EGA-Dogwood
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

GIANT STITCH IN - SATURDAY, JULY 29TH

Dogwood Chapter's annual Giant Stitch In is set for Saturday, July 29th from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Perimeter Church at 9500 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA.​ 

Gather your pre-priced magazines, books, kits, fabrics, threads and anything else stitch related that you'd like to donate for the benefit of the chapter. Items will be sold garage sale style and all proceeds benefit Dogwood Chapter.  

Then, stick around and stitch with us! Bring your WIP (work in progress) and enjoy the company of other passionate stitchers for a fun-filled day! Lunch will be provided to all who come, so who said "there's not such thing as a free lunch"? 

Think about supplying a stitched item or two for the teacup auction. Appropriate items would be biscornus, scissor cases, needle books or any small items like scissors, beaded items or items that another stitcher would love. There will also be door prizes. Our talented stitchers have donated beautiful things in the past, so you won't want to miss this. Don't forget to wear your Dogwood name tags and we'll see you there.

 All other needlework guild members and guests are invited to attend.
  

Wild Strawberries Needle Book & Pincushion 
One Day Class

Friday, October 20th

Dogwood Chapter is pleased to announce a fall one day class with Dawn Fisher of Morning Glory Needleworks. The class will be held on Friday, October 20th at the North Fulton Government Center on Roswell Rd. in Sandy Springs. This class will feature a wild strawberry needle book and pincushion. Just like in the wild, no two of the strawberries on this needlebook and pincushion are alike. Each of the twelve strawberries will give the stitcher a small "taste" of a new stitch without being overwhelmed. 

The strawberries will be stitched in Smyrna Cross, Mosaic Checker, Captive Cross, Crow's Foot, Rice, Alternatin Mosaic, Arrowhead, Cross with Bar, Ray, Satin, Two Sided Italian, and Tiny Arrowhead stitches. Students will also learn how to attach vintage buttons using Laze Daisy and cross stitches.

The Wild Strawberries Needle Book and Pincushion were stitched on 30 count Angel Hair linen from Weeks Dye Works using DMC floss. The needle book has dyed wool pages from Weeks Dye Works. Kit includes 2 cuts of linen, 7 full skeins of DMC floss, wool, fabric for lining, vintage buttons, ribbon, needle and detailed instructions. 

Watch upcoming newsletters for registration forms, but please be sure to save the date!


Grandma's Button Box One Day Class

Saturday, October 21st

Open to all members is a second one day class on Saturday, October 21st at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church in Peachtree Corners, GA . Also being taught by Dawn Fisher of Morning Glory Needleworks, this class features a more extensive, but precious project paying homage to grandma's button box. 

The top of the box incorporates numerous stitches - Lazy Daisy, Rhodes, Detached Buttonhole, Eyelet, Canvas Lace, Buttonhole, Diagonal Cross stitch, Cross with Bar, Chain and more! The buttons on this box and included in the kit are from Dawn's Grandma's button box, but students are encouraged to bring their own buttons if they wish to make their box more personal.

The fabric for the top is 28 count Jobelan in African Daisy, a lovely, over-dyed yellow. The box is wrapped in 2 inch 18 count banding. The threads used are Sulky's 12 Wt. Cotton Petites, which are fabulous to work with. Directions will include 3 alphabets for personalization.

The best part of this box, - no contruction required! If you look closely, you will see this is a Whitman's chocolate box! Bonus - someone has to eat all the chocolate before the box can be covered!! Students will provide thie own box or the top could be framed instead. The complete flower alphabet used on the top is included. 

Watch for registration forms in upcoming newsletters, but be sure to save the date!

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 www.egausa.org 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. 

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! 
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