Every year we celebrate fibre crafts by stitching in public during the Stampede in Calgary. Join us at the BMO centre on Monday and view all the great work submitted to the Western Showcase Art Show. On the last weekend of Stampede we have volunteers at the Heritage Cabin stitching on the porch and inside. Learn more about the Summer Kitchen from Stampede Volunteers and see what we are all working on.
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
Upcoming Guild Workshops
Sunday, March 19th
Fish Creek Library - 1st Floor Program Room
Open 12noon - 4:30pm
Elizabethan Goldwork Book cover: Part 2
Teacher: Rhonda Stagg
This is the follow up class being taught as part of Rhonda's Education Grant payback/pay-it-forward
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
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 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
None planned for the rest of the year - check out our PAST WORKSHOP for a look at what we have offered
Our next big event is ...
Fibre Potpourri 2023: The Magic of Embroidery
We will be announcing our teachers for this event soon!
Planning is underway for our National Teaching Conference
Seminar is held in a different city each year!!!
Seminar 2025: Stitching Under the Arch
May 13th-18th, 2025 (MST: Mountain Stitching Time)
To be held at SAIT's Heritage Hall, Calgary AB
Our Theme is meant to evoke the Chinook Arch of clouds that create a backdrop to our spectacular mountains, trees and city views! But ... it is also in reference to all the cultures and stitching styles that are contained under the ARCH of embroidery!
We are currently getting ready to email our teacher invitations in November 2022.
If you would like to submit a proposal, please email email@example.com
Look for more information on our website over the next couple of years, but if you can't wait for new classes then please attend ...
Seminar 2023 is in Winnipeg, MB (50th Anniversary Event)
Seminar 2024 is in Regina, SK