CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter

The CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter welcomes anyone residing in the region who is interested in learning about bookbinding and related book arts.  All current members of CBBAG who reside in southwestern Ontario automatically become members of the CBBAG Southwestern Ontario Chapter. Others may join by expressing interest (no fee for Chapter membership).

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          Chapter Executive for 2019                                              

  •               President: Arielle VanderSchans
  •               Vice-President: Ellen Whelan                                             
  •               Secretary: Cheryl Wallace
  •               Treasurer:  Melissa Rapp              


Your contact person for the Southwestern Ontario Chapter is Cheryl Wallace who can be reached at CBBAGSWO@outlook.com

Send us an email to let us know which courses/workshops are of interest to you. As details are finalized for each activity, all Chapter members and others who express interest will be sent full descriptions, dates, fees and registration forms.

CBBAG Core Courses, taught by Dan Mezza, will be offered as demand warrants. Which course you would like to take next: Bookbinding I, Bookbinding II, Bookbinding III, Finishing, Restoration & Repair, Paper Treatments for Bookbinders?

Schedule of Activities 2019

 Unless otherwise noted, workshops, courses, and activities take place in London, Ontario.


Forthcoming Events in 2019                                      

February 27                              Star Books - Cheryl Wallace - at Lee Valley 

                                                    Prerequisite: none 

March 23,24,25                        Restoration and Repair Part II - Dan Mezza - home bindery

 30,31 April 1                             Prerequisite: R and R Part I and current membership in CBBAG


April 27                                     Wayzgoose - Grimsby, ON.  The Chapter has applied for a table at this event.


May 8                                         Mat Cutting and Mounting Workshop - Jennifer Robertson - Lee Valley 

                                                     Prerequisite: good hand skills

May 11,25                                  Models of Bookbinding Techniques: Sewing Structures - Dan Mezza - home bindery

July 6                                         Prerequisite: Bookbinding II and current membership in CBBAG

August 10,11,12                        Bookbinding I - Dan Mezza - home bindery

 17,18,19                                    Prerequisite: current membership in CBBAG

August 21                                  Miniature Book Workshop - Marilyn Book - at Lee Valley, Waterloo

                                                    Prerequisite: none  ages 14+ welcome

October 19,20                           Models of Bookbinding Techniques: Endpapers - Dan Mezza - home bindery

                                                    Prerequisite: Bookbinding I and current membership in CBBAG

November 16,17                        Cambridge Panel - Dan Mezza - home bindery

23,24,30                                      Prerequisite: Bookbinding III and Finishing or permission of instructor


 The Alternative Book Forms Group meets approximately every six weeks.

Annual  General Meeting, 3:00 p.m. October 19, 2019, Langdon Library, London, ON.


The following local businesses provide discounts to members of CBBAG upon presentation of a current CBBAG membership card:

  • Bijan's Art Studio, Inc., 673 Richmond Street, London, ON - 10% discount on regular priced items (and sometimes additional discounts)
  • Curry's Art Store, 820 Wharncliffe S., London, ON - 10% discount on regular priced items.

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