New England Region, EGA

What's Happening

Here’s a sampling of what’s going on and what’s coming up.  Check out the calendar for detailed listings. 

Robbin Douglas wins big at The Big E

Robbin, a member of Merrimack Valley Chapter, recently collected four ribbons, including Best of Department for Creative Arts (Adult) at the Eastern States Exposition, for her needlework.  Congrats, Robbin!

Time for the SOME Spring Getaway - registration period extended

Southern Maine (SOME) Chapter will sponsor everyone's favorite mini-seminar on Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch in Auburn, Maine. 

Here's the brochure and registration form.  Hope to see you there!

Save Saturday, April 27, 2024 for NER Region Day

Join us for the Region Meeting at the Plymouth Church in Framingham, MA!


What is a Region Meeting? It a wonderful opportunity for all members of the New England Region to convene together in a celebration of our hobby. There are projects, talks, a bit of learning, open stitching, a luncheon and lots of socializing and fellowship within our community. Make new friends who share your passion for needle arts.  The day is largely paid for by our region so it's very affordable for participants.

Watch this space for more information as it becomes available!

Upcoming NER Group Correspondence Course: Marion Scoular's "Pulled Thread Clover"

The leaves and blooms of the charming clover design contain twelve pulled fillings in a variety of patterns. There are both linear and diaper patterns in which the emphasis is placed on tension. Tension, of course, creates a significant change in the texture of the fabric. In pulled stitches, the effect is achieved by what the stitches do, not the appearance of the stitches themselves.  Please email Education Chair Karen Sehl to be notified when this offering will be launched.  NER pays for the class cost so members are only responsible for the text, postage and supplies used. A major benefit of your region membership!

Give a teacup pincushion to a stitching friend!

SOME Chapter members recently created one-of-a-kind “teacup” pincushions to raise funds for education. Each unique pincushion starts with a vintage teacup.  Browse the full collection at


Each pincushion is $20; postage is additional.  To order, please email Barbara Hepburn

Check out these winners...

Members of the Merrimack Valley Chapter recently exhibited their needlework at the Topsfield Fair - and won a number of ribbons!  Congrats to Robbin D., Barbara A., Rosemary C., Susan McA., Patricia B., and J. Enzmann.

Time to stitch some pears?

Southern Maine (SOME) Chapter announces the release of its latest design book, These Are SOME Pears! You get 15 unique pears, each designed by a SOME member and featuring a different embroidery technique or style.  Each pear has detailed instructions and diagrams, many in color, by Denise Harrington Pratt.


These Are SOME Pears! premiered at the 2023 Boston Stitch Party and is now available for purchase at $29.95 each plus $5.00 postage.  To order please contact Barbara Hepburn