New England Region - The Embroiderers' Guild of America

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


Welcome to the Web site of The New England Region of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA). We invite you to come join us, sharing our love of stitching, as we preserve the needle art of embroidery and participate in educational programs. EGA has approximately 20,000 members in 354 chapters in 13 Regions scattered across the United States, plus one chapter on-line. Our National Headquarters and the Margaret Parshall Gallery are located in Louisville, Kentucky.

The New England Region Inc., affectionately known by its members as NER, has approximately 875 members in 9 chapters. These chapters and their area groups are located in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

As a region, we offer Group Correspondence Courses, a Region Day educational program or tour and other educational opportunities. A multi-day seminar or stitch-in is held each year giving region members a chance to study with nationally recognized teachers.

Don’t forget to remind new members that we have a beautiful NER pin. Then pick up pins for members, both new and old, who would like one. The cost per pin is $5.00.

Message from NER Director

Dear Members,

National has some exciting news to share in the December edition of Needelarts. The Gay Phillips estate has finally been settled. Make sure to check out our national president’s letter for details.  2018 is also going to see some exciting changes for National in the form of a
brand-new logo and website.  Both will be rolled out early in the year.

The 2020 National Seminar is going to be held in Boston, MA. We are very close to having a signed contract with a venue. As you all know, national seminars can be a daunting task for any region. We are going to need the support of every NER member to help make 2020 a successful event.  As the planning process continues, the committee will be identifying ways every member can volunteer to help. I have confidence that we can do it!

Speaking of Seminar 2020…we need your help in finding an exciting theme. Details on how to submit an idea are included in the newsletter. So, put on your thinking caps and get those ideas to the committee.

It seems like the holidays have come so fast. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season, as well as a safe and peaceful 2018.

Happy stitching!

Kari Boardman NER RD



For keeping the NER website up-to-date, Chapters should send non-calendar information and announcements to Keri Boardman before the due date of March 25, 2017, with “NER Website Update Information” in the subject line.

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