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.

  • 100 New Bobbin Lace Patterns

    Author: Fukuyama, Yusai

    ISBN: 486400700

    Books, Lace

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  • 100 Traditional Bobbin Lace Patterns

    Author: Stott, Geraldine & Cook, Bridget

    ISBN: 486279081

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  • 1000 Great Cross-Stitch Designs

    Author: Kelly, Maria

    ISBN: 1843403749

    Books, Counted Thread

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  • 18th Century Embroidery Techniques

    Author: Marsh, Gail

    ISBN: 1861084765

    Books, History

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  • 55 Famous Quilts from the Shelburne Museum in Full Color

    Author: Oliver, Cecilia, ed.

    ISBN: 486264742

    Books, Quilting

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

    Author: LA County Museum of Art

    ISBN: 600YEPC

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  • A Gallery of Amish Quilts

    Author: Bishop, Robert and Safanda, Elizabeth

    ISBN: 525485635

    Books, Quilting

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  • A History of Textile Art

    Author: Geijer, Agnes

    ISBN: 856670553

    Books, History

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  • A Maryland Sampling: Girlhood Embroidery 1738-1860

    Author: Allen, Gloria Seaman

    ISBN: 9780938420989

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  • A Needleart Judge’s Reference

    Author: NAN

    ISBN: ANJRNAN

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  • A New Look for Redwork

    Author: Oates, Cindy Taylor

    ISBN: ANLREDWORK

    Books, Quilting

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  • A Passion for Colour

    Author: Issett, Ruth

    ISBN: 9781844487455

    Books, Color

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  • A Passion for Purses

    Author: Higgins, Paula & Blaser, Lori

    ISBN: 9780764326172

    Books, Costume

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  • A Quillwork Companion

    Author: Heinbuch, Jean

    ISBN: 943604257

    Books, Ethnic

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  • A Stitch in Time: The Needlework of Aging Women in Antebellum America

    Author: Newell, Aimee

    ISBN: 9780821420522

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  • A Syllabus of Filling Stitches

    Author: Hughes, Lillian Bodley

    ISBN: ASFST123

    Books, Stitches

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  • A to Z of Bead Embroidery

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: ATOZBEADEMBROID

    Books, Beading

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  • A to Z of Goldwork with Silk Embroidery

    Author: Scott, Anna

    ISBN: 977547647

    Books, Silk

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  • A to Z of Needlepoint

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: 097509209x

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  • A to Z of Quilting

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: 975685414

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  • A to Z of Ribbon Embroidery

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: ATOZRIBBONEMB

    Books, Ribbon

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  • A to Z of Sewing for Smockers

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: 975092006

    Books, Smocking

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  • A to Z of Stumpwork

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: 975092057

    Books, Stumpwork

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  • A to Z of Wool Embroidery

    Author: Gardner, Sue

    ISBN: 1889682314

    Books, Surface

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  • A-Z of British 18th and 19th Century Samplers

    Author: Witney Antiques

    ISBN: 951818619

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