Events and Exhibitions

Annual Exhibition 2018

Exhibition Open 10am – 4pm from Friday 21 September to Sunday 23 September 2018 at the Albert Hall, Yarralumla ACT

See displays of:

  • Traditional and contemporary needlework
  • Members’ “My Favourite Piece”
  • Greenhills Retreat Mystery Project
  • 2018 “Alkoid Tin Challenge”
  • International embroidery
  • Plus embroidery demonstrations and more!

Gift Shop, Recycle Table and Café


Members please see the following for submission of your items for the exhibition.  Entries close Monday 20 August 2018.

It is preferred that you use the Online Entry Form (it saves a great deal of additional work for the organisers!), however hardcopies will also be available from the office.  If you have any questions or problems with entries, please contact the Entries Co-ordinator, whose contact details are in the “Presentation of Items….” document.

Presentation of Items for Exhibition

Instructions for Online Entry Form

Online Entry Form

Craft Alive

The Guild will have a stall at Craft Alive, Thursday 3 May – Sunday 6 May.  Held at Thoroughbred Park Function & Convention Centre, 1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham.

Annual Stitching Weekend

The Guild’s ‘Stitching Weekend’ will be held 18-20 May 2018 at the Greenhills Conference Centre.  This is 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.

2018 members stitching weekend form

2018 Royal Canberra Show Crafts Expo

The Guild participated in the Crafts Expo at the Canberra Show, 23 to 25 February.


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

Annual Exhibition 2017

The exhibition was held from 15 to 17 September 2017 at the Albert Hall, Yarralumla, ACT – open from 10am to 4pm each day. Highlights included:

  • items showcasing traditional and contemporary needlework and related crafts
  • items created for the 2017 Recycle Challenge
  • items highlighting the various uses of embroidered items
  • Retrospective exhibition of the work of Margaret Roberts, noted local textile artist
  • Smocking demonstrations
  • hands-on activities for visitors to try
  • a public seminar at 2.00 pm on Saturday afternoon about the care and conservation of your textile pieces, presented by Ms Victoria Pearce, Director and Senior Textile Conservator from Endangered Heritage, Fyshwick ACT


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