Mohawk Valley Chapter

  • The Mohawk Valley Chapter of EGA welcomes members to its monthly meetings, held at 10:00 a.m. on the first Monday, August – June,  at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 25 Oxford Road, New Hartford, NY.
  • Monthly meetings include a business meeting as well as a program and stitch-in.
  • Guests are always welcome.


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

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.

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.