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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.
If you are interested in joining a Guild, please get in touch.
NORTHERN NORTH ISLAND Regional Representative:
Robyn Hart, email email@example.com
AUCKLAND | Email Alison: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 1st Saturday 10-2.30, 2nd Tuesday 10-noon, alternate Wednesdays 6.30-8.30pm
COUNTIES | Email Annette: email@example.com
Meets 1st Thursday at Ngati Tamaoho Trust, 128 Hingaia Road, Karaka and
2nd/3rd Thursday at at Norah Brown Hall, Pukekohe Anglican Church,
Cnr Queen and Wesley Streets, Pukekohe.
Facebook: Counties Embroiderers’ Guild In
DOUBTLESS BAY | Email Lynn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 3rd Wednesday from 9.30am, Matthews Vintage Car Club, Aurere.
Facebook: Doubtless Bay Embroiderers’ Guild
EAST AUCKLAND | Email Lynn: email@example.com
Meets 2nd Thursday 9.30am and 4th Tuesday 6.30pm at
HIBISCUS COAST | Email Josie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 2nd Wednesday 7-9pm, 4th Thursday 10am-12,
Hibiscus Coast Community House (behind Estuary Arts) Orewa.
NORTH SHORE | Email Sue: email@example.com
Meets 4th Tuesday 10.30-12.30, 5th Tuesday 10.30-3
WARKWORTH | Email Mona: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 2nd Thursday, 12-3pm; Stitch Day 3rd or 4th Saturday 10am-1pm
WHANGAREI | Email Wendy c/-: email@example.com
Meets Tuesday 9.30am, Hope Church, Cnr Kiripaka Rd & Otuhiwai Crescent, Tikipunga, Whangarei.
Workdays 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th Tuesday, 9.30-12.30. Contact Janice - firstname.lastname@example.org
ANZEG NATIONAL EXECUTIVE
President | Trish Hughes
Secretary | Robyn Archer
Treasurer | Catherine Rozendaal
Education | Paula Hucklesby
Extensions | Wendy Johnstone
Resources | Kerry Smith
Tours Coordinator | Jo Saunderson
Next issue: April 2024
Editor | Caroline Strachan
Copy deadline for the next issue:
Friday March 1, 2024
Advertising, Design & Distribution
Book your advertising space by:
Friday March 1, 2024
WAIKATO / BAY OF PLENTY Regional Representative:
Lesley Anderson, email email@example.com
GALATEA | Email Julie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of the month at 7-9pm in the Galatea School staffroom.
OPOTIKI | Email Julia: email@example.com
Meets Thursday 10am-2pm, Masonic Lodge Rooms, 125 St John St, Opotiki. Workdays Thursday.
ROTORUA | Email Brenda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets at Parksyde (Rotorua’s older person centre) on Tarewa Place (off Tarewa Rd)
every Wednesday from 9.30am; night group meets from 7pm.
Facebook: Rotorua Embroiderers
SOUTH WAIKATO | Email Maxine: email@example.com
Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 10am-3pm at St Francis Anglican Church, 38 Baberton St, Tokoroa.
Facebook: South Waikato Embroiderers Guild
TAUPO | Email Margaret: Taupo.Embroidery@gmail.com
Meets Wednesday 9.30-12 noon at Vintage Car Club rooms, AC Baths Ave.
TAURANGA | Email Yvonne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Wednesday 10am -2.30pm and 7-9pm, Tauranga Rowing Club, Memorial Park, Devonport Rd.
Facebook: Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild
THAMES VALLEY | Email Jan: email@example.com
Meets 3rd Sat, 10-3pm at the St James Centre, Moresby Avenue, Waihi.
WAIKATO | Email Sharon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 3rd Saturday 10.30am St James’ Church Hall, 82 Nixon St, Hamilton East.
Stitch Ins every Wednesday 10-2; 1st and 2nd Monday of month, 7-9pm.
Facebook: Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild Inc
WHAKATANE | Email Trish: email@example.com
Meets every Tue 7-9pm, every Wednesday 9.30am-noon, at Art Society House, Cnr McAlister and Short Streets, Whakatane (new venue).
Facebook: Whakatane Embroiderers Guild
HAWKE’S BAY / GISBORNE Regional Representative
Tracey Boyd, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CHB NEEDLEWORKERS | Email Rosemary: email@example.com
Meet 1st & 3rd Monday, 10-2, Bridge Club, Mt Herbert Rd, Waipukurau.
Facebook: CHB Needleworkers
GISBORNE | Email Kate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet 2nd/4th Thurs 9.30am, Baptist Hall, Palmerston Rd. Workdays 1st/3rd Thurs (venue changes).
Facebook: Gisborne Embroiderers Guild Group
HAWKE’S BAY | Email Susan: email@example.com
Meets: Rotary Lounge, Taradale Town Hall:
2nd Tuesday 6.30pm Feb/Mar + Oct/Nov -and- 2nd Saturday 2pm April-Sept.
Workdays: 1st Saturday 12-4pm, The Old Customhouse, Ahuriri.
Wednesday 10am-2pm, Hastings District Library, Hastings.
Every 2nd Thursday 7.30-9.30pm, JJ’s Crafts, 243 Gloucester Street, Taradale.
NEEDLEWORKERS HB | Email Jane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets every 2nd Monday 10am-3pm in private homes.
WAIROA | Email Sue: email@example.com
Meets 2nd/4th Wednesday 10-12, 3rd Saturday 9.30-3.30pm, Presbyterian Church Lounge, 98 Queen St.
Also 3rd Monday 7-9pm in members homes.
TARANAKI / WANGANUI / MANAWATU Regional Representative:
Felicity Willis, email firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRAL TARANAKI | Email Helen: email@example.com
Meets 3rd Tuesday 7pm, Anglican Church Hall, 52 Juliet St Stratford.
Workdays 1st Sat.
MANAWATU | Email Shona: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings 7.30pm 1st Monday of the month (except January) at The Lychway, 5 Roy St, Palmerston North.
NEW PLYMOUTH | Email Margaret: email@example.com
Meeting 1st Wednesday 7.30pm.
Work nights 2nd, 3rd, 4th Wednesday 7.30pm.
1st and 3rd Thurs, 9.30am informal stitch meeting.
3rd Saturday from 10am, creative day.
Venue for all: Disabled Citizens Rooms, 83 Hine St.
OPUNAKE | Email Heather: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting 2nd Wednesday. Workdays 2nd and 4th Wednesday, 10.30-3pm at Hughson building, Napier St, Opunake.
Facebook: Opunake Embroidery Guild
SOUTH TARANAKI | Email Sheree: email@example.com
Meets every Tuesday, Park Croquet Club, High St Hawera, 7.30pm.
Meeting night 4th Tuesday.
Junior stitchers welcome - please email for information.
WANGANUI | Email Ann: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets Wednesday 10-12 at Christ Church Upper Lounge, 243 Wicksteed St;
2nd Sunday monthly from 12-3pm at Dempsey and Forrest Lounge, 208 Guyton St.
TARARUA Regional Representative:
Susan Lennie, email email@example.com
HOROWHENUA | Email Enid: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets February-November: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Tuesday at Levin Districts Brass Band Hall, 82 Weraroa Rd.
Monthly meeting held at same address on 3rd Wednesday, 1-3pm.
KAPITI | Email Robyn: email@example.com
Meets 1st and 3rd Fridat at the Waikanae Arts and Crafts Rooms, 27A Elizabeth St; 9.30 start.
First Friday is a stitch day and 3rd Friday is the Guild meeting. All welcome. Annual sub: $50.
MANA | Email Beverley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 4th Sat, 10-2.30, for stitching. Stitch-in Wednesday 9.30-12.
Tawa Community Centre boardroom, 5 Cambridge Tce, Tawa.
UPPER HUTT | Email Robyn: email@example.com
Meetings, 1st Tuesday (February-December) 7.30-9pm.
Stitch days, 3rd Saturday (February-November) 10am-3pm.
All held at St Hilda’s Church lounge, Cruikshank Rd, Upper Hutt.
WAIRARAPA | Email Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org
WELLINGTON | Email Rhys: email@example.com
Meeting 2nd Wednesday, 7.30-9pm at Loaves & Fishes, St Paul’s Cathedral, Hill St, Wellington.
Stitch-Ins: •Seatoun 1st Wednesday, Seatoun Village Hall, Forrest St, 6.30-9pm.
•Johnsonville 3rd Saturday, Johnsonville Community Centre, 1.30-4.30 pm.
•Lower Hutt 2nd Saturday, Hutt Art Centre, 1-4pm.
Facebook: Wellington Embroiderers Guild
CANTERBURY Regional Representative:
Jane Bell, email firstname.lastname@example.org
AORAKI | Email Suzy: email@example.com
ASHBURTON | Email Joan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 1st Saturday 10.30-3.30, 2nd Thursday 1-3.30pm, 3rd Tuesday 7-9pm; 4th Thursday workday 10.30-3.30pm.
Senior Centre, 206 Cameron St, Ashburton.
CANTERBURY | Email Elizabeth: email@example.com
Meets at Guild rooms, Hammersley Park, Amos Pl, Shirley, Christchurch.
Small groups: Monday 9.30-12.00, Tuesday 12.45-2.45pm, 7.30-9.30pm, Wednesday 12.30-2.30pm, 7-9pm, Friday 11-2.30pm.
Workday 4th Saturday 10am-3pm.
Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday 7pm.
CHRISTCHURCH NEEDLE WORK GUILD | Email Joy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets Tuesday 7-9pm, 11 Tanner St, Woolston.
Workdays 4th Saturday 10-2, Risingholme Community Centre, 99 Hawford Rd, Opawa.
Facebook: Christchurch Needle Work Guild
NELSON | Email Karen: email@example.com
Meets 2nd Wednesday, 7pm, Warne Stadium, Stoke.
Workdays 2nd and 4th Tuesday 10.30-12.30, 1st and 3rd Saturday 10.30am at Broadgreen House, Nayland Rd, Stoke.
NORTH CANTERBURY | Email Dawn: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of meeting locations and times are to be confirmed.
If you wish to be kept in the loop as this information becomes available, please send us an email.
OTAGO / SOUTHLAND Regional Representative:
Jill Bruce, email email@example.com
CENTRAL OTAGO | Email Jenny: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 1st Monday 12.30-4.30pm at St Aidan’s Church, Alexandra;
3rd Monday 1.30-4pm at Combined Arts Craft Centre, 44 Inniscourt St, Cromwell.
EAST OTAGO | Email Prue: email@example.com
Meets 1st Wednesday, 9.30-2, Hawksbury Village. Workdays 3rd/5th Wednesday.
EASTERN SOUTHLAND | Email Joan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 2nd & 3rd Tuesday, 10am-3pm, Windsor Park Village Community Centre, Gore.
FIORDLAND | Email Sally: email@example.com
Meets weekly, Tuesday 1.30-approx 3pm, in the Fiordland Community House Aurora meeting room, 21 Luxmore Dr, Te Anau. Venue is disability friendly.
Facebook: Fiordland Embroiderers' Guild
MANIOTOTO | Email Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets every Wednesday 10-3, Maniototo Arts Centre.
NORTH OTAGO | Email Rhonda: NOEGuild@gmail.com
Meets 2nd Thursday 10-2, 4th Wednesday 10-2, 2nd and 4th Monday nights 7-9pm at Eveline Church Lounge, 424 Thames Highway, Oamaru.
OTAGO | Email Barbara: email@example.com
Meets 4th Thursday (summer) 7-9.30pm. 4th Saturday (winter) 10am-3pm. Leith Bowling Club, 2 Duke St, Woodhaugh, Dunedin.
Workdays Thursday 9.30-11.45am, Snr Citizens Rms, Lwr Octagon.
Project group: 2nd Thursday 7-9pm, Mornington Community Centre, Mary Hill Tce.
QUEENSTOWN | Email Marg: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 2nd Saturday 10am, St Margaret’s Church Hall, Frankton, Queenstown.
SOUTH OTAGO | Email Anne: email@example.com
Meets 3rd Thu 11am, Creative Arts Centre, 142 Clyde St, Balclutha.
Workdays 2nd/4th/5th Thu, 1st Sat of month.
SOUTHLAND | Email Sue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 1st Monday of the month 1.30-3.30pm at ICC Library.
Winter months Monday 7-9pm, summer months 7.30-9.30pm at Hearing Association Rooms, 126 Leet St, Invercargill.
WANAKA | Email Robyn: email@example.com
Meets every Thursday 10am-3pm, Arts Centre.
WEST TAIERI | Email Karen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdaynesday, 10am-3pm, at West Taieri Memorial Hall, Outram.
Updated 27 September 2023. To update your Guild's listing, please contact the website administrator.