Friday, November 25, 2016

November newsletter

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch

November 2016


     The Rose Bowl competition title for our Regional Day next April in Lancaster is on the theme of Entrances -  Doorways, gateways, windows, etc.

The Members Challenge theme for 2016/17 is “Imprisoned Splendour”.  Details on the EG website together with some ideas to inspire you.  Entries must be received between 5th December and 27th February 2017.

     The Madiera / Stitch magazine Competition is “Glimpses of the Roaring Twenties”.  For hand or machine embroidery, entries to be submitted between the 6- 17 February 2017.  Details are in the Oct/Nov issue of Stitch magazine.

Exhibitions and Events

For our next meeting on Dec 6th, we will have our branch Christmas competition “A Winter Landscape”.   There will be refreshments and Scandi style Christmas decorations to make, so please bring a sewing kit.  Also the committee would like to hear your views on our branch Playdays and what activities we can include in them.  There will be a short questionnaire about this (so bring a pen!) 

     To celebrate their 60th anniversary year, Merseyside E.G. are presenting “Glorious Colour” – an evening with Kaffe Fassett.  This lecture by “the King of Colour” is designed to motivate and inspire creativity.  The presentation highlights work from Kaffe’s latest projects including patchwork, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs.

The evening will be held from 7pm on Friday 2nd December 2016 in Capstone Theatre, Hope University Campus, Shaw St, Liverpool L6 1HP. Tickets cost £20 and are available from Eventbrite on Merseyside E.G. website

Harrogate -The Knitting and Stitching Show. Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th November.  Advance tickets are still available.  Please see the noticeboard.  There may still be places on Tyrer’s coach going to Harrogate.  Tel 01257 480979

Membership:  those members with e-mail addresses should have received an e-mail confirmation of membership renewal for 2016/17.  Membership cards are not being issued this year so please retain last year’s card as proof of membership.

Ann needs more handmade birthday cards for sending to members. If you have any, please 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 Jenny. (An ISBN would be helpful)

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

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