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
EAC Project Fundraiser
EAC/ACB is looking for projects to be sold as association fundraisers via the EAC/ACB website. The projects can be patterns only or they may be made up into kits. Any project may be submitted as a proposed project. We are looking to choose a project for every embroidery level (Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or All levels) and that showcase a variety of techniques.
EAC/ACB would have the right to sell the project for two years. The rights would then return to the designer to be used as they wish. Projects chosen will result in an honorarium of between $300 – $350 for the project rights for the 2 year period.
See EAC/ACB members site for full guidelines and submission form. All submissions to be made via email to Celebrating50@eac-acb.ca and due by March 31 2022.
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. Meetings are open to the public, for information on attending a Zoom meeting contact the webmaster. Meeting dates for 2021 are:
- September 14, 2021 – In person following City of Regina mask protocol
- October 12, 2021 – tentative
- November 9, 2021 – Zoom
- December 14, 2021 – Zoom
Friday morning Stitch and Chat
The Neil Balkwill Arts Center is open once again for stitching on Friday mornings starting September 10, 2021. If you plan to attend please follow the City of Regina COVID restrictions. Prior to September 20 all members of the public are required to wear a mask in indoor city facilities. After September 20 members of the public will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. Stitch-ins run from 9:30-11:30 am.
Over the past 40 plus years, Members of the Regina Stitchery Guild have explored the wonderful world of embroidery.
Through threads and fabrics handled with the love of the hand, one has created a narrative that the viewer can respond and relate to.
Prairie Threads showcases various members works using traditional and contemporary methods of stitch, capturing the icons of the floral and fauna of the lands, the endless energy of the skies and the essence of the Saskatchewan Prairies.
“ME” – Treat Stitching Retreat
Join us at the Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa for 4 days of fun with new and old stitching friends. Relax in the soothing mineral water of the pool or book a massage, pedicure or other treatment at the spa. Or enjoy the fellowship of stitching with friends in the stitching room. Retreat dates are Thursday April 7 to April 10, 2022. For more information click the link below.
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