2023 SAQA Conference - Community Stitch Project

Stitch project

Come join us in a community "Stitch Project" where you can participate in making small works of art based on our theme “Pathways to Possibilities”. This is going to be a great opportunity to meet fellow stitchers and get acquainted doing the things we love. 

We will provide you with an assortment of fabrics, needle, and thread but we are also asking everyone to bring something special from your stash to share with others. So have a look through your embellishments, pack up 9-12 of your favourites to share with others to make this project a true community event. Things such as buttons, beads, yarn, threads, felt pieces, silk, etc.  Please avoid bringing things like feathers or twigs or live greenery, as they may cause you issues crossing the border. 

We will have baskets available to display your items in.  We ask that you write your name, where you're from, and any other information that you would like to share with us, on an index card.  We will have extra index cards available should you need them. 

Browse among other shared items for something that speaks to you and incorporate them in one another's stitch projects. We hope that we will seek each other out to meet and share how you've used their favourite things!

Don't forget to pack a mini stitching kit (minus scissors if you are traveling by plane with only a carry on). Don’t forget your treasures that say something about you as a maker to share.

We will kick it off at the Ice-Breaker opening event and also have other times to stitch together.