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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Live Auction Items for EGA National Seminar

Silk ThreadEAsian SplendorGA Seminar fundraising will officially kick-off on October 18, 2014 in Phoenix Arizona at the "Dreams & Legends" seminar 2014 hosted by the Pacific Southwestern Region.  Visit our website for details including photos of live auction items.  If you aren't attending seminar this year, you can still participate in the live auction bidding.

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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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Spectacular Color Exhibit 

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On display at EGA Headquarters in Louisville, Spectacular Color features works by 25 artists from the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. The exhibition was curated by Carole Rinard and Shirley Kay Wolfersperger. A variety of techniques are represented, from beading to crewel to needle-felting and much more. Look for a full article on the show in the December 2014 issue of Needle Arts and stop by and see it for yourself if you're in the Louisville Area. 

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Fiber Forum 2014 Photos

If you are interested in creating original embroidery and embroidery as an art form, consider Fiber Forum!


See 2014 Fiber Forum

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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