Gold Thread Award Deadline Approaching!  

The May 1st deadline for nominating an EGA member for this prestigious award is fast approaching. The Gold Thread Award is an annual award which recognizes those outstanding individuals who, on a local and/or regional level, have given freely of their time and talents to best exemplify the purpose of this organization: "To inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage." 

Individuals are encouraged to nominate the heart and soul of their chapters and region. An individual from each region may be acknowledged and the national Gold Thread winner is selected from the 13 individual region winners.

Applications can be found  here

Needle Eye

Call for Entries for 21st Through the Needle's Eye

Share your original creations by entering your art in EGA's 21st National Exhibit, Through the Needle's Eye, which will be launched at Transylvania Community Arts Center in Brevard, NC, in August 2017.

Contemporary and traditional needlework completed from 2014 to the present will be accepted for jurying as long as the work is completed with an eye needle, either by hand or machine. EGA membership is not a condition of entry nor of acceptance. Teaching pieces will not be accepted. Entries must be free of copyright violations and postmarked by February 21, 2017.

Works juried into the exhibit will become part of the Traveling Exhibit for three years and will be returned to the entrant after the Traveling Exhibit closes.

More detailed entry information and an entry form can be found here or email the exhibit registrar at tne21registrar@gmail.com 


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Designers Across America Projects and Subscription Available 

Mar-May 2016: Seashell Needle Case by Jeanette Rees


Designers Across America projects and subscriptions are available for purchase online. Jeanette Rees is the featured artist in the March issue of Needle Arts and she has made available to EGA members her design: Seashell Needle Case. This project incorporates traditional canvas stitches and appliqued batik fabric. The cost of the instructions is $7, postage included. EGA members may also sign up for a subscription and receive this project plus the next three projects in the Designers Across America series automatically as they become available for $25 (a 10% savings). Click to order yours today!

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Complex: The Art in Mixed Media Exhibit  

Exhibit Open Now


Complex: The Art in Mixed Media is now on display at EGA Headquarters. This exhibition showcases the work of 22 artists from the US, Canada, and New Zealand. For this show, mixed media was defined as embroidery combined with another non-fiber-based medium. Artists responded with a wide range of creative expressions, combining needlework with photography, bookmaking, found objects, and beyond. The exhibition was organized and curated by Shirley Kay Wolfersperger, Carole Rinard, and Ken Nebel.

The show will be on display through July 15th.

Alzheimers projects

National Outreach Project

EGA President, Leslie Gagliardi, has selected a project supporting Alzheimer's research. Directions for these four beautiful projects are included and emailed to you as .pdf files.  All proceeds support research for Alzheimer's Disease. The cost of the instructions is $30. Order these lovely projects today in the EGA online store!

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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: Pacific Southwestern Region Seminar, Oxnard, CA, Oct. 19-21, 2017. Due: June 15, 2016. Click here for more information.

Call for Proposals: Heartland Region Seminar, LaCrosse, WI, March 16-19. 2017. Due: July 31, 2016. 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.

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