New Group Correspondence Course: Avondale  

Taught by Carol Currier


Avondale is an exploration of a summer garden using basic crewel embroidery stitches in interesting combinations.  

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International Embroidery Conference

Chicago in Stitches


Six noted Speakers: Subjects range from Arts and Crafts Movement Embroidery, Polish Embroidery, Ukranian embroidered blouses, Estonian Folk Dress: A Living Legacy, A Japanese Quilt created by 16 women and 1 man who were interred during World War II, and Ancient Greek Dress.

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Challenge and Challenge with a Twist

Featuring Judith McCabe


For this challenge, Judith would like the participants to focus on one particular country or culture or one technique from your heritage and to interpret that in embroidery. You are encouraged to explore a technique that may or may not have been embroidered but that can be interpreted in embroidery or mixed media. The technique can be combined with other techniques and media to create a more cohesive final piece.

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Join our Ambrosia Honey Stitch-a-long


Starting November 2017 we are stitching this gorgeous project on our EGA Stitch-a-long group. Ambrosia Honey is currently being published in EGA's magazine Needle Arts. If you are not currently a member, you can find out how to join and stitch this beautiful project with us on the link below. 


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Through The Needle's Eye

Louisville, KY


Starting November 1 through January 24 you can experience our 21st National Exhibit at our headquarters in Louisville, KY.

The National Exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works. It is through the needle’s eye that EGA embraces both traditional and contemporary needlework while expanding the perception of embroidery as an art form.


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Come join our Stitch-a-Long on Facebook!  


On our stitch-a-long Facebook group, you can stitch with us as we explore the resources available to us via EGA. Whether you are a long-time EGA member, or someone learning more about EGA because you're interested in membership, this page will help you connect to embroidery and the world of EGA. This month's project is Mini Checked Pine by Mary WaldsmithClick below to join us, get the pattern and start stitching!

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Seminar 2018

Diamond Jubilee


Join us in celebration at EGA’s 60th Anniversary Seminar 2018 in Louisville, KY, October 3rd to 7th, 2018. We are presenting 59 classes taught by 29 faculty members.

See photos of the classes, schedules, and much more by clicking below!


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A Little Book of Embroidery Basics


A Little Book of Embroidery Basics is a collection of tips and bits of knowledge collected by the author, designed to help a beginning embroiderer with some really basic knowledge about the wonderful world of embroidery in any of its forms, and to encourage an established embroiderer to pursue beautiful stitches.

The book is available by clicking below:

- Click here to download a 5.5" x 8.5 PDF file for printing in booklet format.

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: EGA 2019 National Seminar, October 30 - November 3, 2019. Due: January, 18, 2018. Email Sandra Gordon, Dean of faculty gordonfaculty2019@gmail.com or click here for more information.

Call for Proposals: Individual Correspondence Courses. Contact Darla Bohn for more information.

Call For Proposals: Group Correspondence Courses. Contact Val Reece for more information.

Call For Proposals: Online Studio Courses. Contact Beth Lindsay for more information.

ICNA Proposal Summary Sheet: PDF and Word

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