Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch June 2017
News and Reminders
Saturday Stitch/Play day this Saturday 24th at Bank Top United Reform Church.
Our next meeting will be our EGM and summer meal at Ridgemont on July 18th. If you wish to go, the cost is £25; payment and menu choice to Clare please. There is no meeting in August.
Our new programme will start on September 19th with our AGM and Molly’s Cup Competition. The title this year is “Feather Stitch and French Knots” - a piece of work using mainly these stitches.
We had a good response to our display of work at the recent Bolton Quilters Exhibition: lots of admiration and interest from visitors so hopefully we will have encouraged some of them to become EG members. Congratulations to Jackie who won the visitors’ choice award with her “Circles” quilt.
The NW Region has been left a legacy to provide a monetary award each year for 10 years to a member in the region who has been active in teaching members and/or YE groups. Each branch is invited to nominate a member; their names together with supporting evidence/ details will be forwarded to NW region to decide and a presentation is planned for the AGM in October. We have distributed ballot papers this evening for you to choose the nominee from Bolton. Please complete before you leave.
There are several interesting exhibitions in the region over the next few months. Please see the noticeboard. Some highlights are:
Nikki Parmenter who came to our meeting in March has an exhibition at the Silk Museum, Macclesfield to celebrate UK/India year of culture. Her silk peacock will be on display, she brought some of the feathers she had made for it to show us when she visited. 17th June – 8th September. She will be holding a workshop for us next year.
Gawthorpe’s Great Lady exhibition celebrates the life and work of Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth. It includes photos and personal objects rarely on display. Until 5th November.
The Capability Brown Festival continues at Tatton Park till 30th July, work by Cheshire and Manchester EG members inspired by the landscapes and gardens of Tatton. Further details: www.events.tattonpark.org.uk. More CB Festival work from the northern regions at Farfield Mill, Sedburgh until 30 July under the banner “Capability and Creativity”.
Ten Plus Textiles have exhibitions of contemporary art textiles at Salford Art Gallery, Peel Park, Salford M5 4WH until 5th Sept. Open Tues to Fri and Sat & Sun afternoons. Free admission. Also at Didsbury Parsonage, Didsbury M20 2RQ. 8 -30 July. Open daily.
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. Items for the sales table to Janet.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Northwest blog address is email@example.com
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