Branches

Find your nearest Branch or Country Group

The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria, is a statewide organisation and there are 12 vitally active regional branches (including 1 country group) whose members enjoy monthly activities, classes, exhibitions, excursions and more.

All levels of skill - beginners especially - and the same wide range of embroidery techniques are practised, shared and encouraged. Visitors are welcome at all their meetings. 

Note: Due to Covid-19 restrictions, regular meetings and activities have been suspended in some areas. Please check with the branch for the current situation. 

 

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We meet at: 
Mirambeena Community Centre
19 Martha Mews
Lavington NSW 2641
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 49, Lavington NSW 2641
 

Meetings:  First and third Tuesdays each month form 9.30 am - 2.30 pm, February to November.

Plus:  We run workshops, classes, Sit & Sew sessions. Visitors are always welcome. 

Contact:  0417 021 209  Email:  aw@embroiderersguildvic.org

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We meet at: Ararat010-150x150
The Ararat Harness Racing Club
Blake Street
Ararat 3377
(behind Ararat North Primary School)
Free Parking
 
Beginners welcome!
 
  • Monthly classes (in-house and external tutors)
  • Annual bus trip to other branches, a shopping trip to Melbourne, or to an exhibition
  • Every second year, we hold our own exhibition
  • Visitors and all EGV members are most welcome. 
  • Prospective members may visit 3 times before joining.

Contact:  0439 386 688  Email:  ararat@embroiderersguildvic.org

We meet at: Ballarat013-150x150
Ballarat Bridge Club
Corner Eyre & Ripon Streets
Ballarat 3350
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 45W, Ballarat West 3350
 
Contact: 0408 993 121        Email: ballarat@embroiderersguildvic.org
 
Ballarat Branch welcomes all Guild members and visitors to our groups every month from February to November.

Sit and Sew
1st Saturday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Smocking and Beading
2nd Tuesday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Lace Group
2nd Tuesday: 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Everybody Counts
2nd Thursday: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Sit and Sew
3rd Tuesday: 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Sit and Sew
3rd Thursday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

Patchwork
4th Tuesday: 10.30am – 3.00pm
4th Tuesday: 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Creative Works
4th Wednesday: 10.30am – 3.00pm

·       There’s also a monthly Guidance Group at a private home.

·       Every two years we hold an exhibition.

·       In alternate years we run our Autumn Leaves Seminar (the next in 2021).

·       Workshops, classes, and social events are held in response to members’ interests.

·       Our current membership is approximately 125.

·       We’d love to meet you.

·       Beginners are very welcome.

 

We meet at: Bendigo009-150x150
Old Marong Shire Hall
Marong
(Melway ref: 609 C3)
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 2045, Mail Centre, Bendigo, 3554
 

Contact: 0413 275 565      Email: bendigo@embroiderersguildvic.org

Monthly Meetings: We meet on the first Sunday of each month, from 10.00am – 3.00pm. On this day we hold our general meeting over lunch and members bring their own stitiching to work on. There are often guest speakers and shared lunches for special occasions. There are also regular special interest days and an informative monthly newsletter.

Visitors are most welcome to attend. Come and join us. We look forward to meeting you.

SPECIAL INTEREST DAYS EACH MONTH

  • Third Sunday of the month:
    • Sit and Sew 
    • Beading
    • Lace Group
    • Junior Group
    • UFO stitching (members supporting members)
  • As advised in our newsletter
    • Workshops
    • Crazy Patch & Small Treasurers
    • Boutique (where items are made to sell at our biennial exhibition)

PLUS: 

  • Summer School every January
  • Winter School each alternate year in July
  • Exhibition every two years.
We meet at: Castlemaine005-150x150
Mount Alexander Golf Club
Wimble Street
Castlemaine
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 156, Castlemaine, 3450
 
Contact: 0408 474 177     Email: cmaine@embroiderersguildvic.org
 

Meetings: We meet on the third Wednesday of every month (except January) from 10.00am to 3.00pm. At this meeting members work on individual or group projects, and there is also a general meeting. There are frequent guest speakers and shared luncheons.

Visitors are most welcome to all meetings.

Special interest groups meet regularly:

  • Saturday Group
  • In Stitches Group – devoted to every kind of surface stitchery
  • Conservation and Historical Studies Group
  • Texture and Stitch (machine embroidery and surface embellishment)
  • Crewel Group
  • Drawn Thread Group

   PLUS: we provide:

  • A lively and informative monthly newsletter.
  • A comprehensive lending library covering all forms of stitching and textile art.
  • Our own branch website.
  • A biennial exhibition in conjunction with the Castlemaine State Festival. (Next date: March 20-24, 2021: 21 Years along the Embroiderers Path’)
  • Workshops, classes, outings and social events.
We meet at:Leongatha_Flinders-150x150
Flinders Yacht Club.
Flinders foreshore, overlooking Westernport Bay and Philip Island
(Melway ref: 262 B10)
 
Branch Postal Address:
C/- PO Box 2126, ROSEBUD 3939
 
Contact: (03) 5989 2173      Email: flinders@embroiderersguildvic.org
 

Stitching, friendship, and an incomparable view!

Meetings: All Guild members and other visitors are welcome to join us every first Monday and every fifth Monday  (if the month has a fifth Monday) of the month at the Flinders Yacht Club..

How to find us:

  • Drive down to the pier, then along the car park to a small gate.
  • Follow the gravel road for quite a distance till you come to a clearing and a wooden building right on the foreshore.
  • That’s the Flinders Yacht Club! We meet there every first and fifth Monday from February to December.

 

 

We meet at:Geelong004-150x150
St David's Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Aphrasia and Talbot Streets
Newtown

 

Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 252, Geelong, 3220
 

Contact: 0419 165 353     Email: geelong@embroiderersguildvic.org

Meetings: We meet from 10.00am to 2.00pm, the second Monday of the month.
At this meeting, we sew and chat, use our library and enjoy guest speakers. We sometimes have a taster table where you can learn a new technique or stitch. Visitors and Guild members from elsewhere are always welcome.
 

Special interest groups also meet  regularly - please contact us for current meeting places.

Counted Thread Techniques
First Monday of the month: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Canvaswork
Third Monday of the month: 11.00pm – 3.00pm.

GeeTag (Fibre Art)Group
Second Saturday of the month: 12.00 noon – 4.00pm

The Manor Lakes Group meets at the Manor Lakes Community Learning Centre on the first Thursday of the month at 10.00am. Bring something to sew, or join in one of our group activities (bring needle and scissors) and join us for lunch.

Patchwork Group
Fourth Wednesday of the month: 10.00am.

More groups meet regularly at members’ homes.

We also provide:

  • ‘Introduction to Embroidery’ sessions (please contact us if you wish to join a beginners session).
  • Classes in a range of techniques from beginner to advanced levels throughout the year. Sign-up sheets are available at our meetings.
  • A comprehensive library available for borrowing covering traditional and contemporary embroidery and textile arts.
  • Fun, friendship, and a stitch-supportive environment.

For the latest class and meeting details please check our branch website.

 

We meet at:Leongatha-350-150x150
Leongatha Uniting Church
Peart Street, Leongatha
 

Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 46, Leongatha Vic 3953

Contact: (03) 5655 1626     Email: leongatha@embroiderersguildvic.org

Meetings: Regular monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month, from February to December, between 9.00am and 12 noon.

  • Guild members and visitors are always very welcome to join us.

Guidance Groups: 

  • Cape Paterson Community Centre on the third Thursday of each month, from 10.00am to 2.00pm
  • Korumburra Access Centre, 3 Radovick Street, Korumburra from 9.30am to 2.30pm.

 

 

We meet at:Mildura001-150x150
MADEC (Mildura and District Education Centre)
133-177 Madden Avenue, Mildura
(opposite the Mildura RSL)
 

Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 131, Mildura Vic 3502

Contact: (03) 50924 6980 or 0447 228 562    Email: mildura@embroiderersguildvic.org

We stitch all types of traditional and contemporary embroidery in a wide variety of techniques.

Meetings:

  • Sit and Sew every Wednesday and Friday from 9.00am – 3.00pm.
  • We also meet on the second and fourth Saturday of each month with the felting group.

Diversity of skills, techniques and projects is an exciting feature of our group.

New members are encouraged to join and visitors are very welcome.

We are now on facebook

Click here to view some of our members’ handiwork on display in April.

Click here to view some of our members’ handiwork on display in May

Click here to view the Shaded Blackwork class with Chris Burton.

 

We meet at:Mornington001-150x150
Mt Eliza Community Centre
Canadian Bay Rd, Mt Eliza
(Melway ref: 101 E/F 1)
 

Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 220, Mt Eliza Vic 3930

Contact: (03) 9787 3055    Email: mornington@embroiderersguildvic.org

Meetings: We meet every Wednesday, from February to mid-December:

  • First Wednesday of the month: 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Second Wednesday: 1.30pm to 4.00pm.
  • Third Wednesday: 1.30pm to 4.00pm
  • Fourth Wednesday: 9.30am to 12.30pm.
  • Fifth Wednesday (if there is one!): 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Also:  We meet on the first Saturday of the month: 1.00pm to 4.00pm, from February to November.

Visitors are most welcome to attend any meeting.

 

We meet at:North-Eastern001-150x150
The Masonic Centre
Appin Street, Wangaratta
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 904, Wangaratta Vic 3256
 
Contact: 0412 709 852.    Email: ne@embroiderersguildvic.org
 
Meetings: Our meetings include classes in both traditional and contemporary stitching, sit and sew, and a wonderful display, where members show and talk about their latest embroidery.  Beginners are very welcome at all our meetings! 
 
  • The Day Group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month, from 9.30am to 2.00pm.
  • The Night Group meets on the the first Monday of each month from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. We sit and stitch, or work on a planned activity.
  • The Traditional Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 9.30am to 1.30pm, in the home of a member.
 
We meet at:South-Western013-150x150
Warrnambool West Primary School
Hoddle Street, Warrnambool
 
Branch Postal Address:
PO Box 433, Warrnambool Vic 3280
 
Contact: (03) 5594 3244   Email: sw@embroiderersguildvic.org
 
Meetings:  
  • General Meeting - Warrnambool West Primary School, Second Tuesday 7.30 pm
  • Daytime Sit & Sews - Members Homes, First & Third Thursdays, Noon - 4 pm
  • Guidance DaysWarrnambool West Primary School, Last Thursday, 10 am - 3 pm
  • Stall Sewing Day - Warrnambool West Primary School, Fourth Thursday (whenever the month has 5 Thursdays), 10 am - 3 pm.