Chapter, Regional, and Nationals News:


Currently, we have 283 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


Dear Cyber Stitchers,
It is "that time of year."  The Nominating Committee comprising of Angela Farr, Joanne McGahan and myself, have been hard at work to find candidates for Cyber Stitchers' Elected Offices for 2014-2016.  The elections will take place at the November meeting, and the new officers start their terms in January 2014..
This is the slate that the Nominating Committee would like to propose:
President---_Meg Shaeffer
Vice President--Peggy Ledger
Internet Vice president--Susan Simko
Secretary--Wendi Girard
Treasurer---Sue McAndrew
If anyone would like to nominate a member from the floor (with the Member's permission!) or nominate themselves, please email me before the close of the meeting.
Susan Slesinger
Chair, Nominating Committee

If you don't already know, the chapter has a Facebook page:
If you are on Facebook and haven't "liked" our page, please do so!
If you find something wonderful stitching-wise on the Internet, share it on our page, too!
Also, please 'share' and 'like' the page's posts on your timelines to spread the information to your friends (and your friends' friends).
I've tried to 'like' any EGA chapter pages that I can find on Facebook; if you know of one I've missed, please share it on the page, or send me a message.

Website Blog:
I 'owe' the website a couple of posts about some special people in our chapter, so watch for those (I'll post on Facebook and the Chat4CyberStitchers Yahoo list, too).

We like to 'spotlight' our chapter members on the blog, so let me know when you see members teaching at seminars, published in magazines, winning ribbons/award!  We are proud of all our members, so let us know what's going on so we can share it with the whole chapter. And don't be too shy to toot your own horn!
Cynthia S. Wetzel
Marketing, CyberStitchers Chapter, EGA

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.




Knoxville Chapter of TVR EGA invites you to our regional seminar, SAS XXXIV, to be held June 26-29, 2014, in Knoxville, TN. Our seminar, "Foothills Fantasy" will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 W Summit Hill Dr. in downtown Knoxville at the room rate of $90 per night.


Come and relax in our rocking chairs and visit with old friends and new, take a class with our fantastic teachers, shop during Merchandise Night or at our boutique and enjoy southern food.  Expand your plans to include shopping in the nearby Market Square or take in a side visit to the Great Smoky Mountains and nearby Gatlinburg.   Y'all come!

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.


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.


Fiber Forum Retreat 2014


Fiber Forum Retreat 2014 is 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 


Seminar 2014
Dreams and Legends

EGA National Seminar 2014
Pacific Southwestern Region
Squaw Peak Resorts
7677 North 16th Street
Phoenix, AZ
To honor our legends and fulfill your dreams, we invite you to participate
NOW in Early Registration

It’s TIME!!! Early Registration opens on-line and via mail for ALL EGA
members on October 12th, closing October 31st. Visit: Click on “Events” on the menu bar, then “National Seminars,” and finally “National Seminar 2014.” Our 2014 Seminar webpages provide photos anddescriptions of the classes, tours & hotel, faculty biographies, and all the information you need to Early Register. You may complete your registration on-line, or print the form to mail with your check.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ensure you receive your first choice classes for 1-, 2-, and/or 4-day classes —any combination up to 7 days. It’s guaranteed unless a class is over-subscribed and goes to lottery. Acknowledgement of Early Registration and class assignments will be emailed or mailed to registrants by November 30th. Be sure to consider our fabulous tour offerings on Saturday and Wednesday when selecting your classes!

Check the inside back cover of the September 2013 issue of Needle Arts for complete Early Registration details. Questions? Contact Gloria Zanella, 2014 Seminar Registrar: _2014EGAsemreg@cox.net_ (

Be sure to join us for a wonderful week of education, fun, and relaxation — with classes guaranteed.

Pat Correz, Chairman
EGA National Seminar 2014

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:

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:

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


From the September National Newsletter:


Retiring Group Correspondence Courses

Registrations for the following courses must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2013:

How To's of Swedish Naversom with Phyllis Maurer
Shading Stitches with Judy Jeroy
Star Studded Samplings with Ilse Altherr

Registrations for the following courses must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2013:

Angelina with Barbara Kershaw
Chinese Checkers with Mimi Selick
Ikebana with Ilse Altherr
Japanese Temari Basics with Barbara Suess
Lydia's Necessities with Judith Gulick
Moonlight Sonata with Cynthia Valentine
Sashiko Plum Blossom with Lois Kershner
Silk Ribbon Pond with Kim Sanders
Summer Dream with Luan Callery

EGA thanks these teachers for offering their courses to our members and looks forward to the new courses coming in the months ahead.

New Individual Correspondence Course
English Smocking


New GCC Smocking Class


In this six-lesson ICC, teacher Kim Sanders  introduces the techniques and history of English Smocking. 

English smocking is embroidery on prepleated fabric. Students will learn common smocking and accent stitches and master correct tension as they work a series of samplers. Both geometric and picture smocking are covered in this ICC. Additionally students will learn to adapt commercial plates for different size garments and for different color schemes. While smocking is most frequently seen on clothing, this type of embroidery offers the adventuresome embroiderer opportunities to manipulate fabric into the third dimension.

Registration is open to all EGA members.


Rocky Mountain Web Stitchers


Rocky Mountain Web Stitchers, an online chapter of EGA, has been up and running for over a year now. While the group is based in the Rocky Mountain Region, membership is open to anyone. Please visit their website,, to see all of the exciting things going on in the group, read their blog, and learn how to join.


Call for Proposals


Proposals are being solicited for "Stitchin' Fiesta" EGA National Seminar 2015.  The South Central Region will host the seminar at the San Antonio Mariott Rivercenter, on the fun-filled River Walk in San Antonio, TX.   This is the first EGA national seminar with 5 days of classes.  Classes will be held from Wednesday October 28 through Sunday November 1.  Teachers selected for all five days, and who do not participate in other seminar activities, would arrive Tuesday October 27 and depart Monday November 2.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal please contact the Dean of Faculty, Mary Waldsmith, at:


Entry information can be found on the EGA website.


Call for Proposals


Spring Into Stitching Heartland Region Seminar

April 22-26, 2015

Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America

Bloomington, MN


We are requesting one, two and four day classes. Classes will be held Thursday through Sunday with a Merchandise Night on Thursday evening.


Please include the completed Universal Proposal Form found on the Seminar webpage, photographs of the finished piece, and your resume or professional needlework biography.  If proposing one-day classes, please submit at least two classes. Proposals are due by December 1, 2013 and notification of selection will be no later than February 15, 2014. If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Dean of Faculty, Jo Ann Kappel.


Please send proposal(s) to the Dean of Faculty, Jo Ann Kappel at Go to for more information.