The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., New England Region

Connecticut River Valley Chapter
EGA Seminar
Stitch Retreat
CRVC Library
CRVC Board
CRVC Bylaws
Call to Members

What's New

  The New England Region is hosting the EGA National Seminar from September 3 – 8, 2020!!

The seminar will be at the Sheraton Back Bay in Boston, a perfect setting for a great weekend.


Announcing the next Group Correspondence Course offered by NER:
      • By Melinda Sherbring
NER is paying all registration fees associated with the class.  Each student pays only the cost of the instruction booklet and supplies, plus $10.00 towards the postage costs.
The cost of the class is $50.00, which includes the $40.00 text fee and the $10.00 postage fee.
Registration deadline is September 18, 2018.  Registration will be sent to National shortly thereafter.  Booklets will be received by the group leader approximately 8 to10 weeks after that.  The group leader will notify you of the end date.  This is a six to nine month course.

MORE THAN A ROSE by Melinda Sherbring
Group Correspondence Course Registration form:
Name: _________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________
Preferred Phone: ________________________________________
Email: ________________________________________________
If you are willing to be the group leader, please initial here: _______
EGA Membership Number (required) _______________________

The registration deadline is September 18, 2018.
Please send this form along with a check in the amount of $50.00 made payable to “NER EGA” to: Susan Polumbo, 65 Wren Drive, Suffield, CT 06078

More Than a Rose
Teacher: Melinda Sherbring
More Than a Rose is a small piece designed to introduce students to some stitches and raised work techniques used on English sweet bags ca. 1600.  The student should be familiar with Tent stitch, able to follow a stitch diagram, and willing to make decisions based on a range of presented alternatives typical of that time period.  Students may follow the choices made on the model or test their wings with alternatives.  This project is worked on a linen ground with your choice of cotton or silk floss and with gold and silver passing threads, providing a taste of goldwork without a large investment in gold materials.  The techniques are a mixture of Tent stitch, surface embroidery, and needlelace.  The text shows how to work Plaited Braid, four varieties of Corded Detached Buttonhole, three varieties of Ceylon, Offset Cross, and other more familiar stitches.

Course information
Project:  Framed Piece
Size:  Approximately 5" x 3.5"
Color Choices:  Gold, silver, and three shades each of red, blue, green, and brown
Fabric:  8" x 10" white or off-white linen, 28- to 36-count
Threads:  Gold and silver threads (list of non-tarnish alternatives to precious metals is provided); lizerine; choice of cotton floss, spun silk, or flat silk threads
Proficiency Level:  Intermediate
Prerequisites:  Familiarity with tent stitch and willingness to make decisions based on presented alternatives
Time:  Six lessons scheduled over six to nine months
Text:  $40 per student; 60 pages with color images
Supplies (approximate):  About $35 (cotton threads, non-tarnish metal threads, sharing lizerine), or $70 (Soie Ovale, non-tarnish metal threads, sharing lizerine), or $140 (Soie d’Alger, genuine metal threads, own lizerine)

'More Than a Rose' by Melinda Sherbring

Century House Hotel


You Need to come!
  A 2-3 day weekend spent stitching, and making friends here in the Albany Area.
    •    Goodie Bags for participants
    •    Door Prize Raffles
    •    2 exchanges: a smalls exchange and a mystery box exchange
    •    Brag table: limit to 2 items
    •    Freebie/Exchange table- destash or add to your stash
    •    Deerhill Farm (Pat Taylor Athanas) from Hyde Park will be bring items for sale
          to enhance stash!
    •    Includes Lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday along with Dinner Friday &
          Saturday Night

    •    You can come for all 3 days or just 2 (fee will be adjusted)

October 26-28, 2018

At the Historic Century House

$200/pp includes: Meeting Room and Lunch and Dinner

Go to Enter "For The Stitcher’s Soul Fall Retreat" to get your ticket.

Go to the Facebook page
For The Stitcher’s Soul
for more details

This retreat is not affiliated with EGA, but CRVC is including the information in case some of our members are interested.

CRVC Library

Our CRVC Library has seen very little use in the last 5-10 years and therefore the Board has made the difficult decision to dissolve it.  Chapter members are being offered the first opportunity to purchase the books in the library with the funds going into the education fund.

The list of books in the library is on the CRVC web site, listed both alphabetically
by title -- -- and alphabetically
by author --  If you are interested in one or more titles, please contact the chapter librarian Judie Solomon at with the title(s) and the price you are willing to pay for each title.  Once you are notified that the books are yours, please arrange to pick them up at Thistle Needleworks.  If you prefer to have your book(s) mailed to you, please let the librarian know and you will be informed how much the postage will be (via Media Mail).

If all the books are not distributed to members, they will be offered to other chapters and other EGA members.

CRVC Board Meetings

During 2018, some Board Meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months and some will be held on Saturday immediately preceeding a general meeting. See the Master Calendar for actual meeting dates and location.

CRVC Bylaws

The CRVC Chapter Bylaws (Revised 2013) are available for viewing.

Here’s a call to all members..................we would love to have others assume some of the jobs for our chapter. They are NOT big jobs, just some "pitching in" to help with short term needs. Hopefully you can attend our board meetings on the second Tuesdays of odd-numbered months or on Saturday immediately preceeding a general meeting. That’s where we come up with plans for future meetings, so you’ll enjoy the fun of learning what’s out there.

Please contact Lisa ( if you would like to help.


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