The Guild was founded in 1962 when Doreen Warren, wife of the rector of the new Anglican church in O’Connor was looking for people who might create the embroidered linen for the church. She gathered together a small group who became the founding members of the Guild
During the early years meetings were held in members’ homes. There were 31 members at the first Annual General meeting in 1963
In 1969 a Constitution was written and adopted and the group became the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT.
The Guild was incorporated in 1983.