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 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

Dear Members,

It’s hard to believe summer is here and the year is half over! I hope everyone finds some time to carve out for some good summer stitching. Thank you to the Southern Maine chapter for hosting a wonderful and successful Region Seminar in April. The location was gorgeous and the seminar was a lot of fun.
If you haven’t heard already, the New England Region is on the schedule to host the National Seminar in 2020. Please help me in congratulating Lorie Welker who has been elected as our Seminar Chair for the 2020 National Seminar. I know her experience at all levels of EGA will be a great asset to us as we go forward in the planning. Stay tuned for location and theme
information. I know we can all pull together as a region and put on an amazing seminar!
I would also like to send congratulations to Linda Marchand from Southern Maine chapter. She is the 2017 Gold Thread Award recipient for The New England Region. Congratulations for a well-deserved honor!

Happy stitching!

Kari Boardman NER RD


NER SEMINAR 2017 ~ Shell We Stitch?

The NER Seminar Committee is pleased to Report that we have 134 Students registered for Seminar 2017 ~ Shell We Stitch?
129 Registrations were received by the December 2016 deadline. The remaining 5 registrants were late due to health or other family issues, these students were allowed to register after checking with the appropriate
teacher to determine they were in agreement with this decision. Registration was capped at 135. I feel
confident in reporting that the addition of our wonderful Shell We Stitch? teaser projects designed by Denise
Harrington Pratt have been instrumental in the interest in our Seminar and the success in our additional
registrations. In true SOME Chapter spirit, we are pleased to announce that kits for the final teaser project ~ Seahorse Scissors Keep ~ are now available.
Our Friday afternoon Crazy Quilt lecture and display has 72 attendees registered. There is still some space available in the Cape Neddick Salon if we have other requests prior to the event.
We have16 tables at present for our Friday Night Mini Merchandise Mart. Seven of these tables are from
Independent Vendors.
Our Boutique for the weekend is Attic Heirlooms of Damariscotta, Maine http://www.attic-heirlooms.com
Trish Harriman, the owner, has informed us that she would be willing to fill orders for pick up at Seminar.
The Boutique will be open Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday during Seminar hours.
We have an Exhibit room for our Marvis Cohen Award Exhibit, original work by members of SOME
Chapter EGA. Also on view in the exhibit room will be a display of ocean themed work completed by members of SOME Chapter.
The Southern Maine Chapter and Seminar Committee 2017 is proud to be hosting Shell We Stitch? NER
Seminar 2017. Our venue, the Cliff House in Ogunquit/Cape Neddick, Maine, offers us the opportunity to
enjoy a view of the spectacular Maine coastline as well as work and gather together in the spirit of friendship. We welcome registrants and guests from many States within the United States of America.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Maine on April 28th, 2017.
Thank you,

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 March 25, 2017, with “NER Website Update Information” in the subject line.

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