Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

Seminar

The first chapter, the Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild, undertook to hold a seminar in May 1975. Constance Howard, from England, was the featured teacher. Phillip and Nellie Bergh gave an outstanding slide lecture and display of Nellie's embroidery collection. Other teachers for the first seminar were Bea Erickson, Sally Schreiber and Jane Dams. Participants came from Canada and the United States.

1976 Seminar 2 – Winnipeg, MB sponsored by Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild
1977 Seminar 3 – Quetico Centre, ON sponsored by EAC
1978 Seminar 4 – Inn-On-the-Park, Toronto, ON sponsored by Toronto Guild of Stitchery
1979 “Rocky Mountains” – Banff Centre for Continuing Education, AB sponsored by EAC
1980 “Spring” – Niagara Falls, ON sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Needle Arts Guild
1981 “Back to our Roots” – Winnipeg, MB sponsored by Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild
1982  “Tulips” – Ottawa, ON sponsored by Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery
1983 “Open Fields” – Regina, SK sponsored by Regina Stitchery Guild
1984 “City Skylines” – Montreal, PQ sponsored by Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild
1985 “Northern Lights” – Edmonton, AB sponsored by Edmonton Needlearts Guild
1986 “From Sea to Sea” – St. John's, NF sponsored by St. John's Guild of Embroiderers
1987 “Summer Kaleidoscope” – Peterborough, ON sponsored by Embroiderers' Guild of Peterborough
1988 “Impressions” – Sault Ste. Marie, ON sponsored by Sault Guild of Needlearts
1989 “Contours” – Calgary, AB sponsored by Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts
1990 “West Coast Images” – Victoria, BC sponsored by the Embroiderers' Guild of Victoria
1991 “Meeting Place” – Toronto, ON sponsored by Toronto Guild of Stitchery, Mississauga Stitchery Guild, & Northumberland Hills Stitchery Guild
1992  “Under Prairie Skies” – Winnipeg, MB sponsored by Regina Stitchery Guild and Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild 
1993 “Our Embroidered Heritage” – Vancouver, BC sponsored by EAC, with the assistance of BC and Yukon chapters
1994 “Rivers of Friendship” – Ottawa, ON sponsored by Lakeshore Creative Stitchery Guild and Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery

1995

 “From a Distance” – Edmonton, AB sponsored by Edmonton Needlecraft Guild
1996 “Time to Stitch” – St. John’s, NF sponsored by the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers
1997 “A Stitcher’s Garden” – Victoria, BC sponsored by Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria
1998 “Reflections” – Hecla Island, MB sponsored by Winnipeg Embroiderers’ Guild
1999 “Talking Threads” – Vancouver, BC sponsored by Vancouver Guild of Embroiderers
2000 “Turning the Tide” – Moncton, NB sponsored by Chickadee Chapter of Needlearts
2001 “A Stitchers Odyssey” – Calgary, AB sponsored by Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts
2002 “A Basket of Stitches” – Regina, SK sponsored by Regina Stitchery Guild
2003 “Stitchers’ Ceilidh” – Truro, NS sponsored by The Marigold Guild of Needle Arts
2004 “Coastal Colours” – Victoria, BC sponsored by the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria
2005 “Stitchers’ Mosaic” – Toronto, ON sponsored by the Toronto Guild of Stitchery
2006 “River of Threads” – Edmonton, AB sponsored by the Edmonton Needlecraft Guild
2007 “Stitching on the Edge” – St. John’s, NF sponsored by the St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers
2008 “Valley of Threads” – Kelowna, BC

sponsored by the Okanagan Guild of Needle Arts

2009  “1,000 Islands, 1,000 Stitches” – Kingston, ON sponsored by Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts
2010 “Stitching Outside the Box” – Regina, SK sponsored by The Regina Stitchery Guild
2011 “Strait Stitches, A Maritime Event” – Sackville, NB sponsored by the nine Maritime Chapters
2012 “Island Images” – Victoria, BC sponsored by Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria, Cowichan Valley Needle Arts Guild, The Island Stitchery Guild, and Arrowsmith Needle Arts Guild 
2013 “Branching Out” – Winnipeg, MB sponsored by The Winnipeg Embroiderers’ Guild 
2014 “A Symphony of Stitches” – Ottawa, ON sponsored by Ottawa Valley Guild of Stitchery 
2015  “Stampeding Stitches” – Calgary, AB sponsored by Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts
2016 “Inspiring Threads” – Toronto, ON  sponsored by Embroiderers' Guild of Peterborough, Quinte Needlearts Guild, Simcoe County Embroidery Guild, Tulip Tree Needlearts, and York Chatelaines
2017 “Rock Needle Scissors” – St. John’s, NL  sponsored by St. John’s Guild of Embroiderers 
2018 “Bridging Stitches / Un Pont Entre Les Points” – Charlottetown, PE  sponsored by Virtual Threads

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