Firstly, my apologies for the delay in publishing this.It really proves the point that you must do a task immediately. I have been very busy with other EG issues and this account moved down my list!!!
So we met in February,no snow for a change. There had been some confusion about the aim for the night but as it turned out, we had lots to do.
Pauline brought along a cushion that she had made, using fabric that she had bought at the Events City event.Lovely subdued colours and an excellent design.Wish I had her talent.
This was followed by Ann who has fairly recently begun quilt making. She showed us her black and white quilt made for her grandson. Jackie was not there but Im sure that she too would have been impressed.
A table had been arranged full of little bags of silver and white. Barbara then explained to us about our next group challenge, making Christmas decorations for the Lowry tree.
Members had the choice of three basic designs and began the task with enthusiasm. Due to the “early start” of this challenge we anticipate a tree smothered in decorations. Please bring back the finished products and any spare embellishments asap…..and then start the next one!!!!
Another task for the night was to make felt that could be used as a background for the next day school. Ann and I had already been on Lesleys course s o were able to get started quite quickly. We owe Lesley £1.00 each for materials.
Date for your diaries…Jacobs feast re arranged for Sat 13th April.
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. We need to know how many tickets to order by the 27th February as well as take your lunch order.
The 2013 AGM will be held from 5th – 7th April at Cheltenham.
Bookings are now being taken for the Alston Summer School.
The EG Forum closed on Feb 1st but an independent Forum has started up on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/embroideryfriends . Although this is no longer part of the Guild, it is still very much focused around a shared connection to the Guild and all Guild members are very welcome to join in.
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.
Botanical Threads is a retrospective on textile & botanical art by Vivienne Brown at Bankfield Museum, BoothtownRd Halifax, HX3 6HG (01422 352334) March9th –May 6th. Tues – Sat 10am -5pm, Sun 1 – 4pm, Bank Holiday 10am – 5pm. www.textileandbotanicart.wordpress.com
There will be a Japanese Day at All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Rd, Liverpool, L18 6JJ on Sat 20th April. From 10am – 1 Kayzashi folded flower brooches and a talk about Kimonos followed by a Japanese tea ceremony from 2 – 4pm. £10 for the day, £3 afternoon only. Book by Feb 28th at email@example.com
The next Day Workshop is “High Profile Faces” with Jackie Cardy on 16th March.
This 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. 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)
If you hear of any interesting exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest, please let Marilyn know and details can go on the newsletter.
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