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.
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!
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.)
Our current challenge is “Covid Bugs”. The Covid part refers to our circumstances due to the pandemic. The Bugs part is to let your imagination go into fantasy, reality or inspiration from your stash.
As our display will be totally online, there are no size restrictions.
Create a bug and take a photo/photo(s) of your finished project. The creations from the challenge will be shown at our online meeting in January.
Reluctantly, we have made the decision to forego classes for the 2020-2021 year. Thus we have reduced our membership fees for the year to $40 for all types of members.
Our postponed Annual General Meeting will take place via Zoom on Tuesday September 15th at 10 am. As a treat, we will be having the Brown Bag Challenge Great Reveal at the meeting. Cathy Lysnes will bring us up to date on our financial position. We also have a few Executive positions to vote on.
If you have not used Zoom before, you might want to test it out on Tuesday Sept 1 at 10 am when Catherine will be hosting a meeting just for you to try it out. If you are already a member of the Guild, you will have received the information you need to join the meeting in your newsletter. If you are not yet a member but want to attend, please email us and we’ll send you the credentials you’ll need.
We also plan to meet once a month, via Zoom, with something of interest.
Tues Oct 20th will be a talk on Crazy Quilting by Judy Eckhardt.
Tues Nov 17th will be a Christmas project.
Tues Dec 1st will be another Christmas project.
All the meetings above will start at 10 am.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the cancellation of all remaining CEGG meetings for the rest of our fiscal year, ending April 30th. This includes classes, workshop, AGM and Open House. Your executive team has made this decision in response to health advice to limit group meetings as a deterrent to the spread of Covid-19.
If you have borrowed library books or magazines, please put them in a safe place and plan to return them when we resume.
If you paid for the April 9th workshop with Donna Funnell, you will be getting a full refund.
On Sept.15th, we plan to have a combined AGM, pot luck lunch, and Registration. Please stay tuned for further details.
Open House, our year-end show, will sadly not happen this year. But do save your projects for display at a 2-year Mega-Open House in 2021. It’s a great time to finish those UFO’s!
The St.Jacob’s Quilt Show, where we display our work, is still currently scheduled for May 26th but subject to change. [this is now cancelled -Ed]
Our website cegguelph.ca will be updated as we progress during this uncertain time.
“We pull together by staying apart.” Happy nesting and best wishes to you all. Have a wonderful stitch-full summer!
Renata Georgeff, President
Well, we all had some fun at the Christmas Workshops in late November. Discussions afterwards also focussed on the delicious goodies which were brought in. After getting several requests for the recipe for her Butterscotch Cashew Bars, Mavis has agreed that the recipe can be posted here. Enjoy!
This year’s challenge will be a “Water Fantasy” theme and be a “Brown Bag” challenge. Those deciding to sign up to do the challenge will be given a brown bag in week 5 (November 19). You must sign up in week 3 and 4 to get a brown bag in week 5.
You’ll receive a variety of fabric pieces which will include a piece of very fancy material that was donated….think of texture, glitter, sequins, gold or silver threads. Let your mind wander as you think about the theme. Be creative; plan. Then sew, embroider, bead or otherwise embellish or whatever……
For full details click here.