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Embroiderers' Guild of America. Plum Grove Chapter (Iowa City, Iowa)



  • Existence: 1975 - 2009


The Plum Grove Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America was founded on January 21, 1976 in Iowa City and located in the Plum Grove Historic Home, built in 1844. The national organization of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA) was founded in 1958 by women who enjoyed needlework and sought to preserve old and new stitching techniques by sharing them with others interested in needle arts heritage. By 2005, an estimated 20,000 members belonged to 300 local chapters across the country. Meetings and "stitch-ins" of the Plum Grove Chapter were held monthly and included a business meeting, show and tell time, and a short class or workshop. Every two years the Plum Grove Chapter presented an exhibit of members' work at the Plum Grove historic site. Each year the club participated in a variety of shows and special projects, ranging from "Hooverfest" to Habitat for Humanity, as well as the popular Hoover Library Christmas Tree exhibit where they displayed their embroidered ornaments. The Plum Grove Chapter disbanded in 2007.

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Embroiderers' Guild of America, Plum Grove Chapter records

Identifier: IWA0794

The guild taught needlework skills and participated in shows.

Dates: 1975-2009