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.


August 13 – Esquimalt Gorge Park

August 16 – at Barb’s – see your Flying Needle/Flying Flash for details

August 27 – TBA


August 13, 2020

Esquimalt Gorge Park Stitching Picnic.

Thursday August 13, 2020: 10:30 ~ 2:30

Enter the parking lot from Tillicum Road – marked in red on the map. Once parked, head off to your right-hand side, towards the water. As you reach the water and the walkway, turn left and we will be there -on the grass, in under the trees! The meeting spot is also marked in red – just beyond the “P” for parking. The washrooms are a short walk away and are open.

Do not forget your chair or blanket, your lunch, mask, hand sanitizer, something to stitch on and something for the show and share table.









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.