Tag Archives: Guilds

The Brant Broderers

Le Moulin de la Tuilerie

the guilded edge What began as a casual conversation with fellow stitchers, led the Brant Broderers on three trips abroad to learn specialized embroidery techniques. The Broderers, a needle arts guild in existence for over 30 years, meet in Brantford, Ontario, and although a small group of just over 15 members, the membership takes its […]

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

Upper Toronto Branch Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Members

the guilded edge The Upper Toronto Branch of the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild held a Hook In on February 7, 2009. For the hook in, we all hooked our interpretations of two Ontario House styles, the gothic cottage and the distinctively Toronto Bay ‘n’ Gable. The rugs are all wonderfully different. We also enjoyed an […]

Island Quilters Guild

Patricia Pepper - Always a Farmer's Daughter
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the guilded edge The countryside was a profusion of colour the weekend of September 20-21, 2008 when the women of the Island Quilters’ Guild hosted a two day exhibit, The Hawberry Autumn Quilt Show. Amid the excitement, and a sigh of relief, the last stitch was in place, the pressing and […]

Lady Slipper Needle Arts Guild

Spring Sampler

the guilded edge Stitchers come in all ages and at the Lady’s Slipper Needle Arts Guild (LSNAG) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the age range begins at 30 and extends to 87! Founded in 1994, the Guild embraces all forms of stitching with a threaded needle. “Our goal is to encourage and promote the practice […]

Saskatchewan Stitches Conference 2014 Quilt Block Challenge

2014 Quilt Block Challenge works 1
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Conference participants were given a generous fat quarter of the Robert Kaufman Jewels of India fabric and challenged to make a 10½-inch block using only that fabric or adding one other, if desired. The result was amazing creativity. We received 67 entries in total from across Canada and the U.S. Participants […]

Island Quilters Guild

[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the guilded edge: Stitching Together on Manitoulin Island A burst of light can be created by the use of colour, monochromatic, complimentary, and/or tertiary. The various designs and use of fabric can achieve this in a quilt, whether the design is traditional or contemporary. This was achieved by the various quilts […]

Oakville Stitchery Guild

[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] the guilded edge: Secret Sister Challenge In September 2010 members of the Oakville Stitchery Guild started the Secret Sister Challenge. Each person wrote a couple of lines about themselves on an index card, and then the cards were collected and given out randomly. No one knew who their Secret Sister was […]

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

[columns] [span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][span4] [/span4][/columns] the guilded edge: 2011 OHCG 45th Annual Exhibit In May 2011, I attended the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) Annual for just a few short hours. It was worth the drive to London, just to see the display of rugs. The theme for 2011 was The Sound of Colour, and […]

Canadian Quilters’ Association: The Best of the Best

Morning Meditation
[columns] [span6]   [/span6][span6]   [/span6][/columns] The quilts at the National Juried Show (NJS) held in London, Ontario, in May 2011 were the ‘best of the best’ in: Traditional (Original), Traditional (from patterns and books), Representational,  Abstract and Wearable Art categories. The NJS was presented by the Canadian Quilters’ Association/ Association canadienne de la courtepointe […]