Monday, May 15, 2017

April Newsletter

Embroiderer’s Guild – Bolton Branch

April 2017

Competition success! 

Congratulations to our prize winners at the NW regional day in Lancaster last Saturday.  Marion and Carole won first and second prize in the Aurifil sponsored competition and Barbara won third prize in the Rose Bowl competition.   Other information from regional day:

the NW journals for 2017 should be available next month.

the 2018 regional day will be in Leyland, organised by the regional committee.

the Trustees’ report to the national AGM is on the members’ section of the Guild website and includes a report on the past year and their thoughts on the long-term future of the Guild.

You will have received an email about the Sky Arts channel competition “Landscape Artist of the Year 2017”. There is more information on the EG website.  It’s short notice but welcome recognition from the art world that embroiderers can also produce landscapes.

Exhibitions and events

Our next Saturday Stitch day is this Saturday at Bank Top United Reform Church, doors open 10am. 

Bolton Quilters exhibition on the 10th June has been relocated to Lostock Parish Centre, Tempest Rd, BL6 4EL.  Please bring your items, labelled with your name, for our display to the next meeting on 16th May.

      Calm during the Storm – a poignant exhibition of EG items from World Wars 1 and 2 that portrays the role of needlework, especially embroidery, as a calming influence in troubled times and links it to personal experience.  18 April – 30 June at the Central Art Gallery, Old St, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 7SG.  Open Tues, Wed, Fri and Saturday mornings.

The Capability Brown Festival continues at Tatton Park: 25 March – 30 July, work by Cheshire and Manchester members inspired by the landscapes and gardens of Tatton.  Further details:   There is also a CB festival display at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire until 10 May.

Ten Plus Textiles have an exhibition at Salford Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford M5 4WH from 29th April – 5th Sept.  Open Tues to Fri, Sat & Sun afternoons.

Ann needs handmade cards for sending to members. Any you make and can donate, please pass them on.

Raffle prizes are always welcome.  Please see Judith.

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 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.

The Northwest blog address is

Our blog:

We now have Facebook pages for Bolton and NW Region. Please ‘like us’ to help publicise the Guild and our activities.

Guild website:

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