Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild – London

London_7-cegl-LOGOMeets: September to April
Day Guild – 2nd and 4th Thursdays :: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Evening Guild – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays :: 6:45 pm to 9:30 pm

“A Textile Arts Group”

Submitted by Roberta Whitmore, ONN Representative




Report – April 2018

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.CEG-LondonShow_3669Laura 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: