Workshops &
All Day Guilt-free Stitching

NEW Workshop Coordinator Position - 

Welcome Debbie Fitzsimmons and Tanja Berlin

We are looking for ideas and help with setting up next year's workshops, please contact Debbi or Tanja if you have ideas.

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New Workshops to be Announced!!

Join us for our first meeting of the year in September to learn about any new workshops we will be hosting this year.  Also if you have a suggestion for a workshop please let Debbie or Tanja know.

Leighton Art Centre Workshop

Finding the Design Process: Rug Hooking Workshop with Rachelle Leblanc
September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017, 10-4PM

Having developed her own techniques for designing patterns and carrying out processes, Rachelle is renowned for her individual artistic style and her ability to capture meaning and mood in her pieces. The Leighton Art Centre invites you to join us in a 3-day workshop led by exhibiting artist, Rachelle Leblanc.

Students will learn to translate a photograph into a design, color plan, and begin to develop their own style as an artist. Rachelle will walk you through her process from beginning to end so that students leave with the ability to design and create patterns of their own.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!! Receive $30 off the ticket fee by calling Lindsay Corbet at (403)-931-3633 to register for the workshop. Discount ends August 4th, 2017.


Rachelle LeBlanc is a rug hooking and textile artist living in Alberta, Canada whose work explores the shifting paradigms of people and place through narrative figures, landscapes and sculpture. Her work has been exhibited internationally and she teaches rug-hooking workshops across the US and Canada. For more information please visit her site at



The Leighton Art Centre is an Art Gallery and Museum located 15 km southwest of Calgary.

Group Correspondence Class

If you are interested in Joining a Group to work on one of the EAC Correspondence Classes, please contact Rhonda Stagg.

She will be talking more about this during  the September meeting.

Work on a new technique with friends and get assistance from each other.  This has be done by other guild in Canada and they have had a lot of fun with it.  Let's give it a go!!!!

Any Ideas?

Do you have an idea for a workshop? ... A teacher you would like us to arrange to teach for our guild? ... Another guild member who you'd like to blackmail ... sorry I mean persuade to teach for us?

We are all excited to learn new techniques so please suggest as many ideas as you can think of!!!

Sit 'N Stitch

All are welcome, even if you are not a member.  Come and get some "me time" to do some stitching, or just catch up with friends.

Upcoming Dates:

September Stitching:

Saturday -Sept. 30th

Fish Creek Library Main Floor


Host: Debbie

October Stitching:

As Sylvan Lake is having a Retreat for a full week this year we are not doing any Stitch-ins

November Stitching:

December Stitching:

Christmas Workshop

Dec 9th 9-4pm

Co-op Program Room


If you would like to volunteer to host one of these dates, please contact Jennifer Care.

Hosting Duties:

- Plan to stay the entire time

- Arrive early to set up tables and hang our banner

- Sign in at Co-op location

- Check room is clean and empty before leaving

- Greet everyone who arrives and share information about the guild with the public.