Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April meeting

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      April 2018
     Our next workshop at Bank Top Chapel is on 12 May when Colourcraft will be coming to show us their products and how we can use them to enhance our embroidery.  The cost is £20.  Please give your names and payment to Clare.
Our Summer meal will take place at the Ridgmont in Horwich, as before, on 17th July.  More details next month.
The NW region journal should be available next month, 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. They hope to visit us in 2019


If you hear of any 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. 

   Blackburn Festival of Makers will take place 12 & 13 May.  Lots of events around the town centre.         Our speaker last month, Bella May Leonard, had an installation last year in the Cathedral and
showed us some slides of this work during her talk.

“Slaves of Fashion”, work by the Singh Twins at the Walker Art gallery, Liverpool explores the history of Indian textiles, Empire, enslavement and luxury consumerism and the contemporary relevance of these issues today.   Until 20 May.

The Lowry has an innovative exhibition called Edit.02 Thread using digital techniques to turn biodata into a large quilt!

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.

Guild website:

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