Exclusive Member Events

These events are open exclusively to member of our group.

Some Workshops will be open to anyone for a registration fee.

New Workshops are listed at the bottom of the page!

Non-Members can join us as guest for one monthly meeting and are always welcome to our Sit n' Stitch afternoon events.


Workshops are one of the perks of being a member.  We host at least one professional teacher each guild year (sept-june) where members do not have a registration fee.

Our Workshop Coordinator also organizes Guild Run workshops taught by members.  These are great opportunities for members to 'test the waters' of teaching in a supportive environment of fellow members. 


Members have gone on afterwards to teach with other groups, in person and online!

Past Teachers who have started with our group!

Freda Murfin - Canvaswork

Debbie Fitzsimmons - Metis Beading

Dina Kidd - Tunisian Crochet

Amy Evans - English Paper Piecing

Holiday Workshop

Every year during the December holiday season we host a day of themed Mini Workshops.  We normally have room for 3 mini workshops along with a day of stitching if you just want to join and work on your own project!

In the past we have had the following mini workshops:

Beaded Star Ornament

Canvaswork 3D Ornament

Embroidery on Paper

Fabric Dyeing Scarves

Paper Folding Boxes

Programs - Monthly

Each monthly meeting has a small program after the business meeting and starts around 8pm (about 1 hour)

Programs are a mix of small crafts, lectures, guest speakers and evening sit n' stitching.

We normally have about 3 months planned in advance and announce them via email or during the meetings

Past programs:

Craft: Halloween cross stitch ornaments

Activity: Yoga for Stitchers

Talk: Irish Arts and Crafts (Guild member's Thesis)

Talk: Crafting in Retail (Guild member's business)

Lecture: Heritage Purse Collection (on loan from EAC-ACB)

Lecture: How to Design using Excel

October Program

October 12th - During Monthly Meeting

Blind Contour Line Drawing with Ann Alcorn

A fun way to add some whimsy to your stitching.

This is a drawing technique used to 'warm up' before sketching but is fun on its own!

Workshops - Guild Year 2022/23

As Workshops are announced to the Guild we will list them here with sign up information

Some Workshops will be open to the public

Intro to Tatting - Beginner Level
Teacher: Bernice Bolin 
Kit Fee: $5.00

Saturday - October 15th - 10am-12noon
Crowfoot Co-op Program Room

Sign up sheet will be available during the September meeting and you can email Rhonda, our workshop coordinator to sign up after that.

There will be a kit available to purchase from Bernice which contains tatting supplies.  If you have supplies please bring them along

If you are not a member, please contact us about registration fees.

Porthole Stumpwork - Intermediate Level
Teacher: Wendy Innes
Kit Fee: $75.00
Non-Member Registration fee: $75.00

Deadline to sign up is NOVEMBER 7th, 2022

Saturday November 19th & 20th
Woods Home Program Room

In this 2 day class students will work the stumpwork project Porthole.


Stumpwork is a fascinating form of needlework that enables you to create great depth and realism by the added 3D aspects of this form of embroidery.

Several different stumpwork techniques will be taught during the class giving
students the ability to complete the project. Techniques covered in class are
working on a slip and applying to main design, working a detached element with wire
and adding to design, padding to add dimension, plunging and securing wires and
various other fibers. Even making your own fishnet.

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