Bobbie Pilling Memorial Award 2023: Show us your “Outside the Box” Embroidery Work

The calendar says spring is coming! The deadline for entering a work in the Bobbie Pilling Memorial Award is rapidly approaching.

Have you stretched yourself…to be creative, to experiment, to go beyond your comfort zone by thinking “outside the box”? Have you taken the traditional and turned it inside out using stitches and materials in an unusual and modern way? If you created an original work of embroidery with artistic merit and that shows your growth as an embroiderer – that you pushed yourself beyond your comfort zone – consider entering one work for the Bobbie Pilling Memorial Award.

The electronic entry (application, artist statement and photo of the work) deadline is May 1, 2023. The works with the artist statement will be judged and then exhibited at the national seminar in Boston, MA. You will need to send a prepaid shipping label when you send the work. Further information and the entry form can be found here or contact, subject line Pilling Award.

Bobbie Pilling Memorial Award Application
More Award and Scholarship Opportunities
Gold Thread Award

The Gold Thread Award recognizes those outstanding individuals who on a local or regional level have given freely of their time and talents to best exemplify the purpose of this organization. A total of 13 individuals may be acknowledged – one from each of EGA’s 13 regions, with the national recipient selected from among the region recipients. Recipients receive a pin and certificate of recognition and, if present at the EGA National Seminar, have the option of receiving these at the Education Awards Presentation at the opening banquet. Download this form to learn more and nominate someone. Deadline for entries is May 1.

Marjorie Jones Scholarship

It’s time to apply for the Marjorie Jones Scholarship, which provides funding to cover a crewel embroidery class at either a National or Regional seminar. The scholarship provides registration, nonrefundable fee, and kit fees (up to $500 total) for a two-day or four-day crewel class. Crewel embroidery is having a resurgence in popularity, so if you’ve wanted to discover what all the excitement is about, here is your opportunity! The deadline for this scholarship is April 1. Learn more and download the application form here.

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The piece featured above is Fractured Rainbows by Bobbie Pilling and it’s currently on display at EGA Headquarters as part of our exhibit Honoring Our Teachers and Leaders


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