Mohawk Valley Chapter

  • The Mohawk Valley Chapter of EGA welcomes members to its monthly meetings, held at 10:30 a.m. on the first Monday, August – June,  at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 25 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY.
  • Currently, we are not meeting in person. Contact us for information about how to join us online.
  • Monthly meetings include a business meeting as well as a program and stitch-in.
  • Guests are always welcome.

Officers

  • President: Ann Harris
  • Vice-President: Susan Cimino
  • Secretary: Kathryn Stenstrom
  • Treasurer: Mary Willmott
  • Region Representative: Wendy Weber
  • Outreach Chair: Imelda Pope

The 2021 Challenge

Step up to the challenge! Each year our chapter challenges our members to work on a project that has a similar theme, but encourages individual creativity. The finished projects are then revealed at our celebration luncheon and annual meeting in June. This year, members are challenged to create their own sampler. There are no specific guidelines regarding size, color, or design. Each sampler will reflect the theme choice of its creator. Join us as we work toward “the big reveal” in June 2021.


The stated purpose of Mohawk Valley EGA is to promote cooperation and interchange of ideas among those interested in needlework; to maintain a high standard of technique and design in needlework and to stimulate interest in needle art in the community.


Member projects

Happy Owl-o-ween

Barbara Ana Designs

Stitched by Mary Willmott


The Halloween Town

Designed by Madame Chantilly

Stitched by Elizabeth Naculich


Beaded Menagerie

Designed by Nancy Eha

Stitched by Mary Willmott


Background Sampler II

Designed by David McCaskill

The first piece was stitched by Kathryn Stenstrom and the second was stitched by Jane Tanner.


Ebony Blues

Designed by Carolyn Mitchell

Stitched by Jane Tanner


Florentine Dreams

Designed by Carolyn Mitchell

Stitched by Jane Tanner


Flowing Friendships

Designed by Carolyn Mitchell

Stitched by Jane Tanner


Here are some examples of program projects from the recent past. Both workshops were taught by a current member.

Hardanger workshop

Hardanger embroidery originated in Norway. Traditional hardanger designs were stitched with white thread on white linen. This is a more modern twist, using color.


Ribbon Embroidery workshop

Ribbon embroidery is a three-dimensional technique, using ribbon instead of embroidery floss.


Our Mohawk Valley Chapter meetings always conclude with a time for Show and Tell. Here are some examples of our members’ creations.

Thread painting
Created by Kathryn Stenstrom
Designed by Trish Burr


Tamari ball


Members of the Capital District EGA chapter are responsible for the goldwork embroidery on the drapes that hang in the Red Room of the State Capitol in Albany.