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New England Region News

News from the New England Region!


​Find a Chapter


Connecticut River Valley:
Meetings (September though June)
Lisa Green

Location: Thistle Needleworks, 506 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT.


Meetings - 3rd Tuesday of the month at various locations.
SOME Chapter has five active Area Groups which meet once a month. For times and
locations of all other meetings please contact Barbara Hepburn


Cape Cod:
Meetings (September though May)
Day Group - 3rd Tuesday of each month at
Federated Church of Orleans, 162 Main Street, East Orleans, MA contact Marie Oastler

Celestial Stitchers:
Meetings - 2nd Tuesday of the month
6:30 pm- 9:00 pm at Beth Tikvah Community Center
30 Oak Street
Westborough, MA 01581 contact Maggie Williams

Merrimack Valley:
Meetings (April through December) - 3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm at the Hampton Inn at 25 Middlesex Turnpike on the Bedford/Billerica line.
Stitch-ins (January through March) - same time and place.
Pat Timpanaro

Meetings - 1st Monday of the month, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the Boyden Public Library, Foxboro, MA contact Kari Boardman

Pioneer Valley:
Meetings - 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm Second Baptist Church in Suffield, CT. at. No meetings in July and August. contact Elaine Conway.


Green Mountain:
Meetings - 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm atFamily Center of The Holy
Family -St Lawrence Catholic Church in Essex Junction, VT. Meetings in person and on Zoom. contact Lorraine Pierce.
Chapter email address is gmc.vt.ega@gmail.com

Ongoing Region Projects

Tea Cozy Display for the Boston Stitch Party,  September 2023. More info: Suzanne Bruno
Tea Cozy Information

Boston Stitch Party Merchandise
More info: Barbara Hepburn
Click here for Details and Order Form

Region Website:  http://www.newenglandregionega.org/index.html

Policies & Procedures



Through the Needle's Eye Exhibition
Register by Dec. 31

The exhibit is to showcase the best in our members’ artistic and technical works. The creativity, imagination,
and inventiveness of our members is on display, along with their expertise in stitching. You do not need to be
an experienced designer to enter; you just need to be willing to take the exciting challenge.

Explore your heritage through embroidery. How do your ancestry and culture influence your needlework today? Tell your story through your needlework and your artist statement submitted with each piece.



September, 2022

Please send additional subscription requests to: neregion20@gmail.com .Please send upcoming events to neregion20@gmail.com. More eye candy needed! Send photos to neregion20@gmail.com

Congratulations to Laurie Sims for the New England Region Gold Thread Award!  EGA's Gold Thread Award is a way for EGA chapters and regions to recognize outstanding individuals who have given freely of their time and talents, and best exemplify EGA’s purpose.

Upcoming Events!

Early Registration for the Boston Stitch Party continues through Sept. 28.

This is essential for the best selection of classes. Not only do some of the most popular classes fill up in this period, others may not run at all if they do not get enough early registrations. The Seminar will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel (Backbay) from September 1-5, 2023. See all 72 classes HERERegister HERE

For those who think they cannot afford a National Seminar, do consider one of the ONE DAY CLASSES. 
There are 18 to choose from, with no hotel costs or facilities fee. $100 plus kit fee. These classes can be identified by their numbers beginning with 1, scheduled on Friday, September 1. 

Tea Cozy Exhibit
at the Boston Stitch Party,
Sept. 1-5, 2023.

This is an opportunity to show our fellow stitchers the local talent of the New England Region Embroiderers.
  • Tea Cozy must be stitched with a threaded needle
  • Tea Cozy does not need to be original design, designers will be credited
  • Antique or "gifted" to you Tea Cozies are welcome
  • Open to members of New England Region
  • Piece must be in good display condition with no stains or rips
  • 3 Tea Cozy limit per person
  • Your name must be attached to the inside of the piece
  • Further information and all forms, including insurance, here.  Insurance Form 1 or 3 must be included

September 20 Southern Maine - An in person meeting will be held focusing on fundraising items to sell at the
Seminar 2033 to benefit the chapter. At the September Chapter meeting, Patty Smith Gardner will lead us in constructing these beautiful, useful Teacup Pincushions. An assortment of coordinating fabrics, pins and threads, etc. will be supplied by Barbara Hepburn. Glue and fiberfill will be supplied by the Chapter. We ask that each member participating donate one teacup & saucer either from their stash or from a yard sale find; the cost should be minimal. If you would like to make a teacup for your own personal use, please bring an additional cup and saucer. Please be sure that your cups have their design on the outside of the cup! More info: Barbara Hepburn

September 24-25, Portsmouth, NH Traveling Teacher Class–The First Sip, with Hazel Blomkamp of South Africa.
Don't miss the chance to sign up for Studio Time and get a peek at Hazel's class! Only $100 for two days of stitching bliss including two lunches. Registration form here
Email Tricia Barry  Patricialbarry@yahoo.com or             
Sue Polmbo    biggregp@aol.com

October 1 Connecticut River Valley Chapter ZOOM meeting. Christmas Tree Ornament. More info: Lisa Green 

October 12:  Green Mountain Chapter BYOUkrainian Stitching Project: select a project from the numerous ones found on the EGA website and bring it to stitch in solidarity with Ukraine. 

October 15 Pioneer Valley Chapter Nordic Mitten with Wendy Moore. Kits available.
Contact: Sue Polombo


October 24 Southern Maine will be offering the GCC course “Hearts to You” designed by member Denise Harrington Pratt. Full details will be released inAugust, with the registration list to close September 6th.  An added incentive is that Denise will be leading Zoom classes on the project. More info: Barbara Hepburn

November 9: Green Mountain Chapter Hardanger class with Diana Snyder.  Sign-up available at September’s meeting.

December 3 Connecticut River Valley Chapter ZOOM meeting More info: Lisa Green 

December 14: Green Mountain Chapter Holiday Potluck lunch with ornament exchange

September 1-5, 2023 Boston MA National Seminar - Boston Stitch Party

by Martha Roberts
Six-Layer Cake

Your Pictures Here!

by Jane Masenas
Designed after a Bargello class held by the Green Mountain Chapter

If You Send Them!


Firebird by Judith Krimski  - Here’s a combo piece inspired by travels to Bermuda and New Zealand Bottom and top). The middle part of the piece is called “Freebird.” It signifies a release from burdens and problems and becoming a fuller more fulfilled self."

Firebird Detail

Firebird Detail



Since March 2020, the National Seminar Committee has been working on changes to the National Seminar
Guidelines to include how to hold a national seminar virtually.
Seminars are currently scheduled through 2025.
2021–GLR, 2022–MET, 2023–NER, 2024–TVR, and 2025–SCR

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