Monday, October 27, 2014

Pearl Exhibition Part 2

Ann and I arrived at the Art Gallery today to bag each of the items. We very much appreciated that each work was named and had a suitably named bag for transport. Apologies if the bubble wrap was missing,  we became a little confused as time went on.Several members of staff called to see us and as always they were SO complimentary about our work. I'm sure we will get another slot!!!!

On Saturday I had not told Ann of her winning piece so had to point her in that direction .She was delighted. I persuaded her to keep the plaque.Pearl exhib 2014 015

I will now add a few photos to remind us of the event. Unfortunately those in cases did not photograph too well but we do have Johns book.Pearl exhib 2014 001Pearl exhib 2014 002Pearl exhib 2014 003Pearl exhib 2014 004Pearl exhib 2014 005Pearl exhib 2014 006Pearl exhib 2014 007Pearl exhib 2014 008Pearl exhib 2014 009Pearl exhib 2014 010Pearl exhib 2014 011Pearl exhib 2014 012Pearl exhib 2014 013I have two visitor comments books and will make a few notes of comments made.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pearl exhibition

It was not possible for Monica and I to attend the exhibition together until last Thursday, when we combined it with the exchange of Chairs stuff and lunch.

Monica was delighted with the variety and quality of our work. I met Matthew who had been unable to count the visitor votes so I asked Monica to help me. I was delighted how many people had made the effort to vote. There was no doubt of the winner who had a massive majority of the votes. I hope she does not read this tonight as we are together tomorrow to steward for the last time.DSCF5215You can see Monica pointing to the winning piece, by Ann Heather. Congratulations.

Thank you to everyone who submitted work, helped to steward or came to visit. We have two visitor comment books that are totally full.

Oct Branch meeting

On Tuesday we were entertained by Emily was had travelled up through all the rain and wind ,from Leicestershire. She spoke of her development in craft.Although trained in ceramics ,she soon moved into embroidery and specifically hand embroidery. Her work was delicate, translucent and I must apologise that I could not do them justice in photography.DSCF5213DSCF5211DSCF5203We were asked to bring the usual sewing equipment but quite bemused when we were asked to stitch into real leaves. A real challenge. Emily can be contacted at


News and Competitions

The Rose Bowl competition titles are “Something Old, Something New” for 2015 and “Under the Sea”, for 2016.

The members’ challenge for 2015 is “All that Glistens”.

The Christmas competition is – a Christmas Brooch.

Congratulations to Pauline Bowling who won Molly’s Cup at our first meeting this year.

Exhibitions and Events

· Glossop & District Embroiderers’ Guild 10th Anniversary exhibition, “A Decade of Stitch”.

At Bradbury House, Market Street, Glossop. Mon- Sat 9-5pm. 6th-30th October.

  • Last chance to see Grayson Perry from 23 Aug – 7 Dec at Temple Newsom House, Leeds.
  • Free Stitch workshop with Bella May Leonard at Gawthorpe Hall, Sunday 2 November from 12-16.30. See notice board,
  • The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexander Palace 8-12 October and Harrogate 20-23 November. A coach is being organized for Saturday 22nd November to Harrogate. The more people who go the cheaper the bus and tickets to the event. You may wish to purchase an extra ticket for a seat on the bus and not the show for friends /partners who just want a day in Harrogate while you enjoy the event.

There is a list of the workshops being run on the Saturday on the notice board, please check and let me know if you need one booking.

Please contact Brenda if you’re interested. My email address is

Advance Notice

· Next year’s NW Regional Day will be held by Chelford and North Cheshire EG. Details of speakers on the notice board. Tickets going on sale in January.


· There is a play day on November 8th “All Dolled Up”, at Bank Top Church. Please bring your own lunch as usual.

· Our Pearl anniversary exhibition which began on the National Day of Stitch; 2nd August runs until 26th October at Bolton Museum.

· There is a new book in the library, “A Passion for Colour”, by Ruth Isset and the Jan Beaney/ Jean Littlejohn DVD “In Motion”.

Ann is in need of handmade Birthday/Get Well or open greeting cards for sending to members if you have any to spare. If you have any items for the Sales Table please see Jenny Whittle. Jenny also needs clear envelopes (like the ones cards come packed in) if you have any please keep them and pass them on. Would anyone like to help Jenny, if so let us know.

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

The Northwest blog address is http:/


Last Saturday I drove up to Garstang in something of a daze, having returned from Morocco the night before. I missed the turning and was then much later than I had anticipated. I think Monica was panicking more than me in case I did not turn up!!!!

The AGM went through very smoothly.DSCF6519Clare looked after the photography for me.She captured Barbara and Carol looking very happy.DSCF6522Then the formality of the High table, with Sandra {Treasurer},Angie{ National Vice Chair}Christine {National Chair} Monica {NW Regional Chair} and me. Elections took place and thanks to retiring committee were said.DSCF6524Monica presented me with THE BADGE and then I gave her an orchid on behalf of us all.DSCF6528