September Newsletter

September 2018

September 2018 newsletter

The Newsletter is now online!

ECNG Member Grant Program


  • This grant is offered to assist members in furthering their knowledge and skill in a particular needle craft. It can also be used to explore a new area of interest to them in the world of needle arts.


  • Grant recipients are expected to work with the Program Chair to put together a presentation about their grant experience at a subsequent guild meeting within a year of receiving the grant (workshop optional).


  • Any member in good standing after one year as a guild member is eligible to apply for a grant of up to $500.


  • Grant request forms can be found online beginning on July 1, 2018. Interested members should fill out the form and then return it to any member of the Board on or before the October meeting of the following guild year.

The grant request should include:

  1. Member’s name
  2. Name of the program, workshop, training event, etc.
  3. Location, date(s) and cost (including travel and lodging, if applicable)
  4. Reason member wishes to attend
  5. Requested amount


  • Members of the Board will be responsible for reviewing all requests and making the final selection.


  • One grant recipient per year, if appropriate, will be announced at the November guild meeting by the Program Chairperson.

Grant Request Form

ECNG Member Grant Request Form


Member’s Name:


Name of the program/workshop/class in which you are interested:





Travel expenses and lodging, if applicable:


Requested amount:


Reason you wish to attend this event:









Please read the following and sign below:


I agree to work with the current Program Chair to put together a presentation of my grant experience,  which may or may not include a member workshop.  This presentation will be made at a mutually agreed upon guild meeting within a year of my grant experience.





Go to Newsletter tab, click and then click on NLMay 2018

ECNG_horiz logo_w_tagline-2018-45th Anniv copyThe Essex County Needlecraft Guild (ECNG) is proud to announce their “45th Anniversary Needlework Exhibit and Tea” to be held at the Hellenic Center of Ipswich, MA. Over 100 members work will be on display including examples of Quilts, Hooked Rugs, Needlepoint, Knitting, Felting, Embroidery and more. Members will also be on hand to demonstrate their crafts throughout the day, all masters of their craft and known for their individual talents will be onsite and demonstrating throughout the day.

The Exhibit will be held on Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the Hellenic Center, 117 County Rd, Ipswich MA and open to the public with free admission from 10AM to 4PM. Light Refreshments will be served.

A  Red Work Quilt made by our own members will be on display and raffle tickets will be available for purchase.


ecng 2018 quilt

ECNG was establish 45 years ago in 1973 by a small group of women enthusiastically involved in needlework committed to share, promote and educate others of the needlework arts came together to form the Essex County Needlecraft Guild. Success of the guild continues today with over 150 members strong, and offers lectures, workshops, and field trips throughout the year.

Sandra Goldbert, an ECNG member will present her program at the April 4th meeting.