Events and Exhibitions

2017 Annual Exhibition

Albert Hall, Yarralumla,  ACT

Exhibition Open: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 September 2017

Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Concessions, Children under 12 Free

Information for members

Entries will close on Monday 14th August.  Entry form and information sheet are available below, and printed copies will be available in the office.  This year we are trialling an e-form for entries, which could save our Exhibition Team lots of time, so if you are happy to enter by email, please read and follow the instructions below.

However if you would rather do it the “old way”, the standard entry form is still available – printed forms will be available in the office, and will be mailed with the next newsletter to those who still receive printed copies.

All emailed entries must have the words “Entry Form” in the subject line.

2017 Entry Conditions

Instructions for Filling Entry Form

Entry Form eTemplate 2017

2017 Entry form (“old” paper format)

2017 Exhibition Publicity

If you would like to share information with other groups, you can find our 2017 Exhibition poster here:

Embroiderers Exhibition 2017 poster – final June17

Annual Stitching Weekend 2017

The Guild’s ‘Stitching Weekend’ was held 26th – 28th May 2017 at the Greenhills Conference Centre.  This is always an opportunity to work on your stitching projects, enjoying the company of other stitchers and the beautiful surrounds.  There are options of staying in on-site ensuite accommodation for the weekend with all meals provided, or attending during the day.

Golden Wattle patterns for sale
In May 2015 the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT was commissioned to embroider a specially developed Golden Wattle design on a blanket that was the official gift from the people of Australia, for HRH Princess Charlotte. After completing this commission, the ‘Blanket Embroidery Team’ went on to develop small projects using part of the original design on items that are of interest to stitchers and embroiderers. The projects are a card, a paperweight, a scissor keeper, a trio of pin cushions, a book mark, a needle book. Patterns for these projects are now available from the Embroiderers’ Guild ACT at a cost of $5.00 per pattern (by email) or $6.00 per pattern (printed and posted). For further details, see the order form:

ACT Guild Pattern order form Version 3

2017 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show Super Toyworld Crafts Expo

The Guild participated in the Crafts Expo at the Canberra Show, 24 to 26 February. We helped to set up the Needlework display and  demonstrated embroidery.

The Embroiderers’ Guild ACT 2016 Exhibition

This was held at the Albert Hall, on Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT, 16th – 18th September, 2016. Special features: Extensive and diverse display of current pieces of work, both traditional and modern, made by Guild members; Displays of vintage embroidery and Guild Challenge history pieces. As part of the Exhibition, there was a public seminar on Saturday 17 September. Victoria Pearce, Director of Endangered Heritage in Phillip, talked about what individuals can do to keep their own treasures safe from damage, moths and light fading. The talk covered storage, display and framing issues focusing on embroideries and textiles.

Community Diversity Festival, Saturday 27 August 2016

The festival was held at St Margaret’s Church, Hackett ACT (on the corner of Antill St and Phillip Avenue) from 11am to 3pm. The Guild participated with a display of touchy-feelies.

World Embroidery Day 2016

30 July was World Embroidery Day. The Guild celebrated with a day of stitching on Monday 25 July. Our special guest was Dao Midgley who talked about a group of Hmong embroiderers in her village in Laos and the transition from traditional designs to modern designs using the traditional technique of reverse applique. Examples of these beautiful embroideries were displayed.