I am happy to report that the Seminar 2013 committees are busy putting the finishing touches on plans for “Branching Out”, celebrating EAC’s 40th Anniversary.

We thought it would be a great idea to have a free give away for the month of October!

We are so proud of all of the Fund Raisers our talented WEG designers have prepared.  At this time we would like to focus on the Seminar Calendar.  From start to finish, it has been a labour of love.

As a sample, I would like to highlight a few of the monthly projects in the Calendar by including these photos:

Front Cover of the Calendar

February: - Kathryn Drummond (Designer) - Ruby Anniversary Sampler                                                                              This matches  with the Fund Raising kit  - Ruby Anniversary Smalls

             (April) - Carolyn Mitchell  (Designer) -Ruby Times

             May)  - Anne Wallbridge, Sandra Toyne, Elizabeth Bonnett  (Designers)
(Adapted by Helen Bartel)   – Branching Out 2013 Logo

              (July) – Kit Gates -  (designer)  - Maple Leaf Ornaments and Earrings

            (August)  - Lorrie Storr - (designer)  - Canada Darner

As a special promotion for Blog readers, one lucky winner will receive a free Seminar Calendar!  To be eligible to enter your name in the draw for this great prize, just write a comment about one of the following:

1.              a memorable experience you had at a Seminar you have attended;
2.              your thoughts on the Calendar; or
3.              why you would like to win a copy of the Calendar.

This draw is open to all members and non-members of EAC.  If you already have a Calendar,  enter anyway.  This would make a fun gift for a “stitchy” friend or could be used in a draw at your Guild. Please also ask your friends to participate also.  Include a way we can identify you in your comment.

We will announce the winner in the October 31, 2012 blog.
Good luck, and remember, if you don’t win this beautiful Calendar, they are available for purchase from the EAC website!

Beryl Burnett
Seminar Committee Chairperson 


  1. I'm impressed by the variety of designs and techniques offered in the calendar. What a wonderful display of talent!

  2. Seminar, what is not to like if you love to stitch. Stitching friends,great classes,stitching shopping, fun ,fellowship and food you do not have to cook? I love Seminar and think that everyone should try it once and see if they are not hooked too! I have to say my first seminar has to be my most memorable as it opened my eyes to the wide world of stitching and to the big EAC picture.
    Sue Thomas

  3. I think that the Calendar is a fabulous fund raising idea. It displays some of the wonderful talent that is EAC as well as giving the purchaser 12 fabulous designs to stitch. A lovely and worthwhile adventure.

  4. The calendar is one more example of the talent and diversity of our stitchers. Those dragonflies are absolutely amazing! I can't wait to experience my first seminar next year in Winnipeg. :)
    Cheryl Paula

  5. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these lovely calenders. Seeing beautifully stitched pieces made by our members every month would be delightful :)

  6. This calendar is all the more beautiful to me for the wonderful people I had to work with as we created it. I never expected to do more than offer the suggestion to our Seminar 2013 chair, but it was handed back to me, and with much help and encouragement, it is a far better project than even I envisioned. It is my dream that it will introduce people to many different types of needlework.

  7. I think the calendar is absolutely stunning. The photographs are beautiful and the fact that the instructions for the projects makes it so much more than "just another pretty calendar." It was a brilliant idea and I was thrilled to be able to participate in it.

  8. I've only attended one Seminar (in Regina a few years ago), but it was a wonderful thing to be surrounded by people who love the same things that I love. I'm really looking forward to experiencing that again here in Winnpeg next year.


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