Chapter, Regional, and National News:

Currently, we have 284 members in CyberStitchers.

Who's Who for Cyberstitchers with their CyberStitchers emails:

Kathie Morrison may be reached at
Meg Welch at
Kelly Jackson at and
Susan McAndrew at
Demaris Burleson at
Sue Sherburne at and
Ellen Sedlak at
Meg Welch at
Lynn Burshtin at
Rissa Peace Root at
Karen Willett at
Kathie Morrison at
Anne Wilson, CyberPins CyberPins

Payments to the Chapter:

Most payments can now be done through our website. You can pay your dues, register for your BEEs classes, etc. Anyone mailing a check for whatever purpose, PLEASE include your name and EGA # on the memo line for checks, or in the Notes section for PayPal. With our large membership it will make life a LOT easier on any of our volunteers that need to handle payments.

Our website turns 1 year old a few months ago<g>, and as you know, we can now process all your payments through the shopping cart there...dues, GCCs, BEEs, etc.

We have 3 payment methods you can use - check, PayPal, and debit/credit card. EVERY dues payment will have to be entered on the website, even if you're paying by check. While you will still physically MAIL a check to our p.o. box, you will have to indicate your payment through the website so we can 'process' it. This is mostly for record-keeping purposes, but it is vital that you follow the proper procedure so we can account for every member of our chapter. For those of you who will use a credit/debit card for your dues, please note that the card will be processed through PayPal so it may show up as such on your statement. Payment through the website's shopping cart (or "Store") will generate a receipt for you, so that meets a request that several have had in previous years. It was too cumbersome in the past to issue a receipt to every person who joined or renewed with us, but the site will automatically generate one for you now. Paying through the site is an easy process, but again, if you have questions I will be happy to answer them.

Dues for the 2013-2014 EGA year are as follows:
Primary members of CyberStitchers: $52
Plural members of CS (with the primary chapter being within TVR): $10
Plural members of CS (with the primary chapter being outside TVR): $13
Life Member (inside TVR): $10 (this covers Regional and Chapter dues, as your dues to National are paid forever)
Life Member (outside TVR): $13 (this covers Regional and Chapter dues, as your dues to National are paid forever)

Payment deadline was : April 30th, 2013

To pay your dues, you must use the new website's Store. For those paying by
check, you still have to use the Store feature on the site, but you will
snail-mail your check to the following address:

Send your check, made payable to CyberStitchers, to:

P.O. Box 3972
Edmond, OK 73083

When you use the site to indicate your payment, please be SURE to write your EGA # in the Comment section. We very strongly recommend any members OUTSIDE the U.S. use PayPal or a credit/debit card to pay your dues rather than a check, to avoid rather expensive bank fees.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at

Kelly Jackson
Membership Chair
CyberStitchers EGA
Proud Marine Mom of OEF Veteran
Edmond, OK

Chapter Pins:

Cyberstitchers is lucky to have our own Chapter Pin! You can see a picture of what this pin looks like in the files section of this yahoo group. Just go to the file section and look for "cyberstitchers pin". They really are a fun to wear especially when you are attending the National and Regional EGA Seminars.

These pins are $7.00 and that includes the postage regardless of where we are mailing.

If you are interested, you can pay via paying Just be sure to identify "Chapter Pin" somewhere in the payment information. You can also send a check to me, payable to Cyberstitchers, just email me for my mailing address. Regardless, of how you purchase one, please email me (click on my name below) and give me YOUR mailing address and that you are wanting to purchase a chapter pin. As soon as I see payment, I will get your pin out to you.

Anne Wilson, CyberPins
Chapter Pin volunteer

Special Interest Groups:
SIGs are Special Interest Groups and we have a lot of them and more coming all the time. Here are the ones we have at present that you are welcome to join. Feel free to check them out and join the ones that interest you. Remember, they are only as active as the members make them. Talk, visit, stitch but don't just lurk. That is not fun for anyone! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME WHEN YOU ASK TO JOIN as it is easier for all of us to check your membership that way. Searching on email addresses is not always possible and frequently frustrating and often gets members rejected for no reason except "not found in database." (for designers only) - will be moving to the website soon - will be moving to the website soon

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. If I don't have the answer, someone else here probably will. These groups are only as exciting as the members who join them make them. If you don't participate, then you won't enjoy much of the experience. We learn by doing and teaching so ask the questions and do the projects or just collect them for a rainy day when you run out of things to do and we will all have fuller lives.

SIGs Chair

Sunshine Committee:

Important request! We need members to go to the Members files in the cyberstitchers-ega group and either create or update their profile in the membership directory for the sunshine committee.

We have a full schedule for Share-a-stitch seminars out to 2015 already with hotel contracts. At Louisville, next year Mary Lou Able is chairman for our celebration on Wednesday, October 9, 6-8 pm. At the banquet, Sue Fullgraf invited us to Knoxville on June 26-29, 2014 for a “Foothills Fantasy”. Her Co-chairman is Cathy Elliott who you may know from past seminars. The logo is a cantilever barn, a unique historical feature of East Tennessee. You will be able to pre-register for the Knoxville Share-a-Stitch 34 at National Seminar in Louisville. In 2015, we will be returning to the Memphis area for Share-a-Stitch 35 to be held June 25-28, 2015, to the Whispering Oaks Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Reminder for TVR party at Louisville National Seminar:
Registration for the TVR party in
Louisville has to be in by August 1.


EGA National Headquarters:

The mailing address for EGA Headquarters is 1355 Bardstown Road, Suite 157, Louisville, KY 40204. The physical address for HQ is located at The Pointe, 2105 East Washington, #117, Louisville, KY 40206. If someone wishes to visit Louisville to exhibits, they need to go to the East Washington address.

National Website:

Each member now has a unique USER ID and password. This will allow EGA to offer online classes and other member specific content. To login:

User ID is your membership ID #
Temporary password is WEareEGA (case sensitive)

The Members Only area has a discussion group, a great notebook section to overview threads and fabric, pictures of petite projects, a place to update your own profile, form guides and manuals, Board minutes, and info on Outreach programs.

To log into the EGA Website. After you click on the Login button in the upper right-hand corner of the site, your membership id number is your username and the password is the one that has been traditionally used by EGA. If you are unsure of what it is, it appears on page 2 of the latest Needle Arts.


Staffing News



Brad Cape has been promoted to the position of Administrator after serving in that role in an acting capacity since November of last year. Brad began working for EGA in 2007 and became our Curator & Education Coordinator in 2008. As Administrator, Brad is responsible for the day-to-day operations of EGA Headquarters, management of the permanent collection and library, and working with the Board of Directors and members to further the mission of the Guild. Brad studied studio art at Loyola University Chicago, Western Kentucky University, and University of Louisville, where, in 2007, he presented his Bachelor of Fine Arts final thesis exhibition consisting of large-scale stitched figure "drawings." Brad continues to make and show his own embroidery work. He has served on the Executive Committee of Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists and is an individual member of the American Alliance of Museums.


Congratulations Brad!



EGA Gold Thread Award

2013 Gold Thread Award Winners


The annual awards recognize outstanding individuals who have given freely of their time and talents, and best exemplify EGA's purpose. Please help us recognize our 2013 winners!


Carolinas Region - Karla Gee

Great Lakes Region - Marylyn Doyle

Greater Pacific Region - Lorie Wahl

Heartland Region - Linda Baehr

Metropolitan Region - Gloria Lennon

Mid-Atlantic Region - Marie Campbell

Mid-Eastern Region - Carolyn Dowling

New England Region - Pat Sweet

Pacific Southwestern Region - Helen Imbach

Rocky Mountain Region - Barbara Ing

South Central Region - Sharon Davis

Sun Region - Jenna McClooney

Tennessee Valley Region - Nadine Alexander


The National Award will be announced at the seminar in Louisville.


Fiber Forum Retreat 2014


Fiber Forum announces Retreat 2014 with Jan Beaney and Jean Littlejohn at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM from April 6-14, 2014. The theme is "Up Close and Personal."

Registration for juried Fiber Forum members is now open. Registration for Fiber Forum Friends opens October 1. Registration for EGA members is from Dec 1 to Jan 1, 2014 and for all others Jan 1 to Feb 1.

Fiber Forum thanks Judy Jeroy, Retreat Onsite Liaison, for arrangements. For more information, please see the Fiber Forum website.

Laura Smith

Chairman, Fiber Forum 

Louisville Logo

EGA Seminar 2013




Seeking Past Seminar Photos!


For EGA's 55th Anniversary we are producing a video of past national seminars, region seminars, chapter meetings, displays, etc. If you have photos you are willing to share, please send photos to Gwen Nelson, 1704 Golden Leaf Way, Louisville, KY 40245. All photos will be returned. If you prefer to send photos via e-mail, they need to be in jpeg or pdf format. Deadline: August 1, 2013.



Scooter Rental for Seminar


You can now reserve scooters for the Louisville Seminar by contacting Gould's Discount Medical at 1-800-876-6846. The ad is in the seminar 2013 brochure. We are sorry for any inconvenience you may have encountered.


Seminar 2014
Dreams and Legends

EGA National Seminar sponsored by the Pacific Southwest Region
Pointe Hilton
Squaw Peak Resort

7677 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ

Sales continue of charms and magnets honoring needleart "legends" and 2 different purse hangers featuring beautiful stitched designs. See pictures and ordering information on the EGA website by clicking here.


2015 EGA National Seminar - Stitching Fiesta

October 28 - November 1, 2015
San Antonio, TX

Marriott Rivercenter

Call for Proposals



Metropolitan Region Seminar
April 17-19, 2015 - Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center
Florham Park, NJ
We are requesting one and two-day classes only. Classes will held on Saturday and Sunday with a Merchandise Event on Saturday after classes.

Teacher compensation for our seminar will be:

  • $300.00 per day teaching fee
  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for period of contract
  • The lower of economy round trip airfare or mileage at the IRS rate in effect at the time of the contract and other travel related expenses
  • All meals at seminar (includes Friday and Saturday night dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch).

Please send proposal(s) electronically in PDF format to the Dean of Faculty, Susan Roe. Please include the completed Universal Proposal Form found at the EGA web site, photographs of the finished piece, types of stitches used, time allowance if there is pre-work, ability level required and kit costs. Also include your resume or professional needlework biography. If proposing one-day classes, please submit at least two classes. Proposals are due July 15, 2013 and notification of selection will be no later than August 31, 2013. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Susan Roe at the above email address.


TVR - SAS XXXV - (Tennessee Valley Region - Share a Stitch 35)

June 26 - 28, 2015 Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center

Olive Branch, MS (near Memphis)

Send proposals for two day classes or studio time to:

Sandy Sacksteder, Co-Chairman, Dean of Faculty

Susan Kimbrough, CoChairman, Dean of Faculty

9811 Forest Village Lane

Louisville, KY 40223

502-290-6005 or 502-618-1797

All threaded needle stitching levels in a variety of techniques will be offered. Proposal Deadline February 1, 2014 Electronic submissions (PDF Format) preferred but not limited.


GCC Lightning Rounds

The latest BIG news in the GCC Program is the introduction of “The GCC Lightning Rounds”! These are four rotating courses that are offered quarterly for all EGA members to register for without a group. This is particularly favorable for Members-At-Large and small EGA chapters that have difficulty filling a larger group in order to take a Group Correspondence Course. “The GCC Lightning Rounds” will include four courses every three months. The schedule for these quarterly courses is as follows: March to May, June to August, September to November, and December to February. The time to complete your course remains the same – just the window for registration is limited. Generally there will be four courses available each quarter, however look for "Bonus Rounds" to be added some quarters and the newest twist in the GCC Program - "Flashback Lightning Rounds"! Look for courses that you may have seen before coming back for a limited time.

The following group courses now open to individuals at the special rate of $30 plus text fee:

From June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013

Registration is as easy as filling out the form from the EGA website or in Inside EGA, writing a check, and mailing both into EGA national. Checks are made payable to EGA and mailed to to EGA, 1355 Bardstown Road, Suite 157, Louisville, KY 40204. This amount includes text, teaching fee, administrative expenses, and shipping. Online registration with a credit card is also available on the EGA Group Correspondence Course page of the EGA website.

Don't delay - sign up now!
Sandie Cormaci-Boles GCC Chair
Carol Wood GCC Development Assistant

Coming this Fall!

The 20th National Exhibit Call to Stitchers

From the EGA National Exhibits Manual:

"The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. Its national exhibit, Through the Needle's Eye, is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works, embracing both traditional and contemporary needlework while expanding the perception of embroidery as an art form."

This is your opportunity, because you always said;

"Someday I will....
Create an original design
Challenge myself
Show my work to someone beyond my family"

So, while you enjoy your summer break, keep a camera or sketchpad close to hand and find your inspiration. Free your imagination and open your mind because this is your time to shine.

The 20th National Exhibit debuts April 2014.

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