hi Joyce, I think in order for your teacher to see your comment, you need to click on the Group called “Class: Glass House Fuchsias” and post your message there. On my laptop, the Groups are listed on the left hand side of the screen (from the Profile section). If someone has responded to your inquiry already, please ignore me. Just trying to help..

  • Carolyn Smith-Kizer posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months ago

    Reposted by request of a fellow member of the Mark & Paint on Canvas & Silk yahoo group so that all of EGA can appreciate a great teacher!

  • Lynn Fardella posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 2 months ago

    Where do I go to get our logo to put in our newsletters?

    • Hi Lynn, these live in the Document Downloads page but we are currently making some fixes to that page. I put in your request by email and copied you. You should be getting them soon.

  • Does anyone know of websites for selling older embroidery patterns? I\’m looking for Those Darn Birds by An Elne of Lynnyn. It evidently used to be available through The Sampler Guild UK, but both it and An Elne of Lynnyn are now defunct. I\’ve tried eBay and Etsy, so far without luck.

    • I’ve noticed Facebook groups that are “fans of whatever” which is where I start to look when the thing I’m interested in is defunct or out of print. Might be a long shot but you could get lucky!

      • Thanks for the Facebook suggestion, Marnie. I found The Sampler Guild’s page and posted my query. Fingers crossed!

    • I agree with Marnie that Facebook groups could help. There is one called Cross Stitch Hunting. If it is a sampler, you might be interested in Sampler World and Samplers Through Time. Good luck!

    • Try this:
      Hummingbird Hill Antiques
      86 Wickham Rd
      Groton,NY 13073
      607-591-3341
      hbha@tias.com
      Hummingbirdhillantiques.com
      I found my older pattern there Very fast service shipping was free!

  • Kissing Pillows- who is collecting the Kissing Pillows now?

    • Violet, are you stitching them in conjuction with a chapter? I’m wondering if you are doing it independently or as a group outreach project. I can try to help you if you see this message and respond.

      • I’m asking because I was told that they are no longer being collected by anyone. Are you passing them out to military being deployed or know of a group doing that?

        • I am not personally involved with the Kissing Pillows now but I have enjoyed stitching many of them in the past. I’m going to direct you to two sources for more information: The National Outreach chairman is Beate Lies. You can reach Beate via email at beainsc@gmail.com. She can point you in the right direction. Secondly, the Yellow Rose…[Read more]

    • My chapter wanted to donate the pillows last fall and were finally directed to Geraldine Trappey (gtrappey@comcast.net), the originator of the program. At that time, she was not sure she could continue for a number of reasons, but I am not sure what the current status is. You might try contacting her to find out if they are still collecting the…[Read more]

      • We are no longer collecting them in GPR. There has been significant difficulty in getting them delivered on bases because of the new security concerns. I spoke with a member of Evergreen chapter yesterday and she mentioned that the program is winding down. I think further information would be available thru SCR as the program started in Houston…[Read more]

    • Hi Violet,

      Below is the text from an email that I received from Jerry Trappey, the coordinator of the Kissing Pillows program. Feel free to pass the information along.

      Shawn Miller
      RD, South Central Region

      As designer and coordinator of the Soldier Kissing Pillows, I am shutting down the entire project for the time being. I am not releasing…[Read more]

      • I am away from home now and my home is packed due to renovations. I do have several stitched tops and fabric at home. Can I contact you when I find them to see if you can still use them? Thank you for this wonderful project.

        • Please contact Jerry directly. She will be able to let you know if she is still accepting donations when you return home. Good luck with your renovation!

  • So the new EGA logo I stitched grew up to be a tin topper. It fits perfectly.

  • Vera Grimsley posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 3 months ago

    I stitched the new EGA logo last night. Haven’t decided yet what it will be when it grows up – nametag, Altoids tin topper, or something else?

  • Our National President has chosen \”America\’s Wounded Service Members\” as her charity to benefit from the sale of the patterns found in the online Shop under \”publications\”. I would like to know the specific charity to which this money will go. I do not find one bearing the name as it is given in the information online or in the magazine.

    • Bonnie: Specifically, my plan is to donate the funds raised by selling these projects to The Wounded Warrior Project. When I approached that organization, they were very receptive but they have many legal constraints to ‘officially affiliating’ with them. This organization received a lot of bad publicity several years ago and these constraints…[Read more]

  • Julie Thomas posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months ago

    I’ve been looking for a few years for a crewel kit by Elsa Williams called Enchanted April. It was a very short run, maybe only 6 months, it’s a snowy egret (?) against a backdrop of purple flowers. If anyone is destashing that kit, I’d be willing to pay for it! Please let me know!
    I’ve checked ebay and on other sales sites, the prices there are…[Read more]

  • Maureen F Anderson posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months ago

    I am looking for information on the Camillia Chapter in Sacrament, CA. GPR website says to contact the chapter, but no information is shown. Help!! Maureen

  • Nancy Crow posted an update in the group Group logo of EGA Discussion GroupEGA Discussion Group 4 months, 1 week ago

    I am brochure chair for the 2019 National Seminar. I just submitted the final proofs for the Seminar brochure which will be published in the March Needle Arts. Class information and registration forms will be included. Open registration begins March 16. For a sneak preview go to the Events link above. I hope you can join us for “Gateway to…[Read more]

  • Hi, I’m president of a small EGA chapter. Altho, we are small we are an active group but still do not receive enough revenue through our dues to cover our expenses. In past years we have had an auction. Our members are feeling burnt out and haven’t had many outside bidders . We haven’t generated much revenue for all the effort that was put…[Read more]

    • Try a tea party. There is a group in Washington state who put a tea party on every February and they have had to limit the attendees as so many want to come. My chapter did a tea last June and we opened it to members and their friends. We had an exhibit of our work and served tea in china tea cups and had “tea” food. We did not charge to come…[Read more]

      • Thank you Judith, for your ideas. I will share them with our chapter. The tea party sounds like a good idea and a fun idea. Who doesn’t enjoy a tea party!!

    • I visited the Low Country Chapter Meeting last week and they had a little wrapped gift to raffle to members. Members in attendance donated $1/ticket and the winning number was pulled from the hat after the meeting. They collected over $30 at one meeting. Each month a member volunteers to bring a gift to raffle off. I thought it was a brilliant…[Read more]

      • Thank you, Susan, for you suggestion. Our chapter has been doing a raffle each month for sometime. It definitely helps with the revenue.

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