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Programs
2011 Programs - This year we will be studying the book, "Samplers and Stitches" by Mrs. Archibald (Grace) Christie. Mrs. Christie documents a variety of stitches and techniques in embroidery which we hope to cover in 2011 and may continue into 2012 if members interest continues.

Places to Visit


EMBROIDERERS' GUILD OF AMERICA

HEARTLAND REGION EGA

NEW SALEM STATE HISTORIC SITE

ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIBRARY

NATIONAL CROSS STITCH SHOW

CYBERSTITCHERS

ILLUSTRATED STITCH DICTIONARY

ETHNIC FIBER ARTS
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The Prairie Arts Chapter is affiliated with the National Embroiderer's Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) as a member of the Heartland Region. Membership dues are $40 per year, payable on June 1st. Memberships that begin at other times of the year are prorated per quarter.

Membership entitles you to copies of Needlearts, the quarterly publication from EGA National, as well as the bi-monthly chapter newsletter, Needle News, group and individual correspondence courses in embroidery and other educational opportunities provided by EGA.

Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at the Jerome United Methodist Church located at the corner of Leonard and Reed streets in Jerome, IL. Meetings start at 7pm. Everyone is welcome; remember to bring a friend and your Show & Tell items. Meetings are cancelled when Springfield Public Schools are closed due to weather conditions.

Guests and visitors are welcome to attend 2 meetings for free and then are required to join to continue to attend meetings. Membership is open to all embroiderers whether amateur, professional, beginning, intermediate, or advanced as well as those with just an interest in needlework.
 
Sept Program

Program - Tuesday, Sept 20, 2011

Book and Craft garage sale at 7pm. No early sales! Many hardback and paperback books on embroidery and related subjects. Most books will be selling for between $1 and $2; however, some will be higher. Single design pamphlets will be lower. Also for sale, craft items such as ribbon, trinkets, beads, charms, etc. Sale will be held at 1225 N 3rd Street - 1 block north of North Grand Avenue in Springfield IL
 Oct Program

Program - Tuesday, October 18, 2011

For the October program, we will be learning the Striped Woven Band stitch on page 75 and the Cretan Open Filling stitch on page 70 of the Christie book. Thread and fabric will be provided. Bring a small hoop and normal sewing supplies (e.g. needle, scissors, magnification, etc).
 

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 PRAIRIE ARTS CHAPTER OF EMBROIDERERS' GUILD OF AMERICA
P.O. Box 9195  •  Springfield, IL 62791-9195

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