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EGA Events

For those with a passion for needlework, attending an EGA event can be one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences you can have. There are embroidery events for learning, showcasing, and just marveling at the art others produce. If you’ve never been to an EGA event, go. If you have, we know you’ll be back. In the meantime, have a look at what’s coming your way.

Gateway to Stitching 2019

Hosted by the Heartland Region
October 30 to November 3, 2019
Marriott St. Louis Grand in Saint Louis, MO

Upcoming Events

  • January 17, 2019 - March 30, 2019
    Morris, MN

    Our 21st National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works.

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  • March 30, 2019
    Women's Club of Bethesda
    5500 Sonoma Road
    Bethesda, MD

    A juried show with professional artisans who create work in the genres of embroidery, sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, quilting, rug hooking, and felting. The show will also offer high quality antique, vintage and contemporary needlework tools and supplies.

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  • April 5, 2019 - April 9, 2019
    Dearborn, MI

    Our 2019 GLR seminar will be hosted by the Monguagon Chapter and will take place at The Henry Hotel.

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  • April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019
    Florham Park, NJ

    The 2019 Metropolitan Region EGA seminar will return to the Wyndham Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park NJ from April 5-7, 2019.

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  • April 6, 2019 - April 13, 2019
    Carnival Splendor of the Seas
    Mexican Riviera

    Join us as we cruise the Mexican Riviera, stitch and have a great time! We will have a reserved stitching area so you can stitch every day, or you can get off the ship and shop or sightsee.

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  • April 10, 2019 | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Christ United Methodist Church
    Kettering, Ohio 45429

    Presented by the Dayton Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Speakers, including Kathleen Staples, will be addressing the Then & the Now. Check out the link below for a full description of the event.

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  • May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
    Sheraton Orlando North
    Maitland, FL

    What is your needle’s destiny? Is it needlepoint, beading, linen work or abstract work? It is something else? Join us for this fun filled weekend and find out. We are very excited to be offering classes with Barbara Ellis, Kathy Rees, Laura Smith and Catherine Theron for this event.

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  • May 5, 2019 - May 9, 2019
    San Francisco, CA

    Registration is closed. Participate in Casalguidi and Silk Ribbon Embroidery classes at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, tour the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley and more locations in the San Francisco Area.

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  • May 16, 2019 - May 19, 2019 | 10:30 am to 4:00 pm
    Carondelet Hospitality Center
    385 Watervliet Shaker Road
    Latham, NY 12110

    Artistry in Stitches" is an exhibit of needle arts presented by the New York Capital District Chapter of the EGA. All are welcome.

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  • May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
    Holiday Inn
    4800 Merle Hay Road
    Des Moines, IA

    The Valley Junction Chapter is pleased to host the Heartland Region Spring 2019 at the Holiday Inn in Urbandale, Iowa. Friday night will feature a presentation by visual artist Jennifer Drinkwater. On Saturday two 1⁄2-day beading classes and one full-day Hardanger will be taught.

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  • May 17, 2019 - May 18, 2019
    Oglebay Resort
    Wheeling, WV

    We hope that you will join us in beautiful Wheeling, West Virginia, in May 2019 for Little Stitches 2019, “Wild and Wonderful.” Four teachers have prepared classes in surface embroidery, Hardanger embroidery, felt appliqué and beading.

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  • May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
    Flat Rock, NC

    Make plans to join the Carolinas Region for our new event: a spring stitch retreat! This will be a relaxing stitch-in with additional optional activities. Learn more on the link below.

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  • June 19, 2019 - June 22, 2019
    Rogers, AR

    The Bella Vista Chapter invites you to Explore the Arts in Northwest Arkansas, June 19-22, 2019!

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  • June 26, 2019 - June 30, 2019
    Charleston, WV

    Share-A-Stitch XXXIX registration is now opened for all EGA members.

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  • August 9, 2019 - August 11, 2019
    Hilton Nashville Airport
    2200 Elm Hill Pike
    Nashville, TN

    Join stitchers in Nashville, TN for a rockin’ cross stitch retreat! We will also be a Meet and Greet on the evening of Aug 8th, 2019. Check out the guest designers, vendors and registration information on the link below.

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  • September 6, 2019 - October 4, 2019
    Fuller Lodge Art Center
    Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Our 21st National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works.

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  • September 9, 2019 - September 20, 2019
    United Kingdom

    A workshop and UK Tour featuring the opportunity to study thread painting with renowned artist Helen M. Stevens. September 9-19, 2019.

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  • September 20, 2019 - September 22, 2019
    Sanger Branch
    Toledo Lucas Public Library
    Toledo, OH

    The Needle Arts Guild of Toledo will hold its 44th annual show of contemporary needlework at the Sanger Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio. For more information, visit the link below.

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  • Carolinas Region Fall Retreat

    October 4, 2019 - October 6, 2019
    Fairfield Inn and Suites
    Rock Hill, SC

    Save the dates! We are just in the planning stages, so watch this space for future announcements. In the meantime, we invite you to mark your calendar so you can join us for what is sure to be a fun-filled weekend with lots of stitching and socializing.

  • October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019
    Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

    Registration for all EGA members opens Nov 1! Check out the link below for registration forms, instructions, hotel information and more. North Idaho is a beautiful place to be in the fall. There’s a lot to do in Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding area – hiking, biking boating, fishing… and stitching!

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  • October 30, 2019 - November 3, 2019
    St. Louis, MO

    At this time, Early Registration is Closed. Early Registration participants will receive their class assignments by December 17, 2018. We invite members and non-members to return for our Open Registration, which will be available from March 16 through July 31, 2019.

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  • February 1, 2020

    EGA celebrates needle arts by hosting a Stitch-In-Public Day in February each year. The primary focus of Stitching-In-Public is to share our passion for needle arts with the public by demonstrating our talents.

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  • April 22, 2020 - April 26, 2020
    Appleton, WI

    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. Click the link below to learn how to submit proposals to teach at this seminar.

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  • April 30, 2020 - May 3, 2020
    Gettysburg, PA

    Spend a weekend in historical, wonderful Gettysburg, PA for the Mid-Atlantic Region’s great adventure in a town where battles once raged, and spirits now haunt. But for MAR stitchers, there’s no battle, just wonderful designs to stitch. Learn more on the link below.

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  • May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020
    Corning, NY

    The MER Chapters of the Twin Tiers are pleased to invite you to visit us in the Crystal City, Corning, NY. We have five fabulous teachers, some new to our area, a boutique, many fine restaurants within walking distance of our hotel and the world famous Corning Museum of Glass.

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  • May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020
    Village Inn
    Clemmons, NC

    We invite you to submit one or more proposals for a 2-day class. We like to offer our members a variety of techniques at all levels of expertise from beginner to advanced.

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  • June 10, 2020 - June 13, 2020
    San Marcos, TX

    Hosted by the San Antonio Needlework Guild. A variety of 1-, 2- and 3-day classes will be offered in several techniques and proficiency levels. We encourage you to submit a variety of proposals of multiple length.

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  • July 17, 2020 - July 22, 2020
    Portland, Oregon

    The Greater Pacific Region will hold its 2020 Seminar from July 17-22 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, in Portland Oregon. Classes range from one to four days and a variety of stitching techniques will be offered. For up-to-date seminar information, please visit our website on the link below.

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  • August 14, 2020 - August 15, 2020
    Denver, CO

    Teachers are invited to submit 2 day class proposals before the March 30, 2019 headline. We look forward to considering your proposals! Click the link below to learn more.

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  • September 4, 2020 - September 8, 2020
    Boston, MA

    Teaching Proposals will be accepted via email from November 1, 2018 through February 16, 2019. See the link below for more information.

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  • EGA National Seminar 2021

    August 31, 2021 - September 5, 2021
    Chicago, Illinois

    Our 2021 National Seminar, hosted by the Great Lakes Region, will take place at the Marriott, Chicago Downtown, Magnificent Mile. More information coming soon!