Friday, October 18, 2013

October meeting

On Tuesday we welcomed a friend, Mrs Rubina Porter MBE to our meeting. Ruby has visited us several times but this time she wore her MBE with pride. This was a lovely touch as Ruby does not boast of this amazing award that she gained for work at the orphanage.010Ruby “tells it as it is”, the horrors of life in the slums and in one of the worlds poorest countries of the world,but the success and respect that these orphans can{and do} achieve. Ruby has now made 33 visits and her family are all heavily involved. Ruby was so proud to tell us that her daughter had now been made a trustee and the Porter legacy will continue.004009Ruby gave a power point presentation but also brought along work produced by “her girls”.Finally , she  displayed scarves,bags and cards made at the orphanage and we had a great time doing early Christmas shopping.

001These “three little maids” show off hats that they have made. Not one but 2 or 3 hats in some cases.



The Rose Bowl competition titles are “Black Magic” for 2014 and “Something Old, Something New” for 2015.

The members’ challenge for 2014 is “Tree Rhythms”. Closing date for entries - 14th Feb 2014. Pick up an entry form today.


  • One Step On Woodland Exhibition – Astley Hall, Chorley til 27th October Sat & Sun only 12.30pm- 4pm. (Definitely worth seeing).
  • 10+ Textiles are exhibiting at Bankfield Museum – Boothtown Rd Halifax HX3 6HG (Tel 01422 352334) Until Oct 26th Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm.
  • Altrincham Embroiderers’ Guild has an exhibition at the Waterside Arts Centre, Sale M3372F. Mon-Thurs 10-8pm, Fri – Sat 10-5pm, 21 September-10 November.
  • The Gawthorpe Hall “Inspired” exhibition is on until November if you haven’t yet seen it. They also have Workshops available. See or telephone 01282 773963 for details.
  • Lucinda Attwood is running embroidery classes at the Friends Meeting House in Silverwell Street, Bolton. on Mon. 10-12am, Tues 2-4pm, Weds 1-3pm. Call Lucinda (07977821119) or ask Brenda Cooper for further information.
  • The knitting and Stitching Show is on at Harrogate International Centre 21-24 November.
  • Grayson Perry Tapestries On Tour at Manchester City Gallery 24th October – 21st January.

See -tour

· Bolton Progressive Threads have an exhibition of contemporary textiles in felt, thread and mixed media inspired by Bolton Museum’s rich and diverse archive collection- “History Uncovered”, 4th November- 26th January situated in the Work Town Gallery at the end of Bolton Lives Gallery.


Lucinda Allwood will provide a pack of beads for £1 for those on the Ffaerie slippers workshop on November 9th. Also required are an 8inch hoop and beading needles.

REMINDERS Thank you to everybody who has made Christmas tree decorations, it is to be assembled at the end of October. Handcrafted gifts, not necessarily Christmas related, are needed to go under the Christmas tree and I am sure we can make plenty of these. The tree should look dazzling and will raise a good amount for Francis House Children’s Hospice.

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 Barbara Ryall if you have anything.

If there are any library books you think would be suitable for us, please tell Sheelagh Madden. ( An ISBN would be helpful)

If you hear of any interesting exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest, please let Brenda Brown know and details can go on the newsletter.


Don’t forget our blog address for Bolton EG is .

Also just a reminder that the Guild web address is

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