This is the 50th anniversary, The Golden Gala, for the Embroiderers Guild of America. It is being held in Louisville, KY, the home of EGA's national headquarters. As it is not 4 hours from my home, I am very lucky to be attending. I have signed up for a lovely two day class by Deanna Bertelsen called Molly's Mouse.
I have seen the model and it depicts a lovable little mouse and her dragonfly companion with raised gossamer wings, enhanced with beads and gold thread worked in DMC cotton on silk Dupioni. The class description says students will perfect random long and short stitches and bullion knots and will learn an innovative padding technique.