Deadlines Approaching for Gold Thread Awards and Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship

The deadlines to submit nominations for the Gold Thread Awards and applications for the Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship are rapidly approaching. Interested needleworkers should visit our Scholarships & Awards page for more information on rules for submission. Applicants have until May 1, 2023, to submit to both programs.

Keep reading to learn more about The Gold Thread Awards and the Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship.

Gold Thread Awards

EGA’s Gold Thread Awards bestow a total of 13 awards to outstanding individuals at the regional regional or local level who have given freely of their time and talents, and best exemplify EGA’s purpose. The 13 awards represent the 13 EGA regions, and a national Gold Thread Award recipient is also chosen from among the region recipients. Occurring annually alongside EGA National Seminar, recipients have the option to receive their recognition at the Education Awards Presentation at the opening banquet.

Download a nomination application form for the Gold Thread Awards here. Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2023.

Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship

EGA established the Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of its namesake, Penny Evans. Penny Evans was a lifelong needlework devotee who fostered a love of embroidery among friends, family, and the many needlework enthusiasts she met traveling the world. The Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to an EGA member, who may use the $350 prize towards an embroidery class, study project, or similar educational offering by EGA, The Royal School of Needlework, the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design or the City and Guilds of London Institute, in the U.S. or the U.K..

Download an application form for the Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship here. Applications must be received no later than May 1, 2023.

For more information on all of EGA’s scholarship and awards programs, visit our Scholarships & Awards page.

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