Needlework 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.

All Events

  • April 14, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Marywood Conference Center
    St. John, Florida

    Fiber Forum has just opened up a limited number of seats for EGA members to attend the Fiber Forum Retreat 2024: Visioning in Textiles and Mixed Media with teacher/artist Laura Smith. Visioning in Textiles & Mixed Media is an applied design and color workshop for textile and mixed media artists.

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  • April 26, 2024 - April 28, 2024
    Lake Junalusca, North Carolina

    Springtime in the mountains is a perfect time for a stitch-filled weekend. Meet old friends and catch up while you work on your projects. Meet new stitchers and get to know them.

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  • May 1, 2024 - May 4, 2024
    Santa Fe, NM

    Registration Now Open To All EGA Members.

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  • Use many different embroidery stitches to create a mandala-style design within a 6" (15.24cm) circle. Class schedule: August 7 - 21, 2024.

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  • The Penny Evans Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Penny Evans. This is an annual scholarship to be awarded to EGA members for an embroidery class, study project, or similar educational offering. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page to learn more.

    Scholarships and Awards
  • This award is presented to an EGA member who has “gone outside the box” with an original piece of needlework that shows personal growth and artistic merit. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page to learn more.

    Scholarships and Awards
  • The annual awards recognize outstanding individuals who have given freely of their time and talents, and best exemplify EGA’s purpose. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page to learn more.

    Scholarships and Awards
  • May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024
    Springfield, Illinois

    The Heartland Region of EGA Seminar 2024 Stitchin’ on Route 66 will be held May 3-5, 2024 in historic Springfield, Illinois.

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  • May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024
    Plantation Golf Resort and Spa
    Crystal River, Florida

    It’s Kentucky Derby weekend, so what could be better than to get together and stitch with your Sun Region friends? We’ll be Racing to the Finish at the fabulous Plantation Inn in Crystal River, FL. There will be demonstrations of finishing techniques, hands-on finishing participation and more.

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  • The Education Department of the EGA established the Research Fellowship Program to promote research at the highest level in all areas of embroidery and allied textile arts, and more. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page to learn more.

    Scholarships and Awards
  • June 5, 2024 - July 3, 2024

    Lacy Pin Cushion is a Pulled Thread embroidery piece. This pin cushion measures approximately 3 inches in diameter and 1 inch in height when finished. It is stitched on 28 count linen. There is no kit for this project giving students the opportunity to pick a color of their choice.

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  • Join designer and owner of Avlea Folk Embroidery, Krista West, as she takes us on a tour of folk embroidery in the Mediterranean world. Live Lecture Registration: May 20 - June 7, 2024 1PM Eastern

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  • June 11, 2024 - June 15, 2024
    San Marcos, TX

    Seminar classes will encompass a variety of techniques, teachers, and projects, featuring something for all stitchers. Whether new to needlework or an experienced stitcher, you will find the perfect learning opportunity at Seminar 2024.

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  • Golden Needle Awards is a judged and themed exhibit open to all forms of creative needlework, from EGA members at all levels of expertise—beginners to highly experienced.

    Golden Needle Awards
  • July 19, 2024 - July 25, 2024
    Embassy Suites
    San Rafael, CA

    Join the Greater Pacific Region at The Right Stitch! Registration opens January 1, 2024. We have a variety of techniques for you to try. This might be the year to challenge yourself and try a new technique that you have been thinking about. Everyone is welcome!

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  • August 14, 2024 - August 18, 2024
    Hilton Hotel
    255 Courtland Street
    Atlanta, GA

    The Tennessee Valley Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will be hosting the 2024 EGA National Seminar – Preserving Needle Art in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration is now open and will be available through noon EDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

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  • August 16, 2024 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Atlanta Hilton Hotel
    255 Courtland St.
    Atlanta, GA

    Join the Tennessee Valley Region for Peachy Party, Share-A-Stitch 44! To register, download the registration form below.

    Registration Form
  • Liz Tapper was commissioned in 2021 to recreate the embroidery for a military dress coat. This is the story behind the process. Live Lecture Registration: August 19 - September 12, 2024 1PM Eastern

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  • October 3, 2024 - October 6, 2024

    More information coming soon!

    Carolinas Region Website
  • Jessie Catherine Kinsley invented an artform that used discarded dresses and fabric to create gigantic braided mosaics that depicted scenes from literature, scripture, nature, and history. Live Lecture Registration: September 16 - October 17, 2024 1PM Eastern

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  • The Legacy Scholarship was established by the EGA Board of Directors to fund the study of the art of embroidery and the preservation of the heritage of the art of embroidery. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page to learn more.

    Scholarships and Awards
  • February 1, 2025

    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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  • The Mary-Dick Digges Scholarship Fund was established in 2001 to provide scholarships to EGA members for the study of surface embroidery. Visit the Scholarships & Awards page to learn more.

    Scholarships and Awards
  • Metropolitan Region Seminar: Stitching at the MET Gala 2025

    April 26, 2025 - April 27, 2025
    Courtyard by Marriott – Montvale
    100 Chestnut Ridge Road
    Montvale NJ, 07645

    More information coming soon! For more information contact Metropolitan region Education Chair Janice Meyers at

  • May 1, 2025 - May 4, 2025
    St. Louis, Missouri

    The Show-Me Stitchers chapter of EGA invites you to their 2025 region seminar.

    Region Website
  • Great Lakes Region Spring Retreat: Friends ‘N Stitches

    May 2, 2025 - May 4, 2025
    Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center
    Kent, OH

    The Great Lakes Region is pleased to announce that the Three Rivers Chapter will be hosting the Region’s Friends ‘N Stitches Spring Retreat May 2, 3 & 4, 2025 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) at the Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. More details to follow!

  • South Central Region Seminar 2025

    June 11, 2025 - June 15, 2025
    Double Tree Inn
    Fort Worth, TX

    The Embroiderers’ Guild of America South Central Region Seminar 2025 will be hosted by the Ft. Worth Chapter at the Double Tree Inn in Fort Worth on June 11-15, 2025.

  • June 18, 2025 - June 22, 2025
    Aspire Hotel & Suites
    Gettysburg, PA

    The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its 2025 Seminar, Stitching and Sowing Friendships, from June 18-25, 2025 at the Aspire Hotel & Suites, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Now calling for teaching proposals!

    Call for Proposals
  • June 20, 2025 - June 22, 2025
    Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center
    Olive Branch, MS

    The Tennessee Valley Region of EGA will hold its 2025 Seminar from June 20 to June 22, 2025 at the Whispering Woods Hotel and Conference Center in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Now calling for teaching proposals!

    Call for Proposals
  • November 12, 2025 - November 16, 2025
    Hilton Anatole
    Dallas, TX

    The South Central Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will host the 2025 EGA National Seminar at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas, November 12-16, 2025.  Now calling for teacher proposals!

    Call for Proposals
  • Greater Pacific Region: 2026 Seminar

    July 24, 2026 - July 29, 2026
    Ashland, OR

    More information coming soon!