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.
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.
- Daytime and evening program meetings
- An annual Needlework Show, October 24 & 25, 2015
- 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: