Why Become a Member? 
Here is what our members say.

I am a member of the EGA and keep coming because I enjoy both the learning experiments and the  friendships I make there. Whether we experiment we experiment with a technique or special stitches or try a stitching-related craft or learn some history, the opportunity is there to enrich my skills and knowledge. 

The companionship of old and new friends is invaluable. 

I wanted to be with other people who share my love of needlework.

When I first joined EGA back in 1997, I was interested in learning new techniques and exploring the world of needlework.  As the years went by, I found that not only was I learning new techniques, that I was also developing new friendships with women who had the same interests.

I’m pretty self-sufficient and can learn a lot on my own, but what I like about the EGA is it has encouraged me to expand my horizons and learn new things I wouldn’t have otherwise.  The best part however is I’ve made friends for life. Stitchers are the best people in the world.

with others, to experience new techniques and to take classes

A friend told me about the EGA. I had embroidered since childhood and completed some small doll-house sized cross stitch projects. The EGA sounded interesting and I joined in 1982. It has been interesting learning new stitches and trying new projects.

I’m a member for many reasons - to learn new and more involved techniques, to enjoy fellowship with fellow stitchers, and to make new friends who share my interest in stitching. I have learned so very much from other members. There’s always someone to answer a question and share their expertise.

I received a membership as a gift about 15 years ago. I so liked EGA Kalamazoo Chapter that I have  maintained my membership. It is a onderful opportunity for me to learn new stitches and to practice the ones I knew.  The members were encouraging and so helpful in teaching new stitches and techniques.  I also enjoyed the give back to the community through various projects.
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Other Benefits of Membership
  • 10% discounts at JoAnn Fabrics and Stitching Memories. Many needlework stores across the nation provide discounts to guild members.
  • Participate in community outreach programs.
  • Individual and group correspondence courses.
  • Regional and national seminars.
  • Monthly programs.
  • Sit-and-stitch with others.