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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 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.

Diamond Jubilee

Join us in celebration at EGA’s 60th Annual Anniversary
Seminar 2018 in Louisville, KY, October 3rd to 7th, 2018.

Upcoming Events

  • September 14, 2018 - October 12, 2018

    Join Margaret Kinsey as she teaches Pathways – an elegant study in Metal Thread embroidery. Registration opens on September 14, 2018 and closes October 12. First class will be posted on the website on November 7, 2018.

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  • April 6, 2018 - October 5, 2019
    2982 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA

    From the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles and contributing guest Edwin Lozada. Tours by appointment: Monday through Saturday at 1:00, 3:00 and 4:30 PM. Admission: $3 per person. Advance tickets are required.

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  • The Skyllkill Chapter invites you to a program on Japanese textiles and clothing from the Edo period to today with Jacqueline Atkins, retired Chief Curator of Textiles for the Allentown Art Museum (Pa.) and independent textile historian.

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  • September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
    3030 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606

    The Needle Arts Guild of Toledo will hold it’s 43rd annual show of contemporary needle art at the Sanger Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

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  • October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018
    Loyola University Chicago
    Lake Shore Campus

    Our Windy City Chapter will be hosting Illinois State Day 2018 on October 20th-21st in Chicago and will have Ruthmarie Hofmann teaching Earthsong II.

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  • October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018
    Rock Hill, SC

    We will start with a two-day workshop on October 25 – 26. Then, the Fall 2018 Retreat will start on the evening of October 26 with a “sit ‘n stitch” format from 6 – 9 PM.

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  • November 11, 2018 - November 16, 2018
    Charleston, SC

    Don't miss textile tours, and four days with Jackie du Plessis, renowned for her exquisite sampler-inspired projects. November 11-16, 2018.

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  • January 14, 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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  • January 31, 2019 - February 10, 2019

    Tia Stephanie Tours has arranged a ten-day tour from Veracruz, La Chinantla, Oaxaca, stopping in Tehuacan, Puebla, and ending in Oaxaca City. January 31 - February 10, 2019.

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  • March 1, 2019 - March 3, 2019
    Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, ME

    We plan an exciting weekend of educational and fun classes and are happy to extend an invitation to all EGA members and stitchers to join us and experience early Spring in Maine along with the opportunity to enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of like minded people.

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  • March 10, 2019 - March 16, 2019
    Montgomery, TX

    Our 2019 Fiber Forum Retreat: Influences of Japanese Boro in Contemporary Fabric Art with Dr. Mary Ruth Smith will explore the influence of Japanese Boro utilizing the concepts of recycling, refurbishing, mending and reclaiming, and more.

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

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

    A variety of 1-, 2- and 3-day classes will be offered in several techniques and proficiency levels.

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

    Share-A-Stitch XXXIX. Early Registration is now open for Tennessee Valley Region members. Regular registration for all EGA members starts in August.

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

    Early Registration for Seminar 2018 attendees begins in Louisville, Kentucky on October 3 through October 7, 2018. Early Registration for all EGA members begins on October 7, 2018 and closes on Monday, November 5, 2018.

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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 29, 2020 - May 3, 2020
    Gettysburg, PA

    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, and run through Sunday, May 3.

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  • Mid-Eastern Region Seminar

    May 14, 2020 - May 17, 2020
    Corning, New York

    More information coming soon!

  • 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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  • August 7, 2020 - August 8, 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 1, 2019. See the link below for more information.

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