Guild Programs

Project Gallery

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Project/History

Year Program Committee Hands-on Project(s)
2018-2019 Laura Reid and Sheila Stewart
  • Oct: Guild member Elda Smith spoke to us about her Seminar 2018 experience.
  • Nov: Due to poor weather for our travelling guests (Sisterhood Fibres), member Sheila led a backup program -- Embroidery on  Paper Heart Card.
  • Jan: Creative Finishing - members Sheila Stewart and Cheryl Kienzle presented innovative ways to finish your needlework with a Powerpoint show prepared by Cheryl.
  • Feb: "Felt Applique" with Laura Reid (felted snowman coaster - signup in January)
    Note: Members can download the instructions in the Member-only Area of this website.
  • March - "Chicken Scratch "Embroidery" with a small hands-on project.
  • April - Member Jane Bermingham will talk about her trek through Spain as well as Wales (including slides of tapestries she encountered along the way).
2017-2018 Laura Reid and Sheila Stewart
  • Oct: Create with Nancy Gilbert - embroidery stitches were taught to embellish a small satin bag. Finishing instructions were demonstrated to complete the project at home.
  • Nov: Guests (Jeannie and Kathy) from "Because You Count", in Moncton visited to show us what's new and give us the opportunity to add to our stash.
  • Jan: Create with Buttons led by member Judy Richards
  • Feb: EAC's "Roses Project Book" was on display for members to explore a variety of stitches and techniques.
  • Mar: (storm cancellation)
  • Apr: Learning Needle Tatting - led by member Helen Densmore
2016-2017 Leslie Burrows and Karen Hennessy
  • Oct: Guest Speaker: Valerie Julien-Meader - "Native Beading"
  • Nov: Kaleidoscope Stitch
  • – the stitch will be taught so you can go home and use it to make ornaments if you wish; led by Leslie and Karen H.
  • Jan: Member Speaker: Karen H. - slide show on textiles at the Royal Ontario Museum - and Bata Shoe Museum
  • Feb: (storm cancellation)
  • Mar: Candlewicking - Lavender sachet bag, led by Leslie & Karen H.
  • Apr: Guest Speaker: Bonnie Waddell / Heather Macumber - "Dressing from the Inside Out"
2015-2016 Leslie Burrows and Karen Hennessy
2014-2015 Sheila Stewart and Gwen White
2013-2014 Sheila Stewart and Gwen White
  • Nov: Making a "Humbug" - demonstrations on assembly led by Sheila Stewart and twisted cording led by Karen Hennessy
    Download pattern from our December 2012 newsletter.
  • Jan: A fun "Getting to Know You" and Trivia night
  • Feb: Cathy Longard, Minnie Bond and Sybil McCurdy shared their Seminar 2013 experience with us Demystifying Goldwork Embroidery, including a beautiful display of Goldwork pieces.
  • Mar: Crewel Embroidery - Gwen White, assisted by Leslie Burrows, shared her Seminar 2013 experience with members.
  • Apr: Sampling Sashiko - with Sheila Stewart
2012-2013 Laura Reid, Cheryl Kienzle and Jody Sutherland

"Focus on Finishing" Theme:  Learning Series:

2011-2012 Laura Reid, Cheryl Kienzle and Jody Sutherland
2010-2011 Jane Bermingham and Midge Horner
2009-2010 Sheila Stewart and Jane Bermingham
2008-2009 Jean Hughes and Anne Gale
2007-2008 Jean Hughes and Anne Gale
  • Nov.: Hardanger Candle Wrap - led by Karen Hennessy and Laura Reid
  • Jan.: Canvaswork Heart - led by Jean Hughes
    Photo: adaptation by Cheryl Kienzle
  • Feb.: Assembly of Canvaswork Heart and Bow-making demo. (with Judy Richards)
  • Mar., Apr.: Edgings Part I & II - hemstitching and edging techniques / coasters - led by Louise Jasmin
2006-2007 Jean Hughes, Anne Gale and Midge Horner
2005-2006 Midge Horner, Cheryl Kienzle, Kamala Padmanathan and Helen Densmore
  • Oct., Nov.: Beads and Bargello Mini Sock - canvaswork led by Kamala Padmanathan
  • Jan.: Collapsible Ort Box - (a paper-folding exercise) led by Jean Hughes
  • Feb.: Bordering on Insanity - herringbone border stitch for a name tag - led by Cheryl Kienzle
  • Mar., Apr.: "Needle Rose" Pin Cushion/Needle Holder - crewel (cast-on stitch and fishbone stitch)  - led by Kamala Padmanathan
2004-2005 Midge Horner, Cheryl Kienzle, Kamala Padmanathan and Helen Densmore
2003-2004 Doris Cassidy
  • Nov.: Hardanger Stitch Night "Back to Basics" with Heather Macumber
  • Feb.: Embroidery on Paper
2002-2003 Leslie Burrows, Vivian Cripps, Midge Horner and Rene Rath
  • Oct.: Beaded bell
  • Feb.: ??
  • Mar.: Stitcher's Ceilidh Seminar Name Tag (with blueberry border)
    - taught by Leslie Burrows (design courtesy of Diane Scott)
  • 2002 ?? Date: Christmas Ornament (on 25 ct. Lugana - upright crosses, diamond rhodes on 25 ct. Lugana - self-backing construction) - with Heather Macumber
2001-2002 Rene Rath, Leslie Burrows, Midge Horner, Minnie Bond, Pauline Daley and Sybil McCurdy
2000-2001 Leslie Burrows, Rene Rath, Minnie Bond, Midge Horner and Cheryl Kienzle
  • Lectures / Guest Speakers / Stitch-in / ribbon embroidery cancelled due to weather
1999-2000 Leslie Burrows, Cheryl Kienzle, Vivian Cripps, Helen Nichols and Karin Ashfaq
1998-1999 Cheryl Kienzle, Elaine McKinnon, Heather Macumber, Helen Nichols and Catherine Saunders
1997-1998 Sybil McCurdy, Doris Cassidy, Helen Densmore, Midge Horner, Diane Scott, Rene Rath, Gloria Swan
  • Oct.: Angels for Treetops and Tables (fabric angel/skirt with surface embroidery)
  • Jan.: Four-way bargello square - using up leftover wool from tapestry
  • Mar.: Canvaswork heart - project using heart shape and own threads
  • ?? Heirloom Egg - counted canvaswork
1996-1997 Chair: Doris Cassidy
1995-1996 Chair: Doris Cassidy
1994-1995 Chair: Rene Rath / Midge Horner
  • slides, displays, guests and lecture
1993-1994 Chair: Rene Rath
  • slides, displays, auction and guest speakers
1992-1993 Chair: Hope Dunton
  • guest speakers, fashion shows and stitch-in
1991-1992 Chair: Hope Dunton
Jean Conrad / Gayle MacKay
  • Oct.: Dragon Boats Christmas Ornaments (with Connie Wilks)

The Early Years
During meeting nights, there were less hands-on programs. Most of the stitching was done at mini-workshops.
Meetings included slides, lectures, auctions, displays, etc. Below is a history of the chair person and their helper(s).

1990-1991 Chair: Chuck Caldwell / Shirley Saxon
1989-1990 Chair: Midge Horner / Chuck Caldwell
1988-1989 Chair: Midge Horner / Judy Richards
1987-1988 Chair: Karin Ashfaq / Sybil McCurdy
1986-1987 Chair: Karin Ashfaq / Sybil McCurdy
1985-1986 Chair: Elinor Maher / Midge Horner
1984-1985 Chair: Heather Macumber / Helen Nichols

 

Workshop History

Year Committees Workshops
2018-2019 Workshops: Leslie Burrows and Jody Sutherland
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  • October 19-20, 2018, took place at Leslie's home - Self-directed canvaswork workshop - several members worked on their own pieces.
2017-2018 Workshops: Leslie Burrows
  • November 3-4, 2017, Old Barns United Church Hall - "Peggy's Floral Fantasy" crewel embroidery workshop with designer/teacher Pat Armour
  • March 23-24, 2018, Old Barns United Church Hall - A "self-directed" folding Ort Box stitch project (designed by Marilyn Owen) was led by Leslie Burrows
2016-2017 Workshops: Leslie Burrows and Karen Hennessy
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  • began mid-January with a finishing workshop March 31-April 1, 2017 - ""A Style of Deerfield" (EAC correspondence course)
2015-2016 Workshops: Leslie Burrows and Karen Hennessy
  • October 17 - Quill Pendant workshop with Crystal Gloade at the Old Barns United Church
2014-2015 Guild: Jody Sutherland, Jane Bermingham
SCEIF: Leslie Burrows and Karen Hennessy
2013-2014 Guild: Jody Sutherland, Jane Bermingham
SCEIF: Leslie Burrows and Karen Hennessy
  • October 25-26, 2013 - Pulled Thread "Resting on Pears" with Gale Washington (SCEIF-funded)
  • April 12, 2014 - Beaded Pendant - with member Jean Hughes
  • May 20-21, 2014 - Danish Counted Thread White Work (Hedebo) - "A Delightful Dessert"
    with Jette Roy Finlay-Heath (SCEIF-funded)
  • canvaswork fruit - "Apple" designed by member Diane Scott (correspondence group project)
2012-2013 Guild: Gayle Smith, Nancy Gilbert, Kamala P.
SCEIF: Leslie B., Elda S., Kamala P.
  • February 23, 2013 - Smocking class - easter eggs with Gayle Smith
  • Group correspondence course - 17th Century English Style Sampler with Ilse Altherr (SCEIF-funded)
2011-2012 Guild: Cathy Longard, Jean Hughes
SCEIF: Leslie Burrows, Cheryl Kienzle, Cathy Longard
2010-2011 Guild: Cathy Longard, Jean Hughes
SCEIF: Leslie Burrows, Cheryl Kienzle, Cathy Longard
  • date ? - "Magic Stars" Christmas ornament with Heather Macumber - workshop featuring Herringbone stitch variations with pearl cotton, gold braid and beads on 24ct. congress cloth.
  • September 17-18, 2010 - Christmas Box - stumpwork and box-building techniques with Joyce Gill (SCEIF-funded)
2009-2010 Guild: Cathy Longard, Jean Hughes
SCEIF: Kamala Padmanathan, Cheryl Kienzle, Helen Densmore, Heather Macumber
  • November 14 - Hardanger Bag of Stitches - with Jean Hughes/Cathy Longard (design by Julie Norton)
  • February 6, 2010 - Chaca (canvaswork, Susan Portra design) - Jean Hughes
  • May 1, 2010 - Temari Balls (Linda Watts)
  • May 14-16, 2010 - "Butterfly Collage" - with Marnie Ritter (SCEIF-funded)
  • October 23-24, 2009 - Autumn Topiary - by Gail Carolyn Sirna (SCEIF-funded - cancelled due to low signup)
2008-2009 Guild: Louise J., Cathy L.
SCEIF: Kamala P., Cheryl K., Helen D., Heather M.
  • Apr. 18, 2009 - Pulled Thread 101/102 with Louise Jasmin at Parkland Estates
  • Oct. 17-18, 2008 - Fantasy Fleurs crewel workshop with Judy Jeroy (SCEIF-funded)
2007-2008 Guild: Kamala Padmanathan, Cheryl Kienzle, Helen Densmore
SCEIF: Sybil McCurdy, Judy MacLeod
  • October 11-12, 2007 - Spring in the Woodland with Lynn Payette at Old Barns United Church (SCEIF-funded)
  • Nov. 17, 2007 - Shadow Work - technique on a candle holder cover - instructed by member Kamala P. (asst. by Cheryl) at Parkland Estates
  • Feb. 23, 2008 - Eight-sided Ornament (Biscornu) - four finishing techniques were shown - on a pre-stitched piece (pattern in our January 2008 newsletter) - led by Cheryl Kienzle at the Colchester Historical Museum stitch-in. (home of our guild Library).
  • March 13-14, 2008 - Dance of the Dragonfly with Janice Routley (SCEIF-funded)
  • Misc. Project: Hardanger napkin holders done for Atlantic Central Regional meeting (ACRAM) on Sept. 13, 2008
2006-2007 Guild: Kamala Padmanathan, Cheryl Kienzle, Helen Densmore
SCEIF: Sybil McCurdy, Judy MacLeod
  • date ? - Thread Organizer (pulled thread piece, done with bands, ecru/cream color) - instructed by Kamala Padmanathan (assisted by Cheryl)
  • Oct. 13-14, 2006 - Reversible Blackwork Sampler - workshop with Caroline Morrison (SCEIF-funded)
  • Feb. 10, 2007 - Arm Chair Caddy - crewel embroidery stitches taught by Kamala P. (assisted by Cheryl) - adapted from magazine
  • April 18, 2007 - Krysmas Ball - canvaswork ball using own threads - Kamala P. (Superstore Community Rm.)
  • date ? - Canvaswork purse with Heather Macumber (computer file March 2007)
2005-2006 Chair: Kamala Padmanathan, Cheryl Kienzle, Helen Densmore
  • June ? , 2005 ??? - Christmas tear-drop shaped ornament on canvas using a variety of threads - taught by Rene, Police Station
  • Nov. 1, 2005 - Christmas ornament (round - ecru/cream) - taught by Rene, at _________ (canvaswork, Susan Portra adaptation)
  • Jan. 11 & 25, 2006 - blanket workshop with Judy Richards (Rene Rath - chair)
  • March 21&28, 2006 - canvaswork piece (pillow top), taught by Jean Hughes, Truro Police Stn.
2004-2005 ? Rene Rath, Sybil McCurdy
  • Sep. 9-11, 2004 - Peony Scroll with Betty Chen Louis (SCEIF-funded) (Sybil, Chair)
  • Oct. 13&17 - For the Birds canvaswork ornament - instructed by Rene/Midge (Rene, Chair)
  • (cardinal or bluebird design by Joan Phillips) - Truro Police Stn. Community Rm.
  • Jan. 18 & Feb. 15 - Beginners Crewel class instructed by Rene at the Police Stn. Community Rm.
  • Apr. 8-9 - ? based on 1762 pulled thread sampler (Sybil) (SCEIF-funded)
  • date ? June - Christmas Ornament ___________
  • date ? Jan 2005 - beginners crewel with Rene
2003-2004 Chair: Pauline Daley
  • Oct. 4, 2003 - Tulip by Heather M. - Truro Police Stn. Community Rm. (companion piece to Thistle)
  • Nov 20, 2003 - Christmas Ornament - by Heather M. - Truro Police Stn.
  • Jan 20-21, 2004 - Thistle Treasure - by Heather M. - Truro Police Stn. (9-4)
  • Mar 13-14, 2004 - stained glass window with Linda Lachance (in Fall River - hosted by Town Clock Stitchers)
  • Mar 3, 2004 - Easter Egg on Linen (stitched by Leslie) - Helen & Pauline found pattern for a stitch-in project. - done on linen, then mounted on styrofoam and finished with fabric and trim, with bow on top
  • Jan. 2004 - Crewel Soft Shading - short and long stitches (Rene Rath at Midge's Shortts Lake)
2002-2003 Chair: Helen Densmore, Pauline Daley
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2001-2002 Chair: Midge Horner, Minnie Bond
  • Dec. 3, 2001 - small hardanger angel by Sybil, taught by Rene R., Police Stn. Community Rm.
  • Dec. 12, 2001 - follow-up - angel assembly - with Sybil M.
  • April 26, 2002 - afghan workshop - Heather M. - at new Sobeys bldg. - technique of interlacing taught
  • APRIL __ - Kay Lee Dolls workshop
2000-2001 Chair: Midge*, Minnie
  • March 22, 29 & April 5, 2001 - Design Your Own Sampler with Heather M. at Old Barns United Church
1999-2000 Chair: Midge Horner*, Minnie Bond
  • Oct. 30, 1999 - Crewel Pansy workshop with Beverly Wile (Dartmouth)
  • Nov. 16, 1999 - Christmas Ornament - with Heather M. choice of doing on 14 ct. paper or 24 ct. linen or congress cloth. Technique: upright crosses with Wildflowers, backstitch and smyrnas with gold, metal charm (i.e. tree)
  • June 19-20, 2000 - three dimensional Kimono with Anna Marie Winter of Regina, on 22 ct. congress cloth using silk and metal threads.
  • Workshop or program ? - Laid-Fillings Ornament - counted work, magazine adaptation
1998-1999 Chair: Arlene Stuart
  • April 24-25, 1999 - Schwalm Embroidery with Barbara Kershaw of Ontario
  • Nov. 26, 1998 - Small Christmas Angel, _________________
1997-1998 Chair: Minnie Bond
  • Project Stitch-In: Sept. 24 - birdhouse ornament (Minnie Bond, Chair)
  • Project Stitch-In: Nov. 26, 1997 - Christmas Balls at the Museum
  • Project Stitch-In: Mar. 4, 1998 - Heirloom Easter Egg - at the Truro Superstore Community Rm.
    - adapted from magazine taught by ___________ ? (charted file 1997))
  • Project Stitch-In: Mar. 18, 1998 - Miniature beaded pendant bag - Kamala Padmanathan
1996-1997 Chair: Minnie Bond
  • Oct. 17, 1996 - New Christmas Ornament Technique - Heather M., Old Barns United Church
  • Mar. 22, 1997 - Intro to Pulled Thread - (Heather Macumber) due to low sign-up - CANCELLED
  • 1997: EAC Anniversary Project by Heather M. and Cheryl K.
  • White Elegance - canvaswork evening bag ? (charted file 1997)
1995-1996 Chair: Eva Levy, Helen Densmore, Kamala Padmanathan
  • March  - Canvaswork Pin (brooch) with member Rene Rath
  • Nov. - Christmas Ornament with Heather M. - pearl cotton, silk ribbon, gold, on perforated paper
  • June  - Swedish Embroidery with Ann Marie Thor at Carter House in Brookfield
1994-1995 Chair: Rene Rath, Marjorie Hines
  • Nov. 29, 1994 - Basket Assembly workshop Audrey Beake of Halifax, at Marjorie's home (Millicent, Gerry & Caroline)
1993-1994 Chair: Marjorie Hines
  • Nov. 3, 1993 - new Christmas ornament (Amadeus Stitch) - NSAC campus by Heather Macumber
1992-1993 Chair: Midge Horner*
  • ?
1991-1992 Chair: Midge Horner*, Nancy Weir
  • Oct. 7, 1991 - Geometric Watercolors workshop with Connie Wilks, 1st vice pres., EAC (at Electrical Distributors Board Rm.)
  • Oct. 15, 1991 - Tree Skirt (machine quilting)
  • Oct. 17, 1991 - Log Cabin Wreath (machine quilting) - both with Jackie Harris - Cotton Patch, Waverly
  • Nov. 5, 1991 - Little Marigold Angel - canvaswork (ribbon floss, metallics and beads) - taught by Heather Macumber (Cox. Inst. Bd. Rm.)
  • May 9 - French Hand Sewing - Betty Hutchinson (see 1989)
  • April 9 - Hand Sewn Buttons - Ann Coleman
1990-1991 Chair: Nancy Weir
  • Oct. 3, 1990 - white/silver ornament on perforated paper (white pearl cotton, counted work) - instructed by Heather M. at the Horner Bd. Rm. (for the Museum tree)
  • Jan 29, 1991 - Folded Star Ornament, instructed by member Patricia Bates, at the Horner Bd. Rm.
  • Jan 30, 1991 - "Resource" Name Tag workshop hosted at Midge's home.
1989-1990 Chair: Pat Ritacco
  • May 26 - French Hand Sewing with Betty Hutchinson
  • Quilt As You Go - three sessions May through June 1989, finishing in September
  • Oct. 12 a.m. 1989 - Picture Smocking, Helen MacCrindle from B.C. Cox Institute Bd. Rm., NSAC
  • Oct. 12&13 - Brazilian Embroidery workshop, Cox Institute Bd. Rm., NSAC
  • Nov. 7, 1989 - Pulled Thread Christmas Ball workshop, Janice Routley, Cox. Institute Bd. Rm., NSAC
1988-1989 Chair: Pat Ritacco*, Sheila Eaton
  • May 27, June 24, Aug. 26 - Quilt As You Go quilting workshop - Betty Dalrymple from the Cotton Patch
  • Canvaswork - Beverley MacInnis of "The Woolery Shop", Halifax, over the summer ?
  • Oct. 18-19 Whitework Techniques of Richelieu, Mountmellick, Monogramming, Hedebo, Ayrshire and Broderie Anglaise.
    - a two-day workshop/notebook course - Bunty Severs, National President of EAC (at Bd. Rm., Cox Institute)
  • Nov. 18th - Evening - lecture and slide presentation on historical costuming by Bunty Severs
  • January 1989 - two Rodi workshops (combination of pulled thread and surface stitching) by Heather Macumber
  • Feb. 11, 1989 - one-day workshop on Battenburg Lace by Heather Macumber - (Horner Bd. Rm.)
1987-1988 Chair: Judy Richards*, Sheila Eaton
  • Nov. 2, 1987 - gold and silver angel - Karin Ashfaq and Linda Crowe, Electrical Distributors Bd.Rm.
  • Feb. 23, 1988 - smocked easter egg workshop by Judy Richards
  • April __ - Slide presentation - Seminar 1985 (Edmonton) - Members Show and Enny Awards at the Cox Inst. board room.
1986-1987 Chair: Eva Levy*, Joan Rockwell, Judy Richards
  • Nov. 13, 1986 - Quilting Bee - learning how to simulate a stained glass window - instructor Judy Richards, Horner Bd. Rm.
  • Fri., Feb. 27 - English Smocking (for experienced smockers) by Beth Tambon (Horner Bd. Rm.) the Vandyke stitch explored - another four held - two each on Feb. 28 and Mar. 14 (for beginners)
  • Jan. 13 - Feb. 28 - Museum Display
  • April 24, 1987 - introduction to machine lace, with Bev Withers at Bev's home.
1985-1986 Chair: Eva Levy*, Joan Rockwell, Judy Richards
  • Oct. 9, 1985 - strip quilting, smocking and applique quilting - Christmas craft ideas (candy canes, reindeer, wreaths, Santa Clauses and poinsettias) - hosted by Helen Densmore
  • January - two strip quilting workshops, Jackie Harris, at the CEC sewing room.
  • Feb 15, 1986 - Deerfield Embroidery with Heather M. (Cox Bd. Rm.) (more planned for March & April)
  • Thurs., Apr. 10 - Cretan Emboridery, by MGNA President, Stephanie St. John (pillow project) (Horner Bd. Rm.)
  • May 1&2, 1986 - Shaded Provincial Flower the Mayflower - Joan Phillips of the Silver Thimble, Oakville, Ont.,
1984-1985 Chair: -
  • Jan 26, 1985 - Planning a Personal Sampler - two sessions (9-12 or 1-3), at home of Millicent MacCormack
  • April 13, 1985 - Applique quilting workshop (four-piece duck) - by Judy Richards, at NSAC (10-3)
     

 

Other Projects
  • Tissue Cover - a Seminar '96 favour (Nov. 1995-1996)
  • Laid Fillings Ornament
  • Hardanger Heart - Long John Festival - Guild promotion workshop (Feb. 2012)