Cardinal Chapter
Cardinal Chapter Logo
Raleigh, North Carolina


Cardinal Chapter was founded in 1981, and membership currently numbers about 20. The cardinal is the North Carolina state bird, and Raleigh is the state capitol. Our logo was designed by a chapter member.

Meeting Information:

Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St., Cary, NC, room 105b except:

  • there are no meetings in June and July
  • the December meeting is usually a joint dinner with the Raleigh ANG, held at a member's home. Gifted Hands Chapter also meets with the group. Cardinal Chapter and ANG rotate host responsibilities.

Each monthly business meeting is followed by an educational program. In the past, these programs have included stitching projects, slide presentations, and guest lectures. The programs are a great opportunity to learn new things, and members are encouraged to share their talents and lead programs. Past stitching projects have included needlepoint, beading, hardanger, crazy quilting, hemstitching, cross stitching, stumpwork, and many other techniques.

The May meeting is our annual potluck dinner and usually starts at 6:30 pm. The September meeting includes our annual show of members’ needlework.

In addition to our monthly meetings, several stitch-ins are held each month at members’ homes. All members are welcome to attend stitch-ins to work on any project. Scheduled stitch-ins are listed within each newsletter.

Cardinal Chapter members have varied interests and we enjoy learning new techniques. The Cardinal Chapter has participated in several EGA Correspondence Courses and workshops on various embroidery techniques. Members have also attended many regional and national seminars and workshops.


Membership is $54 annually ($17 for plural members in the Carolinas Region; $21 for other plural members).


Guests are welcome for two visits before being asked to join. Beginners are welcome - we'll teach you.

Special Interest Groups:

Stitch-ins at members' homes:

Any member may attend a Stitch-in or other group meeting. The exact times and locations of the group meetings are published in each newsletter.


Stitch in Public every Friday at Barnes & Noble/Cary; 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Cardinal's Song is published every month, and is distributed to members by mail or e-mail. The current newsletter may be requested through the contact below.


Publicity/Outreach Chair

Gretchen Miller