Thursday, March 22, 2018

A delayed march newsletter

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      March 2018


Regional Day

 We need final numbers tonight for our Regional Day on 21st April at the Wellington Park Hotel, Leyland.  The tickets are £26 including lunch.  If you wish to attend, please give your names to Sheelagh.  There are two competitions of interest at regional day: The Rose Bowl competition on the theme of “Our Beautiful North West”, and the Autofill Award for “Excellence in Embroidery”. More details of the conditions and judging criteria are on the notice board.   Both competitions will be judged at the regional day.

The National AGM this year is in Milton Keynes on Saturday 14th April. Details on the noticeboard.

The NW region journal will be published in April, price £1.

Exchange Visit.

We will be visiting Merseyside branch on Saturday 16th June in the afternoon.   We have our three members who will speak for about 20 minutes each about their embroidery experience and show examples of their work.  All members are invited to go along in support and to meet Merseyside branch members and see what they do. We don’t get many opportunities to meet with EG members of other branches or see how they run their meetings, so this should be an enjoyable occasion. Details of the venue and times, etc nearer the date.   They hope to visit us in 2019.


There doesn’t appear to be much going on regarding exhibitions at the moment. If you hear of any interesting exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please let Sheelagh know.  In the meantime:

Ten Plus Textiles are having exhibition in the Atkinson Gallery, Lord St, Southport from 7th April – 15th July.  Open Mon – Sat 10am to 4pm. 

Glossop EG have an exhibition of their work until 23 March at Jobling Gowler Solicitors, 250 Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 8AD, open weekdays 9.30 – 4.30pm.

Our Bolton blog:
We now have Facebook pages for Bolton and NW Region. Please ‘like us’ to help publicise the Guild
and our activities.
If you have any spare hand made cards for birthdays, please give to Ann.
Raffle prizes are always welcome.  Please see Janet if you have anything.
If there are any library books you think would be suitable for us, please tell Linda. (An ISBN would be helpful).  Anything for the sales table please give to Karen.

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