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On our stitch-a-long Facebook page, 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. work.

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New Group Correspondence Course: Papillon  

Taught by Adrienne G. Meyer


Papillon is an introductory Group Correspondence Course on filet embroidery. In this 5-lesson course participants will learn briefly about the history of filet work.  

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Seminar 2018

Diamond Jubilee


Early registration will open at Seminar 2017 in Asheville, NC on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, and online to all EGA members on Sunday, August 20.

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


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New Group Correspondence Course: Fancy Flowers Temari  

Taught by Barbara B. Suess


A display of beautiful flowers is always welcome. Group these temari with others made in a pastel palette for a lovely decoration for spring in your home. This advanced level course includes patterns for three different temari - Mountain Laurel, Lillies, and Camellia.  

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Seminar 2017

Seminar 2017

Blue Ridge Rendezvous


Registration is closed. However, class changes, and adding optional items may be possible in certain circumstances. A change fee of $30 will apply to every class change, but there is no charge for adding optional items.

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


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Blue Ridge Grande Tour

International Teacher Tour 


EGA Seminar 2017 Blue Ridge Rendezvous announces the Blue Ridge Grande Tour Venues for 2017!

Two outstanding teachers, Alison Cole and Jane Nicholas, are touring the United States to teach in conjunction with Seminar 2017, held in Asheville, NC, August 16 - 20, 2017. 

Click below to see the teachers' full schedule, photos of the classes and more.


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Crown Jewels of EGA - our new gifting program


EGA is an international leader in the education and conservation of the embroidery arts. To achieve its mission, EGA presents exhibitions of needlework and fiber arts and maintains an extensive library on the textile arts. Membership dues and class fees do not fully support the costs necessary to accomplish EGA’s mission. EGA needs its members to further financially support its overall mission to keep embroidery alive. To that end, we have established the Crown Jewels of EGA. This gifting program is a commitment by individual EGA members to make significant financial donations to EGA over a four year period. Please consider making a commitment to the Crown Jewels of EGA.

Please consider making a commitment to the Crown Jewels of EGA. You can get the fill-in-the blank subscription form below: 

Click here to download the Crown Jewels Subscription Form 

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A Little Book of Embroidery Basics


A Little Book of Embroidery Basics is just what it says -- 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. Included are 'The Expert Advises' – invaluable tips offered from some of our teachers!

The book is available by clicking below:

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

This format can be bound in the method of your choice at your local print shop (or not). You can also use your settings to print it on  8.5" x 11" size if you prefer.

Funding for A Little Book of Embroidery Basics was provided by the Gay Montague Phillips Bequest.

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 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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