Madison Area Embroiderers' Guild

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Madison Area Embroiderers' Guild

The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc., (EGA) is a national non-profit educational organization offering study and preservation of the heritage and art of embroidery. EGA maintains an Embroidery Museum and Resource Center, located in Louisville, KY. The center is our primary location for education, distribution of needlework related materials, and publications to members and to the public.

  • EGA membership is open to anyone interested in needlework, from the beginner to the professional.
  • Members work within local chapters or a member-at-large network to improve their skills and knowledge.
  • Chapters offer scheduled meetings, workshops, lectures, and stitch-ins
  • We offer individual and group correspondence courses and teacher and judge certification programs
  • Nine separate disciplines in master craftsman programs are offered
  • EGA and its chapters regularly hold workshops featuring local, national and internationally recognized artists
  • A national, juried exhibit is sponsored every three years with both members and non-member submissions

The local Madison Area Chapter

The Madison Area Chapter of EGA was founded in 1978 and has over 75 members.

Meeting Information

Our meetings are held the 2nd Friday morning at 9:00 a.m.  and the 3rd Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. except the months of July and December when social events occur.  Meetings are held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI.

Special Activities

  • Daytime and evening program meetings
  • An annual Needlework Show, October 21 & 22, 2017
    • Lutheran Church of the Living Christ, 110 N. Gammon Road, Madison
  • Embroidery special interest group meetings
  • Regional and National seminars are available for additional embroidery learning opportunities.

How to Join our Chapter:

Current dues are $55/year; $13 for current members of other EGA chapters.  Contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

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Needlework Show 2017

Needlework Show 2017

Art of the Needle

The 2017 Madison Area Embroiderers' Guild Show, will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Living Christ, 110 N. Gammon Road in Madison on October 21, Saturday (10 AM to 4 PM) and October 22, Sunday (noon to 4 PM).


Choose EGA

EGA Mission Statement:
To stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the heritage of embroidery by advancing the highest standards of excellence in its practice through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research.