Lightning Rounds

What are GCC Lightning Rounds?

Our GCC Lightning Rounds are a selection of our Group Correspondence Courses that have been hand-picked by our Education Department and made available for individual EGA members to register without a group for a limited time.

Lightning Rounds are a great opportunity for Members-At-Large and small EGA chapters that have difficulty filling a larger group in order to take a Group Correspondence Course. It’s also an excellent option for a small group of friends wanting to work on one of our courses or chapter members wanting to explore a new technique.

Ready? Here’s how Lightning Rounds work

Step 1: You select and register for your desired course.

Step 2: We process your registration and notify your teacher. Please allow up to six weeks for paperwork to be processed by EGA HQ and the teacher.

Step 3: Your teacher will start communicating with you and will send you a welcome letter, text and any other introductory materials. The teacher will also notify you of the turn-in date for your finished piece if you wish to have your piece evaluated.

Step 4: Grab your things, it’s time to stitch!

Step 5: You will mail your finished piece to the teacher, who will review it and return it along with an evaluation form for the course to be completed by you.

Step 6: You send the evaluation form and start looking for your next stitching adventure with EGA!


Current Lightning Rounds

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the registration schedule for Lightning Rounds?
New Lightning Rounds are announced quarterly and are open for registration only during that quarter. The schedule is: March to May, June to August, September to November, and December to February. The time to complete your course remains the same – just the window for registration is limited.

What is included in the price of a Lightning Round?
The amount for each Lightning Round includes text, teaching fee, shipping, and administrative expenses.

I just registered for a GCC: Lightning Round on the website, what’s next?
Once you register we will process your registration and notify the teacher. The teacher will then send you the course text, a welcome letter, and introductory materials for your correspondence course.

How long do I have to send my completed piece?
If you are submitting your piece for review, it must be sent within 30 days of the scheduled deadline, unless other arrangements have been made with the teacher.

Is there anything I need to include when I mail my piece to the teacher?
Please include your contact information and any other information the teacher has requested. Please also enclose return postage and insurance when sending your project to the teacher for evaluation.

What happens after I mail my piece to the teacher?
Your teacher will review and return your piece directly to you along with an evaluation form for the course.

Who do I send the evaluation form to?
Your completed course evaluation forms must be sent to both your teacher and the GCC Chair.

I live outside the US, can I register for a Lightning Round?
Yes! Lightning Rounds are open to all EGA members, inside and outside of the United States. Choose the option for your location when registering and the shipping charges will be adjusted accordingly.

Who can I contact if I have more questions about GCC Lightning Rounds?
You can contact our GCC Chair using the form on our Contact Us page and choosing Education: Lightning Rounds as the topic.

Are Lightning Rounds refundable?
Course text and fees are not refundable.