Award & Grant Recipients

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EAC/ACB Service Pin

The EAC/ACB Service Pin is awarded to active members who have demonstrated exemplary participation, service and dedication to EAC/ACB, who embody all that we are as an association. The complete policy and more information about the Service Pin Award are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

Recent recipients of the EAC/ACB Service Pin are:

2018: Sheila Horsman, Chickadee Chapter of Needle Arts
2019: Colleen Darling, Simcoe County Embroidery Guild
2019:  Karen Dearborn, Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria
2019:  Sharon MacDonald, Virtual Threads
2019:  Margaret Adey, St John’s Guild of Embroiderers
2019:  Sandra Preikschat, Regina Stitchery Guild

Original Design Award

The EAC/ACB Original Design Award (ODA) is an annual judged award presented each year at the seminar of the Embroiderers’ Association of Canada, Inc./Association canadienne de broderie, Inc. The complete policy and more information about the ODA are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

The purpose of the award is:

  • To encourage the growth of the individual embroiderer
  • To promote the development of embroidery in Canada into an art form
  • To provide recognition to those individuals who have used the creative process effectively in the development of an original piece of needlework
  • To provide a goal for aspiring needle artists
  • To improve the quality of works at exhibitions
  • To provide an opportunity for recipients of this award to aspire to future achievements and recognition

A complete list of the winners of the ODA is available as a downloadable PDF.

Eleanor Thomas Youth Award

The Eleanor Thomas Youth Award (ETYA) was developed to support youth members in improving their embroidery through workshops, self-directed learning through books, EAC/ACB courses and attending the EAC/ACB seminar. The complete policy and more information about the ETYA are available on the Youth Resources webpage.

A complete list of the ETYA recipients is available as a downloadable PDF.

Leonida Leatherdale Award

The Leonida Leatherdale Award (LLA) will be given for an original design or adaptation which takes the traditional art of needlework and raises it to new heights. The LLA is awarded by the Winnipeg Embroiderers’ Guild (WEG) – the founding chapter of EAC/ACB – and administered by the EAC/ACB. The complete policy and more information about the ODA are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the winners of the LLA is available as a downloadable PDF.

Pauline Glover Educational Grant

The Pauline Glover Educational Grant (PGEG) will be awarded to a member of EAC/ACB to study an individual course at the basic, intermediate, or advanced level. The complete policy and more information about the PGEG are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the winners of the PGEG is available as a downloadable PDF.

Pulled Thread Award

The Pulled Thread Award (PTA) was developed to promote the technique of pulled thread through further study of the technique. The complete policy and more information about the PTA are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the winners of the PTA is available as a downloadable PDF.

Seminar Scholarship/Grant

The Seminar Grant has been developed to support and encourage the aim of the association to preserve traditional techniques and promote new
challenges in the art of embroidery by providing the tuition to an EAC/ACB member for a course of study at an EAC/ACB seminar. The complete guidelines and more information about the Seminar Grant are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the Seminar Grant recipients is available as a downloadable PDF.

Seminar Theme Award

The Seminar Theme Award (STA) was developed to encourage members to design and stitch a piece of needle art using the seminar theme as their inspiration. The complete policy and more information about the STA are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the winners of the STA is available as a downloadable PDF.

Viewers Choice Award

The Viewers’ Choice Award (VCA) was developed to acknowledge the stitcher of the favourite piece of embroidery as voted on by those attending the Members’ Exhibition. This prize was first awarded in 2014. The complete policy and more information about the VCA are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the winners of the VCA is available as a downloadable PDF.

Seminar Group Project Award

The Seminar Group Project Award (SGPA) was developed in August 2016 to acknowledge groups working together on a single project or on individual pieces that form a group presentation. The complete policy and more information about the SGPA are available on the Awards and Grants for Members webpage.

A complete list of the winners of the SGPA is available as a downloadable PDF.

EAC/ACB Board Challenge

The EAC/ACB Board Challenge began in 2015. The final year of the challenge will be 2021. A complete list of winners of the EAC/ACB Board Challenge is available as a downloadable PDF.