Welcome to the Yellow Rose Chapter of the EGA
We are the Yellow Rose Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA). We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about embroidery in its many forms. We welcome guests at our meetings, so there is no pressure to join just to attend a meeting and see what goes on. Besides our meetings, there are other opportunities to stretch your skills. Correspondence courses are sponsored by our Region (Chapters in TX-LA-OK-AR-MS) as well as at the National level. There is also a National Seminar (a week in the fall) and our Region has a Seminar, usually in June for three to four days. We also have numerous Community Outreach activities. Materials for working on Community Outreach projects are supplied by our Chapter -- we only ask for your time and energy. In short, you can do as much or as little as your time permits though Yellow Rose.
Our chapter is absolutely not for "advanced-only" stitchers. Because there is an active ANG chapter in Houston, we tend to do anything-but-needlepoint so that there is a variety available to the many stitchers who belong to both ANG and EGA in Houston. In the past we have done a lovely pulled work piece, a bargello heart (including how to finish it), and lots of other small programs. We have stitchers who are very inexperienced, and certainly many who may know one form of embroidery well but not many others and want to stretch themselves by taking on new challenges.
In addition to chapter programs, there are other opportunities to sample and study many types of embroidery. National makes Group Correspondence Courses known via the National website, as well as the National level magazine, NeedleArts, which is published four times a year and is included in your membership, and an Educational Catalog, which is updated regularly.
Our VP Programs has great programs lined up for this year, which you can read about in the newsletter. Our current Workshop chair is a National level teacher. We have a certified Japanese Embroidery and Japanese Bead Embroidery teacher in our membership. We have all levels involved in these and many other stitching activities.
If we can answer any additional questions, please contact our Chapter President.
Meetings are on the 3rd Wednesday evening of all months except December from 7p to 9p. We meet at Central Market (3815 Westheimer Rd) in the 2nd floor community room. The room is open at 6pm for anyone who wishes to eat dinner and/or socialize. (No outside food or drink is allowed.)
We usually hold a Stitch-in one Sunday every month where we get together to stitch and enjoy each other's company. Stitch-ins are held at Central Market (3815 Westheimer Rd) in the 2nd floor community room from 9a to 3p. You can come anytime and stay for any amount of time. (No outside food or drink is allowed.)
Send an email to our Chapter President to check on the latest scheduled Stitich-in or meeting.
Please join us!
Photograph generously donated by Andrew Spies.