Master Craftsman Programs


EGA offers eleven Master Craftsman programs, including beading, canvas embroidery, color for needlework, counted thread embroidery, crewel embroidery, design for needlework, plain and fancy needlework, quilting, silk and metal thread embroidery, smocking, and surface embroidery (additional Information).

The program's purpose is to reward those who demonstrate mastery of each technique, enabling them to reach excellence in needlework.

Candidates are responsible for finishing each of six steps in order, with the last step culminating in the creation of an original design.

For more detailed information, including how to register, refer to the Education Catalog on the EGA website at www.egausa.org.

The individuals named below currently are members of the Carolinas Region, or were region members when they achieved Master Craftsman.

Year

Name

Chapter

Program

1994

Jacqueline Jacobs

Magnolia (formerly of Millwood)

Canvas Embroidery

2005

Gail Stafford

Tar River

Canvas Embroidery

2005

Laura Smith

Golden Needles

Color for Needlework

2007

Reita King

Spartan Samplers

Counted Thread

2008

Gail Stafford

Tar River

Color for Needlework