Through the Needle’s Eye: 21st EGA traveling exhibit

Through the Needle’s Eye

January 14 – March 30, 2019
Museum open during EGA: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

The Embroiderers’ Guild of America (EGA)* acknowledges the value of needlework in art and history. The National Exhibit is a representative selection of the best in artistic and technical works. It is through the needle’s eye that the EGA embraces both traditional and contemporary needlework while expanding the perception of embroidery as an art form. For more information about the Guild visit:

Your Stevens County History Museum has a terrific fiber arts extravaganza for your enjoyment!  Check out this line up—mark your calendars for lots of events, and check back for updates! We have a jumble sale of fiber arts materials going on now – magazines and patterns for just $0.25, and fiber arts books priced to go.  Ask about our scholarships for classes for kids!

Call the museum at 320-589-1719 to sign up for classes!

Full list of EGA related events


March 2019
Monday, Mar. 4: Historic Fantastic Fibers exhibit from museum collection begins
Saturday, Mar. 23, 1-2:30pm: Hand crochet class (kid friendly!) taught by Hannah King
Saturday, Mar. 30, 10am-noon and 1-3pm: Needle felted pin cushion class taught by Jenny Nellis
Saturday, Mar. 30: Last day to view EGA in Morris

**EGA are initials for the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.

Call the museum at 320-589-1719 to sign up for classes!

Class Details

Needle Felted Pin Cushion class
Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 10am-12noon, and 1pm-3pm
Taught by: Jenny Nellis
Cost: $40
Brown bag lunch needed: Yes, or go out for lunch during the 12noon-1pm break (we have a fridge and microwave)
Class size: max 12
Students: ages 14+
Supplies to bring: Any 100% wool fibers you have at home!

Join Jenny to make your own pin cushion through needle felting! Felt is a textile material made by matting, condensing, and pressing fibers together.  All materials will be provided but participants can bring any “100% wool fibers” they’d like to use.  Many colors of wool fibers, a felting pen tool, and a foam pad will all be included in the workshop.  Participants will leave with a finished pin cushion, tools, and the skills to confidently needle felt.

Hand Crocheted Basket or Rug class
Date: Saturday, March 23
Time: 1pm-2:30pm
Taught by: Hannah King
Cost: $15
Brown bag lunch needed: No
Class size: max 15
Students: all ages – kid friendly
Supplies to bring: If desired, your own t-shirt yarn

Make a basket or rug!  We will have materials or bring your own clean “t-shirt yarn” — any color t-shirts pre-cut into long strands approximately one-inch wide.

Visiting Morris

We would love to have your group at our museum! Let us know if you plan to bring 10 or more people. Also, kindly call ahead to the dining establishment of your choosing for your group for lunch!

Hotel discounts:
GrandStay Hotel & Suites
(320) 589-4000
Use 10% discount code: EGA19

Super 8
(320) 589-8888
Mention EGA for a 10% discount!

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