My apologies for the delay in writing this but I have had a really busy few days. Pricilla Jones came to talk to us last Tuesday. A new first for us, we used an overhead projector and laptop to watch her presentation. Pricilla is well known and often seen in magazines like Stitch. She explained her imaginative processes for her degree and then how she had to transition into work that could be sold commercially. at the moment, cup cakes are very popular along with a cup of tea!!!!
Please pick up your copy of Contact Magazine before you go and if you can deliver to anyone who isn’t here it would be helpful.
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.
There are 2 vacancies on the Regional Committee. Marilyn has a nomination form if you are interested.
The 2013 Regional Day will be on 27th April and the 2013
Volunteers are required to demonstrate at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate and also to man the stand at the ICHF Shows next year. (Manchester – February and Aintree, Liverpool – April) If you can help, please let Monica know.
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Manchester Craft & Design Centre are launching their Exhibition of contemporary Scottish makers, and Christmas Shopping event on 24th November, with carols and Christmassy concoctions from 2pm.
The Knitting & Stitching Show will be in Harrogate from 22nd – 25th November this year.
There will be an informal “Play Day” on embossing and transfer foil, at Bank Top Church on Saturday 8th December. Anyone welcome and the cost of the room will be split. If you are interested please see Val Coleshaw. Requirements – Covering for tables, newspaper, face mask and packed lunch. Card and fabric(Include velvets, silks, natural and man made. Lots of Bondaweb. Embossing powders, especially gold and silver. Transfer foils (lots of colours). Paints. Metal (not plastic) stencils. Metal stamps like those used in batik. Heat gun and soldering iron if you have them. Angelina, beads and embellishments.
We need ideas for things to buy or pay for with the returned 40% of our loan to H.Q. – egg. 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.
The Christmas competition this year is “An Angel” – any technique.
Next year’s competition for Molly’s Cup is “Metal Thread”.
Ann is in need of hand made Birthday cards for sending to members if you have any to spare.
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.
If there are any library books you think would be suitable for us, please tell Brenda. ( An ISBN would be helpful)
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
I was disappointed that Marion S was unable to attend the meeting. I had planned to present her with a 25 year badge and we also had a small gift for her to take up to Kirby Lonsdale, where she is relocating. She tells me though that she will continue her association and membership with Bolton.