Neapolitan Chapter of the

Embroiderers' Guild of America

The Neapolitan Chapter meets at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on 625 111th. Ave N, Naples, FL, in the Claussen Center Building behind the Church. We have General Meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct and Nov. at 9:30am.

The Neapolitan Chapter has Stitch-Ins on the first Wednesday of the month at the Shepherd of the Glades Church, which is at the corner of Santa Barbara and Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. We meet at 9:30 am in the Choir room of the church. These stitch-ins are only during our 'Season' of Oct-May.

On the fourth Wednesday of the month, the Chapter meets in the Clubside Reserve Clubhouse, in the Vineyards. There will also be a few stitch-ins on the 2nd. Wednesday of a couple of the summer months, at members' homes. Please check the calendar for more specific information.

Jo-Ann Carroll's tribute to Kristi the cat.

Virtual Show and Tell of Neapolitan Members Art

This is a way for our members to "Show and Tell" during the Covid crisis.

The above items were all made by Judy Winterhalter. The first picture on the left is a beaded ornament of the Earth that she gave to her husband. The next item is a bookmark designed by Catherine Jordan. Then there is an orange "pumpkin" Temari Ball.

Betty Baechle - This is Ivory Coast color selection for “Turkish Delight”.

Teacher was Barbara Ellis. This was a Neapolitan chapter class.

Chris Zogus - First one is a 1989 piece called "Blue Diamond Opalescence". The piece was "won" at a closet sale years ago and has always intriged me. Second one is an Alison Cole piece "Jacobean Splendor". I always learn at least one new technique when doing her pieces - even if it nearly kills me (ha-ha).

We are the Neapolitan Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, and, as such, part of EGA's Sun Region which encompasses all of the Florida chapters and Bermuda. EGA's Mission: The mission of the Embroiderers' Guild of America is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.


Chapter Outreach

For over a decade, members have stitched "Home Sweet Habitat" samplers which are framed and presented to the new owners of Habitat for Humanity homes at their dedication ceremony.

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If you have any questions about our chapter, please contact:

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Last updated Nov. 8, 2022