Bolton Embroiderers Guild has just had an amazing year,celebrating our Silver Anniversary. At our meeting in December, Kathryn Thompson the NW Regional Chair presented badges to 10 of us who joined in the first year.
Our celebrations began with a very successful exhibition at Rivington Art Gallery .Even though the gallery is in the centre of a country park and not on a bus route we estimate that we had over 500 visitors, during our 9 nine days of opening. perhaps you were one of our visitors? If so thank you for calling and you might like to know that the "Silver" competition, judged by the visitors was won by Jennie Whittle.
Our annual meal held at the Ridgmont House at beginning of July was extended to include former members and members of the NW regional committee. In the end there were about 40 of us able to attend.Barbara Demaine our first Chair helped me to cut a commemorative cake . Photo albums were passed around and finally everyone was given a pair of silver scissors bearing a 25th Anniversary ribbon. A lovely evening for everyone. We are planning a group piece based on the Open Market in Bolton.This necessitated visits to sketch and photograph the products. We plan a wall hanging depicting fruit and flowers,fish and vegetables etc. I am quite pleased with the rainbow trout that I have sewn.