Who We Are

Our Vision and Objectives

  • to share new techniques with each other, seeking to become better artists.

  • to show new work together at least once a year.

  • to raise awareness of the fibre arts in the mainstream art world.  


How We Got Started

Several members of the Canadian Embroiderers' Guild, Guelph, many of whom were giving workshops and teaching classes, were invited to mount a show of their work at the Wyndham Art Store gallery in February of 1996. They called the show "Connections". The same group proposed a show to the Wellington County Museum, and later the same year, along with invited artists from other embroiderers' guilds, mounted a show called "Two for Tea" in which each fibre artist found a partner to create either a tea pot or cosy. 

Shortly thereafter, in January of 1999, Connections held its first meeting, and joined the Ontario Network of Needleworkers as a guild. Early goals were to produce at least one show per year in a gallery, to support a sister organization Threadworks by serving on the committee and sponsoring prizes, and to have one workshop a month in members' studios. Some members are now published authors and show internationally. Many members also continue to belong to embroiderers' guilds and quilting guilds as teachers and executive members, and continue to be regarded as pioneers.  

 

 

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