Spring 2013 Report to ONN

The Guelph Needlecraft Guild is a teaching guild.

This year we were able to offer our 66 members 33 different courses on Monday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. Some of the courses ran 2 or 3 nights and some were only one night. We covered a large variety of needlecrafts including machine sewing, quilting, embroidery, beadwork, knitting and crochet. We displayed our work at 3 branches of the Guelph Public Library which resulted in some inquiries and some new members.

We have 4 General Meetings during the guild year, two of them being pot luck dinners. Badges for the number of years of membership were given out at our Christmas Pot Luck meeting which was our 35th anniversary celebration at which we presented a slide show of the guild’s history from 1977 to date.

We held a social night in March which included a penny table and a raffle to help raise money for our library and other guild expenses.

This year we contributed items to two charities. We made pillow case dresses for “Sew Gorgeous One Dress at a Time” which sends dresses to little girls in third world countries. We also knitted pneumonia prevention vests for babies in unheated hospitals in northern India.

This year we created a guild website at https://guelphneedlecraft.wordpress.com/ for publicity as well as for our own members’ information and we also set up an email mailbox guelph.needlecraft@gmail.com which is monitored by executive members.

Our guild year will conclude with the Annual General Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner at the end of April which will be followed one week later by the Annual Open House.

We invite everyone to attend our Open House
which will take place on
May 6, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm
Kortright Presbyterian Church, 55 Devere Drive, Guelph.

Display at the ONN 30th Anniversary meeting (Fergus) – 24-26 May, 2013