Expand on your area of interest with our special interest groups.

Canvas SIG

The Canvas Sig meets on the 2nd Wednesday from 1-3pm of each month to work on canvas projects. We also plan regular pre-meeting outings to Don Mee’s. Contact for more information.


Meeting:   Sunday December 8, 2019    1-4 pm

Meeting:   Sunday  January 12, 2020    1-4 pm


Lace Interest SIG

The lace group meets monthly to work on individual projects. Contact Margaret Merner at 250-384-6059 or for details. Newcomers are most welcome!  A set of basic lessons is available at nominal cost, and starter equipment may be borrowed.

The Lace SIG will meet at Margaret’s home from 7-10 pm (fourth Wednesday). 


Meeting:    Wednesday December 18, 2019   1:00 – 4:00 pm

Meeting:    Wednesday December 25, 2019   cancelled

Rapt Threads

The Rapt Threads group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm at Diane Caleb’s home. We are continuing to explore design possibilities and welcome any EGV members who would like to come along and try out something different. Our focus is to challenge ourselves by designing and using experimental stitch techniques on our designs.  If you would like to join us, please come along – just phone Sharon MacDonald at 250-389-6069 or email for further details.Color-wheel-panel



Meeting:     Wednesday December 11, 2019    9:30am – 12 noon

Meeting:     Wednesday January 8, 2020          9:00am – 12 noon




Sampler Saturday

Sampler Saturday usually meets on the third Saturday of each month from September to June at 1 p.m.  Beginning in October 2023, we will meet in the lower hall at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church in Gordon Head.  Our focus is on samplers and related topics, including needlework accessories and “smalls”.  Each meeting usually includes a program and stitching time.

Meeting:   Wednesday  December 18, 2019     7:00 – 9:30 pm

Meeting:   Wednesday  January 15, 2020         cancelled

Hardang-it Stitchers

The Hardang-it Stitchers meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7:00-9:00 pm and the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 pm via Zoom to work on Hardanger embroidery projects. Contact Barbara Gilbert at 250-477-1583 or for more information.

Meeting:   Wednesday  December 18, 2019     7:00 – 9:30 pm

Meeting:   Wednesday  January 15, 2020         cancelled