Board Members


Guild Activities

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild 2014-15 Board Members

President, Sandy Velin

Treasurer, Loretta Holzberger

Secretary, Connie Elsdon

Members at Large, Maureen Zimmerman, Jenny Gleason

Membership, Debbie Goff

Seminar Chairman, Bonnie Fletcher

Newsletter Editor, Charlene Newlin

President Elect, Mendie Cannon

Seminar Chair Elect, Ruby Scruggs

Past PresidentRosalie Wakefield


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

2014- 2015 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-E. 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 2015, the Flower of the Year is the Hollyhocks, with the theme Country Garden.

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  
Pansy - 2007  



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