Upcoming Events

Retreat 2020
Howard Johnson Hotel, Elk Lake Drive
When:    January 24 – 26, 2020

Come join us at the Howard Johnson Hotel for a wonderful weekend of stitching, friendship, laughter, and talk. Retreat begins at 10:00am on Friday the 24th and goes until 3:00pm Sunday afternoon. A catered lunch is provided for Saturday and Sunday, with salads and sandwiches. There is an onsite restaurant for all other meals.

Cost is estimated at $250.00 per person for a shared room and $350.00 for a single room. Prices may increase slightly if there is a sizeable increase in the cost of food.

Registration form for Retreat 2020.


Spring Festival – “Hello Spring!”
Saturday March 14, 2020   9:30 – 4:00 (doors open at 9:00)
Where: St. Aidan’s Church, Victoria, BC

Registration form for Spring Festival 2020

Project Photos:

1. Floral Hoop Art (a)

1. Floral Hoop Art (b)


2. Sashiko pin cushion (a)










2. Sashiko pin cushion (b)

3. Cleopatra Hearts

4. Variation in White Lid Topper











5. Stepping Up








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Past Event

The Embroiderers Guild of Victoria is proud to present four completed panels which will be sent back to Scotland in early May to become part of a massive “Scottish Diaspora Tapestry”, envisioned, designed and organized by the Prestonpans Arts Festival in the southeast of Scotland.  

Each of the four embroidered panels depicts an historical figure important to Vancouver Island and the lower mainland.  James Douglas, Robert Dunsmuir, Simon Fraser and Agnes Dean Cameron will all take their places beside panels stitched by people in other parts of Canada and around the world, from Australia to Jamaica, Russia, Brazil and 20 other nations.  The Scottish group intends to premiere the entire tapestry on 31 May this year; the complete tapestry will continue on display there until 8 June, and then will tour various locations throughout Scotland for the remainder of the year.  As of 2015, it will be available for international exhibitions, with first priority going to those communities it represents.

Approximately two dozen members of the Embroiderers Guild worked on the four panels, which collectively represent some 500 hours of work.

See the write up in the Times Colonist

Update on the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry

The final count for the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry project is 304 panels! The tapestry has been travelling all over the world – from Norway to Tasmania, across to Australia and on to New Zealand. There are stops planned in Canada and the USA before it returns to London and Edinburgh in 2017. You can check the progress of the exhibit by visiting the website

If you missed ordering the “Official Guidebook” (hard cover or paperback) or “the Art of Narrative Embroidery” you can still receive your stitchers discount of 40% if they receive your order BEFORE June 1, 2016. Go to and enter STITCHBOOK as the discount code in the cart.