Chapter and National News

Chapter and National News


National EGA have completed the changeover to collecting all dues once a year. All members' dues are payable by May 31, 2010. Primary member EGA Dues are $48 per year. Plural membership is $16 per year.

EGA Headquarters:

EGA is no longer located at 426 West Jefferson in Louisville. Office operations have moved and EGA has procured a post office box near the new office. The primary address for EGA is now:

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America
1355 Bardstown Road Suite 157
Louisville, KY 40204.

The phone number and email addresses remain the same:

fax 502-584-7900.

If you have any questions, please contact Lorie Welker, EGA President.

SAS 2010:

The Tennessee Valley Region of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. is busily preparing for Share-A-Stitch XXX - 'Gathering Pearls' - to be held in Charleston, West Virginia, June 24 - 27, 2010.  We would like to share this opportunity to join us for a weekend of friendship, fun, and stitching, of course!!

There are twelve classes being offered by an outstanding faculty - from beading, to silk and metal, stumpwork, canvas work, Hardanger, punchneedle, and Rozashi. There is something for everyone!  The hotel is wonderful and the room rate is most affordable.  We will have a Merchandise Night as well as a Boutique.  A banquet will be held Saturday evening.  We'd love to have you join us!!

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either by phone, (615) 646-4760, or by e-mail,

Happy stitching!!!

Ellen Daniels
Brochure Editor, TVR

CyberStitchers part in SAS 30:

"Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie

Our chapter is responsible for making the favors for Share-a-Stitch 30, which is being sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Region. The exact dates are June 24-27, 2010 and the theme is "Gathering Pearls". SSHHH!!! The favors, handcrafted biscournus, are to be a SURPRISE for seminar attendees, so please check the conversations going on in our Yahoo groups and see what you can do to assist in this effort. We still need a LOT more biscournus. If each of us had made one, we would have had more then enough. Rissa needs the biscournus by May 1, and we are only halfway to the necessary 200. If you are afraid to put them together, just stitch them and Rissa can see that they are put together. Can you make 1 or 2 to help in this effort?

Also being made by our chapter are cakes made from fibers/fabrics to be used as centerpieces. Lynn has made some gorgeous ones. More are needed. Below is a pattern to crochet a cake. It doesn't take too much yarn and works up quickly.

Linking blogs to our website:

Please remember, if you have a blog or website, to include a link to Cyberstitchers on it! It's an easy way to support the chapter. The link to the main page is . Also, Meg has been working with Annelle to host our blog on the Cyberstitchers website. Once the kinks are worked out of this, Meg will be once again soliciting people to be highlighted on it. The current link to the blog is .

Petite Project request:

The Education Department is looking for petite projects. Please pass this on to your members. If anyone has something they would like to submit, let Gwen Nelson know. The guidelines for writing the petite projects can be found on the EGA website. Petite projects in blackwork are especially needed. Thanks!

Clang, Clang...Cable Car Bells are Ringing for EGA's 2010 National Seminar!

Stitching on the Barbary Coast will be held in stunning San Francisco, September 5-10, 2010 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel! International.  Teachers and the very best from across the U.S.A. will present innovative and exciting classes for your enjoyment. No matter what your stitching interest, there is a tempting project awaiting you in The City by the Bay. Along with the rip-roaring fun 'Barbary Coast' theme adding to the excitement, choose from side trips to the beautiful Napa Valley wine country, charming Monterey, the Pacific Coast, the Lace Museum, the ever-hysterical Beach Blanket Babylon Revue in historic North Beach...and lots more!

A Special Invitation: Miss Eliza Jane Johnson cordially invites you to participate in her Stitching Exposition to be held at Seminar 2010. The Exposition will consist of original needlework related to Stitching on the Barbary Coast. Entry information regarding this exhibit can be located at on the National Seminar page.

Do you want to have even more fun at Seminar 2010? Get involved! Join Hospitality Co-chairs Joy McGoran and Janet Baughman and be part of their dynamic and fun group of volunteers. Contact Joy or Janet.

You may view all classes on the National EGA website on the National Seminar page.

Get in on all the excitement and remember to make it an even richer experience by volunteering for a few hours. Come for all or come for there for the stitching fun and the adventure of a lifetime. We can't wait to see you here!

Mike Swan, Chair
Sara Zander, Publicity
And the 2010 Seminar Committee

Chapter Pins:

Cyberstitchers is lucky to have our own Chapter Pin! You can see a picture of what this pin looks like in the files section of this yahoo group. Just go to the file section and look for "cyberstitchers pin". They really are a fun to wear especially when you are attending the National and Regional EGA Seminars.

These pins are $7.00 and that includes the postage regardless of where we are mailing.

If you are interested, you can pay via paypal at or for our Canadian members. The payee is Just be sure to identify "Chapter Pin" somewhere in the payment information. You can also send a check to me, payable to Cyberstitchers, just email me for my mailing address. Regardless, of how you purchase one, please email me (click on my name below) and give me YOUR mailing address and that you are wanting to purchase a chapter pin. As soon as I see payment, I will get your pin out to you.

Your Chapter Pin volunteer,
Kathie Morrison

Special Interest Groups:

Check out our SIGs - Special Interest Groups. Different stitchers have gotten together for specific interests and stitch-a-longs: Beading, stitching a Christmas ornament each month, each group working on a CC, etc. Go to SIGs on our website to see what is going on.

From the Newsletter Editor:

For our new members, we have built in links to websites mentioned, and to emailing people you may need to contract. If you see a link mentioned and the letters are blue, click on that link and you will be taken there. You will note that I don't put folks' actual emails in the newsletter. If you click on their name in blue, you will be able to email them. If you have a problem, let me know!

I also encourage members to share - if you found a great needlework book, took a great class with a great teacher, have some neat stitching tips to share - let me know so I can include it in the newsletter. Also, if there are some interesting needlework related events in your area, let me know so that I may add them onto the calendar. With the size of our membership, and the area we cover, chances are if there is something happening near you, some of our chapter may be interested in attending.

Sue Sherburne
Newsletter Editor