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 was February 15, 2015. If you have not done so already, please send in your forms as soon as possible. Contact EGA Headquarters with any questions.

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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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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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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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Seminar 2015

Registration Opens March 1, 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 jeancollette@comcast.net 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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