Library & Study Boxes

Our Library and our Study Boxes programs are an important part of our embroidery resources for our members.

The Dorothy Babcock Memorial Library consists of a lending library of more than 2000 needlework books and a non-circulating reference section of rare and historic materials. Members are welcome to borrow up to four books at a time for a period of 30 days using the list below. Books are shipped via USPS Media Mail and borrowers are responsible for shipping and handling.

EGA Study Boxes

Through the Study Box program, EGA provides its members with a special way of learning. The boxes can be used as an introduction to a needlework technique, as an alternative to classroom study, or for advanced study.

Browse the Library

Members are welcome to borrow up to four books at a time for a period of 30 days using the list below. Books are shipped via USPS Media Mail and borrowers are responsible for shipping and handling.

Library Policies
  • Books are due back at EGA six weeks from the day they are shipped.
  • Members may check out up to four (4) books at a time.
  • Due date extensions can be requested by contacting headquarters. No extension requests are guaranteed.
  • Members are responsible for the replacement cost of books that are lost or are two (2) weeks overdue. Replacement cost is determined by EGA based on the cost of purchasing a new or as-close-to-new book available on the market. Membership privileges may be suspended if lost book fines are unpaid.
  • Significant damage to books, lost books, or other misuse of the library could result in a loss of library privileges.
  • 100 New Bobbin Lace Patterns

    Author: Fukuyama, Yusai

    ISBN: LIB_486400700

    Membership Required, Books, Lace

     Available

    Add to cart
  • 100 Traditional Bobbin Lace Patterns

    Author: Stott, Geraldine & Cook, Bridget

    ISBN: LIB_486279081

    Membership Required, Books, Lace

     Available

    Add to cart
  • 1000 Great Cross-Stitch Designs

    Author: Kelly, Maria

    ISBN: LIB_1843403749

    Membership Required, Books, Counted Thread

     Available

    Add to cart
  • 18th Century Embroidery Techniques

    Author: Marsh, Gail

    ISBN: LIB_1861084765

    Membership Required, Books, History

     Available

    Add to cart
  • 55 Famous Quilts from the Shelburne Museum in Full Color

    Author: Oliver, Cecilia, ed.

    ISBN: LIB_486264742

    Membership Required, Books, Quilting

     Available

    Add to cart
  • 600 Years of Embroidery from the Permanent Collection: 1380-1980

    Author: LA County Museum of Art

    ISBN: LIB_600YEPC

    Membership Required, Books, History

     Unavailable

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  • A Gallery of Amish Quilts

    Author: Bishop, Robert and Safanda, Elizabeth

    ISBN: LIB_525485635

    Membership Required, Books, Quilting

     Available

    Add to cart
  • A History of Textile Art

    Author: Geijer, Agnes

    ISBN: LIB_856670553

    Membership Required, Books, History

     Available

    Add to cart
  • A Maryland Sampling: Girlhood Embroidery 1738-1860

    Author: Allen, Gloria Seaman

    ISBN: LIB_9780938420989

    Membership Required, Books, Samplers

     Available

    Add to cart
  • A Needleart Judge’s Reference

    Author: NAN

    ISBN: LIB_ANJRNAN

    Membership Required, Books, Judging

     Unavailable

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