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





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Carolinas Region EGA 2018 at Ridgecrest, NC

Fri, June 1 - Sun, June 3, 2018 (register by April 30)

Batik to Stitch, a 2 day class for all levels

Your choice of turtle (shown), butterfly, irises, and dragonfly. See butterflies and irises below.







Salt Marsh Workshop with Antelope Island Inspiration Day

Salt Lake City, UT         Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, 9:30 - 4:30

Registration is open until March 1, 2018.  For details or to register, contact Susan Dawson at

A day trip to Antelope Island features a lovely salt marsh for inspiration...and then a two day Salt Marsh class. Develop color confidence with paint and stitches as you capture the peaceful atmosphere of the salt marsh, a cradle of birth for many creatures. You'll learn to paint the design on silk using the Serti technique. Resist protects white areas first and then is washed away after painting. 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.

American River Canyon Two Day Class

Placerville, CA    Thursday, October 11 - Friday, October 12

Hanging by a Thread Chapter EGA

Please contact me for details.


Three EGA Region Seminars in 2019! Details coming soon.

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

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.

Use the Classes button at left to see detailed class descriptions.

Mark & Paint on Canvas & Fabric                     Embroidery with Mixed Media





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