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


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.


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

Regular meetings are held at 1:00 pm the SECOND Monday of the month, at the Madeira Municipal Building, 7141 Miami Avenue (community room on lower level).  

Meeting Format

Most meetings consist of a 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
         Yours for a Donation to the Chapter tables.

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 


 New -  July 9 - July Stitch-In - 1:00 - 3:00 

 This will be a stitch-in only - no business meeting.  Bring a project of your choice and enjoy stitching and visiting 

  with fellow members.  

July 28 - Saturday Workshop and Pot Luck Luncheon  - 9:30 - 3:30  

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. 


Program Change - August 13 - Stitch-In - 1:00 - 3:00 

This will be a stitch-in only - no business meeting. Bring a project of your choice and enjoy stitching and visiting 

with fellow members.  

Check back for details on rescheduling of the program with framer Susie Wilken.

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 - Stitch-in.  Bring a project of your choice and enjoy stitching and visiting with fellow members.

November 12 - 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.

Photo shows sample beaded edgings, not necessarily the specific edgings taught.

December 10 - 12:15 - 3:00 pm  

Holiday Tea, Meeting, and Project

Bring your favorite seasonal goodies for a festive holiday tea. We will also stitch a small Christmas tree on even weave fabric. Don't forget your 2018 holiday stitching for 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 .

To learn more about the Great Lakes Region, visit .