Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild – Guelph

guelph_ceg_200_LOGOMeetings: from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
first and third Tuesdays in each month

Kortright Presbyterian Church
55 Devere Road, Guelph
Bus route #10


Judy McMullan, ONN Representative

Report – April 2016

Our 2016-17 year has begun well. We have about 77 members this year with 8 of those being new members.

As we do every year, we offer 6-session classes on Tuesday mornings, in a variety of techniques.

This Fall we’ll have: Embroidery Beginnings with Ruth Douglas, From Print to Stitch with Donna Funnell, Silk Ribbon with Alma Laidlaw and Alison Jackson, Creative Free-Motion Machine Embroidery with Judy Eckhardt, Beadwork with Roxann Blazetich-Ozols, Endless Landscapes with Dana Trimble and Judy McMullan and our Independent group. For some reason our Independent group – most of whom are completing projects – is larger than is typical. Other classes are full or close to full.

We are also looking forward to some interesting talks in the afternoon. For our first meeting, we saw a slide show of one member’s trip to China, with a view to designing/creating small pieces for our “holey” card sales.

In October we’ll have a pincushion hands-on. Next will be a group trip to the Guelph Civic Museum to see the exhibit of couture dresses and exotic undies created around the turn of the last century by Lucile, Lady Duff Gordon. In November we’ll view a video about the Overlord Embroidery which is the centrepiece of the D-Day Museum. Next will be a talk by Sandra Spagnuola about design, composition, balance and focal points in our embroidered art pieces. Our last afternoon program for the Fall will be another hands-on day and we will learn about and make Inuit Tea Dolls.

We are also pleased to be participating in Culture Days at the Guelph Civic Museum on Sept 30/Oct 1 by assisting the public to learn how to “stitch, embroider, bead and mend like Lucile”.

Check out our display table at the Grand River Bead Society Show in Guelph, on Nov 12/13.
See our website for more details.