History of the Chapter

Yellow Rose began when a group of friends gathered on February 11, 1992, to discuss forming a chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. They met regularly to discuss what they wanted in a chapter, to chose a name, put together a newsletter, and hammer out By-Laws. Those By-Laws were signed by the EGA National Director on June 23, 1993, and the new chapter consisting of 26 Primary Members, 22 Plural Members, and 1 Member-at-Large became official.

The group meets on the third Wednesday of each month (except December) at 7:00 p.m. In addition, this spirited chapter meets once a month for a stitch-in all day on Sunday. Board meetings are held every other month during the Sunday stitch-ins. Members are treated to interesting hands-on programs as well as lectures from noted teachers in the area. Yellow Rose sponsors bi-annual Japanese Embroidery classes as well as classes on other forms of stitching.

Yellow Rose has a very active community outreach program and invites you to visit the section of the website on this subject. The chapter has participated in the Regional Program Exchange, and the goldwork piece submitted by member Laura Marsh is part of the EGA South Central Regional Traveling Exhibit of Techniques.

The chapter celebrates its birthday at the June meeting each year. Longevity pins in five-year increments are distributed at the birthday party and bi-annually, the party is part of a lively auction raising money for the chapters’ many endeavors.