Patriotic SparklersPatriotic Sparklers by Margaret Bendig 

Patriotic Sparklers #1 taught by Margaret Bendig. Registration opened Tuesday, January 6 and continues through February 9, 2015.

Join me on a patriotic stitching journey.  In the weeks of our course, we will stitch stars, a flag, a sparkler and Uncle Sam’s hat. We will explore some fun stitches worked with shiny and sparkly red, white and blue threads and discuss finishing instructions.  Most of the little projects can be stitched in an evening or two!

Isn't it great to wave the red, white and blue!  In our home, these little "Sparklers" come out for Memorial Day and they stay out until after Labor Day.  By the time Memorial Day rolls around this year, your Sparklers can be ready for display in your home!

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Seminar 2016 LogoCalling All Teachers

November 2-6, 2016

Alexandria, Virginia

We invite you to propose one, two, and four day classes in a variety of techniques and proficiency levels for the Star Spangled Seminar at the Hilton Mark IV Alexandria  Immerse yourself in Old Town Alexandria, tour the Capital’s treasure trove of America’s textile and embroidery heritage, or enjoy a nighttime drive to view the Star Spangled national monuments.  Tune your designing skills to the music of our national Capital. 

Proposals from U.S. teachers are due by February 12, 2015,  postmark; by February 18 if electronically sent; from international teachers, postmark January 12, 2015, or February 18 if sent electronically.  For more information, contact:

Marie Campbell, Dean of Faculty,  P O Box 122,  717-860-3640, 


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Joy of SummerNew Project Book: Joy of Summer by Sylvia Murariu 

The newest book in the project series benefitting the Children’s Alopecia Project is Joy of Summer by Sylvia Murariu. This dimensional piece incorporates a variety of materials, fibers, and techniques and invites you to have fun playing with the needle and threads, beads, and ribbons. The finished project can be framed or would also make a beautiful embellishment for a purse. The cost is $12 plus postage and handling and it is available now in the EGA store.

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IEC 6 logoInternational Embroidery Conference (IEC) 2015: Registration Now Open

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 Individual Correspondence Course with Lois Kershner

From Scene to Stitch: A Course in Design and Stitching for Perspective


From Scene to Stitch is a step-by-step course for those who wish to study and learn the elements that comprise a successfully designed and stitched landscape in canvas embroidery, while taking advantage of the one-on-one student-teacher conversation that an ICC offers. Unlike set projects, students work on their own unique project based on a landscape photo or sketch of their choosing.

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2015 Challenge Jeroy 12015 Challenge Jeroy 2The Challenge featuring Judy Jeroy

The Challenge: Layering as a design tool

Now is the time to consider signing up for Challenge 2015.  The consultant will be Judy Jeroy whose theme is "Layering as a Design Tool."  As she explains, "Consider repurposing pieces from other workshops and classes by layering them onto your new embroidery designs!"  She will guide participants through the many possibilities of working with layers to open new areas of creativity, exploration and inspiration! Registration is now open and will continue through March 31, 2015. 

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2015 Fiber Forum Jurying

If you are creating original work not intended for teaching, you are invited to enter it for jurying into EGA’s Fiber Forum. Fiber Forum holds annual jurying for EGA members who wish to join, renew, or extend their current membership. Jurying information and forms are printed below and are also available on the EGA website. Digital entries are due between February 15 and March 1, 2015. Note that Fiber Forum members must re-jury at least every three years.

Fiber Forum thanks Karen Schueler, who will receive the entries and Beve Handwerger for juror selection and certification. 

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2014 Annual Financial ReportAnnual Financial Report

2014 Annual Financial Reports were mailed to all chapter and region treasurers in December. These reports can be filled out and sent to EGA Headquarters OR the process can be completed online.  The deadline for the return of these forms is February 15, 2015. Please contact EGA Headquarters with any questions or if you are a treasurer who has not received a form.

Thank You!!

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: Alexandria, VA., due February 12, 2015. Contact Marie Campbell for details.
Call for Proposals: TVR region, Huntsville, AL. Contact Vicki Reuter for details.
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.

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