Chairman: Deby Talley

Annual seminars and retreats featuring national and region teachers

Every year Sun Region strives to schedule region-wide opportunities for  education, relaxation, and friendship.

In 2013, Sun Region sponsored Viva Punti! — a weekend seminar and retreat at the Hilton Grande Vacation Resort on International Drive in Orlando. We have a picture gallery of the fun that we had

In May of 2014, Sun Region sponsored Crystal River Stitching. In May of 2015, we returned to the Hilton Grand Vacations Resort for A Stitcher’s Garden, a traditional 3-day seminar with classes. In May of 2016, Red Sails in the Sunset took place in St Petersburg. It, too, was a traditional 3-day seminar with classes.

In 2017 we relaxed with A Lakeside Retreat. In 2018, we’re planning a cruise.

In November of 2014 the region hosted  an International Teacher Tour workshop with Alison Cole. This was Sun Region’s first time sponsoring a workshop. 24 Sun Region members registered for the course and Alison graciously agreed to teach a larger class than she usually does, so everyone who registered will be able to take the class.

With a successful workshop under our collective belt, Sun Region is offered another ITT, in 2015, this time with Gary Clarke. Unfortunately, there problems with Gary’s visa and he was unable to conduct the class. (But, since we had a contract for hotel space, we just got together to work on his designs!) In 2016 we held a successful ITT workshop with Tasmanian teacher, Merrilynn Heazelwood

EGA has many educational opportunities available to its members. This page addresses programs specific to the Sun Region.  Additional educational opportunities are available through the Guild’s National Headquarters. To learn more about these opportunities, visit our national site at and explore the many links in the Education side bar.

If you are already a member of the Embroiderers Guild of America, there are still more educational opportunities available in the Members area of our national website where Petite Projects and articles from our magazine, Needle Arts are available for reading and download.