Embroiderers' Guild of America, New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
December 2022
February 2023
April 2023
June 2023
October 2023
December 2023
Please join us!
Members and guests are always welcome.

Don't forget to bring your finished projects for Show and Tell, or show off what you are currently working on.

Need help on a project, bring it along.

Members, please wear your name tag!


  Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
        Snowman Ornament

This meeting we will meet in person at Thistle Needleworks and via Zoom.  The Winter Snowman ornament that we will work on is in the Jan/Feb 2022 issue of Needlepoint Now.  If you have this issue, please save it for the directions.  If you need a copy of the magazine, we have them for your purchase.  For this class, we will supply the canvas in November and hope that you can find the threads needed in your supplies.

You may pick up your canvas at Thistle Needleworks when you come to the meeting, or have it mailed to you.

Schedule for the day:
        10 am - 12 noon     Stitch the project with the group in person or via Zoom
12 noon - 1 pm   Lunch at a local restaurant for in-person participants
1 pm - 3 pm   Continue stitching the project with the group in person or via Zoom

A registration coupon is provided for this meeting.  The deadline is November 21st.

Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, March 4th, 2023
          Zoom class with Celeste Chalasani
          "Tidal Treasures"

Some of Celeste's fondest memories are of walking along the beach picking up sea shells.  As the waves gently roll in, you can search the sandy beach to see what treasure you might discover.  Each shell is a mystery, a question of what sea creature once inhabited it.  In this class, we will create our own tidal treasures: a starfish needle minder, a sea urchin pin cushion and scallop needle book.

Kit includes instructions, silk shantung, silk dupioni, Weeks Dye Works stranded cotton threads, Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads, Ultrasuede, finishing materials and needles.  Students to provide 4" and 6" embroidery hoops, 10" x 10" Evertite frame or stretcher bars with brass tacks and tightening tool, 6" ruler, white tissue paper, tweezers, masking tape, scissors for cutting paper and felt, mechanical pencil or similar, straight pins, cream colored sewing thread, needle threader, and usual stitching supplies.  Magnification and lighting is highly recommended.

Skill Level:  Advanced

A registration coupon is provided for this meeting.  The deadline is November 23rd.

Saturday, April 1st, 2023       Annual Meeting

Our program will be in person at Thistle Needleworks.  We will have lots of Show and Tell.  We plan to start a piece by Caela Conn Tyler called Just for Fun!

"Just for Fun! A Study in Textures" was a cyber class by Caela Conn Tyler back in 2002.  You can do the piece in her colorway or choose your own from stash.  We will provide complete instructions.  We will also continue with this piece at our June meeting.

Linda Berry stitched it and saved the detailed instructions with large scale diagrams and the emailed lectures and colored pictures sent with each lesson.  You feel like Caela is right there with you supplying helpful hints on both materials and stitches.  Stitches include whipped back stitch, Katie's Stitch, free-form needle weaving, web stitch, attaching beads, irregular eyelets & pulled coil, Rhodes circle, diamond darning pattern, flat diamond stitch, cushion cross corners, whipped spiders, diamond eyelets, Smyrna cross, looped ribbon and beads, filet stitch, large woven star, and loop stitch.

The piece is stitched on Congress cloth 12" x 12" (design is 6" diameter) using DMC Six-Strand Embroidery Thread #353, Décor #1514 (or Trebizond), Marlitt #1042, #8 Pearl Cotton #353, Delta #0-2, Zeta #0-2, Medici #8139, Silk Ribbon #167, Spring II #324S OR Gumnuts Poppies #823, and YLI Fine Metallic #R-10.

A registration coupon is provided for this meeting.  The deadline is March 15th, 2023.

Saturday, June 10th, 2023

Our program will continue working on Just for Fun!

Saturday, October 1st, 2023

Our program will be an EGA group correspondence course.  Further information on the project will be decided in Spring, 2023.

Saturday, December 2nd, 2023
          Zoom class with Wendy Moore
          "Kimono Imperial Ornament"

This delightfully sophisticated ornament finishes as a 4”x4” Mini-Kimono.  As an ornament, this kimono highlights a beautiful Bargello pattern in Imperial gold, red, and blue.  Using DMC Floche, Kreinik metallics, DMC & ThreadworX over-dyed floss, and a few beads, this kimono will make an impression.  You will explore how wonderfully the Bargello pattern fits into the kimono and stitch a unique variation of an octagonal Rhodes stitch.  The kit will include the canvas, all the threads and beads, instructions and photos.  Student will provide 8" stretcher bars (2 pair), laying tool, frame or frame weight, usual stitching supplies, and light and magnification if desired.

A registration coupon is provided for this meeting.  The deadline is October 1st, 2023.


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