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Join the Madison Area EGA​

Want to find out more about membership? We are actively seeking new members to join us us in our passion for all thing related to needle arts.

Become a Member!

We are the Madison chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Some of our membership fees go toward the national membership, which includes Needle Arts Magazine, and many educational opportunities, including free projects and galleries, and the annual EGA seminar.

Annual Dues are $68, for members age 26 and older, and $43 for young adults age 18-25. Join today! Or, read on for more information about our chapter and our organization. Also feel free to contact us at

What does it mean to be a member of the Madison Area Chapter of EGA?

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA) is an educational non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.

EGA is a three-tiered organization with activities occurring at the local, regional and national levels. 

Be Engaged

Our monthly meetings are held at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison.  The meetings are held from 9:00 – 11:00 am on the 2nd Friday morning of the month and from 7:00 – 9:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday evening of the month.  January and February, morning and evening, meetings are held via ZOOM due to weather concerns.  We do offer ZOOM access to most meetings during the year for those who are not able to attend in person.

Be Involved

Each October our chapter holds our annual needlework show, Art of the Needle.  It showcases our members’ needle art, serves as a chapter program fundraiser, provides educational outreach to the community and enrolls new members.

Throughout the year, meet other members at our program meetings or participate in a special interest group which get together outside the regular meeting times:  Hardanger, Canvas, Etc., Get the Darn Thing Done (GTDTD), Temari. Painted Canvas, Beading, Freestyle Embroidery and Road Trip.

Become a Member!

Annual Dues are $68, for members age 26 and older, and $43 for young adults age 18-25. Sign up now!

Being a member of the local Madison Area Chapter of EGA allows you to be Connected, Engaged & Involved through the following benefits: 

Local Level

Monthly Meetings
Second Friday morning, 9:00 am and third Thursday evening, 7:00 pm at Bethany United Methodist church, 3910 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI

in July and December

2-3 times per year with local, region, or national teachers

Special Interest Groups
meet for stitching and discussion of different techniques outside of monthly meeting times.

Chapter Newsletter
sent monthly via email

Some needlework shops offer discounts to EGA members. Visit our sponsors page for more information.

Regional Level

Great Lakes Regional Seminar
Spring of every year

Correspondence Courses
 Group courses offered and partially subsidized through Great Lake Region

National Level

Needle Arts Magazine
Sent quarterly

National Teacher Workshops
Usually held on a Saturday with costs shared by attendees

Seminars with National Teachers
National and regional seminars held annually in different cities

Master Craftsman Certification
A National program designed to develop and assess technical excellence

All Levels

Many enthusiastic stitchers who share your love of needlework

Resource Websites
Visit our local, region and national chapters for a variety of resources, programs and knowledge.
Madison, Great Lakes Region & National

2436 Pennsylvania Avenue Madison, WI 53704 (map)

4281 West Beltline Hwy
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 422-5449

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