Join us today!

We have friendly stitch groups throughout New Zealand who love to welcome new members.

If you're interested in coming along to a meeting to see what it's like, feel free to contact the person in your area for more information.


Each Guild sets their own annual membership fee. Membership entitles members to attend special regional workdays, exhibitions and workshops that aren't available to the general public. Guild members pay reduced rates to attend ANZEG's biennial Conference and National Embroidery School. A subscription to the national magazine, published bi-annually, Threads, is also included.

President | Trish Hughes


Secretary | Robyn Archer


Treasurer | Donna Hardie


Education | Paula Hucklesby


Extensions | Wendy Johnstone


Resources | Jill Wilson


Tours Coordinator | Tricia Wheble



















Next issue: April 2020

Editor | Caroline Strachan
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Saturday February 29, 2020

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Regional Representative | Robyn Hart –


AUCKLAND  |  Email Sarah:

Meets 2nd Tue 10am-noon, 1st Sat 10am-3pm – Textile Arts Centre, 25 Poronui Street, Mt Eden.

Facebook: Auckland Embroiderers' Guild


COROMANDEL  |  Email Win:
Meets 1st Wed 10am-3pm, St Johns Rooms, Tiki Rd, Coromandel.

Facebook: Coromandel Embroiderers Guild


COUNTIES  |  Email Janet:
Meet: 1st Thurs 9.30am-12, Old Central School, Wood Street, Papakura.  2nd & 3rd Thurs 9.30am-12,

St. Andrews Anglican Church Hall, 43 Queen St, Pukekohe.

Facebook: Counties Embroiderers' Guild Inc


DOUBTLESS BAY  |  Email Lynn:
Meets 3rd Wed, Matthews Vintage Car Club, Aurere, from 9.30am.


EAST AUCKLAND  |  Email Marsha: 
Meets 2nd Thurs 9.30am and 4th Tues 6.30pm at St Columbia Church Hall, 480 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany Downs.

Facebook: East Auckland Embroidery Guild


Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Sun 10am-3pm, 39 Fairfax Ave, Penrose. 

Facebook: Embroiderers & Lacemakers Guild


Meets 2nd Wed 7-9pm, 4th Thurs 10am-12, Hibiscus Coast Community Hse (behind Estuary Arts) Orewa.


NORTH SHORE  |  Email Sue: 
Meets 2nd Wed 7.30pm-9pm, & 4th Tues 10am-12 noon. Age Concern Rooms, 7 The Strand,

Takapuna, Auckland.

Facebook: Embroidery North Shore


WARKWORTH  |  Email Mona:
Meets 2nd Thurs, 12-3pm, Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith St, Warkworth. Workday 3rd Sat.

Facebook: Warkworth Embroiderers' Guild


WHANGAREI  |  Email Jenny:
Meets at Maunu Masonic Village Hall, Maunu Rd, Whangarei, 1st, 2nd, 4th Tues, 9-12.

3rd Tues, 7-9pm in members’ homes.

Regional Representative | Linda Inglis, email

GALATEA  |  Email Anne:
Meets 1st, 3rd Tues 7pm, Galatea School staffroom, Mangamate Rd.


OPOTIKI  |  Email Julia:
Meets Thu 10am-2pm, Masonic Lodge Rooms, 125 St John St, Opotiki.


ROTORUA  |  Email Brenda:
Meets Wed 9am, 1pm, 7pm, Parksyde Over 55 Centre, Tarewa Rd, Rotorua.


SOUTH WAIKATO  |  Email Noeline: 
Meets 2nd & 4th Tue 10-3; St Francis Church Hall, Baberton St, Tokoroa.

Facebook: South Waikato Embroiderers Guild


TAUPO  |  Email Ann:
Meets every Wed + every alternate Tue 9.45am-12noon,

Taupo Vintage Car Clubrooms, AC Reserve (off Spa Rd), Taupo.


TAURANGA  |  Email Carol:
Wed 10am-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm, Tauranga Rowing Club.

Facebook: Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild


THAMES VALLEY  |  Email Penny:
Meets 3rd Sat 10am-3pm various centres.


WAIKATO  |  Email Barbara:
Meet 3rd Thu 7.15pm St James Church Hall, 82 Nixon St, Hamilton East.

Workdays every Wed 10am-2pm; 1st & 2nd Mon of month, 7-9pm.

Facebook: Waikato Embroiderers' Guild Inc


WAIPA  |  Email Marlene:
Meets 1st & 3rd Tue 7pm, St John Ambulance Centre, Palmer St, Te Awamutu.


WHAKATANE  |  Email Delwyn:  
Meets every Tue 7-9pm, every Wed 9.30am-noon, ATC Rooms, Tuhoe Ave.

Facebook: Whakatane Embroiderers Guild


Regional Representative | Bridget Bell, email

Meet 1st & 3rd Monday, 10am, Bridge Club, Mt Herbert Rd, Waipukurau.


GISBORNE  |  Email Raewin:
Meet Thurs 9.30-12 at Baptist Hall, Palmerston Rd. 

Facebook: Gisborne Embroiderers Guild


HAWKE’S BAY  |  Email Colleen:
Meets: Rotary Lounge, Taradale Town Hall: 2nd Tues 6.30pm Feb-Apr + Oct/Nov and 2nd Sat 2pm May-Sept (from Feb 2020).

Workdays: 1st Sat 12-4pm, The Old Customhouse, Ahuriri. Wed 10am-3pm, St Peter Chanel Hall, Hastings.

Every 2nd Thurs 7.30-9.30pm, Cox Real Estate, Lower Emerson St, Napier.


Meets Mon fortnightly 10am-3pm, members’ homes.


WAIROA  |  Email Sue:
Meets 2nd & 4th Wed 9.30-12. Nights 1st & 3rd Mon 7.30-9pm,  members’ homes.

3rd Saturday 9.30-3pm Age Concern Rooms, 8 Lahore St, Wairoa.

Regional Representative | Felicity Willis, email

Meets 3rd Tues 7pm, Stratford Community House, Juliet St.


MANAWATU  |  Email Leah:
Meets 1st Mon, 7.30pm, The Lychway, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North. Workdays 1st Sat in Sept.


NEW PLYMOUTH  |  Email Margaret:
Meets 1st Wed 7.30pm at Disabled Citizens Rooms, 83 Hine Street. Worknights 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wed 7.30pm. 3rd Sat 10-4, Feb-Nov.


OPUNAKE  |  Email Sue:
Meets 1st Thurs 1pm, Hughson Building, Napier St, Opunake. Workdays 2nd & 4th Wed.

Facebook: Opunake Embroidery Guild


SOUTH TARANAKI  |  Email Sharee:
Meets 2nd & 4th Tue, CCS Disability Action Rooms, cnr Princes and Riddiford Sts Hawera, 7.30pm. Work nights every other Tuesday, 7.30pm.
JUNIOR STITCHERS meet every Tuesday during term time, 5.45-7pm (same place).


WANGANUI  |  Email Judy:
Meet Fri morn in member’s home. Workday 2nd Sun, 11-3, Dempsey & Forrest, Guyton St.


Regional Representative | Jenny Hunter, email

HOROWHENUA  |  Email Enid:
Meets 3rd Wed 7pm (exc Dec/Jan) Levin & Dist Brass  Bandroom, 82 Weraroa Rd. Workdays 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tues 1-4pm (Feb-Nov).


KAPITI  |  Email Anthea:
Meets 3rd Wed 7.30pm (except Dec/Jan). Stitch day 1st Fri 9-12.30, Waikanae Bridge Club, 27B Elizabeth St.

2nd Fri, 9.30-12, Olive Grove Café, Mahara Pl. 


MANA  |  Email Susan:
Meets 4th Sat 9.30am followed by Stitch-In to 2pm. Stitch-In Wed 9.30-12.30, boardroom, Tawa Community Centre, 5 Cambridge Tce, Tawa.


UPPER HUTT  |  Email Lyn:
Meets 1st Tue 7.30pm, St Hilda’s Parish Hall, Cruickshank Rd, Upper Hutt. Workday 3rd Sat,10am-3pm also at St Hilda’s.


WAIRARAPA  |  Email Stephanie:
Meets 2nd Sat 10.30am-3pm, Ranfurly Club Rooms, Chapel St, Masterton. Workdays 4th Sat 10.30-3. Stitch-ins 1st & 3rd Tues 10.30-3.

Facebook: Wairarapa Embroiderers Guild


WELLINGTON  |  Email Marie:
Meets 2nd Wed, 7.30pm Loaves & Fishes Hall, Hill St, Thorndon. Workdays 3rd Sat 1.30-4.30, Johnsonville Community Centre.

Facebook: Wellington Embroiderers Guild


Regional Representative | Lynette Crowther, email

AORAKI  |  Email Suzy:
Meets Wed 9.30-1.30pm and Mon 7-9pm Timaru Bowling Club, Aorangi Park, 70 Morgans Rd, Timaru.

Facebook: Aoraki Embroiderers' Guild


ASHBURTON  |  Email Beverley:
Meets 1st Sat 10.30-3.30, 2nd Thurs 1-3.30pm, 4th Thurs workday 10.30-3.30pm. Senior Centre, 206 Cameron St, Ashburton.


CANTERBURY  |  Email Maree:
Meets at Guild Rooms, Hammersley Park, Amos Pl, Shirley, Christchurch.

Small groups: Mon 9.30-12, Tues 12.45-2.45pm, 7.30-9.30pm; Wed 12.30-2.30pm, 7-9.30pm, Fri 11-2.30pm,

4th & 5th Sat 10am-3pm. Monthly meet: 2nd Wed, 7pm.

Facebook: CanterburyEmbroiderersGuild


Meets Tues 7-9pm, 11 Tanner St, Woolston. Workdays 3rd Sat 10-2, Risingholme Community Centre, 99 Hawford Rd, Opawa.


KAIKOURA  |  Email Diane:
Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 1-4pm, library area of the Kaikoura District Council, West End, Kaikoura.


MARLBOROUGH  |  Email Judy:
Meets 1st Sat 1.30-4.30pm, 3rd Mon 7.30-9.30pm, NMIT, 85 Budge St, Blenheim.


NELSON  |  Email Paula:
Meets 2nd Wed, 7pm, Warne Stadium, Stoke. Workdays 2nd and 4th Tues 10.30-12.30, 1st & 3rd Sat 10.30am.


TEMUKA  |  Email Lorraine:
Meets Mon 10am-2pm, St Peters Anglican Church, Dyson St, Temuka. Workdays Mon.


WAIMATE  |  Email Paula:
Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 9.30am-2pm, Convent, Timaru Rd, Waimate.


Regional Representative | Sue Elliott, email

CENTRAL OTAGO  |  Email Megan:
Meets 1st @ 2nd Mon 1.30pm, Cromwell Combined Arts & Crafts Rooms, 44 Inniscort St, Cromwell.


EAST OTAGO  |  Email Marlene:
Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 9.30-2 at Hawksbury Village. 


EASTERN SOUTHLAND  |  Email Margaret:
Meets 2nd & 3rd Tue, 10-3, Windsor Park Village Community Centre.


FIORDLAND  |  Email Shirley:
Meet Tues 7.30pm, Community House, Luxmore Dr, Te Anau. Workdays Thurs 1.30pm, 52 Luxmore Dr, Te Anau.


MANIOTOTO  |  Email Shona:
Meets Wed, 10am, Arts Centre or members’ homes. 

NORTH OTAGO  |  Email Diana:
Meets 4th Wed 9am, St Lukes Guild Room, Wharfe St, Oamaru. Workdays 2nd Thu & 4th Wed, 10-3.


OTAGO  |  Email Di:
Meets 4th Thu (Feb,Mar,May,Sept,Oct,Nov) 7.30pm. 4th Sat (April,June,July,Aug) 10am-3pm.

Leith Bowling Club, 2 Duke St, Woodhaugh, Dunedin.

Workdays Thu 9.30-11.45am Snr Citizens Rms, Lwr Octagon.


Meets 2nd Sat 10am, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton, Queenstown.


SOUTH OTAGO  |  Email Diane:
Meets 2nd Thu 10am, Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.


SOUTHLAND  |  Email Pam:
Meets 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th Mondays 7.30pm, Hearing Assn Rooms, 126 Leet St, Invercargill.


WANAKA  |  Email Jill:
Meets 2nd Thurs 1.30pm, Arts Centre. 4th, 5th Thurs 10.30-3.30.


WEST TAIERI  |  Email Annie:
Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 10am-3pm, West Taieri Memorial Hall, Outram.

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