Central Canada

The members of the SAQA Central Canada Region are a very diverse and friendly group of textile artists from Ontario and Quebec.  Some members are internationally well known while others enjoy a personal practice but have little interest in entering their work in shows. The vast majority probably fall somewhere in the middle but what they all have in common is a love for textile art in all its forms and a desire to nurture and encourage fellow members. Everyone is welcome!

There are a number of well attended pods across the region which members attend around every two months. Each year, usually in April, there is a regional retreat held at the Crieff Hills Retreat & Conference Centre just outside Puslinch in Ontario.  These events allow members to meet in person and share their work with other members. The opportunity is there for each and every one of us to learn from others. Members are encouraged to share their work and positive feedback is a large part of that experience.

Newsletter Info

The Regional Representative is the one who sends out the Newsletter. There is usually one sent at the beginning of every month and it will include any information sent to the rep since the previous one was published. There is no deadline for submission. However, if you have something that you want to be included next time but don't have the information to send right away, please let the Regional Rep know. That way you can ensure that you are included so long as the delay isn't considerable.

Local Connections / Pods

Toronto Pod: meets every two months from 10am-2pm
Venue: The third floor meeting room at 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
There is a $10 charge to cover room rental.
Pod leader: Mical Pearlman, micalpearlman@gmail.com
There are two cafes in the building and members can also bring a packed lunch

Fergus/Guelph Pod: meets every two months from mid-morning to mid-afternoon
Venue: meetings are held in members' homes and the schedule is posted well ahead of time
Pod leader: Maggie Vanderweit, maggie@stonethreads.ca
This group usually has a pot luck lunch

Niagara Pod: meets every two months from mid-morning to mid-afternoon
Venue: meetings are held in members' homes and the schedule is posted well ahead of time
Pod leader: Effie Faubert, dancingthreads4you@gmail.com
This group brings a packed lunch

The Land Between Pod: meets every two months from mid-morning to mid-afternoon
Venue: meetings are held in members' homes and the schedule is posted well ahead of time
Pod leader:  Joanne Misener, tallpinesquiltstudio@gmail.com
This group usually has a pot luck lunch

London Pod: meets less frequently but dates and times are posted in the Regional Newsletter
Venue: meetings are held in members' homes and the schedule is posted well ahead of time
Pod leader: Rose Klein, RoseKlein52@hotmail.com
This group usually brings a packed lunch

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