Legend:  Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA), Embroidery Association of Canada (EAC), American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), National Academy of Needlearts (NAN), Royal School of Needlework (RSN), Group Correspondence Course (GCC), Individual Correspondence Course (ICC), Master Craftsman Program (MCP)

Michele specializes in historical research, ecclesiastical designs, stumpwork, and goldwork.

She is an EGA Graduate Teacher, a Fiber Forum juried member, an ANG Senior Master Teacher, with Royal School of Needlework Certification with Distinction, and Cities and Guilds Certification in Stumpwork. She received the NAN Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

She has taught and lectured at many seminars, including ANG, EGA, NAN, Callaway Gardens, National Altar Guild, and art museums; conducted Correspondence Courses, CyberWorkshops, Workshops by Mail; written books and articles; and won awards in the US and the UK.

Jeanette Rees has been teaching canvas work and linen work since 1992 while owning a needlework shop, and currently at National, Regional and EGA and ANG chapters at local levels. Classes include dimensional embroidery on canvas, canvaswork, Hardanger, and mixed media. She has published designs in both cross stitch and canvas pieces.

Donna M. Olson received an education teaching degree from Hamline University, St. Paul, MN and taught at Iowa State University for 5 years before moving to Stoughton, WI, a Norwegian community. Since then EGA guilds and local embroidery stores in southern WI have used her teaching and design skills in needlepoint and embroidery workshops. She learned Hardangersom from the Norwegian women in Stoughton and followed up with classes through EGA. From 1972 she has lead ongoing classes in needlepoint embroidery and Hardangersom through the Madison Area Technical College. Since 1991 her workshops have been exclusively Hardangersom.

Maggie’s love of ancient history, color and patterns has followed her throughout her life. She uses seed beads, gemstones, focal beads, and a variety of bead weaving stitches – Peyote, Right Angle Weave, St. Petersburg, to name just a few- to translate designs found in mosaics, frescoes, architecture and jewelry into sculptural bead art to wear.

Maggie has taught and continues to teach workshops nationally and internationally throughout Europe. Her work has been shown in London, Milan and Naples and has been featured in Ornament magazine, Beadwork magazine, Bead & Button, and a variety of books. She has written a book, Classical Elegance, for Lark Books as part of their Master Beadweaving Series.

Margaret Kinsey is an EGA-certified Teacher in Silk and Metal Thread Techniques. She is certified to teach Japanese Traditional Embroidery. She is the designated US teacher for the Kunimitsu Rozashi Studio and studies with Fumiko Ozaki. Margaret is the 2010 recipient of the national EGA Gold Thread Award. She has taught at all levels of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

She has taught for ANG National and chapters, and The Embroidery Association of Canada Conference and chapters. She was the 2012 keynote speaker and taught at the New Zealand Embroidery Guild Conference in Christchurch, NZ, and has toured, taught, and lectured additional venues in New Zealand. Margaret chaired the 5th and 6th EGA International Embroidery Conferences respectively in 2011 and 2015, and is chair of the 7th International Embroidery Conference scheduled for 2018.

She lives in Deltona, FL.

Kaye Judt first learned to embroider at the age of 7 and hasn't put down the needle since. She credits her love of fine needlework to the inspiration and enthusiasm she has obtained through membership in EGA and other guilds both local and national. Kaye has published three books on tatting: Oh My Stars!, Motifs for Marie, and A Little o’ This A Little O’ Tat. She has taught tatting at many venues in the US and Canada.

Kaye is a member of Indianapolis Chapter EGA, ANG, and NAN. She is a Trained Sewing Instructor with the Sewing and Crafts Alliance and is Level 1 (Year 2) certified teacher with the National Academy of Needlearts and plans to complete her certification in 2017.

Catherine Jordan holds Master Craftsman certifications in EGA’s Counted Thread, Crewel, Color, and Design programs. She is a juried member of Fiber Forum. She is the EGA MC Coordinator and Design Program Chairman and a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. Her work can be seen at www.CatherinesDesigns.net.

Merrilyn is an internationally renowned hand embroiderer, designer, author and teacher. Magazine articles of Merrilyn’s work are regularly featured in publications in USA, Australia, and New Zealand. Merrilyn opened her first needlework shop in 1978. With an artistic heritage and a passion for hand work this was the starting point for a long creative and rewarding journey with needle, threads and fabrics.

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