Photos and more: EGA members took embroidery everywhere on Stitch-in-Public Day 2019

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Stitch in Public Day

We celebrate needle arts by hosting a Stitch-in Public Day in February each year. Our latest Stitch-in-Public day was this past Saturday. We have already started hearing from chapters and members who stitched in a wide variety of public places including coffee shops, libraries, laundromats, restaurants and even at the Capitol.

Check out where some of our chapters and members stitched over the weekend and scroll below to see some great photos of the action.

Our Sand Dollar Chapter in Florida stitched and displayed their work at the Volusia Mall in Daytona Beach.

Our Lamplighter’s Chapter in Woodstown, New Jersey stitched at the Deptford Mall.

Our Louisville Chapter in Kentucky stitched at A Stitchen Time needlepoint shop.

Our Tri-Area Needle Arts Chapter in Ceredo, West Virginia stitched at two local Paneras.

Our Casper Needle Guild Chapter in Wyoming stitched at the Eastridge Mall.

Our Fort Worth Chapter in Texas stitched at a coffee bar and eatery.

Our Needle Arts of Toledo Chapter stitched at Chandler’s Cafe in Sylvania, Ohio.

Our Memphis Chapter in Tennessee stitched all day at Panera.

Our Starlight Stitchers Chapter in Tempe, Arizona stitched at the 25th Annual Phoenix Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival at the Arizona State Fairgrounds.

Our Southern Illinois Stitchers Chapter in Carbondale stitched all day at Barnes and Noble and recruited 3 members for their chapter.

Our Low Country Chapter in South Carolina stitched at the Bluffton Library.

Our Omaha Needle Artists Chapter in Nebraska stitched at the Millard Public Library

Our Dogwood Chapter in Atlanta stitched at Barnes & Noble.

Our San Antonio Needlework Guild chapter stitched at the Library.

Our York White Rose Chapter in Pennsylvania stitched at a market.

Our Texas Star Chapter didn’t stitch in public but has a display at the library through the end of February.

Our Diamond Chapter will be stitching at the Main Library in Little Rock on February 23.

Here’s where others stitched: Erin Rodewald in Washington DC(photo above). Susan Jenkins Davidson stitched earlier on a four-hour train trip to Toronto(photo below). Claudia C. Kyle stitched at a coffee shop. Cynthia Tenney at the Norwalk Public Library in CT. Lisa Jo Bezner at a Laundromat. Kathleen Hoy stitched at the YMCA.

Did you stitch in public this past weekend? Tell us where you stitched in the comments below!

Our next Stitch in Public Day is on February 1, 2020!

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7 thoughts on “Photos and more: EGA members took embroidery everywhere on Stitch-in-Public Day 2019

  1. I love seeing our members out sharing their embroidery with the world. Great job, everyone!

  2. Dogwood Chapter in Atlanta spent the day stitching at the Barnes & Noble bookstore. Met lots of people and picked up one new member!

    1. That’s great, Lynette! Added Dogwood to the list and this photo to our gallery.

  3. The Texas Star Chapter didn’t stitch in public, but we do have a library display that will remain through the end of February!

  4. Dogwood Chapter you have a lovely banner ! We are working on one for Southern Maine. How big is your banner and how did you attach it to your table cloth? Very pretty display.

    1. Hi Suzanne and thank you for your comment. The banner was ordered from Vista Print and is approximately 2×4′ in size. We just changed our chapter’s logo, so we’ll have a new banner for next year, but to answer your question, I used my sewing machine to sew on a 2″ wide band of Velcro (the “sticky” side) across the very top edge, using long stitches and then added the other side (the smooth side) of the Velcro strip to the top edge of the tablecloth, which is a fitted tablecloth for a 6′ table. Because the banner itself is made of vinyl, you need to use long stitches so as not to create a perforation in the banner. It will dull your needle as well, so be prepared to sacrifice your sewing machine needle for this project. So well worth it though as we used it again to hang it for the Sewing & Quilt Expo in March. I ordered our new banner without grommets so that I can extend the Velcro to the very edges and eliminate the curling. By the way, I had tried gluing the Velcro to the banner as my first attempt, but no glue would stick to the shiny, smooth vinyl.

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