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|Heartland Region of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc.|
The mission of The Embroiderers' Guild of America
is to inspire passion for the needle arts through
education and the celebration of its heritage.
Whether through Chapter affiliation or as a Member-At-Large, this is your opportunity to make new friends with stitchers of all skill levels! For more information, look around this website, send us an email below or find us on Facebook by searching Heartland Region Embroidery.
JOIN US ! Membership is open to all stitchers interested in the study of various embroideries, amateur or professional, beginner or advanced, regardless of age, gender, or national origin. Our youth membership is open to anyone 8-17 years of age.
Heartland Region has numerous chapters in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
Gay Phillips Education Grant|
Each Heartland Region chapter may apply for a $500 in education grant from the Heartland Region. This is made possible by the donation of the Gay Phillips Estate and the Heartland Region. Please see additional information on the Application Form. Following the grant funded event, a Report must be sent to Heartland Region.
Future Heartland Region Meetings
Region Events of Interest
Soldier Family Kissing Pillows are needed!
If you are willing to stitch a few Kissing Pillows for our military families, please contact Hazel Lundeen or Assistant Region Director Marietta Mason (email listed on left). Regular deployments are scheduled throughout 2016, so the need for pillows remains. Hazel has put together kits for stitching and has them available. Mail your stitched pieces to Hazel Lundeen for finishing. In addition to finishing, she will also stitch the stars if you choose. Hazel is requesting the stitched pieces be sent to her before Christmas, if at all possible. Either Hazel or Marietta can send you a copy of the pattern.
To date Heartland Region has contributed approx.1,650 pillows to the total of 32,000 that have been distributed through the Washington distribution site. The Evergreen Chapter of EGA in Washington state has been instrumental in getting these into the hands of our troops.
Your generous donation is greatly appreciated.
At the fall 2013 region meeting, Heartland Region decided to suspend sponsoring an EGA correspondence course for a year. Instead, Heartland Region will encourage members to take advantage of the “The GCC Lightning Rounds”. Quoting from the national website, 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.
|Heartland Region Scholarship|
Heartland Region is providing a $200 scholarship to any EGA member whose primary chapter is within the Heartland Region. The intent of the scholarship is to assist a member in broadening or continuing her study in an area related to needlework. The scholarship can be used for an Extended Study Program sponsored by EGA, personal research of some aspect of needlework or fiber arts conducted with the EGA Collection or at a museum or similar facility, toward cost or fees associated with travel to another country to study needle art, or other activities approved by the Education Chair and Region Director.
EGA Scholarships, Grants, Awards
There are many awards and opportunities available from EGA. Detailed information is available in the Education Catalog or on the EGA website.
Newsletters & Contact Information
If you would like to receive a copy of the EGA E-Newsletter from National, contact Tonya Parks firstname.lastname@example.org , to have your name added to the list.
The Heartland Region newsletter, Heartbeats, is available electronically to any Heartland Region member. If you wish to receive an email with the link to the newsletter, contact Marilee Sagat, editor, and she will add your name to the yahoo group.
Any changes to a member's contact information should be directed to the member's membership chair AND to Tonya Parks at email@example.com. This includes name, address, email address and telephone numbers.
|HEARTLAND REGION OF THE EMBROIDERERS' GUILD OF AMERICA, INC.|