2010 Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Michele Roberts is a former bank vice-president with a B.A. from Rice University and an M.B.A. in Finance. She specializes in historical research, techniques, stumpwork, and goldwork. Embroidering since early childhood, she does ecclesiastical commissions and continues to study in Europe.
Michele is an EGA Certified Graduate Teacher, a juried member of EGA’s Fiber Forum, and a Senior Master Teacher in the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG), for which she received the honorary Chottie Alderson and Massachusetts Scholarships for her work. She earned the level of Distinction when she completed her Royal School of Needlework Certification in embroidery techniques. She completed her Cities and Guilds Certificate in Stumpwork at the Embroiderers’ Guild at Hampton Court Palace. Her works have received numerous first place and Best of Show awards. Michele’s Guild service includes positions with local, regional, and national ANG and EGA guilds.
A Life Friend of the Royal School of Needlework, she has taught at many national seminars, including ANG, EGA, NAN, Callaway Gardens, and the National Altar Guild Liturgical Arts Seminars. She is the author of correspondence courses for ANG and EGA, as well as several CyberWorkshops and Workshop by Mail for ANG. Her work has been featured in NeedlePointers, Needlepoint Now, NeedleArts and EGA’s Margaret Parshall Gallery. Michele is the author of several needlework books.