woman holding a completed embroidery project of a red and purple bird, a red prize ribbon and a box with a pendant in it
Patty Hawkins with her Elinor Thomas Award and winning project.
Patty Hawkins of the Winnipeg Embroiderers' Guild (WEG) was awarded the Eleanor Thomas Award for "Flight from Tuscany," one of her seminar 2017 class projects. Patty was the recipient of a 2017 seminar grant and took Alison Cole's "Flight from Tuscany" and the Jane Nicholas "Slate Japanese Butterfly" classes.

two hands holding a stumpwork project of a red and purple bird with am elaborate tail adorned with gold spangles, surrounded by red, purple and small gold flowers and gold vines
Flight from Tuscany
stitched by Patty Hawkins & designed by Alison Cole
Eleanor Thomas was a founding member of WEG and the EAC. She was a vibrant woman who promoted the guild and needlework, bringing suitcases of books for us to peruse and order to every meeting. She attended every seminar, until her health prevented her from doing this, and WEG honours her memory with an annual award voted on by members.


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