EGA is very proud of what has been accomplished since its inception in 1958. The embroidery museum and resource center in Louisville, our traveling exhibit, our informative Needle Arts magazine, and our classes and seminars are all hallmarks of our mission to foster the art of embroidery. 

As we focus our vision on the future, we need to build the financial resources to support our mission and our continued dedication to excellence. Among our goals are to initiate youth programs, develop academic research programs, and to expand opportunities to display the work of our members and needle artists at the local, national, and international level.

heart-iconImplementing these goals and ensuring the fiscal stability of EGA takes more financial resources than annual membership dues alone will provide. Ways that you can show your support of EGA include

  • Send a donation to the annual fund or a fund listed below
  • Volunteer to hold a stitching session with friends and raise funds
  • Shop our store to purchase merchandise and gifts
  • Sign up for a class – there is something for everyone
  • Consider leaving a legacy in your will
  • Your contribution to EGA will help us foster the highest standards of education, preservation, and exhibiting the art of embroidery. Please take this opportunity to support EGA by signing up for a class, making an unrestricted gift or contributing to one of our education or program funds OR

Donate online through the EGA online store. EGA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Designated Scholarship Fund
Established to support a variety of designated scholarships.

Diana Grossman Memorial Award Fund
Established to honor the late Diana Grossman for National Exhibit awards.

Fiber Forum Fund
Established by an initial gift to the National Advanced Study Group (changed to Fiber Forum) and monies realized from the initial exhibit and subsequent judgings. Fiber Forum uses this fund with prior approval by its reporting officer.

Genny Morrow Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established by Mary Clubb and Doris Tomlinson in honor of canvas teacher Genny Morrow. Provides tuition scholarship for a canvas technique class at EGA National Seminar.

Legacy Scholarship Fund
Established by the board of directors and funded with an initial gift from the Estate of Mary-Dick Digges to provide scholarships for EGA members to study the art of embroidery and the preservation of the heritage of the art of embroidery.

Mary-Dick Digges Scholarship Fund
Fund annual scholarships for EGA members to study surface embroidery.

Penny Evans Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in memory of Penny Evans to fund scholarships for EGA members for an embroidery related class, study project, or similar education offering by EGA, the Royal School of Needlework, or the City and Guilds of London Institute, in the U.S. or the U.K.

Research Fellowship Grant Fund
Supports and promotes research in the field of embroidery and allied textile arts. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded annually.

Virginia Miller Memorial Award Fund
Funds the Virginia Miller Contemporary Needlework Award, a cash award, for EGA National Exhibits.



Crown Jewels of EGA - our new gifting program

Crown-JewelsEGA is a gathering of embroidery friends and much, much more. EGA is an international leader in the education and conservation of the embroidery arts. To achieve its mission, to inspire passion for the needlearts through education and the celebration of its heritage,

EGA sponsors numerous classes in a wide variety of techniques in many venues, and it maintains a museum-quality collection of vintage and antique embroidery. EGA also presents exhibitions of needlework and fiber arts and maintains an extensive library on the textile arts. Membership dues and class fees do not fully support the costs necessary to accomplish EGA’s mission.

EGA needs its members to further financially support its overall mission to keep embroidery alive. To that end, EGA is proud to unveil the new program, Crown Jewels of EGA. This gifting program is a commitment by individual EGA members to make significant financial donations to EGA over four years.

Please consider making a commitment to the Crown Jewels of EGA. You can get the fill-in-the blank subscription form below:

Click here to download the subscription to Crown Jewels of EGA form

Your donation to the Crown Jewels program will be announced in Needle Arts, acknowledged by a distinctive pin, and further recognized upon the completion of your generous donation. We hope that you will seriously consider a donation. Even if you cannot commit to the Crown Jewels program at this time, please consider a donation to EGA annual fund.


EGA is a 501(c)(3) organization.

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