The Marion Heritage Center & Museum is pleased to announce that 20th annual national traveling exhibit of the Embroiderers' Guild of America (EGA), "Through the Needle's Eye", is currently on display at the Center. The collection of exceptional embroidery will be at the Heritage Center through October 8th.

The embroidery includes traditional as well as contemporary art pieces submitted by EGA members from all over the United States and Canada; judges selected the best to make up the traveling exhibit. The exhibition in Marion is co-sponsored by the Cedar Valley Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America.

Docents from the Cedar Valley Chapter of the EGA are on hand throughout the exhibition to discuss the art and answer questions about embroidery techniques and joining the club. Check the Heritage Center's Facebook page for regular updates. 

"I'm thrilled Marion was elected as a site for this spectacular show. It won't be shown anywhere else in Iowa or within 400 miles. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." - Sally Olsen, Cedar Valley Chapter Member

Cedar Valley Chapter of Embroiderers' Guild of America was founded in 1976 and is dedicated to promoting embroidery and educating members and the community about all forms of the art. The club has over 100 active members. Click HERE for information about their regular monthly meetings, upcoming workshops or joining.

The Marion Heritage Center & Museum is located at 590 10th Street, Marion, Iowa. The hours are 1 PM to 4 PM Wednesday - Sunday. Admission cost for the special exhibition: $5 Adults, $2 children 6-18 years of age. Group discounts are available.

Children's "Make-It-and-Take-It" embroidery classes will be offered Saturday September 10th, September 17th and October 1st. The classes will run 2 1/2 hours. For further information or to reserve a spot contact: Lynette Brenzel by calling 319-447-6376.