EAC 50th Anniversary
TAKE 50 SAMPLER
Calling all EAC/ACB Designers, Teachers and Individual Members
EAC/ACB is looking for members to design a portion of a stitch-a-long sampler project to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EAC/ACB. Are you a beginner or “secret” designer who has designed only for yourself or for your guild members? We are especially looking for you! If you
have been designing for years, we need your expertise as well.We want to promote our “Member Designers”, so this is your chance to show the world what you can do!
We are planning to offer 4 different, small designs each month for the whole anniversary year (January 2023 to December 2023), with 2 bonus designs to make up a total of 50 designs for our 50th year! The idea is to have designs in different techniques so that the stitcher can choose which to add to their own sampler. We are looking for designs in the following
techniques: surface stitchery, canvaswork, various counted techniques to include: Blackwork, Cross Stitch, Hardanger, Pulled Thread etc. The designs will be posted on the EAC-ACB website and the EAC-ACB Facebook page each month.
This stitch-a-long will be available to anyone visiting our media – both members and the general public.
The designs should be based on 28 count fabric or 18 count canvas. Anyone choosing to work all surface designs will be instructed to back their fabric with calico or muslin. The designs could be in the form of a band or a spot motif. The maximum length of a band design is 5 inches (13 cm). The maximum width of a band design is 2 inches (5 cm). The maximum size
for a spot motif is 3 inches (7.5 cm) square. Spot motifs could include a small border within the 3 inch boundary. Spot motifs can be square, circular, hexagonal or free form. Designers can submit more than one design. How about submitting one design for each month
of the year? Your designs can be in different techniques. Colour choices for the design can be suggested by you or left up to the individual stitcher.
There is no monetary payment for this project: we will be promoting your name in all of the EACACB media sources. Your design will be on the EAC-ACB website for the duration of the anniversary year and will then be moved to the members only section where it will remain. You
will retain copyright of the design and can use it as you wish even during the anniversary year. We ask that if you use it you also promote EAC/ACB when you do.
Closing date for submission of designs will be January 31, 2022. Decisions on the final 48 designs will be made by March 31, 2022. Instructions/pattern will be requested for submission if the design is selected and are due by September 30, 2022.
Submit your design and a submission form (found on the members site) and email it to Celebrating50@eac-acb.ca by January 31 2022
Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday afternoon of each month from September to May, 1:30 PM at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Center 2420 Elphinstone Street. Meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates for 2022 are:
- September11, 2022
- October 9, 2022
- November 13, 2022
- December 11, 2022
Friday morning Stitch and Chat
Friday morning stitch-ins are back in full swing at the Neil Balkwill Center. Doors open at 9:30, bring your own refreshments.
Share information about your favorite embroidery arts resources with Guild members by emailing your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Embroidery Association of Canada: a national non-profit educational organization to promote and support development of needlework arts