There are so many activities you can do in Canada around learning embroidery, but don't forget you can connect your passion for embroidery to international events and get some traveling in too!!

We have organized a guild retreat to Mexico and currently a group of us are considering the Embroidery conference in Australia - Beating Around the Bush!

Beating Around the Bush - Adelaide, South Australia - October 2020

Every two years members of our tribe make a pilgrimage to Adelaide, South Australia for the international needlework convention Beating Around the Bush.


It’s on again in 2020 and we’d love to welcome you home.

To answer the call, hold the dates 30th Sep to 7th Oct 2020. With catalogues available from 4th Oct and registration opening on 3rd Feb 2020.

So far we have a group of about 6 people who are considering going.  Either for 2 weeks or longer, by themselves or with their family!

To give you and idea of prices the brochure is below ...

Classes & Accomodations are around $2,000 plus kit fees

Airfare is around $1,500 from Calgary

Budget for an extra 3 days before and after the event

(you'll need the before days to adjust to the time)


Mexico Retreat - March 2018

So in 2017 we were all sitting around talking about how we as a guild haven't organized a retreat in ages .... we were talking about why that was.  No one could decide on a place in Alberta that wasn't super expensive or had all the amenities we wanted.

So Jennifer mentioned that it might be easier to just go to Mexico to an all-inclusive resort and be done with it ... lots of people laughed .... and then Lisa got to thinking ... why not?

So we got a group together and off we went with our stitching, bathing suits and had a great time!!

We want to do it again in the future!!

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