Auction of Guild Works

Every couple of years the Guild will hold an Auction of Works as a means to fundraise and for our local embroiderers to introduce their work to the community. The funds raised are used by the Guild to run activities such as workshops, retreats and meetings. Workshops may be given by invited instructors from around the world or our local expert stitchers.

Art of a Threaded Needle – November 2022

We are holding an auction November 17-21, 2022. This year, we are excited to announce that Bartlett Auction House will be hosting our auction online. Bartlett Auction is located on the 7th floor of Atlantic Place in downtown St. John’s. You must register at their website in order to place a bid. For more information, please call Jewel at 709 739 1660.

We encourage you to view the exquisite work of the St. John’s Guild of Embroiders, fall in love with these treasures, and take them home or give them to someone special as a gift. You can preview them online at Bartlett Auction House, or in-person at their location on the 7th floor, Atlantic Place.

There are about 200 items on view, of varying techniques, styles, colours, and vignettes. There may be something, or more, here for you! Here is a sample of the works to be found:

  • Temari ball
  • Screen print of Salt Harbour Island with silk shaded stages
  • houses in a fishing bay with clothes line in forefront
  • Beaded snowmen star
  • silk ribbon flowers on pillow
  • cross stitched lupins
  • Snowflake hanging

Feel free to download and distribute or post this handy flyer (81/2 x 11) that provides details about the auction.

Important dates:

  • 17 November, 7PM – auction opens, online bidding begins
  • 17 November, 7-9PM & 18 November 10AM-5PM – in-person viewing of pieces at Bartlett Auction House
  • 21 November, 12AM (midnight) – auction closes; get your final bid in by 11:59PM before the online system closes at o-hundred hours!
  • 22 November – successful bidders notified and arrangements set up to collect winning pieces between 10AM-5PM

Thanks to viewers and bidders. We hope you are pleased with your successful bids. Special thanks to all stitchers who donated their time, creativity and skill in creating these amazing pieces!

Our previous auctions were 2015 and 2019.