A community stitched together
by the love of needle arts.

Welcome, Quilter's World 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.

Have you tried
crazy quilting?

"Crazy quilting is a creative form of quilting in which you
can express yourself freely using a variety of needlework
techniques to result in a one-of-a-kind piece"
– J. Marsha Michler, teacher of our Crazy Quilting Class

Free Resources

Explore our Classes

We offer both individual and group correspondence classes in stitching and beading techniques. See some of our offerings below, our full list of classes here, and on-location events here.

Crazy Quilting Class

Victorian Crazy Quilting Class

A 6-lesson, in-depth class with J. Marsha Michler. Master the art of
crazy quilting through learning about fabric choice, painting
and dying, block design, embellishments, and seam treatments.

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.