Special Interest Group: Machine Embroidery

Machine Embroidery is led by Crystal AllredFor more information or to be added to their Member email list please contact her.

Meetings are held over Zoom on the 3rd Friday of every month from 2:00 until 3:30pm.  Programs will cover all aspects of Embroidery and everyone of all skill levels are invited to attend. Members will receive embroidery "freebies" from time to time. 

2021 Programs

Feb 19: Embroidering on Garments with Jan L.

Embroidering on Garments Feb 2021.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.8 MB


Mar 19: Spring/Easter embroidery challenge

Apr  16: Please join the Machine Embroidery Special Interest Group this Friday, April 16th at 2:00pm EDTon Zoom. We have a special guest – Melanie Coakley from EmbroideryFX in Chattanooga, TN.  Melanie will present an inspiring trunk show of embroidery projects and discuss her 30 year history in the embroidery business. Melanie is a frequent speaker, educator, consultant and contributing writer to industry trade magazines.  We'll have time at the end for questions.



May 21: Garden Flag Challenge

Jun 18: Check with Leader

Jul 16: Check with Leader

Aug 20: Check with Leader

Sep 17: Check with Leader

Oct 15: Check with Leader

Nov 19: Check with Leader

Dec 17: Holiday Party

Great deal on Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold 2 Embroidery/Sewing Machine (Price lowered to $3200) and Koala Dual Mate II elevated sewing center with 2 remote lifts for machines ($700). See our Classifieds area for details or Contact Sandi

Jan 14, 2022: Check with Leader


Resources used by our members will be listed in this area.



Hoops and Hooping Video: In this video, Helaine Eckstein discusses traditional machine embroidery hoops, magnetic hoops, how to hoop stabilizer and fabric and the considerations needed at your machine before you press the start button. (Created Oct 2020, for Sarasota/Gulf Coast ASG Machine Embroidery Group)

Sample of Freestanding Lace Available for Purchase on-line


Embroidery Library

Embroidery Online – OESD

Urban Threads

Anita Goodesign

Great Notions

Sweet Pea

Ann The Gran 

Janet Criswell 

Trish from AZ