Atlanta Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America

The mission of The Embroiderers' Guild of America is to inspire passion for the needle arts

through education and the celebration of its heritage. 
  1. Poppy Biscornu
  2. Tanja Berlin's Blackwork Butterfly
  3. BIGERS Group Necklace project
  4. Jane Nicholas stumpwork project
  5. Zen Tangle Tree
  6. The Enchanted Forest
  7. Peyote beadwork
  8. Beadwork
  9. Mixed media
  10. Punch Needle
  11. Title
  12. Bluebird
  13. The Hiding Place
  14. Display of chapter member's finished pieces at the quarterly meeting.
  15. Halloween cross stitch witch
  16. Susan Ayres needlepoint
  17. Title 17
  18. Title 19
  19. All Things Atlanta Christmas Needlepoint Ornaments
  20. Redwork sampler
  21. Needlepoint patriotic basket

Annual Christmas Luncheon

Atlanta Athletic Club, December 9th

The much anticipated annual Christmas luncheon is just around the corner! The theme this year is Diamonds and Sapphires in celebration of EGA's 60th anniversary and Dogwood chapter's 45th anniversary in 2018.

Invitations to all members have been mailed! Be sure to return your RSVP card and your $32 check for the cost of the luncheon no later than November 28th.  This is the chapter's last general meeting of the year and you will not want to miss it!  

This event is only open to EGA Dogwood and plural members. In addition to a fabulous luncheon in the newly remodeled ballroom of the Atlanta Athletic Club, there will be a show and tell table for your finished masterpieces, optional gift swap and the election and installation of new board members. 

If you have not received your invitation in the mail, please email Remember, registration closes November 28th, so don't delay in getting your R.S.V.P. turned in so that you don't miss a minute!

Quarterly Chapter Meeting with Guest Speaker Diane Herrmann

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Diane Herrmann holds a Level 2 Teacher Certification in canvas embroidery from the National Academy of Needlearts (NAN). She has taught for local and regional guilds and chapters, and received several prestigious awards and honors for her work. As a former University of Chicago mathematics teacher, Diane has used math concepts as inspiration for her designs and presentations. Diane strongly supports the integration of needleart/fiber art and mathematics and is a contributing author of Crafting by Concepts: Fiber Arts and Mathematics. As a special treat, Diane Herrmann will be presenting a lecture on Thursday, March 1 as part of our Chapter's quarterly general meeting. This lecture will be on Symmetry and Design. Please save the date plan to attend this very special event as well as our general meeting. Time and location to be announced.

Walking the Water's Edge 
Two Day Class with Diane Herrmann

Friday & Saturday, March 2nd and 3rd, 2018

​Are you dreaming of a vacation? Imagine a leisurely walk along a sunny beach - the waves washing up on the sand to expose a starfish. This intermediate class on canvas will teach you ways use a Florentine Stitch pattern and subtle shading techniques with floss to create the line of a wave on a beach.
Separating and laying strands of thread will be discussed as well as how to use different colors and numbers of strands of floss to create shading in a Florentine Stitch pattern. Freeform eyelet stitches will mimic the foamy edge of the wave. You will experiment with freeform eyelet stitching and after practicing a number of stitches from the Eyelet family, you will learn how to create your own eyelet stitches and place them in a freeform pattern. Instructions will be included on how to add some beads to the foam to give a sunny sparkle to the wave. You will select a color to create a starfish and learn the Bullion Knot Stitch to place a starfish on the shore. A discussion of options for finishing your work will complete the course.
The two day schedule will give you plenty of time in class to get some quality stitching accomplished on your piece. 

Dogwood Chapter pays tuition for all Dogwood members.

Kit fee is $50, but Dogwood Members attending the class will pay only $25
Registration closes January 15th, so get your registration form mailed today!
See your November newsletter for the form or email 

Dogwood Chapter Project Bags!

Dogwood Chapter EGA has project bags available for sale with our chapter logo printed on them! The bags are available to purchase at all chapter events. The bags sell in sets of 4 for $40. They're selling out fast, so be sure to get yours soon! Can't decide on a color - buy a set of each! 

A Little Book of Embroidery Basics - FREE to all EGA members!

​Have you gotten your FREE downloadable booklet yet? This book is a little collection of tips and bits of knowledge collected by the author, designed to help a beginning embroiderer with some basic knowledge about the wonderful world of embroidery in any of its forms, and to encourage an established embroiderer to pursue beautiful stitches. Included are 'The Expert Advises' - invaluable tips offered from some of our teachers.

Remember, this is free, but only to EGA members.

The book can be accessed by logging into EGA's national website at and then clicking on 'resources' and then 'free projects'. 

The book can be printed on 8 1/2" x 11" paper and then cut to 5.5" x 8.5" and bound in your preferred method.

Funding for 'A Little Book of Embroidery Basics' was made possible by the Gay Montegue Phillips Bequest. 

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