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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.

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

  • October 6, 2018 - January 6, 2019
    Winterthur Museum
    5105 Kennett Pike
    Winterthur, Delaware, 19735

    The exhibition explores the use of embroidery as historical documents that can deepen our understanding of women’s lives and considers how needlework has been used to remember the past, document the present, and look forward to the future.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • February 1, 2019 - February 2, 2019
    Camarillo, CA

    Our Channel Islands Chapter invites you to a workshop with Deborah Mitek, a needlework designer and teacher specializing in silk ribbon embroidery and surface stitching on both fabric and canvas. The class will be “A Garden View”. Learn more in the link below.

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  • February 2, 2019

    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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  • 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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  • March 30, 2019 - March 31, 2019
    Enfield, CT

    A no frills stitch weekend before 2020 National Seminar! Four teachers & studio time. For more information contact Sue Polumbo at biggregp@aol.com.

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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

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

    Hosted by five sister chapters in the Mid-Eastern Region. We are seeking teaching proposals for one-day, two-day, and three-day classes. Learn more on the link below.

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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, once again at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, in Portland, Oregon. All teachers are invited to submit proposals for up to five days of teaching for 1-day, 2-day, 3-day, and 4-day classes.

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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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  • EGA National Seminar 2021

    September 1, 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!