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Association of New Zealand Embroiders Guild Inc

'Pack Stop - Beth Winton'

Mrs Carole Bates

Mrs Linda Inglis

Mrs Robyn Denny

Executive Members
Mesdames Robyn Tubb
Carol Andrews
Diana Parkes
Jane Haultain
Pat Hollister
Jo Ann Ingram
Lois Reefman
Wendy Johnstone
Judy Lund
Elizabeth Small
Sheila Larsen

Postal Address
c/- The Secretary
Ohauiti Rd
New Zealand

+64 7 544 2818

+64 7 544 2827


Number of Financial Members

Criteria for membership
It is open to everyone.

Membership fee
Each guild is autonomous and charges their own membership fee.

What you get
Regular meetings, workshops, access to guild libraries, overseas tutors, resource portfolios.

'Threads' magazine. Published twice a year with an 'Eyelets' newsletter in between guild newsletters.

Details of regional associations
There are over sixty guilds throughout New Zealand with their meeting times, venues, secretaries listed in the back of the Threads Magazine which is held in all Public Libraries. Extensions Group is open to all Guild Members who wish to extend.

Extensions Co-ordinatior
Contact: Rooney Shanks, PO Box 497, Rotorua

Regional organisation affiliations
New Zealand is divided into seven regions:
Cook Strait
Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu
Waikato, Bay of Plenty
Hawkes Bay, Gisborne
Northern North Island

Development and history of the national body
The Association of Embroiderers Guild became a national body in July 1986 at the BGM in Palmerston North and Kath Des Forges was the first President.

Number of executive meetings and venue
Two teleconferences per year. Plus an OGM in one year & BGM the next.

Next BGM
Capital Conference 2002, hosted by the Wellington Embroiderers' Guild, will be held in Wellington 5/11 July 2002.
All enquiries to Diana Parkes, Conference Convenor
Ph/Fax:04 565 0544


Organisation Focus
Most of the guilds in New Zealand meet weekly, fortnightly or monthly. All the guilds are autonomous under the umbrella of ANZEG Inc. Weekend retreats are organised by the Regional Representatives and workshops are held regularly throughout the year and are mostly tutored by New Zealand tutors. Every guild member has the opportunity to attend workshops, use the national resource folios, use the guild libraries, or just attend meetings and stitch their own projects. We have New Zealand certificates with an ANZEG administrator. Anyone who has completed four certificates gains a Diploma of Embroidery.

Mission Statement
The Association of New Zealand Embroiderers Guilds exists to communicate, educate, promote and preserve the artistry and craftsmanship of embroidery.

Recent Grants
We have had regular grants from Creative New Zealand and use them to help bring in overseas tutors.

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