The Embroiderer's Guild of America
, headquartered at 426 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky
, is an organization dedicated to "fostering the art of needlework
and associated arts." Its members practice any and all forms of needlework, and are dedicated to education
and community outreach
. EGA has chapters throughout the United States
. Chapters are organized into regions. Events are organized at all levels of the organization.
The Guild's definition of embroidery is intentionally unconfining: anything made "using a needle with an eye in it". In 2006 The national guild had 16,000 members organized in 345 local chapters in 13 regions.
The Guild was established in New York in 1958 as a branch of The Embroiderers' Guild of London (established in 1906) but withdrew in 1970.
- Embroiderer's Guild of America
- [http://www.egausa.org/Homepage/LouivilleCourier.htm Louisville Courier-Journal, "Light's right to keep guild in stitches", 19 January 2006