New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

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


Welcome 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 9 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.

Seminar 2020 will be in Boston, we are very excited about it, planning has already started. Please check out the Seminar 2020 page for all the latest information. Consider creating a Tea Cozy to exhibit, details here.

Message from NER Director

Dear Members,

I want to take the opportunity to say that it has been an honor to serve as your RD over the past three years. Getting to know EGA at the National level has been an amazing experience. I would like to thank my fellow board members and region reps who served with me. You are all incredible assets to the organization and made my job very easy. I wish the new board luck over the next three years. You ladies will be great! I hope to see everyone in 2020 in Boston!

Happy stitching!

Kari Boardman
New England Region Director


Letter from Incoming Region Director

Season’s Greetings!

As we clean up the left-over turkey and prepare for all the celebrations ahead, NER is preparing for big happenings ahead!

First though, I would like to take this time to thank Kari Boardman, Carolyn Ball-Hansen, Kate Thomas, Lisa Green, and Beth Lindsay for a successful three-year term of office.  Thank you also to the rest of the board for their dedication to the region. Thank you to our “Shell We Stitch” SoME seminar committee headed by Barbara Hepburn.

Next, I would like to thank the board for their confidence in our new executive board and we will work hard to meet your expectations. In case you haven’t heard, your new executive board for the New England Region of EGA is:
Region Director: myself – Sue Polumbo
Assistant Region Director: Lynn McCann
Recording Secretary: Sue Andrews (corresponding secretary now under recording)
Treasurer: Deb Milvae

I am happy to announce the following NER members who have agreed to fill these appointed positions on the board.
By-laws:  Lynn  McCann Education: Laurel Kulas Hospitality: Kari Boardman Membership: Beth Lindsay Newsletter: Denise Harrington Pratt
Web Coordinator: Joanna Enzmann
Subcommittee under Web – Kari Boardman – social media coordinator
T.O.Y.S.: Diana Snyder

I am looking for volunteers for the following positions. Reps, please consider volunteering for one of these positions....

Fund Raising, Historian, and Outreach. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact me and I will fill you in on the responsibilities of the position.

We have 2 stitching opportunities in March for the region. SoME is sponsoring their Spring Getaway March 1-3, 2019.  The registration deadline is November 30, 2018 for Spring Getaway.  The region is sponsoring Spring Break, March 30-31, 2019. February 1, 2019 is the deadline for registration for Spring Break. We have many opportunities to expand our repertoire!

Keep your eyes and ears open for our “Boston Stitch Party” National Seminar 2020! Lorie Welker and her committee are hard at work. I hope you’ve seen our logo in Needlearts.  Barbara Hepburn has sold tote bags and needle minders at this past national seminar in Louisville, KY. Teachers are submitting their proposals for classes. Lori, with the board’s help, will be reaching out for volunteers for the many positions that make a national seminar a success. The seminar will be September 4-8, 2020 however, Lorie will need help before and after the official dates.

Exciting times ahead! I am looking forward to serving you and the region for the next three years. Please feel free to contact me with any ideas or concerns.

Again – Season’s Greetings and blessings to all,



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 16, 2018, with “NER Website Update Information” in the subject line.

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