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Welcome to the Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts!

Find out more about this great group of stitchers who love everything about needlework.

Click on the topics at the top of the page to learn more ... Drop down tabs have more information about specific topics.

We welcome all people and want to share our passion!

Are you ....
New to stitching?
Returning to stitching after years away?
Designers & Artists who wants to share their work?
Been stitching for years and want to meet new people?
Self Taught and want to learn more?
Quilters who want to explore hand stitching?
Crafters who are creative in many techniques?

Our focus is Needle and Thread but we love it all!

Lots to Learn in 2023

Our Theme for the Winter 2023 is "Lots to Learn"

The winter is a great time to focus on learning something new.  Whether it is starting a new project, watching some of the great "Floss Tube" shows about embroidery you can find on YouTube or in the case of our guild, BORROW A BOOK!
Our guild library is open to all members and contains a lot of HOW-TO books across a wide range of embroidery styles!  You can borrow a book for a month at a time and are welcome to browse our books before our monthly me
Here is a link to our database, where you can see all the books we have!

New Photo Section for 2023!

Each Month during our meeting we have a "Show & Tell" where members can bring and show-off their recently completed needlework ... we also do theme months where we can pull out older works and share them with our members!

This winter we are starting a new section on the website were we will show off our work by style rather than by month! ... Are you new to stitching and don't know what is out there you can learn?  This will be a section for members and the public to see what are members are stitching!

New photos will be added each month after our Show & Tell events!

Look for it using the drop-down menu under "Who we are"

The Next Big Event!

Fibre Potpourri 2023: The Magic of Embroidery

May 12th, 13th & 14th, 2023

Held at Red Deer Polytechnic Collage, Red Deer Alberta. 

If you are wanting to attend, registration will open in February 2023


email questions to:

Registration is NOW open!

Monday, Feb 27th- Friday, April 5th, 2023

Use the Button Link above to be directed to the Event Website!

Package #1: 2 Days of Class Instruction

$310 + kit fees

(registration for this package closes Friday, April 29th, 2023)

Choose from one of our 4 classes: Saturday & Sunday 9am-4:30pm


Friday Sit n' Stitch Afternoon Event, Evening Reception Meet & Greet & Mini Market

Saturday Banquet and Evening Event

4 Coffee/Tea breaks with snacks both Saturday and Sunday

Package #2: Retreat Weekend


Relax in our Event space all day Saturday and Sunday


Friday Sit n' Stitch Afternoon Event, Evening Reception Meet & Greet & Mini Market

Saturday Banquet and Evening Event

4 Coffee/Tea breaks with snacks both Saturday and Sunday

Meal Plan Package


Served in the dining area adjacent to our retreat space & classrooms

2 Hot Breakfasts with Juice and Coffee/Tea


2 Lunches with your choice of options

Dietary Restrictions will be accommodated to the best of our abilities.

Accommodations are booked separately directly with Red Deer Polytechnic

Find out more about our different types of events using the tabs at the top of the page

Zoom Sip n' Stitch: Drop in starting at 7pm

Every Tuesday for the rest of the year!

Open to Members ONLY

In-Person Sit n' Stitch: Drop in at various Library around Calgary

Sunday, March 19th - Elizabethan Goldwork Workshop: Part 2 Lacework

Fish Creek Library - 3rd Floor Program Room


* All guild members are welcome to join for a Sit n' Stitch

(closed event - guild members only)

Sunday, March 26th - Open Public Sit n' Stitch (all welcome)

Country Hills Library - Program Room


April Events - TBA

Sit n' Stitch events in Calgary North and Calgary South

Seminar 2025 - Planning meeting (guild volunteers)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us

Thank you for your support during Covid19!

I want to thank everyone who was flexible and understanding during the last 2 years of Covid19.  As of September 2022 we will be back to meeting every month at the Scandinavian Centre.

Doors open at 6pm and we will start the meeting part of the evening at around 7pm.  We will continue to broadcast on zoom for those of our members who are unable to attend due to distance, weather or personal choice.

As Calgary has lifted all indoor restrictions we no longer need to record member's phone numbers for contact tracing and will go back to our regular sign in process.

We are also able to serve food and you are welcome to bring items to share if you would like.  We will also have coffee and tea during the evening.

Our website is supported by ...

The following Stores and Designers help to support our website.


If you are interested in supporting us, please contact us for details.  

The Stitchers Muse Needlearts

Embroidery Supplies Online and In Person Shopping Nanaimo, BC

Embroidery Marketplace, Inc

Embroidery Supplies Online and By Appointment In Person Shopping Calgary, AB

Stitching Corner (no website)

Embroidery Supplies No website In Person Shopping ONLY Call: 403-932-3390 Cochrane, AB

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Meeting are Monthly

2nd Wednesday

Room Open 6pm

Meeting 7pm

Other events held on Weekends

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