Our Chapter was started in November 1975, with Frances Monroe Bass serving as the first President, and has continuously served its members for 44 years. Meetings initially took place at Cheekwood, a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate, and our chapter took its name. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mabel Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood was converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960. While we no longer meet on their site, we are proud to carry the name of this Nashville landmark.
We have hosted both the EGA National and Tennessee Valley Regional (TVR) Seminars in Nashville several times over the years. Among our members, we have four, who have achieved the Master Craftsman title – two in crewel work, one in canvas, and one in counted thread. We currently have around 65 members and meet at Calvary Methodist Church in Nashville.
Our current outreach projects include stitching samplers for the Habitat for Humanity homes and stitching bookmarks for children in the second grade in Shelbyville.
Membership is open to persons who are genuinely interested in and participate in some form of needlework. Chapter members automatically become members of the The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., and receive the quarterly publication "Needle Arts".
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