Board Members


Guild Activities

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild 2015-16 Board Members



Sandy Velin


Debbie Goff

President Elect

Mendie Cannon


Loretta Holzberger

Seminar Chairman

Ruby Scruggs

Seminar Chair Elect

Carol Dundas


Connie Elsdon

Newsletter Editor

Charlene Newlin

Past President

Rosalie Wakefield

Members at Large

Maureen Zimmerman and Jenny Gleason



(You may contact any of the officers for guild information with their e-mail hyperlinks)

2015 - 2016 Commitee Chairs


Juanita Chase


Pam Cole


Mary Peterson


Ruby Scruggs


Jean Lindsey

Facilities Coordinator

Pam Cole

Officer Nominations

Kaaren Arndt

Teacher Liasion

Penny Oliver


Loretta Holzberger

Flower of the Year

Mary Crichton


Debbie Kelley

Ways and Means

Joyce Slater




Pat Kamperschroer


Patti Lee


Flower of the Year

Many years ago our past president, Mary Crichton,  presented seminar members each with a packet of Scabiosa seeds, (the pincushion flower) and challenged us all to grow them and come back with a stitched version.  This was the beginnings of our "Flower of the Year".  Each year thereafter, members put names of flowers in a ballot box, and near the end of seminar, a name is drawn to be the Flower of the Year.  All members are encouraged to stitch their version of the flower and enter them in competition at the Show and Share Exhibit at Seminar.  


For 2016, the Flower of the Year is CACTI with the theme DESERT IN BLOOM.

So, look at your seed catalogs, check the Internet, and start stitching! 


Over the years these flowers have been chosen as Flower of the Year:

Scabiosa - 1998
Hibiscus - 2008
Peony - 1999
Carnation - 2009

Columbine - 2000

(Chosen for the Columbine High disaster

St. John's Wort - 2010
Rose - 2001
Orchid - 2011
Fuchsia - 2002
Dogwood - 2012
Iris - 2003
Lily - 2013
Bleeding Heart - 2004
Daisy - 2014
Hosta - 2005

Hollyhocks - 2015

Sweet Bea - 2006
Cacti - 2016
Pansy - 2007  



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