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Register Now for the Online Studio Class: Dynamic Duo Bracelet taught by Karla Gee

 Have you ever wondered what to do with the new types of seed beads that are on the market?  The Dynamic Duo Bracelet introduces you to two of those fun beads (Twin Beads™ and Mini Cubes) using a new type of wire knitted ground band called WireLuxe™ (pre-knitted wire).  You will have three different bracelets to choose from and can find more detailed information by clicking the "Learn More" link below.

Registration for this course will continue through April 13th.  After that, kits will be assembled and mailed to each registered student and the course discussion list will be set up on the EGA website.  You must be a member of EGA and able to log in to the "Members Only" area of the website in order to access the posted lessons and discussion.  The first of four lessons is scheduled to post on May 14.  Lessons will remain on the website for several months after the end of the course.  If you have any questions, please email


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New Individual Correspondence Course with Shirley Kay Wolfersperger

Chiaroscuro: Blackwork Patterning Theory


Chiaroscuro is a course on how to come up with your own personal patterns for blackwork, including how patterning works and where to find inspiration for original patterns. This is not a course that teaches fundamental blackwork. It is a course for diving more deeply into the study of blackwork. It is for stitchers looking for more in blackwork than they have seen before. You must already know and have done blackwork to get the most of your work here. Be prepared to be adventurous.

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IEC 6 logoInternational Embroidery Conference (IEC) 2015: Registration 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. Registration continues through April 14, 2015

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

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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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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: Rocky Mountain Region seminar to be held August 24-27, 2016, in Colorado Springs, CO. Proposals due by June 30, 2015. Contact Jean Collette at for details.
For Artists:

Bosque Museum in Clifton, Texas, will be holding a juried exhibition of art quilts, mixed media, and contemporary embroidery from June 2 to August 30, 2015. Artists are invited to submit work for jurying. To learn more about the museum, visit Jurying is by digital images; no actual works are sent to the jurors. Details and Entry Form

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