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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 2012

Our chapters are busy with their programs for this year! Here are some of the 2012 Outreach Projects that were reported through April.

Kalamazoo, MI Chapter
In 2011, members volunteered 125 hours and 40 minutes to provide 60 Angel Gowns to Bronson Hospital. This has been part of the chapter's outreach efforts since the Board first approved the project in early 1995.

White Pine Chapter - Midland, MI
Nine members crocheted and knitted 190 baby hats, which were donated to infants at Covenant Healthcare.

Wild Onion Chapter - Wilmette, IL
Members exhibited their projects in three different area libraries and a local museum. One Saturday, they held a stitch-in for several hours at the Wilmette library, demonstrating different types of needlework. They stitched and donated Kissing Pillows for our troops, and ornaments for the Cuneo Museum of Vernon Hills' permanent collection. So far, they have donated two boxes of stitching supplies and patterns to the Stitching Post of the Ohio Reformatory for Women, for use in their programs, and plan to donate more.

Youngstown, OH Area Chapter
Over 100 Totes for Tots were assembled for St. Elizabeth Children's Department and Akron Children's Hospital. Each tote has a coloring book, crayons, construction paper, blunt scissors, a glue stick and a stuffed animal. 95% of the members participated in this project! Six members prepared seven samplers that were donated to Habitat for Humanity. Member Ruth Ebert is teaching beginning cross stitch to ladies at local public libraries. She had 30 students in 2011, and six so far this year. All chapter members participated in a cross-stich outreach program for the Ireland Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic, providing 104 penguins in 2011.

Stitch In Public Day - 02/04/2012
Several GLR Chapters participated in this annual event.

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