The Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA) exists to foster the highest standards of excellence in the craft and art of embroidery. This is achieved through an active program of education and study.
Our goal is to help needleworkers of all levels of ability to learn, practice and perfect their art. Monthly programs recognize that the word embroidery is virtually limitless and are actual lessons on various types of stitching. Informal sew-ins provide another opportunity to follow up with the instructor or experienced members for additional help with a project, or simply to stitch and socialize.
Our affiliation with the national organization consisting of 800 chapters allows us to tap into rich resources of education. Besides lively articles on needlework, the quarterly publication, Needle Arts, features embroidery patterns and instructions, as does our own quarterly Chapter newsletter. EGA offers Group or Individual Correspondence Courses giving members further opportunity to expand their embroidery experiences.
Corning Stitchers exhibit it's members' work biennially at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, New York. Examples of our craft are on display for two months, thus sharing our accomplishments with area visitors and residents. Overnight trips and day trips are scheduled periodically to museums or estates where we can observe the history of embroidery, plus visits to some of the best stitchery shops in the area.
The mission of EGA is to inspire passion for the needle arts through education and the celebration of its heritage.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
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