Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

International Guild, Inc.

Each year we have a beautiful handmade quilt as a fundraising project for education grant funds. ​​ Quilt is awarded to a grant fund contributor through a drawing held in June 2023.  

Winner need not be present.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of BDEIG, this FREE booklet is the Guild's gift to our members, future members, and to the rest of the needle arts community who many be interested in exploring the wonderful and colorful world of Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery.  

Z-twist thread, needle knowledge and explanation of core dimensional stitches are a few topics in this informative booklet.

Download your copy today!

Free guide to Brazilian embroidery!

We love our annual Seminar  with classes, show and share, friendly people, silly skits, merchants mall, goody bags, celebrations, and our beloved Judy Jenson Award.

June 23-25, 2023

Virtual -- Classes will be on-line​​

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  • Cactus Wren (Intermediate/Advanced Level)
    • 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 by Loretta Holzberger

On-line/remote class offerings

  • Basic Stitch Sampler (Basic Level)
    • ​1/29, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 by Judy Borreson Caruso
  • HollyRock (Intermediate Level)
    • ​1/29, 2/5, 2/12 by Debbie Kelley

April (registration closes 3/25)

Distance Learning Classes

Registration dates are limited. 

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Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild

February into March (registration closed)

March into April (registration closed)

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2019 People's Choice Awards 


$10.00 USD for 10 Tickets

Show and Share 2022  --- Click to view more photos!

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Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

Closed group & Not managed by BDEIG, but many guild members participate

2022 First Place (Stitched by, Category, "Title")

  • Lois Podschadel, Master, "Sunlit Waterfalls"   *** Best of Show AND President's Choice for Seminar Theme ***​
  • Sandy Roscoe, Intermediate, "Brazilian Elephant"

  • Margot Taub, Advanced, "Enchanted Jungle" designed by Rosalie Wakefield

  • Rosalie Wakefield, Professional, "Seasons of the Butterfly"

  • Lois Podschadel, Mixed Media, ​"Bookcase Cover" 

​​​2023 Winter & Spring Classes

​January into February (registration closed)

International Guild

​Last Updated 02/27/2023

  • Regina (Intermediate Level)
    • ​2/12, 2/17, 2/24 by Deborah Goff
  • Swirls and Flowers (Basic Level)
    • 2/16, 2/23, 3/2 by Loretta Holzberger​
  • Wildflower Meadow (Basic Level)
    • 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 by Sandy Velin

The Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild, Inc. was formed in 1991 as a non-profit organization to promote the art of Brazilian embroidery through seminars, newsletters, website, and workshops and has worldwide membership.  

  • ​Gecko (Intermediate/Advanced Level)
    • ​3/26, 3/31, 4/7 by Deborah Goff
  • Mother's Day Remembrance (Intermediate)
    • ​3/12, 3/19 by Debbie Kelley
  • Tiger Lily (Advanced Level)
    • ​3/16, 3/23, 3/30 by Loretta Holzberger
  • ​Vivien 'Sweet Heart' Orchid (Intermediate/Adv)
    • ​3/5, 3/11, 3/18 by Deborah Goff​

Our chapters provide  opportunities to socialize, share, teach and learn.  

Membership to BDEIG is open to all stitchers, amateur and professional, novice and experienced.  The only criteria for membership are a love of Brazilian embroidery and the desire to learn more about this needle art.