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EGA Events

For those with a passion for needle work, attending an EGA event can be one of the most rewarding and inspiring experiences you can have. There are events for learning, showcasing, and just marveling at the art others produce. If you’ve never been to an EGA event, go. If you have, we know you’ll be back. In the meantime, have a look at what’s coming your way.

Diamond Jubilee

Join us in celebration at EGA’s 60th Annual Anniversary
Seminar 2018 in Louisville, KY, October 3rd to 7th, 2018.

Upcoming Events

  • April 6, 2018 - October 5, 2019
    2982 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA

    From the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles and contributing guest Edwin Lozada. Tours by appointment: Monday through Saturday at 1:00, 3:00 and 4:30 PM. Admission: $3 per person. Advanced tickets are required.

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  • May 6, 2018 - June 17, 2018
    Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA

    Pennsylvania embroiderers will display their work in a major needlework exhibit opening May 6 at the historic Fort Hunter Mansion in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. Five EGA chapters and one chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will display an array of members’ work.

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  • June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
    Ridgecrest, NC

    In addition to offering four fantastic classes, we are also offering a mentored Studio Time, not to be confused with an informal Sit ‘n Stitch opportunity.

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  • June 1, 2018 - June 3, 2018
    Syracuse, NY

    We are offering classes by Kurdy Biggs, Deanna Powell, Michele Roberts, Debbie Rowley, Carol Lynn Stratton, and Catherine Theron.

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  • June 12, 2018 - June 16, 2018
    Dallas, TX

    We will have 5 mini classes. There are 4 different techniques available to learn and a lecture on antique needlework tools.

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  • June 21, 2018 - June 24, 2018
    Kingsport, TN

    Share-A-Stitch XXXVIII. We are offering classes from Terri Bay, Kurdy Biggs, Mendie Cannon, Diane Hertzler, Deanna Powell, Canby Smith Robertson, Kim Sanders, Catherine Theron and Lois Threlkeld.

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  • July 20, 2018 - July 25, 2018
    Rohnert Park, CA

    Bask in the camaraderie of amazing and talented embroiderers - just like you!

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  • The Skyllkill Chapter invites you to a program on Japanese textiles and clothing from the Edo period to today with Jacqueline Atkins, retired Chief Curator of Textiles for the Allentown Art Museum (Pa.) and independent textile historian.

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  • September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018
    3030 Central Ave, Toledo, OH 43606

    The Needle Arts Guild of Toledo will hold it’s 43rd annual show of contemporary needle art at the Sanger Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

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  • November 11, 2018 - November 16, 2018
    Charleston, SC

    Don't miss textile tours, and four days with Jackie du Plessis, renowned for her exquisite sampler-inspired projects. November 11-16, 2018.

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  • January 7, 2019 - April 1, 2019
    Morris, MN

    Our 21st National Exhibit Through the Needle's Eye is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works.

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  • January 31, 2019 - February 10, 2019

    Tia Stephanie Tours has arranged a ten-day tour from Veracruz, La Chinantla, Oaxaca, stopping in Tehuacan, Puebla, and ending in Oaxaca City. January 31 - February 10, 2019.

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  • February 2, 2019

    EGA celebrates needle arts by hosting a Stitch-In-Public Day in February each year. The primary focus of Stitching-In-Public is to share our passion for needle arts with the public by demonstrating our talents.

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  • March 10, 2019 - March 16, 2019
    Montgomery, TX

    Our 2019 Fiber Forum Retreat: Influences of Japanese Boro in Contemporary Fabric Art with Dr. Mary Ruth Smith will explore the influence of Japanese Boro utilizing the concepts of recycling, refurbishing, mending and reclaiming, and more.

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  • Great Lakes Region Seminar: Stitched to the Nines!

    April 5, 2019 - April 9, 2019
    Dearborn, MI

    Our 2019 GLR seminar will be hosted by the Monguagon Chapter and will take place at The Henry Hotel.

  • April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019
    Florham Park, NJ

    Classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday with a Merchandise Event on Saturday after classes.

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  • May 5, 2019 - May 9, 2019
    San Francisco, CA

    Participate in Casalguidi and Silk Ribbon Embroidery classes at the San Francisco School of Needlework and Design, tour the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley and more locations in the San Francisco Area.

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  • May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019
    Asheville, NC

    The Carolinas Region of EGA invites all embroidery teachers to submit two-day class proposals for their 2019 regional seminar.

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  • June 19, 2019 - June 22, 2019
    Rogers, AR

    A variety of 1-, 2- and 3-day classes will be offered in several techniques and proficiency levels.

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  • June 26, 2019 - June 30, 2019
    Charleston, WV

    Share-A-Stitch XXXIX. Teachers are invited to submit proposals for 2-day classes.

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  • September 9, 2019 - September 20, 2019
    United Kingdom

    A workshop and UK Tour featuring the opportunity to study thread painting with renowned artist Helen M. Stevens. September 9-19, 2019.

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  • October 30, 2019 - November 3, 2019
    St. Louis, MO

    Early Registration for Seminar 2018 attendees begins in Louisville, Kentucky on October 3 through October 7, 2018. Early Registration for all EGA members begins on October 7, 2018 and closes on Monday, November 5, 2018.

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  • Great Lakes Region Seminar: 2020

    April 21, 2020 - April 26, 2020
    Appleton, Wisconsin

    More information coming soon.

  • April 29, 2020 - May 3, 2020
    Gettysburg, PA

    Teachers are invited to submit proposals with a variety of proficiency levels for 1-, 2- and 3 day classes. Classes will begin on Friday, May 1, and run through Sunday, May 3.

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  • June 10, 2020 - June 13, 2020
    San Marcos, TX

    Hosted by the San Antonio Needlework Guild. A variety of 1-, 2- and 3-day classes will be offered in several techniques and proficiency levels. We encourage you to submit a variety of proposals of multiple length.

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  • EGA National Seminar 2020

    September 3, 2020 - September 8, 2020
    Boston, MA