EAC is made up of numerous Chapters which are located across Canada, and in additional there are a number of Youth Chapters. You can join EAC either as a national member if you are not affiliated with a specific Chapter, or if you join a Chapter your membership to EAC is included. I first joined the Calgary Guild of Needle & Fibre Arts (CGNFA) over twenty years ago and I have never regreted that decision! In the years I have belonged I have benefited from many workshops and classes and have attended EAC's National Seminar three times. Last year's Seminar was held in Sackville, New Brunswick, and next year it will be in Victoria, British Columbia - from sea to sea! I have also been able to attend Olds Fibre Potpourri (an event hosted in alternate years by the Chapters in Calgary and Edmonton) numerous times and have learned even more there. It is so exciting to me to have the opportunity to learn and explore new techniques and different forms of embroidery.
So, the reason I decided to tell you a bit about EAC is because I think these organizations are very important. There is nothing like interacting with other stitchers in person, seeing what other people are working on, learning and growing together. So, if you don't belong to a group yet where you actually go out and meet with other stitchers - give it a try!