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   Embroidery, Color, Mixed Media - Celebrating 50 Years of Stitching                    





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Charlotte Quilters Guild

Wed, June 7 at 7 pm - Slide Lecture -  Fiber Forum: Courageous Stitching

Marion Diehl Tyvola Senior Center 2225 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210

With over 60 slides of beautiful fiber art, this lecture shows the work of Fiber Forum, a juried group of original designers within the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.  A wide range of techniques are shown with emphasis on quilting and those that relate to it. The group was formed in 1992 to advance embroidery as an art form. Well-known members include Needle Arts editor Cheryl Christian, authors Judith Baker Montano and Gail Sirna, and past EGA presidents Carol Currier, Judy Jeroy, and Marie Campbell. This cutting-edge group will inspire you with their range and virtuosity.

Friday, June 9 - Sat, June 10 Salt Marsh Class, 9:30 to 4:00

Mouzon United Methodist Church, 3100 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, NC 28209

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Salt Marsh

Develop color confidence with paint and stitches as you capture the peaceful atmosphere of the salt marsh, looking out to sea. The design is painted on silk using the Serti technique. Resist protects the white areas and then is washed away after painting is complete. Textural contrast develops between the smooth painted sky and water and the rough stitched grasses.  Subtle color concepts include perspective, value contrast, temperature contrast, and the use of color passages to unify the design.  The kit includes silk for the 5”x7” (12 x 17 cm) design and for practice painting,resist applicator with tip; silk paint; Chinese sumi brush; hand stitching threads, and appropriate needles.  Water soluble resist, sewing machines, and machine sewing threads will be shared. Students may choose to use the sewing machines to create a background or they may prefer to use only hand stitching. The design fits into a standard 5” x 7” frame and framing options will be shared.

EGA National Seminar Blue Ridge Rendezvous

Registration is open until June 7 at midnight.


Class 210 Blue Ridge Harmony, Thu - Fri, Aug 17 and 18, 2017





310 Heron in Autumn, Fri and Sat, Aug 19 and 20, 2017



Three Unique EGA Correspondence Courses

For Your Chapter or as an Individual in EGA’s Quarterly Lightning Rounds

Mark & Paint on Canvas & Fabric

Embroidery with Mixed Media

Taming the Stash Monster


Taming the Stash Monster, an EGA Correspondence Course


Is the Stash Monster taking over your closet, room ... house?  Do you feel stalled with a box full of UFO’s (UnFinished Objects) and a stash of beautiful projects, threads, canvases, fabrics, beads, and more?  This course can help you get your stash under control.  First, define your preferences so that you can decide what YOU want to keep in your stash (and what you can remove).  Three ways of clearing your stash are given, depending on how much stash you need to remove.  Resources are provided for donating or selling eliminated items.  You’ll learn the requirements for archival storage, ways to prevent or solve stash problems such as insects, mildew, and fading. This course will help you make your stash work more effectively for you!  More information at



Other Correspondence Courses for the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc.

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