Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to May, 7:00 PM at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Center 2420 Elphinstone Street. Meeting dates for 2019/20 are:
- September 8, 2020 – Meeting held virtually on Zoom
- October 13, 2020 – AGM meeting – Meeting held virtually on Zoom
- November 10 – Meeting held virtually on Zoom
- Holiday Social cancelled
Friday morning Stitch and Chat
The Neil Balkwill Arts Center is closed once again for stitching on Friday mornings due to increased COVID 19 restrictions.
Stitching Stories September 5, 2020 to February 28, 2021
A large number of items from the EAC Heritage Collection are currently on display at Government House in Regina. The exhibit, titled Stitching Stories, is an introduction both to the Embroiderers Association of Canada and to the wide range of needlework techniques practiced by its members. Story boards are arranged throughout the exhibit to describe the type of needlework displayed in the exhibit as well as providing information on the Embroiderers Association of Canada, which reads in part:
“In these unprecedented times there is solace in tradition and creativity. The Embroiderers’ Association of Canada preserves traditional techniques and promotes new challenges in the art of embroidery.
The Embroiderer’s Association of Canada is now almost 50 years old. They have almost 40 chapters and more than 1,500 members from all across Canada and beyond. They have grown into a vital and exciting organization. They also maintain a Heritage Collection with over 1000 items. The collection began in 1991 with the donation of textiles from the Leonida Leatherdale estate. One of the oldest pieces in the collection is a sampler from 1758. In 2003, chapter members the Regina Stitchery Guild (RSG) partnered with Government House as a place to house and care for this collection.
Embroidery in various forms has existed as long as man has been able to produce fabric. Come and explore the Heritage Collection items and their stories featured in this exhibit.”
This introduction to needlework provides the viewer with visual dictionary of needlework techniques that includes Counted and Surface embroidery, Needlelace, Hardanger, Cutwork, Quilting, Bobbin Lace and Knitting that have been worked into a wide variety of items from framed pictures, dolls and quilts to clothing and household items.
The exhibit is open to the public from September 5, 2020 to February 28, 2021
Share information about your favorite embroidery arts resources with Guild members by emailing your recommendations to email@example.com.
- The Embroidery Association of Canada: a national non-profit educational organization to promote and support development of needlework arts