I was disappointed to miss the last meeting but happy to be sunning myself in South America. Coming home to the snow was pretty awful though.
We had a visitor ,representing the Horwich town council, who wanted details for the new handbook. Good to get some publicity,again.
Christine, Charles and William from Empress Mills came to the meeting and entertained with the talk ,Evolution of thread. There was a demonstration of Softsculp and crashing and I believe their amazing travelling shop was well supported. I have met this family many times so i know you will have had a good evening.
Your next copy of Contact Magazine (Issue 33) should come by post but if you have not picked up your last copy they are on the side table. There are also 3 spare copies of issue 32 and 1 copy of issue 31 if you haven’t had either of these.
The 2014 Regional Day will be held at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale LA6 2HJ on April 27th. The tickets are £25 and doors open at 9.30 for 10 30 start. The competition is entitled “King Cotton” and 2014 “The Ties That Bind”. Further details are on the poster.
The 2013 AGM will be held from 5th – 7th April at Cheltenham.
Bookings are now being taken for the Alston Summer School.
There is information about Angela Higgins (Vice Chairman Elect) on the table.
EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Dorothy Colvin has 3 paintings in Bolton Art Exhibition at the Museum this January and February.
Lucinda Attwood is running embroidery classes at the Friends Meeting House in Silverwell Street, Bolton. The next one is Brazillian embroidery and runs from 18th February for 6 weeks costing £38, including materials, on Mon. 10-12am, Tues 2-4pm, Weds 1-3pm. Call Lucinda (07977821119) or ask Brenda Cooper for further information.
The next Day Workshop is “High Profile Faces” with Jackie Cardy on 16th March. need firm commitment from members and possibly payment in advance – or any other ideas you may have.
This year’s competition for Molly’s Cup is “Metal Thread”.
The Jacobs Feast is on January 26th. The activity is Charades and the workshop Magic Canvas.
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. Jackie also needs clear envelopes (like the ones cards come packed in) if you have any please keep them and pass them on.
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
Hope to dig myself out and see you at the Jacobs feast tomorrow, Val