Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts

Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts

The Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts is a non-profit group that received its charter from the Embroiderers' Association of Canada in June 2002. Since that time the membership has steadily grown to its current level with members coming from a diverse mix of backgrounds and skill levels.

2023 Winter Meeting Dates : Jan 10, 24; Feb 14, 28; Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25; May 9, 23
NOTE: NEW DAY, Tuesday; NEW LOCATION: St John's Anglican Portsmouth Church Hall, 41 Church St, Kingston; 9am to 3:30pm with hand santizing, MASKING and social distancing where possible. This will be updated as needed.

Available now: Listings of our Library holdings. Visit Guild Info for the lists of library books by author and genre.

Available now NEW: "2022 December Newsletter"

Needle Arts Fair 2022: Oct 1, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion Limestone Branch 560, 734 Montreal Street;

Check our Fair 2022 page for more details.

To contact us, email CGNA at but change the " at " to the usual "@". I have written the email in this manner so we won't get a lot of junk emails.


Learn a Stitch

Afternoon Projects

Workshops and Special Events


CGNA Contact Information

Guild Information for Members

Needle Arts Fair 2022


Exercises for Embroideriers

Other Links

Upcoming Events

Historical Aspects of Embroidery

What is Embroidery?


Quilts Kingston

Kingston Heirloom Quilters

The Cataraqui Guild of Needle Arts:
  • meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, September to June, from 9:00am to 3:30pm at St John's Anglican Church Portsmouth, 41 Church St, Kingston, ON
  • has summer stitch-ins arranged by members for July and August
  • has a quarterly newsletter
  • has two-day workshops twice a year
  • has a lending library of books
  • has an annual membership fee of $70 which includes a $40 fee for membership in the national organization, the Embroiderers' Association of Canada (EAC).
    This provides:
    • the national newsletter "Embroidery Canada" published quarterly
    • opportunity to enroll in the annual national seminar held in a different province each year at which intensive 2 and 4 day courses are taught by top teachers in their field.
    • opportunity to take correspondence or online courses either as an individual or as part of a group within the guild.



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Last modified by dhh: Dec21, 2022