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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.

NOTE: If you are interested in joining a Guild, please get in touch.

Some Guilds will require attendees to have a Vaccine Pass, but each group 

sets their own rules, depending on their numbers.

Some meeting places may have also changed, as hired venues may not

allow outside visitors under the pandemic's current traffic light settings.




NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND Regional Representative:

Robyn Hart – anzegnniregion@gmail.com


AUCKLAND  |  Email  Sarah: contact@aucklandembroidery.org
Facebook: Auckland Embroidery
Meets 2nd Tue 10am-noon, 1st Sat 10am-3pm – Textile Arts Centre, 25 Poronui St, Mt Eden.


COROMANDEL  |  Email Win: winandalf@gmail.com
Facebook: Coromandel Embroiderers Guild
Meets 1st Wed 10am-3pm, St Johns Rooms, Tiki Rd, Coromandel.


COUNTIES  |  Email Lesley: cutlesley@outlook.com
Facebook: Counties Embroiderers’ Guild Inc
Meet: 1st Thurs 9.30am-12, Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura.

2nd & 3rd Thurs 9.30am-12, St. Andrews Anglican Church Hall, 43 Queen St, Pukekohe.


DOUBTLESS BAY  |  Email Lynn: thedows54@orcon.net.nz
Facebook: Doubtless Bay Embroiderers’ Guild
Meets 3rd Wed from 9.30am, Matthews Vintage Car Club, Aurere.


EAST AUCKLAND  |  Email Marsha: felletfam@gmail.com 
Facebook: East Auckland Embroidery Guild
Meets 2nd Thurs 9.30am and 4th Tues 6.30pm

at St Columbia Church Hall, 480 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany Downs.


EMBROIDERERS & LACEMAKERS  |  Email Alison: as_chambers@xtra.co.nz   
Facebook: Embroiderers & Lacemakers Guild
Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Sun 10am-3pm, 39 Fairfax Ave, Penrose.


HIBISCUS COAST  |  Email Jan: janadams49@gmail.com
Meets 2nd Wed 7-9pm, 4th Thurs 10am-12,

Hibiscus Coast Community House (behind Estuary Arts) Orewa.


NORTH SHORE  |  Email  Sue: embroiderynorthshore@gmail.com 
Facebook: Embroidery North Shore
Meets 2nd Sat 10-3; 4th Tues 10-12; 5th Tues 10-3.

Age Concern Rooms, 7 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland.


WARKWORTH  |  Email Jennifer: jenbaskirker@gmail.com
Facebook: Warkworth Embroiderers’ Guild
Meets 2nd Thurs, 12-3pm, Shoesmith Hall, Shoesmith St, Warkworth. Workday 3rd Sat 10am-3pm.


WHANGAREI  |  Email Jenny: secretarywhangarei@gmail.com
Meets Tue 9.30 at Maunu Masonic Village Hall, Maunu Rd, Whangarei.

Workdays 1st/2nd/4th Tue, 9.30-12.30.

WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Regional Representative:

Linda Inglis, email anzegwbopregion@gmail.com


GALATEA  |  Email Julie: galateaembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Meets 1st/3rd/5th Thursday at 7pm, Galatea School staffroom, Mangamate Rd.


OPOTIKI  |  Email Julia: julia.hayward.nz@gmail.com
Meets Thu 10am to 2pm, Masonic Lodge Rooms, 125 St John St, Opotiki.


ROTORUA  |  Email Brenda: rotoruaembroiderers@gmail.com

Facebook: Rotorua Embroiderers
Meets Wed 9am, 1pm, 7pm, Parksyde Over 55 Centre, Tarewa Rd, Rotorua.


SOUTH WAIKATO  |  Email Pam: swembroiderersguild@gmail.com 
Facebook: South Waikato Embroiderers Guild
Meets 2nd & 4th Tue 10-3; St Francis Church Hall, Baberton St, Tokoroa.


TAUPO  |  Email Ann: reevesa@xtra.co.nz

Meets for workdays every Wed + every alternate Tue 9.45am-12noon, Taupo Vintage Car Clubrooms, AC Reserve (off Spa Rd), Taupo.

TAURANGA  |  Email Carol: taurangaembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Facebook: Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild
Wed 10am-2.30pm and 7-9.30pm, Tauranga Rowing Club.


THAMES VALLEY  |  Email Rae: thamesvalleyeg@gmail.com
Meets 3rd Sat 10am-3pm various centres.


WAIKATO  |  Email Barbara: waikatoembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Facebook: Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild Inc
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.

WHAKATANE  |  Email Trish: whakatane.embguild@gmail.com  
Facebook: Whakatane Embroiderers Guild
Meets every Tue 7-9pm, every Wed 9.30am-noon, ATC Rooms, Tuhoe Ave.

HAWKE’S BAY / GISBORNE Regional Representative

Tracey Boyd, email anzeghbgregion@gmail.com

Facebook:  ANZEGHBGRegion



CHB NEEDLEWORKERS  |  Email Rosemary: mmellen1913@gmail.com

Facebook:  CHB Needleworkers


Meet 1st & 3rd Monday, 10-2, Bridge Club, Mt Herbert Rd, Waipukurau.


GISBORNE  |  Email Kate: kate.snow@xtra.co.nz
Facebook: Gisborne Embroiderers Guild Group
Meet 2nd/4th Thu 9.30am, Baptist Hall, Palmerston Rd.  Workdays 1st/3rd Thu (venue changes).


HAWKE’S BAY  |  Email Susan: hbeguild@gmail.com
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.


NEEDLEWORKERS HB  |  Email Jane: mickandjanelester@gmail.com
Meets Mon 10am-3pm, members’ homes.


WAIROA  |  Email Sue: r.s.hooper@xtra.co.nz
Meets 2nd/4th Wed 9.30-12. Nights 1st/3rd Mon 7.30-9pm,  members’ homes.

3rd Saturday 9.30-3pm Presbyterian Church Lounge, 98 Queen St.

TARANAKI / WANGANUI / MANAWATU Regional Representative:

Felicity Willis, email anzegtwm@gmail.com

CENTRAL TARANAKI  |  Email Karen: centraltaranakieg@gmail.com
Meets 3rd Tues 7pm, Anglican Church Hall, 52 Juliet Street, Stratford. Workdays 1st Saturday.

MANAWATU  |  Email Shona: manawatueg@gmail.com
Meets 1st Mon, 7.30pm, The Lychway, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North. Workdays 2nd Sat in Sept.

NEW PLYMOUTH  |  Email Margaret: np.embroiderersguild@gmail.com

Facebook: New Plymouth Embroiderers Guild
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: opkembguild@gmail.com
Facebook: Opunake Embroidery Guild
Meets 1st Thurs 1pm, Hughson Building, Napier St, Opunake. Workdays 2nd/4th Wed, 10.30-3pm.

SOUTH TARANAKI  |  Email Dorothy: ststitchguild@gmail.com
Meets every Tue, CCS Disability Action Rooms, cnr Princes and Riddiford Sts Hawera, 7.30pm. Meeting night 4th Tues.

Junior stitchers Tue 5.30-7pm (same location).

WANGANUI  |  Email Ann: wanganui.embroiderers@gmail.com

Meet Fri 10-2 at Hospice Whanganui. Workday 2nd Sun, 11-2, Dempsey & Forrest lounge, Guyton St.

COOK STRAIT Regional Representative:

Jenny Hunter, email anzegcookstraitregion@gmail.com


HOROWHENUA  |  Email Enid: horowhenuaeg@gmail.com

Meets Tue 1pm, Levin & Dist Brass Bandroom, 82 Weraroa St, Levin.

Workdays 2nd/3rd/4th Tues 1-4pm (Feb-Nov).


KAPITI  |  Email Robyn: kapitiembguild@gmail.com

Stitch days 1st Fri 9am, Waikanae Bridge Clubrooms, 27B Elizabeth St; 2nd Fri 9:30am, Olive Grove Cafe, Mahara Pl.

Guild meeting 3rd Fri 9.30am also at Bridge Club.
No meetings Dec/Jan.


MANA  |  Email Beverley: managuild@gmail.com
Meets 4th Sat, 10.00am to 2.30pm for Stitch-In and meeting.

Stitch-In Wed 9.30-12.30, boardroom, Tawa Community Centre, 5 Cambridge Tce, Tawa.

UPPER HUTT  |  Email Michelle: uhembguild@gmail.com
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: wairarapaembroiderers@gmail.com
Facebook: Wairarapa Embroiderers Guild
Meets 2nd Sat 10.30am-3pm, Ranfurly Clubrooms, Chapel St, Masterton.

Workdays 4th Sat 10.30-3.

Stitch-ins 1st & 3rd Tues 10.30-3.


WELLINGTON  |  Email Marie: weg.sec@gmail.com
Facebook: Wellington Embroiderers Guild

Meets 2nd Wed, 7.30pm Loaves & Fishes Hall, Hill St, Thorndon.

Workdays 3rd Sat 1.30-4.30, Johnsonville Community Centre.


​CANTERBURY Regional Representative:

Lynette Crowther, email anzegcanterbury@gmail.com


AORAKI  |  Email Suzy: aorakiembroiderersguild@gmail.com
Facebook: Aoraki Embroiderers’ Guild

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


ASHBURTON  |  Email Jo: ashburton.guild@gmail.com
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 Marie: cegstitchers@gmail.com
Facebook: CanterburyEmbroiderersGuild

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 Sat 10am-3pm.

Monthly meet: 2nd Wed, 7pm.


CHRISTCHURCH NEEDLE WORK GUILD  |  Email Joy: chchneedleworkguild@gmail.com  
Meets Tues 7-9pm, 11 Tanner St, Woolston.

Workdays 4th Sat 10-2, Risingholme Community Centre, 99 Hawford Rd, Opawa.


KAIKOURA  |  Email Dianne: dcaadams@amuri.net
Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesday, 10-3pm, Kaikoura District Library, Level 1, 96 West End, Kaikoura.

Please bring your own lunch and a mug.


MARLBOROUGH  |  Email Judy: marl.embroiderers@gmail.com
Facebook: Marlborough Embroiderers Guild
Meets 1st Sat 1.30-4.30pm, 3rd Mon 7.30-9.30pm, NMIT, 85 Budge St, Blenheim.


NELSON  |  Email Heather: nelson.embroiderers@gmail.com
Meets 2nd Wed, 7pm, Warne Stadium, Stoke.

Workdays 2nd and 4th Tues 10.30-12.30, 1st & 3rd Sat 10.30am at Broadgreen House, Nayland Road, Stoke.


TEMUKA  |  Email Carol: temukaembroiders@gmail.com
Meets Mon 10am-2pm, St Johns Ambulance Rooms, King St, Temuka.


WAIMATE  |  Email Paula: mackiepaula@xtra.co.nz

Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 9.30am-2pm at Bridge Club, Augustine St, Waimate.

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Regional Representative:

Sue Elliott, email anzegotagosouthlandregion@gmail.com


CENTRAL OTAGO  |  Email Jenny: centralotagoembroiderersguild@gmail.com

Meets 1st Mon 12.30-4.30pm at St Aidan’s Church, Alexandra; 3rd Mon 1.30-4pm

at Combined Arts Craft Centre, 44 Inniscourt St, Cromwell.

EAST OTAGO  |  Email Colleen: lee.budd@xtra.co.nz

Meets 1st/Wed, 9.30-2, Hawksbury Village. Workdays 3rd/5th Wed.

EASTERN SOUTHLAND  |  Email Joan: joangerken46@gmail.com
Meets 2nd & 3rd Tue, 10-3, Windsor Park Village Community Centre.


FIORDLAND  |  Email Anne: annebuch@xtra.co.nz

Meet Tues: Summer 7.30-9pm; winter 1.30-3pm. Community House, Luxmore Dr, Te Anau.


MANIOTOTO  |  Email Amanda: pippilongstockings0@icloud.com
Meets every Wed 10-3, Maniototo Arts Centre.


NORTH OTAGO  |  Email Diana: muzdi@xtra.co.nz

Meets 4th Wed 9-1, Eveline Church Hall, 424 Thames Hwy, Oamaru.

Workdays 2nd Thu 10-2, 2nd & 4th Mon, 7-9pm.


OTAGO  |  Email Di: otago.guild@gmail.com
Meets 4th Thu (summer) 7-9.30pm. 4th Sat (winter) 10am-3pm. Leith Bowling Club, 2 Duke St, Woodhaugh, Dunedin.

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

Project group 2nd Thu 7-9pm, Mornington Community Centre, Mary Hill Tce.


QUEENSTOWN  |  Email Gay: ross.daisy@kinect.co.nz
Meets 2nd Sat 10am, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton, Queenstown.


SOUTH OTAGO  |  Email Anne: bob.richardson@xtra.co.nz
Meets 3rd Thu 11am, Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.

Workdays 2nd/4th/5th Thu, 1st Sat of month.


SOUTHLAND  |  Email Noeline: npcollie@xtra.co.nz

Facebook: Southland Embroiderers' Guild

Meets 1st Mon 1.30-3.30pm, ICC Library; Winter Mon 7-9pm; Summer 7.30-9.30pm at Hearing Assn Rooms, 126 Leet St, Invercargill.


WANAKA  |  Email Jill: opulwanaka@yahoo.co.nz

Meets every Thu 10am-4pm, Arts Centre.

WEST TAIERI  |  Email Pam: pabowarren@gmail.com
Meets 1st & 3rd Wed, 10am-3pm, West Taieri Memorial Hall, Outram.

Updated 11 February 2022. To update your Guild's listing, please contact the website administrator.

President | Trish Hughes

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Secretary | Robyn Archer

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Treasurer | Donna Hardie

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Education | Paula Hucklesby

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Extensions | Wendy Johnstone

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Resources | Jill Wilson

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Tours Coordinator | Jo Saunderson

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