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Great Lakes Region

The Embroiderers' Guild of America

Serving EGA Chapters in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and parts of Illinois and Wisconsin

Outreach Programs for 2010

Columbus Area Chapter
77 kissing pillows were made in record time for National Guard members!

Elkhart, Indiana Chapter
Several items were donated to the women's shelter.

Elkhart, Indiana Chapter
Many lovely bookmarks were stitched.

Fort Wayne, Indiana Chapter
A teen group at the Grabill Public Library were taught to make bookmarks, name tags and pins. All materials were donated by members or paid for from their treasury.

Indianapolis Area Chapter
Kissing Pillows for members of the military deployed overseas and their families were stitched as part of an ongoing project.

Livingston Lakes, Michigan Chapter
Susan Sobota, Jayson Bower, and Debbie Schultz delivered gift bags for the patients at Ann Arbor's VA hospital in July 2010.

Mad River Valley Chapter, Springfield, Ohio
Members stitched Bookmarks as part of EGA's Literacy Outreach project. These were donated to the Yellow Springs Library.

Monguagon, Michigan Chapter
Their local library provided space for them to set up a needlework display.

Needle Artisans of Northwest Indiana (NANI)
They hosted Camp Quality 2010.

Needle Arts Guild of Toledo, Ohio
50 Kissing Pillow tops were made and sent to the Arizona guild to be assembled. 836 needlework kits were collected and sent to Brooks Army Medical Center.

Waterfall Glen, Illinois Chapter
Members entered the 2010 DuPage County Fair.

White Pine, Michigan Chapter
A total of 206 knitted baby hats were made for the newborns at Covenant Healthcare. These were turned in monthly.

Youngstown, Ohio Chapter
Members made four Habitat for Humanity samplers and presented them at each homes' dedication.

Youngstown, Ohio Chapter
Ten 6th grade girls learned beginning cross stitch from members. (The group has a pattern available for use.)

Stitch In Public Day
Several chapters held a Stitch In Public day at least once:
  • Greater Milwaukee
  • Needle Arts Guild of Toledo
  • Madison Area
  • South Bend/Michiana

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