Monday, May 18, 2020

Guild Activities Over the Past Couple of Years

September 2019 1st Annual Bench Show
Jola Muran, Arts & Culture Programmer for the Town of Cochrane presented the ribbons. Thank you to the judges and the other volunteers. What a great display of the Guild members stitching talents!

2019 National Stitch In Public Day at the Cochrane Library

May 2019 Cochrane Artwalk
In May 2019 the Guild participated in the Cochrane Artwalk, with a display at the Cochrane Ranch Clubhouse

November 2018 YMCA Display
The Guild displayed a variety of its' members work at the Rocky Ridge YMCA. 

2018 October Meeting Program Felted Trivets
Fun, fun, fun, learning how to felt. Those needles sure are sharp!

2018 Tour of Custom Woolen Mills

Sandi gave us a great tour of the Custom Woolen Mills and we also met the artist in resident Rosemarie Peloquin.

2018 Calgary Stampede
July 2018, Guild Members volunteering at the Log Cabin Display, Calgary Stampede Western Showcase. The Guild offered a make & take project and a short slideshow on antique samplers.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Black Gold Tapestry


In May the Guild went on a field trip to the Glenbow Museum to see the Black Gold Tapestry exhibit.

Members had heard a great deal about the exhibit, even so we were still amazed by what we saw. Bravo to the Calgary artist Sandra Sawatsky, who thought up the concept of showing the history of oil in the form of a tapestry, who thoroughly researched and prepared the exhibit and painstakingly and lovingly stitched this masterpiece.

Here are a few pictures of the field trip.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Remembering Chris Giroux

It is with great sadness that we post this announcement.
A dear friend to the Guild, Chris Giroux passed away on June 13th, 2018.

Chris was a Guild member since 2005, serving two terms as Vice President and three terms as President, as well as volunteering countless hours on various Guild activities.
Needlework was Chris's passion and we are grateful that she shared her passion with the Guild. We will miss her laughter, her style, her enthusiasm for all things stitching. She will be greatly missed.

The Guild Membership

Friday, November 24, 2017

November Guild Meeting

(1st post to our new blog!)

Show and Tell

This year we are encouraging our members to participate in show and tell, not only showing pieces they have stitched, but also showing "Heritage Stitching". Some pieces maybe passed down from family members or perhaps a find at the local thrift store!  This month Jennifer brought in some heritage pieces from her family, these items were lovingly stitched over 150 years old! Many thanks for sharing these treasurers.

November Program - Queen Stitch Notebook Class

Suzanne presented a slide show of antique queen stitch pieces followed by instruction of the queen stitch

Community Service

Many thanks to Sheila for putting together the maternity bags and Kathy for crocheting the cuddly stuffed animals. 

Needlework Is Everywhere

Needlework can show up almost anywhere! While on vacation I noticed some artwork hanging on the walls of the main restaurant. As I looked closer, I realized they were a combination of crochet and knitting. This photo does not do it justice, but they are really unique. The artist is Kate Jenkins and a large part of her work is crocheted and knitted food items, particularly seafood!

You can find out more about Kate by following the website and facebook links listed below: