Cancelled – July 2 gathering at Playfair Park

EGV Summer 2020 Stitch-in Picnics

coming to a park near you this summer!

We all miss seeing and chatting with fellow guild members, so, the Executive is planning a series of summer stitch-in picnics throughout the Greater Victoria area this summer. These picnics will be held on the first and third Thursdays of July and August – weather permitting!

The times will be 10:30 – 2:30. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on, your mask and hand sanitizer, your lunch, and some stitching to do. You could also bring one or two items for show and share as we will have one table set up for this. Remember that social distancing is important, so we will be sitting apart from each other as required.

A reminder flash will be in your email box just before the picnic, reminding you of the date, time and giving instructions on how to get to the park location (by car and by bus).

If we should have to cancel the picnic– due to inclement weather,- we will send out a flash by 8 am on the morning of the picnic and post it on the EGV website and on the EGV local Facebook page as well.


July 30 – Playfair Park – This is also World Embroidery Day!!

August 13 – TBA

August 27 – TBA


July 30, 2020

Playfair Park Stitching Picnic.

Thursday July 30, 2020: 10:30 ~ 2:30

The picnic area will be near the English garden (closer to Cumberland Rd) next to the picnic table.  There will be areas for shade and sun in that spot.  It is also a bit away from the playground – which can get quite noisy. Washrooms are open on site.

Via bus: #6 Quadra route.  You would get off at the stop closest to Rock Street and walk a block to get to the park.  You can also take the Cook / Maplewood #24, but that is a two-block walk, and it runs much less frequently than the #6.

Via car











Parking: there are two parking areas – one off Rock Drive and the other off Cumberland



If cancellation of the picnic is necessary, due to weather conditions, there will be notices– after 8:30 am – via a flying flash, the EGV website and the EAC Facebook page.




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.