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The 2015 International Embroidery Conference (IEC), Threads Through Time, will be held May 14, 15, & 16, in historic Williamsburg Virginia. The conference features six outstanding speakers who will provide insight into the development of embroidery and textile embellishment around the world. Embroidery is one of the most ancient arts, dating from prehistoric times. In three days, artists, academics, and interested stitchers can more than double their previous knowledge of the history and development of embroidery and textile embellishments.

The International Embroidery Conference is open to all individuals who are interested in textiles and embroidery.

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New Project Books Available

Three new project books are available in the EGA store: Trim A Hat by Jane Ellen Balzuweit, Zinnia Pendant or Pin by Marie Campbell, and Garden Party by Judy Jeroy.

Each project is $11 (includes s/h) or all three may be purchased together for $24 (includes s/h.) A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Alopecia Project.

From EGA President, Gwen Nelson:

When I was elected President, I was allowed to name a charitable program of my choice.  The program I selected is the “Children’s Alopecia Project” or CAP.   The mission of CAP is “to help any child in need who is living with hair loss due to all forms of alopecia.”  Three of our national teachers donated designs.  A portion of the proceeds from these designs will be donated to CAP. The designers and booklets are:  (a) Jane Ellen Balzuweit, “Trim a Hat.”  This beautiful design includes a blackwork hatband and a pulled thread flower.  The flower could also be used as a pin on clothing.  (b) Marie Campbell, “Zinnia Pendant or Pin.”  This is a lovely beaded pin that can be worn on a hat or on another piece of clothing.  (c)  Judy Jeroy, “Garden Party.”  This is the third of Judy’s embroidered bug designs and is absolutely adorable.  It is shown as a hat band, but certainly has many uses.  Thanks to all these fabulous teachers and designers who donated the projects.

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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 - Online Courses: The Education Department would like to hear from needlework teachers who are interested in offering classes on our website.
GCC - New Courses: The Group Correspondence Course (GCC) program is looking for some new courses. There have been requests for courses in a number of techniques. Contact Val Reece with proposals.
ICC - New Courses: The Individual Correspondence Course (ICC) program is always looking for new courses. Contact EGA Headquarters for details.

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