Donations Guidelines

Donations of needlework materials to our EGA chapter are sold to members and to the public in periodic
“stash sales,” and all revenue is used to fund our educational programs. All items must be in saleable
condition. Please note that we use “embroidery” and “needlework” to include cross stitch, crewel,
needlepoint, and other forms of hand needlework. Thank you for your donations!

For more information, or if you have items you would like to donate, please contact Maggie Oldendorf.

Acceptable Items
Embroidery threads and floss: full or nearly full skeins, cards or spools
Needlework fabric: Aida, linen, evenweave, Congress cloth, mono canvas: please label count and size
Needlework patterns and charts (with no highlighting)
Needlepoint canvases
Embroidery kits (if incomplete, specify what is missing)
Embroidery kits started or partially completed, with all threads and materials
Embroidery stretcher bars and hoops
Embroidery stands (assembled, and with all necessary pieces)
Needlework and sewing notions, including needlework beads
Embroidery thread/floss organizers
Lights and magnifiers for needlework
Embroidery books
Embroidery magazines (see separate list)
Cotton quilting fabric and fat quarters
Finished needlework items, including framed or unframed pictures

Accepted Embroidery Magazines
Inspirations                                             EGA  UK Embroidery Magazine
Giuliana Ricama                                     EGA  UK Stitch Magazine
Mary Hickmott’s New Stitches             Sampler & Antique Quarterly
Just Cross Stitch                                     Fine Lines
Needlepoint Now
Needlepointers                                       (No Needle Arts, please!)

Items Not Acceptable
Vintage or leftover project threads
Interlock, penelope, or plastic canvas
Fabric other than quilting cotton and embroidery fabric
Quilting, knitting or other craft books or magazines
Batting, polyfill or pillow forms
Knitting needles or crochet hooks
Jewelry beads and findings
Non-embroidery craft materials