This summer, nine members from our guild attended the EAC Seminar in Prince Edward Island, July 17-22. For many of us, it would be our first. Months before, we had sent in our applications, and now the time had come. PEI is a favorite destination for vacationers from around the world, so many of those attending were combining the seminar with holidays. In getting to know our fellow seminar partipants, we discovered many were from as far away as the US.
After arriving at the University of PEI Campus, where the seminar was being held, it was a flurry of excitement getting checked in to the residence and picking up our welcome packages filled with information and goodies put together for us by the local coordinators. That first night there was a meet-and-greet where we got to meet fellow attendees and our instructors. There were food and games and an embroidery challenge, won by the ANG table!
The next five days would be filled with course work and shopping at the Vendors Market as well as several pop-up stores open during the seminar. Set in the middle of the week, there was a choice of a one-day workshop, or seeing the sights of PEI on excursions arranged by the organizers. At the closing banquet, everyone was tired and happy. A request had been made that we should try and wear an item that we embroidered to the banquet and one of the highlights of the night was a parade around the room of everyone who had brought something they had made.
Our thanks to the organizers for a job well done.