Weekend Stitching!!

During May we have 2 stitching days for you to join us and share your passion for embroidery!

Saturday, May 5th at 12 -4pm: Crowfoot Co-op in the north! we are in the back program room

Saturday, May 19th at 12-4pm: Fish Creek Library in the south! we are in the main floor program room

Photo's from our Mexico Retreat!!!

Are you interested in finding like minded people to hang out with?

We invite you to come and meet us!!  Drop us a message using the form below or come to one of our meetings.  

We hold monthly meeting/activities on the Second Wednesday of each month.  We also have bi-monthly weekend stitching times both north and south in the city.  Please come and hang out and ask us questions.

Just let us know that you found out about us on the website!!!

Bring some of your work or a piece to work on while you visit with us!!

Membership is $90 a year (September to June) includes both the Chapter membership and National (Embroidery Association of Canada) membership with 4 quarterly magazines. There is a reduced price if you join mid-year.

We Welcome all fans of 

Needle & Fibre Arts

If you are a fan of needle arts, whether a beginner or a teacher/designers, all are welcome!

We are a group of people who wish to share and pass on our knowledge and passion for all forms of needle arts.  Our members cover the range from beginners to artist/designers and our only requirement is a love of embroidery or other needle arts including Quilting, Knitting, Crochet and Surface Embroidery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us using the form below.

Our Memberships renew in June and our meetings run September to June.  

Annual fees are $90, which includes:

- $40 EAC membership (including 4 quarterly magazines and access to correspondence/online classes)

- $50 chapter membership (includes 4 newsletters, access to guild run workshops and member's area on our website)

As well as holding event filled monthly meetings, we have at least 1 monthly sit 'n stitch afternoon and guild run workshops at various times through the year.

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Messages are sent to website.cgnfa@gmail.com - Reviewed by Social Media Coordinator

Visit our Facebook page and our 

NEW Instagram page

If you have any ideas for Facebook themes let us know.  Use the contact form above.  We would love to search and post items of interest to our members.

Embroidery Association of Canada

CGNFA is a chapter of the 

Embroidery Association of Canada. 

To learn more about them go to 


To join the online chapter, 

EAC Virtual Threads. 


 CGNFA Charities

Bi-Annual Charity

Every 2 years we choose another charity to support thru our charity table of stash items.

For 2017/18 & 2018/19 we are supporting the Love of Reading Foundation.  The foundation supports high-needs elementary schools to buy books for their libraries.

Did you know?
30% of Grade 3 students lack basic literacy skills?*

Many elementary schools in economically disadvantaged communities in Canada can afford only 1 new library book a year for every 3 children.

Since 2004, the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation has committed over $25 million to 3,000 high-needs Canadian Elementary schools libraries, which has inspired over 900,000 children to fall in love with reading.

*EQAO Provincial Assessments, 2014

Executive Committee

The top 3 positions run 2 years

Sept 2016 - June 2018


President: Jeanette Greep


Vice President: Debbie Fitzsimmons


Past President: Valarie Olafson


The remaining position are a 

minimum of 1 year

For Sept 2017 - June 2018


Secretary: Rachel Janzen


Treasurer: Lisa Kampel (treasurer.cgnfa@gmail.com)

Memberships: Lore Hewson


Social Media: Jennifer Care



Assisted by Lisa Kampel and Sherri Acres

Archives: Kerry Leslie

Library: Valarie Olafson

Charity: Jennifer Care

Greeter: Beryl Marshall & Rhonda Stagg

Newsletter Editor: Betty Eskesen

Distribution: Sheri Acres

Programs:  Claudia Maydaniuk and Karen Cowan

Workshops: Debbie Fitzsimmons & Tanja Berlin

Correspondence Courses: Rhonda Stagg

Sunshine Lady: 

Irene Lacharite

Brings sunshine to members who are under the weather & to celebrate any great events in our member's lives


Next Meeting
June 13th
Spring Potluck

6pm - 9:30pm
Valhalla Room, enter from the back of the building

But Join us for Weekend Stitching all Year!!

General Meetings

2nd Wednesday of each month, 

except July and August
Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Scandinavian Centre
739—20 Avenue NW Calgary, AB

739 20 Avenue NW calgary,ab

Addie's Creative Fabrics

Edie's Framing
and Design

Freda’s Fancy Stitching

The Needlesmith

Finishing Service


Traditional Stitches

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