Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Almost thirty of us met tonight at the Ridgmont.We were greeted by Ann who offered us Kir Royal, Bucks Fizz or a fruit juice. A good start to the EHM as all committee members except Ann were prepared to stand again. Sadly Ann felt that having been Treasurer before the Chair, she should step back. Luckily Clare was prepared to stand as Chair. There was little other business so we could then move upstairs and enjoy a delicious meal.012014016018

Why the stick? Poor Ann has a very bad back / leg. We hope she gets better very soon.   I have another more respectful  photo.020




If you are coming up for your 25 year badge please let Ann know.

Headquarters will be putting our subscription up by £2 in September.

Workbox magazine has increased the price by 50p due to higher postal charges and will now cost £2.55p from the next issue. As we pay in advance I will have to collect £3 the next time to cover this.

The members competition for the 2014 Regional Day will be “Black Magic” (2013 is entitled King Cotton)

The 2013 AGM will be held from 5th – 7th April at Cheltenham.


Gawthorpe Hall
Weds 8th August Toys and children's samplers
Children and adults can enjoy the skills and play things of bygone days. Demonstration of doll making by Carolyn Eastwood  and textile artwork based on 'family pets' by Ann Marie O'Brien.Event held in stockbridge room opposite tea rooms from 11am until 4pm.Free entry.
Weds 5th September - Embroidery open day. A chance to see some of the true beauties of embroideries that lie within the depths of this amazing collection.
Demonstration by Gail marsh. 'Traditional meets Contemporary' show case
of embroidery/ fashion work by local designer rabia sharif.
Same location, time and free entry to event as above.
Weds 10th October. Tools of the trade Investigate the beauty that can be found in some of the most practical
tools that were used throughout the years. Rag rugging demonstration by Jennifer hacking. 'Up cycling textiles' showcase of local textile artist Saima Mahmood
Same time, venue and free entry to event as above.

Altrincham Branch are holding an exhibition from Sat 15th – 30th September Tues – Sat 11am – 4pm, Sun 2pm – 5pm, at the Knutsford Heritage Centre, 90A King Street, Knutsford, WA16 6ED. Details www.knutsfordheritage.co.uk

The Postcards will be displayed at :- Plympton Library (no date yet): St Martin in the Fields, London 2nd August – 22nd September: Artrix, Bromsgrove 8th October – 4th November.

10 Plus Textiles have an exhibition on until 31st August at The Changing Fashion Gallery in Stoke-on Trent, Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm and Sun 2 – 5pm. There is a leaflet for further details.

The Knitting & Stitching Show will be in Harrogate from 22nd – 25th November this year.


Don’t forget Molly’s Cup title will be “Redo, Rework, Reform”

We need ideas for things to buy or pay for with the returned 40% of our loan to H.Q. – eg. An expensive speaker, a Friday evening talk followed by a workshop on the Saturday – this would need firm commitment from members and possibly payment in advance – or any other ideas you may have.


If you have any items for the Sales Table please see Jackie Martin.

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


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