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Summer Gatherings:

During the summer there will be weekly gatherings in a park on Thursdays, starting at 10:00 am:

August – at Elk Lake

If a gathering has to be cancelled, a notice will be placed on the website.

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Our Tuesday KIT meetings via Zoom will continue as before.

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From the EAC website:

(click here to go to the EAC website directly; the links below are clickable as well)

CELEBRATING 50

In 2023, we will be celebrating EAC/ACB’s 50th anniversary. We are already in the planning stages for unique events and projects to mark this exceptional milestone.

More information will be coming about a chapter group challenge, a round-robin sampler stitching in 2022, a display in 2023 and a celebration charm.

If you would like to join the 50th-anniversary committee, contact our team at celebrating50@eac-acb.ca!

Call for Fundraiser Projects

EAC/ACB is requesting submissions of embroidery projects to be sold to members and the public as fundraisers on our website from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2024.

We are looking for original embroidery designs that are suitable for stitchers at different levels (youth, beginner, intermediate, advanced or all) and that feature various techniques.

Depending on the materials required, the project pattern may be sold on its own as a downloadable PDF or may be made into kits to be sold.

Members whose projects are chosen will receive an honorarium of between $300 and $350. EAC/ACB will have the exclusive right to sell the project for two years, with the designer’s copyright notice. After December 31, 2024, all rights will revert to the designer.

All submissions must be accompanied by a completed and signed submission form, at least one good quality photograph and written project instructions. Please consult the Guidelines for Written Project Instructions when preparing your instructions.

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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.

Meetings

We hold monthly meetings. They 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. Location to be determined.

Events

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

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER:
JUNE 16/22 at Beckwith Park