Northumberland Hills Stitchery Guild

Meets: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
September to June
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lion’s Community Centre,
157 Elgin Street East, Cobourg

Sheila McCoy, ONN representative

Report – October 2016

In August, some 18 members of the Guild descended upon Jill’s home (our President) for stitching, goodies and lots of chatting. (Note: it was the day I flew to the UK for a vacation and I also missed the first season’s Guild meeting).

I understand that the usual invitation came from Lang Pioneer Village to participate in their Fibre/Textiles event. However, by August many members are away or about to go away, so it was decided to put this annual event on the calendar and make sure the arrangements for participation are made much earlier in the year. Although we didn’t participate this year, we will in future years, as it is a favourite place for many of our members to attend.

Arrangements were made however for the Annual Port Hope & District Agricultural Fair, and some 9 members took part in manning a very well displayed table. Our own Sue Davis won the Judges’ Award for one of her pieces of needlework. Well done Sue!

Another of our members, Jillian Roos Markowitz, is again displaying several of her fabric art pieces at the upcoming Colborne Art Show, and this time she will have some of her water colour paintings displayed. The Art Show opens October 1, but as Guild members we get a special showing on October 18, along with getting together for luncheon!!

I took the liberty of dashing in to Scarborough to see the Scottish Diaspora – what a magnificent display of needlework. Colourful, well stitched and with a fantastic record of history coming through in just all of the pieces. St. Andrews Church members built a special “Suspension Bridge” (reminiscent of Scottish architecture of bridges) to display the pieces – very unique. As well, I bumped into several Guild ladies (Scarborough/Toronto).

Our second seasonal meeting is September 27, and this will be the date that the “Learn a Stitch” for everyone’s record books will be started. Vivian Foster is up first, and kicking off this project – even with a broken thumb!! (Not a stitching accident!!).
We’ll follow up with more news in the next ONN-Line Newsletter.

For more information about our guild please go to the Northumberland Hills Stitchery Guild website.