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Meetings

Thursday Meetings

We meet every Thursday from 9:30 a.m to 3 p.m. at Centre Noël Legault (245 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire) from September to May. Members can work on their own projects (open stitching) or take a workshop or course. Visitors are welcome to drop by. Check Classes to find out what courses and workshops the guild is currently offering. For a complete listing of classes as well as open stitching dates, see the Program Schedule.


Tuesday Evening Meetings

Twice a month during guild season (September-May), members meet for open stitching between 7 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday evenings at Centre Noël Legault (245 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire). The occasional workshop is also offered. Visitors are welcome to drop by. Check the Program Schedule for precise dates.


Monthly Evening Meetings

Evening meetings are held the fourth Monday of most months at Stewart Hall (176 Lakeshore Road, Pointe-Claire) during the guild season. The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature a guest speaker or special activity followed by a business meeting. Visitors are always welcome.

Upcoming meetings: 

  • Monday, February 26 - Arlene Jotkus, Exercise physiologist

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Exercise science is a relatively new science compared to chemistry, physics, etc., but studies are showing the importance of incorporating exercise into our daily lives. Humans evolved as hunters and gathers, a major form of exercise. As technology improves, humans move less and research findings are showing that many diseases of today are related to this lack of movement. The power point presentation will be an explanation of the benefits of exercise and the components of exercise. After the presentation, you can join Arlene in performing specific exercises that can help relieve tension and stiffness related to stitching.

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  • Monday, March 26 - Natalie Dupuis

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Goldwork tour of England: Have you ever wondered what the inside of a factory that makes metal threads looks like? Come hear all about the inner workings of Benton and Johnson in England as Natalie shares with you the details of the tour she had while there. After that you will hear about the Hand & Lock Goldwork atelier in central London that has made military and royal Goldwork garments for the past few centuries as well as haute couture today. If time allows, Natalie will share her experience of private goldwork instruction while at the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace.

Photo: https://hillviewembroidery.com/benton-johnson-factory-tour/

 


Follow up to Goldwork tour of England presentation: Did you get a chance to play with the twist and purls that Natalie handed out at the meeting? Just stretch, cut, twist, untwist - explore the new materials without stitching them! Below are some hyperlinks to places mentioned in Natalie's presentation:

Benton & Johnson video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8gC7Oa_V3I&feature=youtu.be


Hand & Lock video

San Francisco School of Needlework and Design

Endangered Heritage Craft List

Begonia D'Or

Studio and Gallery of Marie Renee Otis

Natalie's website and social network pages:

  • Monday, April 23 - Hélène Doyle

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Hélène Doyle will speak of her two passions, embroidery and quilting. Best of all, she will bring along a selection of items that display these combined techniques. Hélène has won several prizes for her quilts and those of us who have seen examples of her work are really looking forward to this. Come and be inspired by her work.

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