Calling all teachers: Submit your proposals for EGA’s Great Lakes Region Seminar 2020

Our Great Lakes Region will hold its 2020 Seminar, Vision of Stitches, from April 22-26, 2020 at the Red Lion Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI. Some of you may be familiar with this setting, as we have been the host to GLR in 1992 and 2004, and we know how to throw a party. […]

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EGA’s Constellation Chapter in Maryland celebrates 45th Anniversary

Our Constellation Chapter in Maryland, founded on March 23, 1973, celebrated its 45th anniversary on June 4, 2018 with an emphasis on showing our pride in the chapter‘s history. The celebration included a member showcase featuring both current and past pieces by members, a history exhibit drawn from our archive of memorabilia and photos, a […]

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Calling all teachers: Submit your proposals for EGA’s Rocky Mountain Region Seminar 2020

Our Rocky Mountain Region will be celebrating their 2020 Seminar “Rocky Mountain Roundup” hosted by the Colorado Chapter and the Centennial State Chapter. Rocky Mountain Roundup will take place in Denver, Colorado on August 7-8, 2020. Teachers are invited to submit 2 day class proposals before the March 30, 2019 headline. Proposals have to include […]

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South Central Region Exclusive: Stitch a wonderful beaded lighthouse with Cindy Hambrick

This class is sponsored by our South Central Region and available only to South Central Region members. Our South Central Region is pleased to announce a new region sponsored online class: Natalie’s Nautical Lighthouse. Natalie’s Nautical Lighthouse is a brand-new beading project designed by Austin Stitchery Guild member Cindy Hambrick specifically for South Central Region. […]

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Stitch with our Carolinas Region at their 2018 Workshop and Fall Retreat

The Carolinas Region (CAR) invites you to attend its Workshop and Fall Retreat 2018 in Rock Hill, SC, in October 2018. The registration deadline is August 1, 2018. The event will start with a two-day workshop on October 25 – 26. Kurdy Biggs will teach her beautiful canvas piece called Crème de la Crème. There […]

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Join our July Stitch-a-long and stitch a Patriotic Scissors Fob

For our July Stitch-a-long project on Facebook, we have a project fit to celebrate Independence Day. Our project this month is Patriotic Scissors Fob, designed and contributed by Sherri Hagar, a member of our Fort Worth Chapter. You can download the pattern for this project on our Free Projects page, and while you are there […]

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10 embroidered works of art that showcase the beauty of the ocean

Come with us as we take a deep dive into a world of embroidered beauty above and below the sea. We have compiled a selection of pieces that showcase many aspects of ocean life in a wide variety of techniques. The pieces below have been stitched by EGA members, displayed at some of our exhibits […]

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Congratulations to our 2018 Gold Thread Award Winners

Our Gold Thread Award is a way for chapters and regions to recognize outstanding individuals who have given freely of their time and talents, and best exemplify EGA’s purpose. We would like to congratulate the winners of our 2018 Gold Thread Award, these are the ladies who make our chapters thrive. They inspire stitchers to stretch […]

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Gateway to Stitching: EGA National Seminar 2019 Faculty Announced

Every year, EGA members from across the United States and beyond come to our seminars for a time of fellowship with other stitchers, to learn new techniques from inspiring teachers and for much more. Our 2019 seminar Gateway to Stitching will take place in St. Louis, Missouri on October 30 through November 3, 2019 and […]

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Starlight Stitchers Chapter hosts ‘Through the Needle’s Eye’ exhibit in Arizona

Our Starlight Stitchers Chapter in Arizona recently hosted our 21st National Exhibit Through the Needle’s Eye in Arizona. Read a full report of their experience below. We are a small but mighty chapter in Arizona. A couple of years ago, one of our members saw a notice on the EGA website about the 21st National […]

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Learn to stitch Betsy Morgan’s Virgin Queen’s Wallet in Albuquerque

Our Turquoise Trail Chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico will  have 2 classes this upcoming August-September with teacher Betsy Morgan. Betsy is retiring soon, so you might want to take advantage of this opportunity to take classes with her, make new friends and spend some time in The Land of Enchantment. Betsy will be teaching her […]

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EGA Member Kathy Mountain replicates 1826 sampler for North Carolina Museum of History

Earlier this year, Kathy Mountain, an EGA member from our Cardinal Chapter in North Carolina, had the opportunity to work on replicating a small vintage sampler originally created in 1826. Read more about her exciting experience below: I have been a Volunteer Docent at the North Carolina Museum of History(NCMOH) for 8 years and in […]

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Come stitch with us in Mexico: Museums full of embroidery, classes with local experts and more

Have you been thinking about the opportunity to get away? Especially once the snow starts flying again? Somewhere close, no oceans to cross. Come join us in our Extended Study Program to Mexico! One of my favorite countries to travel in. Our first ESP to Mexico was last year and it was a marvelous trip. We […]

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Calling all teachers: Submit your proposals for EGA’s South Central Region Seminar 2020

Our South Central Region will be celebrating their 2020 Seminar “Create a Vision,” hosted by the San Antonio Needlework Guild, on June 10-13, 2020 at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos, TX. A variety of 1-, 2- and 3-day classes will be offered in several techniques and proficiency levels. Teachers are encouraged to submit a […]

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Learn to stitch Delphiniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood and EGA’s Metropolitan Region

Our Metropolitan Region will be having the online class Delphiniums with Merrilyn Heazlewood as their next Region educational event. This online class will begin January 2, 2019 with a total of three lessons, each two weeks apart. About the Class Delphiniums is an intermediate counted canvas design with silk ribbon embroidery, 5 ½” square. Silk ribbon […]

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The San Antonio Needlework Guild’s latest exhibit shows the delights of Spring

Once a month, our San Antonio chapter, the San Antonio Needlework Guild, meets to stitch at Forest Hills Library in San Antonio, where they also do exhibits to display their work. In the past, they have done many themed exhibits to be enjoyed by the library’s guests. Some of their past exhibits have been a […]

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EGA’s Extended Study Programs offer fellowship, exchange of ideas and learning

Needle arts education is at the heart of our mission here at EGA. As part of our many educational opportunities, several times a year we offer Extended Study Programs where members get to visit and enjoy beautiful locations around the world as they participate in classes, textile tours and more. A while back, Mary Wyman, […]

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Six of EGA’s Metropolitan Region chapters celebrate 40+ years

On Saturday April 21, 2018, EGA’s Metropolitan Region held their Region Meeting at the Masonic Hall in NYC.  The region celebrated some BIG chapter anniversaries. All chapters celebrating 0 and 5 year anniversaries were recognized, including one chapter that did not have either a 0 or 5 but the region celebrated them anyway as it […]

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Calling all teachers: Submit your proposals for EGA’s Mid-Atlantic Region Seminar 2020

The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its 2020 Seminar, Get Stitching Gettysburg, from April 29-May 3, 2020 at the Eisenhower Complex in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Teachers are invited to submit proposals with a variety of proficiency levels for 1-, 2- and 3 day classes. Classes will begin on Friday, May 1, […]

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Skyllkill Chapter’s Art of the Needle 2018 Show was an embroidery-filled success

Skyllkill Chapter‘s Art of the Needle 2018 Show was held April 13-15, 2018 at Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie, NY. Some 60 members of the chapter offered 263 pieces of needle art for display, covering a multitude of techniques. This was the chapter’s 22nd show, and the second one in the new Locust Grove location; it […]

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Learning new stitches with Marcia DeCoster and EGA in New Orleans

Several times a year, as part of EGA’s Extended Study Program, members get to visit and enjoy beautiful locations around the world as they participate in classes, textile tours and more. This past weekend, many of our members headed to New Orleans to take part in our “Comfort Zone Cubic Right Angle with Marcia DeCoster” […]

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New Petite Projects: Bead Embroidery Sampler and a Romanian Point Lace Ornament

The Education Department is pleased to announce the release of two new Petite Projects. Petite Projects is a collection of over 60 beautiful projects in a wide-range of techniques made available as a benefit to EGA members. If you are an EGA Member you can find your Petite Projects on the left sidebar of your profile […]

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10 embroidered works of art that showcase the beauty of Spring

It feels like Spring has taken a little longer to take over this year. Winter was cold, snowy and long which makes looking forward to Spring even more thrilling. As we await to see the gorgeous colors of Spring blooming about, we have compiled a selection of embroidered flower pieces from our Permanent Collection,  exhibits […]

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Neapolitan Chapter announces winners of the 2018 exhibit The Art of Needlework

Members of the Neapolitan Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America announced the winners of the Guild’s 2018 Biennial Exhibit The Art of Needlework. The first-place winner was Luan Callery for her entry, Jade Dragon, a project she spent a year completing. “I saw the image and it really appealed to me,” said Callery, who […]

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EGA Scholarship Committee announces new Scholarship winners and more

The EGA Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that Margaret Welch has been awarded the Legacy Scholarship for her Kosovar Needlework Research. Working with the Kosovo Ethnological Museum, she will study the techniques of needlework used in Kosovo, with an ultimate goal of teaching at the museum and creating a book and blog about the […]

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Stitch a brand new surface embroidery design in our April stitch-a-long

It’s finally starting to look like spring, so can summer be far behind? For our April Stitch-a-Long project we have a wonderful new design from the talented Kim Sanders: Summer’s Glory. Kim was kind enough to design this project specifically for our stitch-a-long. Our president, Leslie Gagliardi, told Kim of our wish for a small […]

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EGA’s Board of Directors visits Louisville for an eventful annual meeting

Our Board of Directors just visited Louisville for their annual  board meeting. Among the many important topics covered, the board celebrated the completion of two multi-year goals: launching our new logo and going live with our new website. Our Director of Membership and Marketing Karen Hamilton and our Administrative Assistant Courtney Matthews presented the board with exciting […]

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Available now: GeoAutumn, a counted canvas project book by EGA’s Greater Pacific Region

Our Greater Pacific Region has published its first e-book! Designer and teacher Linda Reinmiller gave GPR copyrights to a design, and they have worked hard on getting it published and available for all lovers of embroidery. GeoAutumn is 46 pages of full color diagrams and photos with clear, step-by-step instructions. All images and text are […]

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Learn about the art and history of embroidery at our 7th International Embroidery Conference in Chicago

Our 7th International Embroidery Conference is happening in Chicago on April 26-28 of 2018. That’s coming very soon and we wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the lectures that will be taking place at the conference. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to learn about the art and history of embroidery! You can register […]

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Come stitch a beautiful laced floral ornament on our monthly Stitch-a-long

For our March Stitch-a-Long project on Facebook, we have Laced Floral Ornament from the March 2018 issue of EGA’s member magazine, Needle Arts. This project appears on pages 28-35 and includes lots of detailed pictures. The ornament makes a great introduction (or refresher) to Hardanger embroidery and it would make a great chapter program. Laced […]

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Five EGA chapters to showcase their work at Pennsylvania exhibit

Pennsylvania embroiderers will display their work in a major needlework exhibit opening May 6 at the historic Fort Hunter Mansion in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Five EGA chapters and one chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will display an array of members’ work May 6 through June 17, 2018, at the historic mansion overlooking the Susquehanna River. […]

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These 17th century Jacobean crewel bed hangings show A bounty of flora and fauna

This item from the EGA Permanent Collection consists of four crewel-embroidered bed hangings. Acquired by EGA in 1987, these panels were created in 17th century England. Each is about 87 inches tall and 40 inches wide and feature a variety of flora and fauna stitched in wool on twill fabric. Even after a few centuries, […]

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A stunningly embroidered homage to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

In her work “Homage to Vivaldi” artist Jackie Gibson, an EGA Member from the Great Lakes Region brings the beauty of the four seasons to life. The techniques used in these beautiful pieces are Needlepoint on painted canvas, surface embroidery, needle felting, appliqué, enameling. You can see Jackie’s “Homage to Vivaldi” in our 21st National […]

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6 stitched vintage Christmas Card that will make your jaw drop

Take a look at these beautiful pieces that were created in 1969 for a Christmas card competition sponsored by EGA and are now part of our permanent collection. Above, you can see the Flowers and Fruits of Christmas by Marian J. Metsopoulos shows the vibrant colors of Christmas with poinsettias and pine cones. The Magi […]

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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, in the June 2017, September 2017, December 2017 and March 2018 issues. If you are NOT a current member of EGA, you’ll need to join EGA to receive the Needle […]

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Embroidery and media came together beautifully in Complex: The Art in Mixed Media

Complex: The Art in Mixed Media was the third of the international embroidered art exhibitions sponsored by EGA. This exhibition widened the focus to include not only embroidery techniques, but other art media in the same work as well. The exhibition took place at EGA’s headquarters in Louisville, KY from February 3 to July 15, […]

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A look at The Midnight Fantasy Tree, a crewel masterpiece

Don’t you love it when art takes your breath away? Today we take a look at Midnight Fantasy Tree by Tana Dixon, an EGA Member at Large from Texas. Here’s what Tana had to say about the piece: “The Midnight Fantasy Tree was completed as a modern interpretation of the quintessential crewel motif, the Tree […]

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Incredible vintage embroidery stitched with the mouth

A relatively recent addition to EGA’s collection, this embroidery on paper was created around 1840 by artist and performer Martha Ann Honeywell. Honeywell was born in 1787 with no hands or forearms and only three toes on one foot. She made a career for herself touring the US and Europe cutting silhouettes, embroidering flowers as […]

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Whimsical needlecases show a glimpse of needlework’s history

Needlecases can be very utilitarian, or, as illustrated by these examples from EGA’s Collection, highly whimsical. These are just a few items from the needlework tool collection of Shirley Fischer, which she generously donated to EGA over ten years ago. The Nanny Pin, or Nanny Brooch, was a type of Victorian bar pin that held […]

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