Meets: September to April
Day Guild – 2nd and 4th Thursdays :: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Evening Guild – 2nd and 3rd Mondays :: 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm
“A Textile Arts Group”
Report – April 2019
Submitted by Roberta Whitmore, ONN Representative
“A Modern Take on Penny Quilts” with Tammy Sparling was held on Thursday January 10, 2019 and was for all members of CEG.
Another successful retreat was held at Camp Trillium from January 31 to February 3
The 30+ members who braved the cold weather had a wonderful time.
Afternoon programs included the following:
January 24…..My Sister’s Place Expression Group
February 14….Valentines Day Party
Speaker: Art and Spirituality with Monica Bodirsky from OCADU
February 28….My Life in Stitches with Ann Fenwick
March 14….Whistle Stop
Everything you Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
Members are looking forward to an Indigo dyeing workshop with Bethany Garner on March 30.
Showcase of Textile Arts will be held on Friday April 26, 2019 and Saturday April 27, 2019
Summer Workshop will be held June 3-7,2019 featuring:
Kate Bridger…5 day workshop..”Earth, Wind, Fire and Water”…June 3-7
Janet Scruggs…2 day workshop…”Scorched”…June 4-5
Nell Burns….2 day workshop…” Creating texture with Free Motion Embroidery” June 6-7
Please check our web site for further information…ceglondon.com
Report – January 2019
Submitted by Roberta Whitmore, ONN Rep
A successful two day workshop was held on September 22 and 23 with Gunnel Hag on Colour Vie.
Afternoon Programs held during the Fall term included the following:
Sept 27 Pat Burns Wendland, Master Spinner, Weaver and dyer
October 25 Leila Nattagh spoke on “Recycling Fabrics” Members were encouraged to wear repurposed clothing.
November 8 Shana Elijah spoke on : Indigenous Regalia”
November 22 Tea tasting Tea Party with Stefanie Stolze from The Tea Haus
November 29 another “Bag Ladies Day” was held with local CTV news covering the process with a video shown on the evening news. An article outlining the work CEG does to provide Mastectomy Bags for St Joseph Hospital was also a focus in the Newsletter for St Joseph Hospital. 400 bags were made that day by CEG volunteers.
Read the article here: https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca/our-stories/gift-of-the-bag-ladies
Evening group enjoyed a Christmas social and orientation of classes for Winter term.
Day group celebrated the end of the term with a Pot Luck Lunch. A Show and Share was held after lunch for members to share their projects from the Fall classes. Following the Show and Share was Orientation to the Winter Term classes.
Summer Workshop will be held during the week of June 3-7, 2019
5 day workshop: Earth, Wind, Fire and Water with Kate Bridger June 3-7, 2019 katebridger.wixsite.com
2 day workshop: Scorched with Janet Scruggs June 4-5, 2019 www.janetscruggs.com
2 day workshop: Creating Texture with Free Motion Embroidery with Nell Burns June 6-7, 2019 www.nellsembroidery.com
Please see our website www.ceglondon.com for more information
Registration for non CEGL members opens January 1, 2019
Report – April 2018
Submitted by Roberta Whitmore, ONN Representative
We started Winter Term on January 11, 2018, with Inspiration Day which was an all -day workshop with Bethany Garner called ”Sea Garden Pouches.”
Bethany guided participants in the making of small bags or wall hangings using collaged fabric scraps which were then beaded and embroidered.
“Let’s gather and stitch” was held on Thursday, January 18, and is another day for all members to get together to stitch independently and socialize from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Evening classes began on January 8 and day classes on January 25.
Winter Retreat, held at Camp Trillium in Waterford, Ontario, from February 15 to 18 was well attended.
Afternoon programs continued with the following:
January 25: Open Forum – Bounty Bag Fund raiser
February 8: Speaker from Westland Gallery – the Marsh Store (vendor)
February 22: Speakers from the Spinners and Weavers Guild – The “other fabrics” sale
March 8: Jen Wilson – Embroidered faces graffiti style! & Member and library: book, paper and pattern sale
March 22: Ann Campbell, Doll Collection – members display of their own doll collections
April 12: Pot Luck lunch, Spring budget, Show and Share & preview next year’s classes
Report – December 2017
Guild began for CEG London with the annual general meeting on September 9, at St Michael and All Angels Church. The first classes got underway on September 11, for the evening group and September 28, for the day group.
Afternoon programs take place on days when the day group meets and all members are welcome to attend.
This year the committee has enhanced the afternoon program to include speakers, vendors and fabric sales. Our speakers for the fall term were:
- Sharmista Kar: Not your grandmother’s embroidery
- Stephanie Hull: Art Therapy
- Cynthia McNair: Quilts from Israel
- CEG member Jesse Amery: Special presentation of clothing and household goods from life in Lebanon, Syria, Arabia and Egypt.
- Laila Brandt and Teresa Ainsworth: The history of the London Potters Guild
- Vendor: Krafty Kennedys
Fabric and notions were the focus of our sales.
A lino block workshop with Jen Hamilton that was held on November 4, went well.
Congratulations are in order for three CEG members.Laura Wythe on the publication of her first novel “The Bones” whose main character is a textile curator with the Royal Ontario Museum. The novel is about climate change. Laura will be having a show in April at the Masonville library called “Text to Textile” which will be a show based on her novel “The Bones.”
Jackie Venus for her invitation to submit works. After taking an online course in thread painting from Dionne Swift, Jackie was invited to submit up to three new pieces to be shown at the Knitting and Stitching Shows at the Alexandra Palace, Dublin and Harrogate shows during 2018, and also Olympia and Hawar in Holland and Abruzzi in Italy. Pictures will be available on the CEG London website after their first showing.
Sylvia Alwan for winning an award in the art and photo contest for depicting London area architectural structures built in 1867 or earlier. Sylvia’s art was of the Talbot building past and present.
Our final meeting for 2017 was held on Thursday, December 14, with a pot luck lunch and orientation for classes in 2018.
CEG London Summer Workshop 2018
(Registration for non-members begins February 1, 2018)
Crazy Quilting | June 4 – 8, 2018
Judith Baker Montano | 5-day workshop
Nature Narratives | June 5 & 6, 2018
Alice Vander Vennen | 2-day workshop
Indigenous Beaded Artwork | June 7 & 8, 2018
Katherine Boyer | 2-day workshop
Please see our website for more information: