Fiber Forum

Mastery in Transit

Fiber ForumAbout Fiber Forum

Fiber Forum was organized in 1992 for EGA members interested in creating original embroideries for exhibit in contemporary or traditional techniques. Original designs, personal expression and excellence of work are promoted through annual jurying, online lectures, retreats and workshops led by professional fiber artists. Members are encouraged to enter local and national art shows to expose others to the art of embroidery. Fiber Forum exhibits annually at the National Seminar in the Education Exhibit.

Limited Spaces Available: Learn more about the Fiber Forum 2024 Retreat

Download the Fiber Forum Brochure

Fiber Forum Membership

See the 2023 Fiber Forum Gallery

New members are juried in each year by academic and professional artists who are active in their field. Jurying is based on both aesthetic achievement and technical skill of the work submitted. Members are juried through digital photos of original pieces that have not been taught or proposed for a class prior to the time the annual jurying process is completed. To remain a member of Fiber Forum requires re-jurying at least every three years with digital photo submissions of a member’s new work. This procedure encourages each person to set a creative challenge and attain personal goals.

Upon acceptance, the membership fee is $25.00 annually, and it can be paid online here.

Members can join for 1, 2 or 3 years: 1 year for $25; 2 years for $45; 3 years for $60. You may pay for 1 to 3 years, but not for more than the period of your current juried membership term. Fiber Forum dues are to be paid by May 31, with the same deadline as EGA membership dues.

Click here to Pay Fiber Forum Membership Dues

If you have questions, feel free to contact the forum chair Karen Schueler at

About Jurying

Jurying occurs in March of each year. Entries for 2024 must be received between March 1 and March 15, 2024. For your reference, Click here to download the 2024 Fiber Forum Jurying Procedures. Download the 2024 Fiber Forum Jurying Submission Form here.

In February 2024, there was an Open Studio presentation with Q & A about Fiber Forum Jurying. Click here to see the slides. If you have questions about Fiber Forum Jurying between March 1 and March 15, please email

Fiber Forum Friends

Fiber Forum Friends is open to any interested EGA member for a donation of $10, due on May 31 of each year. Friends receive the quarterly e-newsletter that publishes Fiber Forum news and activities and can attend all FF meetings and lectures, most of which are online. Educational programs for Friends are offered yearly to inspire confidence to create original work and to learn the ins and outs of the annual Jurying. Friends may enroll for retreat and workshop spaces not filled by FF members.

Click here to become a Fiber Forum Friend