• CEG London

    It is the philosophy of the Guild that there are no limits to the materials used in modern embroidery and that embroidery is neither confined to fabrics alone, nor limited to surface decoration. We believe that embroidery is a fine art form and that there is no one way to create art, and no single best way to work with fabric. Read More
  • Programs

    See what classes, workshops and events CEG, London has planned for this coming year. If you have questions, please complete the form available on the Contact page.

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  • Galleries

    We have a very talented group of artists at CEG, London. Represented in this area is a cross-section of the work produced by our members. We invite you to browse this area and learn more about our artists. Feel free to contact artists to inquire about purchasing or commissioning work.

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  • CEG Members

    Members may choose to join the Day Group and/or the Evening Group or become an Associate Member. All memberships include access to workshops, programs and special events as well as use of the Guild library, access to the members area of this website, and a copy of the CEGments Annual. Read More
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Outreach Projects

Outreach is an important element of the Guild. Our projects are aimed at helping women and families in the London area. Why not get involved?

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Knitting for the Needy – Ann-Marie Bennett is spearheading this project. The Salvation Army is in desperate need of hats, scarves and mitts to distribute in the winter months. To help fill this need, Ann-Marie will supply basic knitting patterns for our members to make. She promises they will be simple enough to knit in a few evenings! Don’t worry if you don’t have a stash of yarn to use. Ann-Marie can help! For more information, please get in touch with Ann-Marie –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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My Sisters' PlaceMy Sisters’ Place is a safe, supportive community for women facing or at risk of homelessness.

Once a week, since 2010, members of CEG, London have visited My Sisters’ Place to teach handwork. For the past year the women have been stitching designs on  9-12 inch squares which, upon completion, the volunteers make into baby quilts which are then donated to needy mothers-to-be. This is a way for the women to give back to the community from which they receive and for which they are very grateful. The feeling of doing something good for the betterment of others is very evident.

Prior to this, a textile art piece, entitled “Hand, Home , Heart”  was made as a collaborative effort and was featured at a National forum – ALL OUR SISTERS – here in London, and at our own 40th Anniversary celebration in May 2011 – Gathering Threads.

Each participant stitched around a pattern of their hand , and these ( some unfinished so that everyone was included) were stitched together to form a large art quilt. Some ladies went further and stitched simple pictures depicting events , both happy and sad, in their lives. These pictures were also incorporated into the quilt.

As written by Alma Oud in the 2010-2011 issue of CEGments “The experience has been a very meaningful one for all involved. While we are stitching, stories are told, friendships are formed, insights revealed, blessings are counted, laughter is heard, burdens are lightened”.  In April 2016 four CEG members -- Elizabeth Bell, Patricia Little, Marlene Linton and Alma Oud -- were honored with an Ontario Volunteer Service Award to recognize the five years of volunteer service to My Sisters' Place.

For more information about the Guild's activities at My Sisters' Place, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CEG Outreach

Bag Ladies – For many years the members of CEG, London have been making bags for cancer patients at area hospitals. The bags hold drainage tubes which many patients leave the hospital with. Approximately 350 bags per year are made. There’s something for everyone to do – cutting, sewing, and serging. If you’re interested in helping, please contact Sue Hickey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you're interested in making some on your own, the pattern is here.