New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


to the Web site of The New England Region of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA). We invite you to come join us, sharing our love of stitching, as we preserve the needle art of embroidery and participate in educational programs. EGA has approximately 20,000 members in 354 chapters in 13 Regions scattered across the United States, plus one chapter on-line. Our National Headquarters and the Margaret Parshall Gallery are located in Louisville, Kentucky.

The New England Region Inc., affectionately known by its members as NER, has approximately 875 members in 12 chapters. These chapters and their area groups are located in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

As a region, we offer Group Correspondence Courses, a Region Day educational program or tour and other educational opportunities. A multi-day seminar or stitch-in is held each year giving region members a chance to study with nationally recognized teachers.

Don’t forget to remind new members that we have a beautiful NER pin. Then pick up pins for members, both new and old, who would like one. The cost per pin is $5.00.

Message from NER Director

Hi Everyone,

Summer is in full swing and that means spending a lot of time outdoors. I know summer is a busy time, so I will make this brief. Be on the lookout for the “Shell We Stitch?” 2017 seminar brochure. It will be mailed out in August. The Southern Maine chapter has been working hard to put on a wonderful seminar for us. I hope to see you all there next April!
Make sure to check out the details in this newsletter for this year’s Region Day in October. Our education committee has put together a fun day for our members. I know I am looking forward to it!
Christine M. Gaugh of the Connecticut River Valley Chapter has been chosen as The New
England Region 2016 Gold Thread Award winner. Please join me in congratulating Christine on winning this prestigious award.
Until next time! Happy stitching and have a fun and safe summer!

Kari Boardman NER RD


June 18, 2016

Work continues to progress as expected and is following the updated timeline initiated March, 2016

The brochure will be ready to go to the printer by the end of June, early July and mailed out early August for a September 1st, first day registration.

Welcome bags have been started, favors are well underway.

Directions for our Fourth ~ Shell We Stitch ~ teaser project will be in the next NER Newsletter and kits advertised in the EGA E~News and Region Website.


Suzanne Bruno, Advertising Chair, and I met with the new Director of Sales at the Cliff House on Thursday, June 16. The meeting was to review the contract and make sure the transition to a different sales team runs smoothly, The Cliff House is currently under major renovation~construction, it is not open at the present time but is due to open August 6th, it will remain open year round after that date.

Construction is being done in two phases, with the 2nd phase completing the accommodations for guests. We were able to view two completed room renovations, they are impressive. All rooms will have king beds, some with two kings, some single king and the remainder with one king and a pullout sofa.

Initially we were guaranteed the rooms with two king beds, unfortunately these will not all be completed until the end of phase two which at this time is scheduled for June 2017. This means that we are now guaranteed rooms with one king bed and one pullout sofa.  I would like to make note of the fact that I was able to secure
an extremely generous room rate, the website lists the rooms as starting at approximately $425 a night, we were told that approximately $300 will be the group rate.

A room reservation link has been set up and will be included in the NER Newsletter due out in mid July. This will also be listed on the NER Region Website and included in our advertising.

I will be meeting with the Chef in late September to discuss menus, our lunches will be buffet style and the banquet plated. We will offer a choice of fish, chicken, beef or vegetarian. The hotel will accommodate special diet requests.

There will be no charge for electricity if we provide our own electrical cords, hopefully we will be able to do this.  Cords will have to be taped down, they will notify us of the type of tape they require or do it for us.

Respectfully submitted, Barbara Hepburn Seminar Chair


For keeping the NER website up-to-date, Chapters should send non-calendar information and announcements to Keri Boardman before the due date of June 11, 2016, with “NER Website Update Information” in the subject line.

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