CLASSES

CLASSES ARE THE HEART OF THE GUILD!

Come join our classes:

  • learn something new
  • refine your technique
  • join the Independent group to do research in our library
  • plan your new project

The camaraderie is great, no matter how you approach it. Class Info

MEMBERSHIP

FULL MEMBERSHIP

  • (includes registration for fall and winter classes, workshops etc.) $85

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

  • (includes afternoon programs, workshops, mailings etc.) $40

For more details on how to become a member or to register for classes please click here.

AFTERNOON PROGRAMS


Our Afternoon Programs are open to all. We start at 1 pm sharp and run to about 2 pm.

Jan 16   Demo Day
We are starting the New Year with a Demo Day that includes some interesting and useful topics that will be demonstrated in small groups at different stations.

Jan 30   Feb 20   Make and Take: Hand Felting
Hand felting is fun and after a short demonstration by Hazel Alexander, everyone will make something to take home.

Feb 20  Jan 30   Make and Take : Jar Ring scrap thread holder
This is a handy little item to put in your sewing box. The holder collapses and goes into your sewing box almost flat.

Mar 6   Stash Sale!!! FUN FUN FUN
Clean out your stash cupboard and then buy more! Our yearly fun activity. You never know what will turn up this day.

Mar 20   Thread-Painting technique
Learn basic thread-painting techniques and make a simple flower design using these stitches. This is a great little project to pack when you travel or are sitting outside this summer and just need to stitch to relax.

April 3   Get Inspired
Donna Funnell, a long-time member of our guild, will be doing a trunk show. She will bring in many pieces of her work to show us her journey from a traditional quilter to the creative, talented embroiderer she is today.

OPEN HOUSE

Embroidery work by Frances Fordham
Beautiful Stepsister 1 by Joanne Oldridge
Tropical Blossoms by Sue Ronchka
Embroidery by Ana Maria Kramer
Northern Ontario by Edna Mumford

Open House is a beautiful Fibre Art show with about 50 artists each showing a few works. For 2018, the show will be on Tuesday, April 24th from 1-5 pm. As well as the work of the Guild members, you will see demonstrations of different styles of embroidery, throughout the afternoon. Relax in the Tea Room with friends or fellow enthusiasts. Handmade greeting cards will also be for sale. Frame them for yourself or give them to someone special!

NEWS

  • Toronto exhibit
    April 13, 2018

    We’ve received a note from St James Cathedral in Toronto about a show by textile and mixed media artist Hilary Rice. The show runs at St James from Thurs May 10 to Sun May 20. For more information check the poster here.

  • Used Sewing Machines
    April 11, 2018

    The Guelph Tool Library is putting out a call for sewing machines and sewing tools to go to the far North. For more information, see this Guelph Mercury article.

    Pat B will be donating. If you also have a machine that you would like to donate, Pat would be happy to deliver it for you if you can get it to her at the AGM or at Open House. It’s always a shipping problem to get machines & supplies to the north so this is a great opportunity to send some much-used tools to remote communities.

GALLERY