Upcoming Events:

EGV AGM – Tuesday June 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

Check your email for a Flying Needle flash with the link to join the meeting (same day/time as the Tuesday KIT meetings).


Coming soon – a picnic near you!

Once again, we will be having our summer gatherings at various parks in the region. The difference this year is that we will run them weekly on Thursdays:

June (beginning on June 17) – at Tulista Park in Sidney, contact is Anne Clinkett.

July – at Elk/Beaver Lake, contact is Lexa Shaw.

August – Playfair Park, contact is Karen Dearborn.

Each month a map will be published with the location of the stitching, plus parking.

**** If it’s raining, the picnic will be automatically cancelled.





January 2021 Information found on eac-acb.ca

  1. Check out the newsletters in MyEAC/MonACB. The newsletters are no longer distributed to chapter presidents by email as there is private information in some of them. If you have an account, you can see them here: https://eac-acb.ca/my-eac-mon-acb/chapter-newsletters/. If you have not set up an account yet, you can do so here: https://eac-acb.ca/wp-login.php?action=register.

Cataraqui has photos of the Ornament Exchange 2020. Read about the exciting events some of our EAC/ACB Chapters are engaged in.

  1. 2021 Coaster/Trivet Exchange hosted by York Chatelaines are to be mailed to Shonna Froebel, 83 Meadowview Avenue, Thornhill, Ontario L3T 1K8 by April 30, 2021. There is no limit on the number of coaster or trivets that you can submit, however you must include a stamped self addressed envelope with your entries. Details can be found on page 15 in Embroidery Canada, Volume 48, Number 1 (Fall 2020).
  1. Education Courses – registration is now open for Carolyn Mitchell’s Canvaswork Course “On the Edge”. Details can be found on the eac-acb.ca website along with all the other courses available for EAC/ACB members, such as Jennie Wolter’s Canvas Finishing Techniques, Basic Crewel Embroidery, Hems and Edges by Barbara Kershaw plus many, many more. Please encourage your membership to pursue the advantages of learning a new technique.
  2. EAC pins are available from the Membership Director (membership@eac-acb.ca). The EAC Pin with Member Dangle is $10.00 and Chapter President Dangler Pin is $8.00. Photos can be viewed on the website in MyEAC/MonACB.
  3. Congratulations to Seashell Stitching’s recent opening an online needlework shop in Moncton, NB. Check out the listing/links to many more Needlework Shops on the EAC/ACB website as well as links to Needlework Designers.











needlework stitching

Note – Due to COVID-19, meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Stay tuned for updates.



Come stitch with us!

Whether you’re an intermediate stitcher or just wanting to get started, the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria (EGV) invites you to join us at a monthly meeting. Share your skills and creativity within a friendly, structured group.

We’re a group of people with an avid interest in all the needle arts. These include techniques such as crewel, canvas work, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, smocking, counted thread work, cross stitch, surface embroidery, quilting – literally anything done with a threaded needle.


We hold monthly meetings in the daytime and evening. They’re held at St. Aidan’s Church and include a short business meeting, a “show and share” time, and either a speaker or a program related to the needle arts. Learn more about our meetings and other benefits of membership.


We hold regular events, activities, and education workshops. Check our calendar to see what’s coming up.

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Expand on your area of interest with our Special Interest Groups:

  • Sampler Saturday
  • Rapt Threads
  • Canvas SIG
  • Lace SIG
  • Hardang-it Stitchers

Community Involvement

Guild members are involved in:

  • sponsoring prizes at the Saanich Fair
  • producing embroidered pieces for a variety of charitable organizations
  • conducting workshops for Brownies and Guides
  • the “Wee Care” outreach project at the Victoria General Hospital
  • mentoring young stitchers at monthly Youth Group meetings
  • hosting members’ exhibitions


Thursday SAL (Stitch-a-long)

Are you looking for a group to help you learn some basic embroidery stitches or refresh your stitching skills? Or just a group of like minded friends to stitch with?

Join a few of the members of the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria in the café area of the Cedar Hill Rec Center on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from September to June.  This group is open to anyone, with any stitching level.

Time: 7:00 pm till 9:15 / 9:30 pm                     

If you need further details or clarification or if you are interested in attending some or all the sessions, or know anyone else who might be interested, please contact one of us. 


Karen Dearborn                                             Barbara Gilbert

Karen.dearborn@shaw.ca                            Barbara_Gilbert@telus.net

Note the new start time for our Evening Meetings (7:00pm) effective Feb 6/20.


NOTE – The Day Meeting scheduled for Thursday, Jan 16 has been cancelled due to the snow. 


EGV Zoom meeting – Tuesday May 25, 2021 at 7:30pm.

Check your email for a Flying Needle flash with the link to join the meeting (same day/time as the Tuesday KIT meetings).

Please submit photos for Show and Share to Karen Dearborn.