Greater Pacific Region
The Embroiderers' Guild
of America


The mission of The Embroiderers' Guild is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.
Recent Updates

February 20, 2018

GPR Sponsored GCC - Keeping in Shape

Registration Deadline:
June 1, 2018

February 2, 2018

HANDBOOK: February 2018 Edition

December 10, 2017

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Education - GPR Sponsored GCC

GCC: Keeping in Shape
Instructor: Gwen Nelson

Each year, GPR sponsors a Group Correspondence Course for its members, paying the course fee for all students. Each student is responsible for paying for her text and project materials. The Education Chair, along with members of the Executive Board, selects a project from the EGA Group Correspondence Courses. The Education Chair handles the registrations for all participants, appoints a group coordinator for each group of students, distributes the course texts, and works with the group coordinators to collect the finished (or partially finished pieces) to ship the instructor for evaluation and then distribute them back to the students.

2018 GPR Sponsored GCC

Keeping in Shape with Gwen Nelson

Keeping in Shape was originally called Keeping in Shape with EGA. The teacher designed this necklace for the region directors to bead and submit to the live auction at the 2009 EGA National Seminar. The thirteen three-dimensional geometric pieces represent the thirteen EGA regions.

The finished necklace includes an assortment of triangles, circles, rectangular solids, cylinders, and cubes. The student uses various techniques to make the geometric shapes, including circular and flat peyote for some shapes and herringbone for others. Some of the pieces include a combination of beading techniques. The strap is a spiral rope of seed beads and Swarovski crystals. Embellishments include Swarovski crystals and rondelles.

Important Dates:

  • Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Text Distribution: October 2018 Region Meeting

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