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 Mary Crichton in 1998, presented a packet of Scabiosa seeds (pincushion flower) to each seminar attendee with a challenge to grow them and create a stitched version.   

Each year thereafter, members submit names of flowers, with final selection made by membership vote on the General Election ballot.   

All members are encouraged to stitch their version of the flower and enter them in competition at the Show and Share Exhibit at Seminar.  

  • 1998 - Scabiosa
  • 1999 - Peony
  • 2000 - Columbine, chosen for the Columbine High disaster 
  • 2001 - Rose
  • 2002 - Fuchsia
  • 2003 - Iris
  • 2004 - Bleeding Heart
  • 2005 - Hosta
  • 2006 - Sweet Pea 
  • 2007 - Pansy
  • 2008 - Hibiscus
  • 2009 - Carnation
  • 2010 - St. John's Wort
  • 2011 - Orchid
  • 2012 - Dogwood
  • 2013 - Lilly
  • 2014 - Daisy
  • 2015 - Hollyhocks
  • 2016 - Cacti
  • 2017 - Fantasy Flower
  • 2018 - Wisteria
  • 2019 - Wild Flowers

flower of year history

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Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

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Promote BDEIG!  Keep a couple BDEIG business cardsin your wallet to share as people ask you about your stitching. The QR code links to this website.  These cards are designed to print on standard business card stock such as Avery’s 8870 Clean Edge Business Card stock. The cards are 2” tall and 3.5” wide. Most business card stocks are compatible with this format. You could also print on plain card stock and cut the cards out using a paper cutter.​

​Last Updated 04/07/2019

Contemporary Hand Embroidery for the 21st Century

Rosalie Wakefield was invited to write about Brazilian embroidery for Needle Arts, the magazine of the Embroiderers Guild of America in March, 2013. This is a copy of that article.  Her final quote: "The future for Brazilian dimensional embroidery looks as bright as the amazing array of rayon threads produced for creative stitchers."

BDEIG Judging Critiera prepared by the Standards Committee and is suggested for your use as a guide in judging entries at State and County fairs and other competitions. It can be shared with your submissions.


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Class-Level Guidelines are described online with seminar classes, in seminar catalog, or download here.


Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild

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The Wonderful World of Brazilian Embroidery

Full of colorful pictures, this presentation provides a brief history of BE and its many uses from crazy quilts and clothes to artwork depicting oceans to forests.

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery

International Guild, Inc.

Publicity Tip: When demonstrating B.E., have a printed copy (in a binder with sheet protectors) so people can page through it to see the wide variety of designs available and also see more ways in which B.E. can be used.

Thank you to our Publicity Committee for these interesting articles. 

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