Seminar Online Auction
We are happy to announce the first ever Seminar online auction. Both people at Seminar and those at home may view and bid on our auction items. If you are at Seminar, please come to Seminar Central to see all the auction items up close and personal!
The auction viewing is from May 1-13, 2016 and bidding will begin on May 14, 2016 and continue until midnight EDT, May 20, 2016. If you have won an item, it will be posted at Seminar Central and items may then be picked up as of lunch time, EDT, on May 21, 2016. If you win and are not at Seminar, an email will be sent to you with regard to your winnings.
Check back frequently during the viewing period as new items are being added! Get your list ready when bidding opens on May 14, 2016.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, EAC has undertaken a big embroidery project in the form of two panels, each 61 x 92 centimetre (2 x 3 feet). They represent what it is to be Canada and the design is focused in the centre on a mighty Maple tree. From the Northern Lights in the north to the forests, mountains, streams and lakes, from the abundance of wild provincial birds, to mining, farming, fishing—all the many facets of Canada are featured on these two fine linen canvases. One is based in the West, and the other is based in the East of Canada.
Learn how to participate in our Project 150!
There is still time for guilds and individual members to book stitching time on one of the panels in the summer or fall 2016. Please contact Helen McCrindle, Project Leader for available times in the East and West.
Our Presentation In A Box committee is proposing achallenge for all EAC members. We would like to create two sets of display roses—one for the Prairie Pacific region and another for the Atlantic Central region. These would be available for chapters or guilds—or guilds-to-be to use in any educational way they can think of.
We challenge YOU—or your Chapter or Guild—to make one (or even more!) rose in your favourite stitch technique and send it in to the committee by May 15, 2016.
For details, check out our Roses page. We also have the information in YourEAC. The page was updated January 28, 2016.
Please note that all courses are available to current members of EAC only. Check with our Education Director if you have any questions or concerns.
Carolyn Mitchell's Florentine Fancy group course will be retiring on June 30, 2016. If you've been wanting to take this excellent course, don't hesitate!
Heritage Collection Items
Janice Routley, our Heritage specialist introduces us to some really fabulous pieces including a religious embroidery meticulously researched by Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild member Dot From. Sadly Dot passed away on February 12, 2015.
There are other articles as well to inspire and introduce you to the special items Janice catalogues for EAC, such as this gorgeous heart-shaped purse.
From Our President...
It is my pleasure to welcome you to The The Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc. (EAC) website. EAC is a national, non-profit organization of people who enjoy needlework and wish to practice, learn, and expand their knowledge. Through fellowship with other stitchers and access to the very best needlework designers and teachers, we hope to achieve higher standards of design, colour, and workmanship, and have some fun along the way! Our organization's mandate is to preserve traditional techniques and promote new challenges in the Art of Embroidery through education and networking.
Why not take some time to browse through our website and learn more about our exciting organization. Feel free to contact any member of our Board if you have questions. We encourage you to join us and experience all of the pleasures our members already share. Thank you for visiting our website, and happy stitching!