Welcome, Just Cross Stitch Readers

EGA is a national community of stitchers who love the creativity and beauty of needle and thread – just like you. Since 1958, EGA has been teaching classes and workshops, inspiring stitchers through exhibitions, preserving the history of embroidery, and creating spaces for stitchers to connect and share their love of needlework.

We invite you to explore our website to discover the many ways that EGA can enrich the wonderful world of needle arts for you.

Crewel Wreath Ornament Download

Download your
Reindeer Ornament Chart

Pattern by Mary Waldsmith from The Owl Stitchery

chapter directory

Find a local chapter

We have more than two hundred chapters across the United States
including three online chapters.

Explore our Classes

We offer classes in many embroidery techniques including cross stitch and similar counted work techniques. See some of our offerings below, our full list of classes here, and on-location events here.

Join us!

There are three ways to become a member of EGA: through a local chapter, as a member-at-large, or with an online chapter. EGA members receive our quarterly magazine Needle Arts, access to over 60 free Petite Projects and more.