Embroiderers' Association of Canada, Inc.

Association canadienne de broderie, Inc.

Friendships and bonds

by France Robert

Project Course

A is for Apple
by Natalie Dupuis

Project Course

Hardanger Trio
by Kim Beamish

Project Course


Red outlined, stylized maple leaf with a white background, texture with a variety of canvas work embroidery stitches in patterns that feature symbols of Canada

Members should be receiving the winter issue of Embroidery Canada in their mailbox in the next week or so. On page 7 of that issue, I made an mistake in the order of the winning pieces and designer/stitchers for the 2018 EAC Board Challenge: Canada from East to West.

The first-place winner was Kit Gates for her piece titled Canada 150. I had her beautiful canvaswork piece listed as the third-place entry.

Sue Davies was reported as the first-place winner. Her lovely piece was actually the third-place winner.

My sincere apologies to Kit, 
Kathryn Robicheau, Communications Director

two embroidered projects, one with a dragonfly hovering over a pond and the other is a band sampler with the word friends at the top

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 (kit and instructions)
  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!

bookmark with cross stitched maple leaves in autumn colours

Members, start making your plans for the spring exchange! Simcoe County Embroidery Guild is hosting and is looking forward to seeing your bookmark before it is sent on to its new home. You can find all of the details on the Challenges & Exchanges page.

Members can access the maple leaf bookmark pattern in Your EAC > Projects to Stitch. Many thanks to Pat Armour for sharing this beautiful pattern!

Call for Teachers adYes, it's that time — although we are still looking for a host or hosts, EAC is planning for Seminar 2021.

Even though we don’t have the actual location or dates, Seminar 2021 will be held in May 2021. We are inviting interested teachers to submit proposals for 4-day, 2-day and 1-day classes in a variety of techniques and stitching levels.

Learn more ...

Are you thinking about submitting an entry to the Members' Exhibition in May? There are several categories so you're sure to find at least one that works for you!

These categories require some additional paperwork and a completed entry form (due by April 1, 2019).

These categories require a completed entry form (due by May 3, 2019).  

  • Viewers' Choice Award
  • Leonida Leatherdale Award (LLA)
  • Exhibition Only
  • Education Display
  • Seminar Theme Award

    This category is for original designs based on the seminar theme, Beyond the Edge. Each entry must be accompanied by a statement of one page or less outlining the development of the design. This statement will be displayed with the piece.

When you're ready to submit your entry - or entries - please complete the entry form, one for each item submitted. Questions? Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The spring board meeting is scheduled for May 12 & 13, 2019, at the University of Victoria, just prior to seminar.

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

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