Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild – London

London_7-cegl-LOGOMeets: September to April
Day Guild – 2nd and 4th Thursdays :: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Evening Guild – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays :: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

“A Textile Arts Group”

Submitted by Roberta Whitmore, ONN Representative

Report – October 2016

The 2016/2017 guild year for CEG London began on Saturday, September 10, 2016 with the Annual General meeting. This will be a year of change for CEG London as we will be moving our meetings to a new venue at Wesley Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London.

Again we have a wide variety of classes for Fall term.
Day classes include; working in a series; a focus group studying cultural inspirations; basic embroidery; drawing; single strand embroidery; needlepoint; fabric journals; temari balls; and fabric covered books.

Evening classes include; basic embroidery; serendipity cards; english paper hand piecing; Scandinavian style Christmas ornaments; yo-yo jewellery and telling your story through maps and photos.
2016/2017 year marks CEG London’s 45th year anniversary of creating, inspiring and teaching.

To celebrate this special occasion a series of one day workshops were held during the week of September 22-24 called “Celebrating our Circles” with Judith Martin a textile artist from Manitoulin Island.
On Friday evening September 23, a social evening was held featuring a lecture by Judith Martin.

Judith outlined her approach to meditative hand stitching with slides and samples of her work. This event was well attended and her lecture was inspiring. Judith’s work can be seen at

Another first for the Guild was the presentation of the Member of Distinction Awards which were introduced in 2015 as a way to recognize members who have made valuable and significant contributions to the Guild. These awards will be presented at 5 year intervals based on the Guilds’ year of origination of 1971. Past President Margaret Wilson presented the awards. The following eight members were chosen this year:

  • Liz Bell
  • Ruth Caldwell
  • Mary Fay Green
  • Margot Kearney
  • Johnnene Maddison
  • Alma Oud
  • Grace Sweeney
  • Ruth Ann Woolford

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