|The mission of The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) is to stimulate appreciation for and celebrate the heritage of embroidery by advancing the hightest standards of excellence in its practice through education, exhibition, preservation, collection and research.
EGA is a national not-for-profit educational organization offering study and preservation of the heritage and art of embroidery. For more information on the national organization, visit www.egausa.org.
The Greater Pacific Region (GPR) is one of the 13 regions that comprise EGA. GPR encompasses northern California,
northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska,
and Hawaii. Membership
is open to anyone with an interest in needlework.
a very diverse membership ranging from those who are beginning
their first stitching project to people who teach nationally. We
all have in common an appreciation of the art of stitchery and
an insatiable desire to learn and share with our fellow stitchers.
Individual Chapters offer educational programs and resources
such as an informative newsletter, embroidery libraries, embroidery
workshops, shorter projects and informal gatherings.
membership entitles you to participate in National educational
opportunities, such as seminars and correspondence courses, and
you receive the quarterly magazine Needle Arts.
Through the various chapter and region activites, GPR strives to uphold the mission statement and further the art and craft of embroidery at all levels.
If you are interested in finding a chapter within GPR, visit our GPR Chapter Directory. If you are interested in finding a chapter in anther region, visit the National EGA Chapter Directory.