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

Canvas SIG

The Canvas Sig meets on the 2nd Sunday from 1-4pm of each month to work on canvas projects. We also plan regular pre-meeting outings to Don Mee’s. Contact Susan Harrington at 250-386-5405 or for more information.


Meeting:   Sunday December 8, 2019    1-4 pm

Meeting:   Sunday  January 12, 2020    1-4 pm

Meeting:   Sunday  February 9, 2020     1-4 pm

Meeting:   Sunday  May 12, 2019           1-4 pm

Meeting:   Sunday  June 9, 2019            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 7-10pm (fourth Wednesday) and at Lorna Peers’ from 1-4pm (third Wednesday).


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

Meeting:    Wednesday December 25, 2019   cancelled

Meeting:    Wednesday January 15, 2020      1:00 – 4:00 pm

Meeting:    Wednesday January 22, 2020      7:00 – 10:00 pm

Meeting:    Wednesday February 19, 2020    1:00 – 4:00 pm

Meeting:    Wednesday February 26, 2020    7:00 – 10:00 pm

Meeting:    Wednesday June 19, 2019   1:00 – 4:00 pm

Meeting:    Wednesday June 26, 2019    7:00 – 10:00 pm


Rapt Threads

The Rapt Threads group meets the second Wednesday of each month in members’ homes. 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 Lexa Shaw at 250-652-0603  or email for further details.Color-wheel-panel


Our ongoing project was individual banners with hand dyed fabrics using the colour wheel. This project has come to an end. Each square has a variety of stitching on it. Here is a photo of it hanging in our booth at the Sewing Show in March.

Our new project will be based on maps. We call it `The View from Above` Also, a new project will be on creating bowls and another with the theme of architecture


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

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

Meeting:     Wednesday  February 12, 2020      9:00am – 12 noon

Meeting:     Wednesday  May 8, 2019                9:00am – 12 noon

Meeting:     Wednesday  June 12, 2019             9:00am – 12 noon




Sampler Saturdayantique sampler

Sampler Saturday usually meets on the third Saturday of each month at St. Aidan’s United Church from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. We focus on samplers and related topics, including needlework accessories and “smalls”. Each meeting usually includes a program and stitching time.

Contact: Karen Carter at 250-477-7018 or


Meeting:    Saturday  December 21, 2019

Meeting:    Saturday  January 18, 2020

Meeting:    Saturday  February 15, 2020

Meeting:    Saturday  May 18, 2019

Meeting:    Saturday  June 15, 2019



Hardang-it Stitchers

The Hardang-it Stitchers meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00-9:30pm 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

Meeting:   Wednesday  February 19, 2020        7:00 – 9:30 pm

Meeting:   Wednesday  May 15, 2019             cancelled – Seminar

Meeting:   Wednesday  June 19, 2019            7:15 – 9:30 pm