Kay Stanis

2018 NAN Lifetime Achievement Awardee

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Kay Stanis, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awardee

Kay Stanis is an internationally known fiber artist, designer, Master Craftsman, and Certified and Graduate Certified Teacher of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) and Kurenai Kai Traditional Japanese Embroidery. Her embroideries have received numerous awards and have been shown on the covers of Kurenai, Inspirations, Needle Arts, and NeedlePointers. She exhibits her needlework widely and is a juried member of the Fiber Forum, EGA’s contemporary embroidery group; and is a recipient of EGA’s Diana Grossman Memorial Award for Excellence in Needlework. She has also received The Virginia Miller Memorial Award and her works have traveled in EGA’s travelling National Exhibits. Her work is in the EGA national collection and in private collections throughout the US.

Kay has studied internationally in Paris at the L’Ecole de Broiderie D’Art and at The Royal School of Needlework in England; she was invited to study with Master Saito at Kurenai Kai in Japan. Her travels are always interlaced with textile exhibits and workshops with internationally known teachers in the US and abroad.

Kay has taught in Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States for ANG, Callaway School of Needlearts, Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, EGA, Japanese Embroidery Center, Koala Conventions, NAN, South Australian Embroiderers Guild, Embroidery 2000 (New Zealand), and many independent groups. She has also written and taught numerous distance-learning courses for several of these organizations.

Click on the images below to see larger views of some of Kay’s work. For more photos of her stunning works, visit www.the-gilded-edge.com.