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The 7th International Embroidery Conference
Presented by
The Embroiderers' Guild of America


April 26 – 28, 2018
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
733 W. Madison St. Chicago IL 60661

 

 

Registration Begins August 16, 2017
Registration Ends March 14, 2018
 

Click Here to Register Online

Click here to download the registration form or contact Registrar Julie Fera at IECregistrar2018@egausa.org if you need more information.

  

Lectures:
Embroidery and the Arts and Craft Movement
Dr. Erica Warren, Art Institute of Chicago

Estonian Folk Dress: A Living Legacy
Tiiu Kera Major General, USAF (retired)

"Fashioning"a Ritual Experience: Dress and Textiles in Ancient Greek Religion
Dr. Laura C. Gawlinski, Loyola University Chicago

Quilt: Chicago is Home (about Japanese women who were interred during WWII)
Jean Mishima, Curator of the Chicago Japanese American Historical Society

Wearing the Rainbow: Color and Pattern in Polish Traditional Dress
Jan Letowski, Pittsburgh, PA

The Art of the Ukrainian Embroidered Shirt
Lubow Wolynetz, Curator of the Ukrainian Museum, New York, NY & Stamford, CT

 

Scholarships

 2 Scholarships available through the Embroiderers’ Guild of America: Learn more here

1 Scholarship available for Sun Region members

 

Hotel Information and more:

Hotel Reservations are made directly through the Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop.
Please use the Booking Link: Embroiderers’ Guild of America.
Mention Group Code KT4 when making reservations online or by phone.
Reservations must be made online or by phone: 312 829 5000 (Unfortunately group booking links are not mobile friendly) 

Continental breakfasts served Friday and Saturday.
A dessert reception following the Thursday Evening Lecture.
1 block from Hotel: Greektown, 2 blocks from hotel: Randolph Street – "Restaurant Row"

Upcoming Regional Seminars and Retreats

October 19-21, 2017 Pacific Southwestern Region Stitch and Play at Mandalay, Oxnard, CA
April 18-22, 2018 Great Lakes Region Ruby Red Stitchers, Madison, WI
May 4-6, 2018 Sun Region, Yo Ho Ho Stitch and Sew, Safety Harbor, FL
June 1-3, 2018 Mid-Eastern Region Seminar Facets in Stitches, Syracuse, NY
June 12-16, 2018 South Central Region Seminar, GuilDy Treasures, Dallas, TX
June 21-24, 2018 Tennessee Valley Region Seminar, Blooming Stitches, Kingsport, TN
July 20-25, 2018 Greater Pacific Region Seminar, Days of Vines and Stitches, Rohnert Park, CA
April 5-7, 2019 Metropolitan Region Seminar, Savvy Stitching, Florham Park, NJ
June 19-22, 2019 South Central Region Seminar, Explore the Arts, Rogers, AR
June 26-30, 2019 Tennessee Valley Region Seminar, Country Rhodes, Share-A-Stitch XXXIX, Charleston, WV

 

 

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Pacific Southwestern Region

2017 Seminar "Stitch and Play at Mandalay"

October 19 - 21, 2017

Oxnard, CA

 Embassy Suites by Hilton Mandalay Beach Hotel & Resort Oxnard, CA

Early Registration for all EGA Members: September 15, 2016 to October 21, 2016
Open Registration: January 2, 2017 to June 30, 2017

Classes and registration information is on the Pacific Southwestern Region’s web page: http://www.psrega.org

 Seminar Chairman, Marilyn Evans 2017PSRSeminar@gmail.com (480)207-7604

 

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Great Lakes Region

2018 Seminar "Ruby Red Stitchers"

April 18 - 22, 2018

Madison, Wisconsin

 Registration Period: August 1 - December 31, 2017

See www.madisonareaega.org after August 1, 2017 for full color photos, class descriptions, and registration information.

 

 

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Sun Region Seminar 2018

Yo Ho Ho; Stitch and Sew

May 4-6, 2018

Safety Harbor, FL

 

The Sun Region Cruise set for the same weekend next year as the IEC has been cancelled due to lack of interest.

Sun Region will be having a retreat in Safety Harbor on the following weekend, May 4-6 in Safety Harbor FL (just north of Tampa). YO Ho HO Stitch and Sew promises to be a relaxing stitching event. That is until the pirates search for treasure, and then there's the battle at sea, and, yes someone will walk the plank.

For other questions, contact Lee Ferguson at 2018chair@sunregionega.org

  

 

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Mid-Eastern Region
Facets in Stitches
2018 Seminar
June 1 - 3, 2018
Syracuse, NY

Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center  Syracuse, NY
Priority registration is available for MER members from June 1 to July 15, 2017. Open registration is from November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018.
We are offering classes by Kurdy Biggs, Deanna Powell, Michele Roberts, Debbie Rowley, Carol Lynn Stratton, and Catherine Theron.

For more information visite our website at www.cnyega.com

Contact: Bobbi Yonai, byonai01@gmail.com

 

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Tennessee Valley Region

Share-A-Stitch XXXVIII

2018 Seminar "Blooming Stitches"

June 21 - 24, 2018

Kingsport, TN

 Pre-registration open to TVR members through May 31st.

TVR is looking forward to offering classes from Terri Bay, Kurdy Biggs, Mendie Cannon, Diane Hertzler, Deanna Powell, Canby Smith Robertson, Kim Sanders, Catherine Theron and Lois Threlkeld next June. Class descriptions are available on www.egatvr.com.

 

 

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Greater Pacific Region

2018 Seminar

Days of Vines and Stitches

July 20-25, 2018

Rohnert Park, CA

Registration begins on January 1, 2018 and runs through April 1, 2018. Register early for the best selection of classes!

For more information visit: gprseminar2018.org

Seminar chair: Velma Williford, seminar2018chair@ega-gpr.org

 

 

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Metropolitan Region

2019 Seminar

April 5-7, 2019

Florham Park, NJ

The Metropolitan Region of EGA will hold its 2019 Seminar from April 5-7, 2019 at the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ. Teachers are invited to submit proposals for one-day and two-day classes. Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday with a Merchandise Event on Saturday after classes.

Please send proposals in PDF format to Dean of Faculty, Maria Hall at mariathall@msn.com.

Click here to learn more


 

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Tennessee Valley Region

2019 Seminar

Country Rhodes

Share-A-Stitch XXXIX

June 26-30, 2019

Charleston, WV

The Tennessee Valley Region of EGA will hold its 2019 Seminar from June 26 to June 30, 2019 at the Marriott Town Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Teachers are invited to submit proposals for 2-day classes. Classes will begin on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm and conclude on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 11:30 am.

Call for Proposals:

Click here to download the Call for Proposals

Click here to download the Proposal Form

For more information contact Dean of Faculty Brenda Willis by email at bwonthewater@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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The Embroiderers’ Guild of America acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. 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.

The 21st Through the Needle's Eye was launched at the Transylvania Community Arts Council in Brevard, NC, August 16-September 15, 2017. It is hosted by the Carolinas Region; Rosemary Kostansek, Chair.

Beginning in late 2017, the exhibition is available to travel to museums and galleries across the country. Several contracts are being negotiated currently and dates and more locations will be posted here as they are finalized. If you are interested in bringing Through the Needle's Eye to your area, please contact Brad Cape at EGA Headquarters.

 

Upcoming stops:

November 1, 2017 – January 24, 2018 EGA Headquarters Louisville, KY
February 1, 2018 - February 26, 2018 Cookeville Art Gallery Cookeville, TN
April 3 – May 12, 2018 Gilbert Historical Museum Gilbert, AZ

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A full-color catalog featuring all the works in this exhibition, including the ones shown below, along with artists' statements is available for sale here.

 

 

  

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Gary Clarke

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Gary was born and lives in Tasmania, Australia. He studied Art at Launceston Matriculation and Art Colleges, with distinctions in both. He studied and worked as a textile designer under Rudy Jenny from the “Bauhaus School of Design” in Germany. Gary has written six books on embroidery as well as taught and lectured on embroidery in England, New Zealand, Canada, United States, and throughout Australia.

 

Classes
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download the class description.

 

Black Flannel Flower

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Dutch Blue

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Gold Fish 1

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Jacobean Pocket

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Needle Roll

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Pelican

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The Scotty Dog

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The Jester

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Knitting Box

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The Scottish Nobleman

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The Washingtons

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Alison Cole

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Alison Cole is from West Melton in country Victoria, Australia. She has been embroidering for most of her life and specialising in teaching Goldwork and Stumpwork for the past 18 years. She has won numerous awards, written for many magazines and self-published four books with more on the way. A specialist embroidery tutor, her embroidery is renowned worldwide. Contact Connie Miller: conniestnt@mindspring.com for more information. 

 

Schedule
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download the class description.

 

August 1, 2017
CLASS IS FULL

Azure Verde Chapter – Palos Verdes Estates, CA
Pacific Southwestern Region

Bejeweled Dragonfly / Golden Bee - 1 day class

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August 4 – 5
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

Tucson Chapter – Tucson, AZ
Pacific Southwestern Region
Strawberries – 2 day class

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 August 8 – 9
CLASS IS FULL

Louisville, Kentucky Chapter – Louisville, KY
Tennessee Valley Region
Wisteria – 2 day class

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August 12 – 13
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Knoxville Chapter – Knoxville, TN
Tennessee Valley Region
Wisteria – 2 day class

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August 16 – 20
Blue Ridge Rendezvous 2017
EGA National Seminar
Various Classes

 

August 23 - 24
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Blue Ridge Chapter – Roanoke, VA
Carolinas Region
Victorian Elegance – 2 day class

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August 26 and 28; 29 – 30 (Rest day on Sunday August 27th)
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Constellation Chapter – Ellicott, MD
Mid-Atlantic Region
Golden Jet AND Illuminated Floral – 2 Two day classes

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September 1 – 2
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Rose and Thistle - Williamsburg, VA
Mid-Atlantic Region
Christmas Ornament and Bejeweled Dragonfly/ Golden Bee – 2 one day classes

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September 6 – 7
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Wasatch – Salt Lake City, UT
Rocky Mountain Region
Wisteria – 2 day class

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See Jane Nicholas' ITT Schedule and Classes

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The Embroiderers’ Guild of America acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. 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.

The 20th National Exhibit features more than 70 embroidered works of the highest quality in design and craftsmanship from artists across the United States and Canada.

See for Yourself

Through the Needle’s Eye will travel across the country through 2016. If you are interested in bringing the exhibition to your area, please contact Brad Cape at EGA Headquarters.

April 5 – April 30, 2014  Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, Colorado

June 1 – August 15, 2014 Dacotah Prairie Museum in Aberdeen, South Dakota

September 2 – September 29, 2014 Cumberland Arts Society Gallery in Cookeville, Tennessee

January 12, 2015 – March 16, 2015 Stevens County Museum in Morris, Minnesota 

May 3, 2015 - September 6, 2015 - Museum of Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas

January 23, 2016 - May 8, 2016 Folk Art Center / Southern Highland Craft Guild in Asheville, North Carolina

June 1, 2016 - July 27, 2016 Fausel House Gallery in Placerville, California

August 6 - October 8, 2016 Marion Heritage Center in Marion, Iowa

November 5, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Neville Public Museum of Brown County in Green Bay, Wisconsin

20th National Exhibit Catalog cover

(Click icon to order EGA's 20th National Exhibit Catalog)

 

Award Winners

Two cash awards are presented to selected artists in each National Exhibit. Diana Grossman was a very active EGA member from the Manhattan Chapter who was very involved in the early years of the National Exhibit. The award given in her memory is presented to an EGA member whose original work the jurors feel best exemplifies excellence in design and needlework. Prize money is provided through the Diana Grossman Memorial Fund, which was established by friends and admirers of Ms. Grossman.

The Virginia Miller Award promotes new and exciting uses of materials and embroidery techniques. This award is given in honor of Ms. Miller’s love and support for EGA and contemporary embroidery. Miller was an energetic and active member from the Inland Empire Chapter who took on many responsibilities at the local, regional, and national levels of EGA. A fund in her memory was established in 2001 to make this award possible.

In addition, each of the exhibition’s three jurors selected a piece for a Juror’s Award and nine of EGA’s regions each sponsored awards for the best pieces by artists in their memberships.

Diana Grossman Memorial Award – A Time for Reflection by Florance Mellinger

Virginia Miller Memorial Award – Celebrate Spring by Sally Olsen

Juror’s Award – October in Transit by Karen Schueler

Juror’s Award – One Hundred Eight by Noelle Houle

Juror’s Award – Promise of Pomegranates by Karen Schueler

Carolinas Region Award – Keeper of the Spirits… by Laura Smith

Carolinas Region Award – Gigi Rafferty by Lynn Tesch

Great Lakes Region Award – State Street, Madison, WI, 1931 by Lee Ann Kleeman

Greater Pacific Region Award – Zen of Life Garden Box by Dawn Peschke

Metropolitan Region Award – Liberty, a Patriotic Bear by Susan Deshensky

Mid-Atlantic Region Award – The Journey by Catherine Jordan

Pacific Southwestern Region Award – Endangered Lives – Big Horn Sheep by Rachel Watkins

South Central Region Award – Alzheimer’s by JoAnne Henderson

Tennessee Valley Region Award – Lacy Fan by Kim Beamish

 

The Jurors

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We were fortunate to have three experienced jurors to select the pieces for the exhibition. They reviewed all the entries electronically and conferenced to decide on final selections and award winners. Many thanks to Cheryl Christian, Georgann Lane, and Tom Lundberg for their expertise.

View the 19th National Exhibit Gallery

Jane Nicholas

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Jane Nicholas has been researching and working in the field of embroidery for over twenty years. Specialising in stumpwork and goldwork embroidery, she has written nine books and has contributed widely to journals and magazines on the subject. In 1999 Jane was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to further her studies in stumpwork in the United Kingdom and in 2005 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM), for her "services to hand embroidery as an artist, teacher and author". She teaches widely in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States of America and continues to research and develop new techniques - particularly in stumpwork. A separate, but often related, area of her work is as a maker of artist books and boxes. Contact Linda Eason: stitchereason@bellsouth.net for more information. 

 

Classes
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download the class description.

 

August 4 – 5
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
San Mateo Chapter -- San Mateo, CA
Greater Pacific Region
Corncockle and Dragonfly - 2 day class

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August 8 – 9
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Greater Cincinnati Chapter – Cincinnati, OH
Great Lakes Region
Persian Peony – 2 day class

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August 12 – 13
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Alabama Chapter – Huntsville, AL
Tennessee Valley Region
Corncockle and Dragonfly – 2 day class

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August 16 – 20
Blue Ridge Rendezvous 2017
EGA National Seminar
Various Classes

 

August 23 – 24
LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE
Neapolitan Chapter – Naples, FL
Sun Region
California Poppy & Bumblebee – 2 day class

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August 26 – 27
CLASS IS FULL
Needle Arts Guild of Toledo – Toledo, OH
Great Lakes Region
Heartsease Panel AND Sweet Briar Panel – 2 One day classes

 

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August 30 – 31
CLASS IS FULL
Valley Oak – Davis, CA
Greater Pacific Region
California Poppy and Bumblebee – 2 day class

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See Alison Cole's ITT Schedule and Classes

Resources

Youth Membership

A person between 7 and 17 may join EGA through EGA or through a chapter. The annual youth membership fee is $15.

Click here to download the youth form to join directly through EGA. To join through a chapter, contact the chapter

Chapters/Regions

Guides for Non-EGA Groups

EGA P&Ps for Chapters/Regions: Refer to Youth Program in EGA Policies; Section 1 General Policies. N. Youth Program and Membership for details about youth members in chapters and regions. EGA P&Ps are in Member Login.

Teaching Resources

Gulfview Chapter Stitching Series

Lesson Plan Teaching Children 6-9 years old

Lesson Plan Teaching Children 10+ years old

Parental Consent Form

Parental Consent Form

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