needlework stitching

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

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

Seminar 2019 – see also the Seminar 2019 page on this website – Silent Auction Item photos now included

Seminar 2019 – Activities at a Glance – pdf file for your convenience

NOTE – Please use the following email addresses to contact the Seminar committee:

  • Registration or registrar seminar2019registration@shaw.ca

  • Fundraisers & members exhibition – ShowAndFunds2019@shaw.ca

  • Teachers – Barbara_Gilbert@telus.net

  • 2019 seminar – (general inquiries) – Barbara_Gilbert@telus.net

Beyond the Edge











We are hosting the
annual seminar of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada in May 2019!

Join us for five great days of classes with world renowned teachers, a members’ exhibition of embroidered works, a merchant mall and much more!

Details of the classes and the registration form can be found at www.eac.ca/eng/seminar