Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 2017

Happy New Year to you all. Please accept my apologies for delay in January meeting details but we are still having some technical problems.

January 2017 meeting

It was a practical evening therefore we decided to try to do something to encourage new members.

We actually got the idea from Wyn Ingham who came to give us a talk on Casel Guidi before Christmas. We used fabrics, stitching and trimmings to cover luggage labels on one side and on the other side an invitation to join us at our meetings, which we are going to distribute around coffee shops and library's etc around Bolton.

As you can see we were very busy trying to achieve a target of 100.

Also Jackie brought a delightful vessel made from sheers for Show and Tell

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch
January 2017


     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.

Exhibitions and Events

Jacob’s Feast is on Saturday, 28th January at Bank Top United Reform Church.  We will be making corn dollies so please bring a sewing kit, some ribbons and an old towel.

The NW regional day this year is in Lancaster on Saturday, April 22nd at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Rd, Lancaster LA1 3JD. Tickets are £25 each to include lunch.  If you are interested in going, please give your names to Sheelagh.  They need numbers by 24th February.

Wirral Branch 20th Anniversary exhibition of their members' work at the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead from 25 January to 5 March. Wed -Sun, 10am -5pm.

Preston branch exhibition “Through the Window and beyond the Gate” at the Green Room, Barton Grange Garden Centre, Brock PR3 0BT from 24- 26 Feb. from 10am to 4pm each day.

The Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show is at Event City, next to the Trafford Centre 2-4th February.  Manchester EG will have an exhibition:’ Zippity Doo Dah’

The EG nationally has set up an appeal inviting members, branches, regions and the wider stitch community to contribute to the fee for the services looking after the Collection being provided by Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury.  For the first two years the appeal is for £45,000.

Please note Brenda Brown’s new email: brendabstitch@yahoo.com
Ann needs  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 to us, please let Sheelagh know and details can go on the newsletter or noticeboard.  smtmadden@talktalk.net
The Northwest blog address is www.info@nwregionembroiderers.org
Our blog: begstitchers.blogspot.com
We now have Facebook pages for Bolton and NW Region. Please ‘like us’ to help publicise the Guild and our activities.

Guild website:  www.embroiderersguild.com

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