Friday, September 21, 2018

September meeting.

On Tuesdays meeting, I was flying over Africa having spent time in Namibia. Lots of insprational photos , as usual.I asked Brenda for a brief report and Carole added photos, In addition, the usual newslettter. Hope it all copies,,,,,

Show and Tell - Liz with some new designs for her Blackwork collection.
Barbara hiding behind her piece on Malta which she started at a Lilianne Taylor workshop. Also Brenda who had to adapt a piece which she scorched but by adding some painting and more stitches she actually enhanced it ! 
Mollys Cup - ‘Recycle, Resuse ‘, was won by Julie Cross with a cute hanging created from embroidery hoops to store sewing bits n bobs. It was very close and a pleasing amount of entries this year. 
I also presented Margaret Hilton with flowers to celebrate a special birthday .

.Well here is the report but Im yet to sort the photos,so will add the newsletter next and then play....
Guild website:
Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      September 2018
Welcome to our first meeting of the 2018/19 season.  Hope everyone enjoyed our lovely summer weather.  We have a varied programme to look forward to and there are copies of our programme for you to take and give to any friends who might want to join us.  There are also posters, please take one if you know of a shop, etc who could display one.
The Christmas competition at our meeting on December 18th will be your interpretation of “A Christmas Carol”, any carol, not the book of that name.
The national members’ challenge for 2018/19 is “Life’s Rich Pattern”.  Details are on the member’s section of the Guild website, you will need to log in.
The regional AGM is on 3 November at Barton Village Hall. All members are welcome. If you wish to go, please let Sheelagh know tonight or before 15th October.  This year the competition for the Broderers’ Cup is open to all members in the region.  You have been sent all the details by email but they are also on the noticeboard.

The National Celebration of Stitch was on Saturday 4th August.  Some members gathered at
 Bolton Hobbycraft store to stitch felt hearts.  Photos on the noticeboard.

Craft Fair.  We will be having a stall at the Triangle Craft Fair on 17th November.  We will also be running a workshop there.  Again, this is to promote the branch and raise funds, so we will need plenty of embroidered goods to sell. We have already started producing items and we will be making more this evening and at our 20 October Stitch Day at Bank Top.

A creative course in Contemporary Stitch is being held at the Triangle Centre, Church Rd starting 4th October.  Further details from

The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show takes place from 22-25 November.  Tyrers are again running a coach trip on 24th and tickets are £11 if more than 10 are booked.

Merseyside EG: “Endeavour” at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral from 22-29 September. Further details:

Natural Progression Textile Group: exhibition and sale of textile art on the theme of “freedom” at the Farmhouse Gallery, Astley Hall, Chorley PR7 1XA.  Open 12-3.30pm except Tuesdays and Thursdays.  7 - 30 September.

Alice Kettle has an exhibition at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester until 24 Feb 2019. ‘Thread Bearing Witness’ contains large textile works that consider migration and how individuals, groups and communities respond to it.

If you hear of any exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please tell Sheelagh 

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

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