Trillium Embroidery Guild – Whitby

3rd Wednesday of the month (September to June)
7 to 10 pm
Perry Terrace, 220 Perry Street, Whitby
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Report – August 2019

Submitted by Barb Angier, ONN Rep

We had a really great year this year. In addition to the program and special guest presentations described below – we held two stitch days and two weekend getaway retreats. All were well attended. We also welcomed a number of new members to our guild.

Our annual challenge award – the TATAs (Trillium Annual Theme Awards) this year was smalls. To kick things off, at our September meeting we culled our guild library and displayed an array of smalls patterns. Members also brought examples of completed smalls for inspiration. At October’s meeting Kim gave a presentation on needles and, in January, one on thread storage. Very informative.

At our December meeting, we held our annual potluck dinner and ornament exchange.

We held a number of workshops at our meetings this year. Kim led a workshop on canvas work, Jeanette led a workshop on embroidered miniatures in jewellery, and Geri led a workshop on making magnetic needle-minders.

At our May meeting, local fibre artist, Rosemary Oliver talked to us about her many pieces of artwork she describes as ‘painting with fibre and thread’. She is skilled in so many areas which she has synthesized with her interests in the environment and preservation nature. We are so grateful she was able to take the time to come and speak to us. It was an incredible presentation of her work – very informative and inspiring. Here are some samples of her work.

In June, at our year-end potluck meeting we awarded our TATA winners. Our annual challenge award – the TATAs (Trillium Annual Theme Awards) this year was smalls. This is defined as “a functioning piece of stitching that could be found in a sewing basket”.

Marilyn received the Original Design Award for her exploding box project, Jeanette received the Chart/Adapted Award for her Hardanger Trio – a needle case, pin cushion and scissor fob, and Geri received the Technical Merit Award for the ‘Just Bee’ set – a pin cushion and needlekeep.



Report – August 2017

What an amazing year it has been for the Trillium Embroidery Guild! We had great attendance and welcomed a couple of new members as well as saw the return of some of our past members. It was great to see everyone this past year, and are looking forward to your return in the fall.

We had a wonderful program this year designed by Carol Arsenault, and assisted by Kim and Meagan Mather. At each meeting throughout the year guild members were given the next step in completing their very own armchair caddy, complete with scissor pocket and thread catcher.


Two designs were created, one for those who prefer free form embroidery and another those who prefer counted works! Our ladies are doing a great job stitching and can’t wait to see them all completed in the fall!

For the last meeting of every year Trillium Embroidery Guild has their “TATA’s” (Trillium Annual Theme Awards). I would personally like to thank everyone who participated a made this year’s sampler theme a huge success. Every year a theme is chosen at random by our members, and the stitched piece must be completed during the following guild year. Looking forward to see what everyone does for next year’s theme of animals.