The object of ICNA shall be to act as an organizational support group for the purpose of promoting the art of needlework by providing a forum for the dissemination of information, while maintaining the integrity of the individual member organizations.

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National Academy of Needlearts (NAN)

Its goal is to uphold the highest standards in the needlearts by providing excellence in education to all those interested in furthering their embroidery skills as teachers, judges, artists, designers, authors, and technically proficient embroiderers.

Debbie Stiehler, Director of Education
1 Riverbanks Court
Greer, South Carolina 29651
dstiehler -[at]-

Publication: Nanthology, Gail Sirna, Treasurer

American Needlepoint Guild, Inc (ANG)

The object of the Guild is educational and cultural development through participation in and encouragement of interest in the art of needlepoint.

Pat Rogers, President
760 17th St
Rock Island, IL 61201

Publication: Needle Pointers, Sandy Rogers Editor, Lisa Bearden Publisher

The Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA)

The mission of EGA is to foster the highest standards of excellence in the practice of the art of embroidery through education, research, and exhibits that preserve and celebrate the heritage of embroidery.

Lorie Welker, President
presega -[at]-

Publication: Needle Arts, Cheryl Christian Editor

The Embroiderersí Association of Canada (EAC)

To preserve the traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the art of embroidery through education and networking.

Madelaine Basta, President
937 Hare Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 3J6

Publication: Embroidery Canada, E-mail

National Embroidery Teachers' Association (NETA)

The National Embroidery Teachers Association is an organization open to all teachers, active or retired, and to prospective teachers of embroidery and other textile arts. The purposes of the organization are:

  • To unite into one organization all persons actively engaged in the profession of teaching embroidery and those teachers who have retired;
  • To further the professional improvement of the members;
  • To serve as a clearing agency for promoting education and disseminating information pertaining to teaching embroidery;
  • To foster the promotion and perpetuation of the professionalism of its members;
  • To work toward the advancement of professional education in embroidery.
By increasing the exchange and flow of information NETA endeavors to maintain high standards among the members.

Lois Kershner, President
Lodiek -[at]-


The National Needlearts Association (TNNA)

The National NeedleArts Association advances its community of professional businesses by encouraging the passion for needlearts through education, industry knowledge exchange, and a strong marketplace.

Patty Parrish, Executive Director
1100-H Brandywine Blvd.
Zanesville, OH 43701-7303
1-800-889-8662, Ext 3114

Publication: TNNA Today, Send to Executive Director

Brazilian Dimensional Embroidery International Guild (BDEIG)

The objectives of the Guild are:

  • to help members, teachers and students achieve high standards of excellence in Brazilian Embroidery
  • to encourage the knowledge and use of Brazilian Embroidery
  • to provide guidelines for judging and Seminar classes
  • to promote positive interaction among those who do Brazilian Embroidery through workshops, demonstrations, classes and the annual Seminar
  • to foster the formation of BDEIG Chapters, both local and internet
  • to encourage Guild members to honor and respect the work of all artists and designers

Rosalie Wakefield, President
3406 NW Ashland Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006-4639
rwrw -[at]-
Loretta Holzberger, Treasurer
13701 123 St E
Puyallup, WA 98374-4552
lholzberger -[at]-

Publication: B. E. Wrap-Up, Charlene Newlin, Editor
4220 Bellaire Dr, South
Fort Worth, TX 76109-2028
fncnewlin -[at]

ICNA membership is open to any association worldwide that has as it's objective the development of and education in the needlearts. Dues are US$50 per calendar year and are payable to the ICNA Treasurer.

ICNA Officers:

President: ANG
Treasurer: NAN
Secretary: EGA