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The Permanent Collection
EGA established a permanent collection of textiles and related articles in the early days of the organization to further its mission of inspiring passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage. The goal of the collection is to represent as many techniques, cultures, and historical eras as possible. Pieces from the collection are used for exhibition, reproduction, and study. Below is a small selection of the over 1,000 items that are part of our collection. If you have any questions about the permanent collection or have an embroidered item you would like to donate, please contact Cynthia Welch at EGA Headquarters.