EGA, Dogwood Chapter

Proud member of 

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. 

It's time to renew your membership!

It's time to renew your membership for another year. You have until April 30th to get your payment in to keep your membership active, which includes your subscription to NeedleArts Magazine, your listing in Dogwood Chapter's printed directory, your ability to register and participate in classes, workshops and seminars and just so much more! The membership form can be found in your most recent newsletter or at the bottom of this page. So, don't let time slip away and send your check today! 


This 2 day workshop is on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th at the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA) from 12:30 until 6PM. Dogwood chapter members pay only 1/2 the kit fee of $85 and a $5 facility fee for a total of $47.50 thanks to the Dogwood Chapter Legacy Fund.  This is an amazing opportunity to learn surface embroidery techniques, using a variety of materials. 

Spring in the desert brings out the blooms of various cacti. This workshop includes all three designs and is stitched on congress cloth. Each cactus is an applique of batik fabric which is then embellished with stitching to create needles, flowers and various insects. The designs include many different surface and stumpwork methods and will not take long to complete. The workshop is limited to the first 22 registrants, so don't wait and register today! 

The registration form may be found in the February newsletter or you may email [email protected] and request a copy be mailed or emailed to you.


Jeanette Rees, a Dogwood Chapter member, is an award winning needle arts designer and teacher. She began stitching and designing in junior high school when she took a sewing class. She added cross stitched strawberries on the border of a summer robe to make the design her own. In her early years, she continued to learn all about the world of needle arts including cross stitch, needlepoint, embroidery, knitting, crochet, quilting, and whatever else she found interesting. Marrying a career military man and spending a lot of time overseas, she always made a point to learn a local art or craft, whether it was bean collecting on Guam or seaweed printing in Hawaii. These early experiences continue to influence her work today.

After military retirement, she and her husband opened a wonderful needlework shop by combining the best of the shops visited during their years of traveling. She carried a diverse inventory of cross stitch & needlepoint, offering classes, workshops, and finishing services. Her husband's custom framing rounded out the shop and was a great contribution to their successful venture. During this time, she was designing cross stitch charts and continues to periodically create new cross stitch designs including an annual ornament for Just Cross Stitch magazine.

In 2004, after major damage from Hurricane Ivan, they retired from the shop, allowing Jeanette the freedom to devote more of her time to her true love of designing and teaching needle arts at seminars throughout the U.S. She has taught all levels of classes in canvas work, hardanger, stumpwork, surface stitching, and all forms of embroidery. She has taught for ANG, EGA, Stitchery Groups, EGA chapters, retreats, and retail shops. She especially enjoys watching her students evolve in their stitching. 

Jeanette lives in North Carolina with her husband, enjoying their views of the mountains. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. She enjoys continuing her needle arts education at EGA and ANG National, Regional and local Chapter Seminars

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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