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Online regsitration for Seminar 2020: Rhythm of the Needle is now up and running. 

Are you ready to go? Go to the regsitration page now

PapillonRegistration for the newest cyber course is open from September 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019.

Papillon is an intermediate canvaswork course which can be made into a frame weight.  It is composed of several composite stitches using such fibres as Fyre Werks, boucle, ThreadworX, Kreinik braids as well as luxurious silks and embellished with beads. 

Kits are not available but a supply list will be provided prior to the start of class. So, you can shop your stash or get your choice of colours.

Get all of the details about Papillon and sign up before registration closes on October 31!

Z10MPK046 ZOOMERUltimateEmbroidersAssociationWEBAdsJULY20192Thanks to everyone who nominated EAC/ACB members for this special honour last spring. The team at Zoomer magazine had many great nominees to consider. At the end of the process, one of our former EAC/ACB presidents, Beryl Burnett, was named as EAC/ACB's Ultimate Zoomer!

Beryl is in the issue of Zoomer that hit newsstands on August 5. By taking part in the Ultimate Zoomer! process, EAC/ACB is able to reach the entire ZoomerMedia audience. It's our chance to show them what we're about.

Want to know more about Zoomer Magazine? EAC/ACB members have been offered a special rate for a six issue, one-year subscription

Congratulations to Beryl!

The project that we had called Project 150 has a new name and has been officially accepted into the Government of Canada's Crown Collection. In early May, the project lead, Helen McCrindle, received word that the Canadian Embroidery Tapestry was accepted. 

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More than 650 Canadians of all ages and origins threaded needle on the project and more than 8,000 hours of work were recorded.

You can read some of the EAC/ACB coverage on the Project 150 page or read more in the recent article in the North Shore News.

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EAC/ACB Member Phyllis Borgdorff's Sampler (in progress)

We are halfway through the 2019 stitch-a-long mystery sampler. Are you taking part? If you haven't started yet, there is lots of time. There is a Facebook page where people are sharing their samplers. Check it out! The instructor, Karen Dearborn, is sharing lots of great information and images on the Facebook page, too.

As a member, you have access to the monthly research information and charts. You will need an account for Your EAC. Don't have one yet? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The monthly installments end on December 1, 2019. They will remain available to members until March 1, 2020.

Call for Teachers adYes, it's that time — an enthusiastic team in British Columbia and beyond, led by Linda Brenner, will host Seminar 2021. Thank you to the many volunteers who stepped up to make this happen!

We are seeking classes in all threaded needle techniques — contemporary as well as traditional — and at all levels of proficiency. Project classes, notebook classes and classes which allow experimentation would be welcome additions, as would instruction in design and colour. We are requesting proposals in all areas of needle arts that would fit this bill, including dyeing, painting, design, etc. at all levels of experience.

If you have any questions about our Seminar “Magical Mystery” or would like to request a Proposal Package by mail or e-mail, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We hope that you will be interested in joining us and we would be pleased to view your proposal(s). All proposals must be received by September 15, 2019.

two embroidered projects, has a pond scene in the background but is marked sold out. The other is a  and the other is a friendship sampler with pulled thread bands

The fundraisers for Seminar 2020: Rhythm of the Needle are now revealed! Take a look at the beautiful projects you can stitch:

  1. Midnight on the Pond: Sold Out
  2. Friendship Sampler (instructions & embellishments)
  3. Maple Leaves (instructions)
  4. All that Jazz (leaflet)
  5. Mayflower Sampler (instructions)

two embroidered projects, one three overlapping maple leaves and the other is a musical themed cross-stitch pattern  an embroidered sampler with mayflowers, hearts, pink flowers and green bands

These fundraisers will be on sale at Merchants' Night on Thursday, May 16, during Seminar 2019.

Not attending seminar 2019? Send your seminar-attending friends with your order — some fundraisers are limited in numbers!

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EAC/ACB Board meetings are open to all members. The upcoming meetings are scheduled for the following dates. 

  • September 22, 2019 (online)
  • November 24, 2019 (online)
  • February 9, 2020 (online)
  • May 18 & 19, 2020 (Halifax, NS)

If you'd like to attend,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for your invitation and to get the meeting start time.

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