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The Embroiderers Guild of America (EGA) was formed for the express purpose of fostering the art of needlework and associated arts. EGA seeks to promote cooperation and the exchange of ideas among those who are engaged in needlework throughout the world by encouraging a high standard of design and technique in embroidery. EGA provides a center to be used as a bureau of education and information regarding the art of embroidery for all guild members. It is their purpose to conduct instruction and research in the art of needlework and to distribute related materials and publications to members and to the public.

EGA was established in New York in 1958 as a branch of the Embroiderers Guild of London (established 1906). EGA withdrew from the London Guild in 1970 and the Embroiderers Guild of America came into being. The local association, headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan, was begun in 1979.

This collection consists of minutes, financial information and reports, photographs, newsletters, and ribbons of the Zeeland Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America.


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