The Guelph Arts Council is happy to announce that Art on the Street has returned for 2022! Artists each have a booth at the festival (cost ranges from $100-$150) for the 2 day event on Sat & Sun June 25 & 26. Yes, Fibre art is most welcome! There are also awards for Best in Show, People’s Choice, etc. This is a juried show. For details, see the Guelph Arts Council website.
Class information has now been released! Have a look at what is on offer for January, download the Registration Form from the Resources page and sign up! Update: All classes are go! There is still space in all except Wool Appliqué. Classes begin January 18.
News flash! The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry is here in Canada! Well, the 37 panels that pertain to Canada are here in Guelph at the Guelph Civic Museum for a quick exhibition from November 9-28. These tapestries were stitched by various groups in Canada and the Guelph panel was, of course, stitched by members of the CEGG! CEGG members also worked with others to finish 2 panels that had not been completed (The Hector and the Nova Scotia panel). So, a lot of our stitchers are represented! The Guelph Civic Museum is open Tues-Sun 10 am – 5 pm and admission for Adults or Seniors is $6. guelphmuseums.cawww.scottishdiasporatapestry.org
Canadian Embroiderers’ Guild London has sent out information on their Summer Workshops. This is a celebration of their 50th Anniversary and they have pulled out all the stops with an astonishing 11 workshops from 8 Canadian and International Textile Artists. See their introductory letter to CEGG members here and/or check out their website ceglondon.com for all the details!
Here is another chance for you to get together with other stitchers. It’s National Stitch-in-Public Day as declared by the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada. Every year it is the last Saturday in September and that makes it September 25th this year (2021).
CEGG will reprise our gathering from World Embroidery Day. We’ve been looking at the weather forecast for Stitch-in-Public Day and it looks like it may rain. Let’s go to Riverside Park in Guelph, instead. The park can be accessed from the entrance with the stone pillars on Woolwich Street or from Marilyn Drive. There are 2 covered picnic areas in the park (not counting the Concession stand). The larger picnic area has a red/brown sort of roof (DMC 3778). It’s on the ring road between the playground and the Enabling Garden. There is a good parking lot there, too. Sat Sept 25th, 10 am to noon. Bring a lawn chair if you wish (there are picnic tables) and dress warmly.
And if you, dear reader, do not live near Guelph please find a nice park or a mall or your own front yard and stitch in public!
We’ve been thinking about our upcoming 2021-22 year and the easing of the pandemic. We are not yet ready to resume in-person classes in September so we plan to continue our online meetings. We’ll meet for a Stitch ‘n Chat on Tuesday September 7th at 10 am and we can answer all your Registration questions then.
We’re very excited to announce that our first online program will be a talk by Dr. Susan Kay-Williams from the Royal School of Needlework! Her topic will be With Just a Needle and Thread.
We hope to resume live classes in January of 2022 and are making plans for that, at this time.
If you are interested in joining us and would like more information and details on how to Register, please send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll send you our August newsletter which will also give you the online meetings schedule.
Let’s celebrate that! The tenth annual World Embroidery Day falls on a Friday this year. Yes, it’s right before the long weekend but you aren’t starting your long weekend until the evening, are you? Come join us in the morning at Exhibition Park in Guelph. Bring something to stitch. Bring a lawn chair and a drink. We can keep our distance as there is plenty of space. Exhibition is a big park. I propose meeting at the entrance near Kathleen Street and Tipperary Place. There is good parking and we’ll have both shade and sun. Drop in anytime on Friday July 30th from 10 am to noon.
(Our next chance will be on “Stitch in Public” day on the last Saturday in September.)
We are disappointed to miss the Quilt and Fibre Art Festival in St Jacobs again, this year. However, there is a venue for your art to be displayed. Fundraising is underway for a new creative complex in the town – Three Sisters Cultural Centre. They are accepting applications for a quilt and fibre art online auction. Part of the proceeds will go to the artist and part to the Cultural Centre. If you are interested, check out www.ThreeSistersCulturalCentre.ca. Deadline is June 11th, 2021. Thanks to Ana-Maria for the info!
Toronto Guild of Stitchery has arranged for an online beginner’s goldwork class with Carol Arsenault and has kindly opened it up to others outside the TGS. The dates are 24 Apr and 21 May, 2021. For complete details and how to sign up, download here.