In our last communication about the recent member survey, we promised to provide updates on our efforts to build a solid future for EGA, including steps to assure that our organization is even more inclusive and welcoming to all current and potential members. This is the first of such updates.
EGA is like a beautiful patchwork quilt – it consists of many pieces, many colors, many sizes, all woven together by a common thread – our love of stitching. As we look to the future we envision an EGA that is inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible to all who love needlework. We believe that it is important to weave this commitment into our official policy.
We are pleased to issue the EGA Diversity Statement, crafted by our IDEA Task Force and approved by the Board of Directors.
EGA Diversity Statement
The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) is committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment for stitchers of any experience level, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or other background to develop their skills and express their creativity through the needle arts.
EGA affirms its commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA).
This statement can be found on the About Us page of the EGA website as well as in Section 1.6 of the EGA Policies.
Thank you to the IDEA Task Force for their thoughtful, dedicated work in crafting this statement. We look forward to the continued involvement of this team as we move forward to secure the future of our cherished organization.