Alzheimers projects

National Outreach Project

EGA President, Leslie Gagliardi, has selected a project supporting Alzheimer's research. Directions for these four beautiful projects are included and emailed to you as .pdf files.  All proceeds support research for Alzheimer's Disease. The cost of the instructions is $30. Order these lovely projects today in the EGA online store!

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2016 Fiber Forum Jurying

 EGA Fiber Forum invites members who are creating original designs to submit up to two works for jurying. Submissions are due March 1-15, 2016. For the jurying procedure and form, please see the Fiber Forum page

Fiber Forum is the group for original designers within EGA. It was organized in 1992 to advance embroidery as an art form through exhibition of embroidered works of exceptional merit.  New members are juried by accredited jurors on the basis of both aesthetic achievement and technical skill. Completion of an entry form, digital photos of the entire embroidered work and one detail, and an artist statement are required. Embroidered work is defined as work done with a threaded needle. Additional media are acceptable for Fiber Forum jurying provided they are archivally compatible with textiles.   Contact Sharon Serrano Ahmed, Chairman, EGA Fiber Forum with questions. 


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gcc Isabella3New Group Correspondence Course: Isabella - Italian Drawn Thread

Featuring Barbara Kershaw


This course continues your exploration of the wonderful technique of Italian style drawn thread. The project has been designed as a decorative hand towel but could easily be converted into a placemat, tablemat or even a table runner by using a longer piece of linen. There are six decorative bands across the towel three of which require withdrawing threads using two different methods. This course teaches the art of knotting bundles both in a straight line and in a curving line that undulates across the band.  Although this is an advanced level course, if you are familiar with withdrawing threads and want to explore and expand your knowledge and ability it is an ideal place to start. 

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Individual Correspondence Course with Celeste Chalasani

A Journey into the World of Raised Embroidery: Stumpwork Techniques


This is an in-depth study of the various techniques used in stumpwork. Students will learn by completing the work. Each lesson focuses on a specific technique that students will practice and culminates in a project that is provided or one of the student's choosing. The project for the last lesson is a stumpwork sampler which applies every technique the student has learned into one final piece.

Supplementary videos will be available on the Member's Only area of the EGA website.

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Designers Across America Projects and Subscription Available

Designers Across America projects and subscriptions are now available for purchase online. Laura Smith is the featured artist in the September issue of Needle Arts and she has made available to EGA members her beautiful free-machine embroidery design Wild Roses Bracelet. Laura presents several colorways for the bracelet and has an optional kit available for purchase directly from her (ordering instructions are included with the project). The cost of the instructions is $7, postage included. EGA members may also sign up for a subscription and receive this project plus the next three projects in the Designers Across America series automatically as they become available for $25 (a 10% savings). Click to order yours today!

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Italian Needlework Treasures

Italian Needlework Treasures Available on Video

The presentation by Vima deMarchi Micheli on Italian Needlework Treasures, filmed at the EGA National Seminar in Phoenix, is finally available on DVD!  Vima is an internationally known needleworker - in addition to her teaching and designing she has published over 25 books.  She also regularly takes groups to Italy to study Italian embroidery and lace making.

In addition to Vima’s presentation, there is a 15 minute segment of demonstration by Italian Lace embroiderers from Assisi.  This video would make a fabulous Chapter program running in total just over 90 minutes.

You can view the video by clicking below.  If you would like a DVD copy of the program, please contact headquarters and one will be mailed to you.  This project was funded in whole through a bequest from the Gay Montague Phillips estate.

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EGA's Permanent Collection Database

Have you checked out the Permanent Collection page of the EGA website lately? A link to the online collection database was recently added there that allows you to search for specfic items or artists or just browse.  There are currently about 850 items presented, with more to be added in the coming months.

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frontpageEGA is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the study and preservation of the art of embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional. Members work within local chapters or a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge. Numerous opportunities are available to learn embroidery and needlework techniques, including chapter meetings, workshops, correspondence courses, certification programs, and national and regional seminars. In addition, we offer free projects, a youth program, a quarterly magazine, and national traveling exhibits.


 For Teachers:
Call for Proposals: New England Region Seminar, Ogunquit, ME, April 28-30, 2017. Deadline for submission, Dec. 15, 2015. Contact Marjie Thompson for more information.
Call for Proposals: Pacific Southwest Region Seminar, Oxnard, CA, Oct. 19-21, 2017. Contact Judie Neufeld or click here for more information.
Call for Proposals: Individual Correspondence Courses. Contact Rebecca Wardlaw for more information.

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