Last Saturday I was invited to Parbold Branch. Barbara and I went quite early in the morning as there was an additional fund raising coffee morning and sale of work, in aid of the Linnaeus quilts. In the afternoon we were entertained by Michaela Smith who explained her slant on embroidered landscapes. I was also delighted to be there on that day as Sue the Chair presented Kathleen Slinger with the Rose bowl, her prize for the winning design for our Journal cover. Kathleen was as self effacing as ever full of wit and humour . We are proud to acknowledge that she is one of the longest serving members of the Guild….61 years!!!!