Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

International Guild, Inc.

International Guild

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!

​Last Updated 10/30/2022

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.  

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.  

Each $10 contribution provides 10 entries to receive this custom embroidered quilt.

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.

In-person Seminar June 8-14, 2022

Tacoma, Washington USA

2023 dates TBD

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On-line/remote class offerings

  • Teaching Brazilian Embroidery
    • ​8/7 by Debbie Kelly
  • ​Preparing to Teach an Online Class
    • ​8/21 by Loretta Holzberger, Debbie Kelley
  • Summer Bouquet
    • ​9/8, 9/15, 9/22 by Loretta Holzberger
  • Basic Stitch Review
    • ​9/18 by Debbie Kelley
  • Fukien Tea Bonsai
    • 10/7, 10/14, 10/21 by Debbie Goff
  • Pine Boughs and Holly
    • 10/17, 11/3 by Loretta Holzberger
  • Sew Five Alive
    • 11/5, 11/12 by Debbie Goff
  • Hibiscus Trio
    • 12/4 by Debbie Kelley

Distance Learning Classes

Limited time to enroll in remaining 2022 classes.

Registration period: CLOSED​

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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" 

2022 Fall & Winter Classes