Saturday, May 1, 2021

Due to extreme financial issues , the Embroiderers guild has decided to close all branches/. This was done at short notice and branches were encouraged to re open as stitch clubs. Bolton Branch has deceded to take this opportunity to become totally independant of the Guild. Henceforth it will be known as Bolton Stitch and Textiles Group. All are welcome. Annual cost should be £45.00. Meetings will take place again as soon as Corvid Rules allow. Please refer to our Facebook page as this Blog will cease as of today.Val

Friday, December 18, 2020

Happy Christmas

 What an odd year we have all experienced. All I can say is that it will get better!!! I wish you all a Happy Christmas and hope that we can all meet up again early next year.

Our virtual Xmas party went really well on Tuesday, thank you Brenda. We followed your instructions, dressed festively and had a glass and mince pie to hand. Glennys lead a demo for us to make a small greetings card whilst stitching in a mindful way. Quite odd but there were moments of silence as we concentrated but Julie made reference to the feeling of sharing our stitching as we worked together. Brenda had prepared a Christmas themed quiz which was won by Pauline. Fancy not knowing that Pierre Troudeau was born on 25 th Dec!!!!

Barbara was not present to receive our congratulations for winning the Mollys Cup this year. Her piece was No5. Brenda phoned her the next day and then I had a chat on the phone.

So wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas, heres to a much better New year. KEEP STITCHING

Friday, November 13, 2020

The last competition piece


No 6

Pleases study all six pieces and let Sheelagh know which is your favourite .

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020

A third competition piece

 We now have three entries for Mollys Cup.What has happened. They should have been ready for the Sept AGM. I believe the title was collage and couching. You have a few days to submit and then to vote. THIS IS ONE REASON WE ARE A GUILD AND NOT JUST A SEWING CLUB!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2020



Number 1

Number 2




Molly's Cup

You may be wondering what is happening about this year's competition, “Collage and Couching” ? We have decided to do it virtually by sending a photo by Whatsapp or email to Julie (I.T.) and she will then collate them post them onto our Facebook page and for those who don't do Fb it will also be on the Bolton blog :

They will have numbers not names so that voting will be fair. You will have one vote to decide your favourite piece. Please have your photos with Julie by Friday 13th November in order to be entered.

Voting should then take place. You can then register your vote by emailing Sheelagh who is not entering the competition and will be impartial. Please have your votes with Sheelagh , by Wednesday December 11th.

The result will be announced at our Zoom December meeting on 15th December where Carole who was last year's winner will do a virtual presentation!