Greater Cincinnati Chapter
of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA)

Subtitle

Greater Cincinnati Chapter EGA welcomes
you to the wonderful world of embroidery!


We invite stitchers of ALL levels
-- beginner to professional -- to join us
in learning, sharing, and 

enjoying stitching of all kinds.

Meetings:


We have regular meetings most months, September through December and February through May, plus special events in, Jaunary (4rd Saturday workshop and luncheon), and July (day-long Saturday class).  Guests are always welcome.   


IMPORTANT MEETING REMINDER


Beginning in April 2018, our meeting time will CHANGE to 1:00 pm the SECOND MONDAY of the Month.  


The meeting location remains the Madeira Municipal Building, 7141 Miami Avenue (community room on lower level).  


Meeting Format


Most meetings consist of a (short) business meeting followed by a program.   A listing of upcoming programs can be found below, and a sampling of past projects can be found in a photo album.


In a typical year, programs might include hands-on stitching projects, lectures, sharing programs where members exchange hints, suggestions, and experiences on a particular topic, and stitch-ins where we all bring a current project and enjoy the fellowship of stitching together and sharing our current work.


In addition, here are some guidelines to prepare for  coming to a meeting:

  • Always bring  a project to stitch on (your own project if you are not doing the meeting project)
  • Always bring something for Show and Tell - current, recent, and/or completed projects to share
  • Always bring any no-longer-wanted stitching patterns and or supplies for our Free to a Good Home or
         Your for a Donation to the Chapter tables.

Upcoming 2018 Meetings

April 9  -  Create a Box for Your Stitching


Carol will lead us in making a fabric-covered box. Materials fee TBA.  Bring sewing kit:  needles, scissors, tape measure, etc.  


                 

May and June - Hardanger Project from Spring 2018 Needle Arts Magazine, pp. 35-38.   


May 14

Introduction to the project, begin outside blanket stitch edge, eyelets, and center klosters.  Complete these areas at home before next meeting.


June  11 

Completing the Hardanger project, cutting, Dove’s Eyes, embellishments, and ideas for adapting the project to your preferences 
               


July 28 - Saturday Workshop and Pot Luck Luncheon  - 9:30 - 3:30  
(no meeting July 9)

Karen will lead us in creating a 4 X 6 inch wool applique sewing case, designed with a pocket, padded needle/pin cushion, attached needle threader, and scissors pouch, and closed with a button and thread loop.  Kit fee $20.


Registration - open to GCEGA members only until June 4, deadline for all registrations July 15. 


                         

August 13 


Noted framer Susie Wilken will offer us her insights on framing our  completed needlework projects.

September 10 - Needlework tool

round up!   

Bring your favorite needlework tool(s). . . or your most unusual or quirky ones!  Let us know why you like it/them.

October 15 - Focus on Finishing 

Beaded edgings -Learn how to created beautiful beaded edging and fringes to give your ornament finishing extra panache.  Further details coming later.

November 12

Stitch-a-long Reindeer Ornament 

Get in the mood for the holidays by stiching a fun, quick ornament.  Instructions are on the EGA Website or in NeedleArts magazine.

This is a great opportunity to experiment with making changes to a design to make it uniquely yours.  What will you do?  Adjust the size?  Change colors?  Indulge in over-the-top finishing embellishments?

                          Photo coming soon

December 10 - 12:15 - 3:00 pm  

Holiday Pot Luck Lunch and Meeting 

Enjoy a hearty lunch then stitch a small holiday tree project!  And don't forget to bring your finished Reindeer Ornament from November and your 2018 holiday stitching for a festive Show and Tell.







                                               Photo Album - Selected Programs                                                    2011 - 2013

                                                

  Embroidered Buttons

 

   

Darning Pattern Needlebook

   Zipper Flowers

 

APRIL, MAY, and JUNE  -  Beginning Crewel Embroidery

  

JULY - Try your hand at Battenberg Embroidery

 SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, and NOVEMBER - "Sweater" canvas work

 

 

                      What's happening nationally and regionally:

Our chapter is part of the national EGA organization and the Great Lake Region -- both of which offer a great range of activities and resources.

To learn more about the national organization, visit http://www.egausa.org/ .

To learn more about the Great Lakes Region, visit http://www.ega-glr.org/ .