Virtual Education Courses

A new interactive offering!

Virtual Education Courses are EGA’s new interactive offerings. By staying in the comfort of your own home, you won’t have to deal with airline issues, nor pay for a hotel. And even though you’re not in a classroom together, you will still enjoy the companionship of stitching with other like-minded members.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What are Virtual Education Courses?
    These are courses provided in a non-face-to-face classroom with written instructions, online technique or stitch demonstration videos, and real-time interaction with the Teacher via Zoom or other similar online meeting method of delivery.

    What does the registration fee include?
    The registration fee includes access to the class on Zoom. Kits and printed instructions may also be available depending on the course.

    What format will be used for the Virtual Education Courses?
    The Virtual Education Courses will take place entirely on Zoom but the teacher may provide additional videos.

    Will I receive access to the Zoom recording if I can’t participate on the date of the course?
    In most cases, you will receive access to a recording if you can’t participate, however this is decided by the teacher.

    Can I use my own supplies for a Virtual Education Course?
    In most cases, you will be able to use your own materials, however a kit is required for some of our courses. Please see the course details for the course you’re interested in for more kit information.

    How many members can participate in the Virtual Education Course?
    This information varies depending on the Virtual Education Course, please see the course details for each course to learn more.

    Is registration for Virtual Education Courses refundable?
    No, Virtual Education Courses are not refundable.

  • EGA Skill Level Definitions

    Basic: No experience with the technique being taught is necessary.

    Intermediate: Knowledge of basic stitches, materials, and their use in the technique being taught is required.

    Advanced: Ability to execute simple and difficult stitches in the technique is required. The student should also have knowledge of color and design that will allow exploration and creativity.

    All levels: Class is suitable for all levels.

Upcoming Virtual Education Courses

  • Virtual Education Course: Pick of the Patch with Dawn Donnelly
    Taught by Dawn Donnelly (view bio)

    Virtual Education Course

    The one-day Pick of the Patch course will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, 2024, led by noted designer Dawn Donnelly. The course will start at 11 a.m. Eastern time and, after a couple of brief breaks and an hour for lunch, will end at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Registration: July 1, 2024–Sept. 1, 2024 Class Date: Nov. 16, 2024

  • Virtual Education Course: Queen Catherine’s Book Cover, Bag, and Pyn Pillow with Carolyn Standing Webb
    Taught by Carolyn Standing Webb (view bio)

    Virtual Education Course

    The project set comprises a tasseled, silk-lined bag with different historical designs on each side; a ribbon-tied, book-shaped box that fits inside the bag; and a pin cushion known as a pyn pillow. The pieces are stitched on one side with the traditional black that gives blackwork its name, accented with gold and silver threads and paillettes. Registration: Sept. 6, 2023–Dec. 8, 2023 Class Dates: Feb. 22, 2024–Feb. 24, 2024 This Virtual Education Course is now full. Enter your name and email here to let us know you're interested.