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2019 Exhibition

A record turnout of over 400 visitors came by Stewart Hall on September 14 and 15 to view the 2019 edition of the guild exhibition featuring 250+ items of members' handcrafted needlework and five retrospective and memorial displays. 

Take a virtual tour of the exhibitionhttps://youtu.be/roZBwxdmJg4

 

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Exhibition 2019 Special Displays

Peacock Display - Sublime Stitches 

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Mandala Display - Original Design Competition Display

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Tribute Displays 

Paula Gautier - Diana Kelly - Willy Weber

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In Memoriam: Rita Gagnon - Beverley Shaw 

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 Awards

 Viewers' Choice Awards

Joint First-Prize: Dina Iwanycky for Erica (surface embroidery) and Sylvie Parent for Plumelet for Luck (counted cross stitch)

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Original Design Award

1st Place: Maureen Spira for Blenheim Palace Park (thread painting). Also 3rd place winner - Viewers' Choice

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2nd place: Dima Santina for Samara (goldwork)

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ENNY Original Themed Design - Nature with Needle and Thread

1st place: Joanne Touchette for The Forest (cross stitch on photo transfer), which also won third place for Original Design.

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2nd place: Diana Kelly for Dream Garden (surface embroidery)

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3rd place: Louise Desmarais for Memory from Cape St. Mary's (Bayeux stitch)

 

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Kudos to all the winners and special thanks to June Barry and Jill McGrath and their team of volunteers for staging an exhibition to remember.

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June's interview with Sonali Karnick on All in a Weekend on CBC Radio 1:

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-78-all-in-a-weekend/clip/15736214-keeping-the-art-of-embroidery-alive?fbclid=IwAR1eI5ton1spAXoFjVPvcmUzdRPwp03oOImTpqK3irvsg-j9lexh-3RI5EU

 

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