Please pick up your copy of Contact if you haven't already done so. There are also copies of "Your Guild", the programme and booking form for the AGM at Southport from 30th March - 1st April, a letter calling for nominations for Chairman plus the new bookshop catalogue. Please collect these and any for friends who are not here tonight, but you will see before the next meeting.
A copy of Monica Selway's December NW Region Bulletin is available if you would like to read it, also a copy of a letter from our Acting Chairman Christine Poole.
Programmes for all the North West Area branches are available, so if you would care to visit any other branch see Marilyn who will bring the folder to meetings.
The details of the 2012 Summer School courses are now available and can be booked from Jan 15*2012.
Congratulations to Val on being elected Vice Chair of NW Regional Committee
Congratulations to John's granddaughter, Sarah who won the YE De-denne Competition. Her winning entry was on display at Harrogate, as were all the entries including John's "Green Man".
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Edgeworth Craft Group meets at the Barlow Institute, Edgeworth in the library with different programmes for afternoons and evenings including "Textile Pictures", Felt making and Paper Work. For further details see Lesley King.
Johanna is running a workshop (Patchwork and embroidery made into items) on Tuesday mornings between 9.30and 11.30 at the Quest Centre, Brownlow Way, Halliwell, BL1 3UB. It's a roll on/roll off workshop and the cost is£7.00 per week. Machines and all materials are provided.
"Little Black Dress" exhibition at Tullie House Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle, CA3 8TP (Tel. 01228 618718 www.tulliehouse.co.uk) from 10th December - 26th February Opening Times 1 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday, 12pm - 4pm Sunday For further information about the exhibition or to request visuals please contact Fiona Venables on 01228 618734 / Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org or Amy Walker on 01228 618774 / email@example.com.
Next year Molly's Cup title will be "Redo, Rework, Reform" REMINDERS
The North West Regional Day will be held on Saturday 28th April2012. Tickets £25 includes lunch andrefreshments.
Please start collecting pink items for the Pink Bag for the raffle prizes for the Southport AGM next March.
If you have any ideas for new books for the library, please tell Brenda. (An IBS number would be helpful) Raffle prizes are always welcome. Please see Judith if you have anything.
Don't forget our blog address for Bolton EG is http://begstitchers.blogspot.com/. Also just a reminder that the Guild web address is www.embroiderersguild.com
May I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year on behalf of Ann and the committee.
And more… There is a change of speaker for Jan. It will be Gillian Travis “Journeys through stitch”.
Dont forget to call in the Art Gallery to see the piece that we worked with Anna White. Its on till start of Feb.