Thursday, June 20, 2019

June meeting.

I was saddened to miss that last meeting and my photo buddy Ann was also away. I believe we were both in Spain but in differing resorts. I hope to be sent some photos and a report but below is the bulletin.

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      June 2019
This Saturday is the National Day of Stitch for 2019. The theme this year is HOME and we are hoping to have a display and stitch activity making birdhouses at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery from 10.30am -3pm.  Please come along for part of the day to support our branch. There is no charge to park in the Octagon multi storey car park at weekends.
Our next meeting on July 16 will be our summer meal at Ridgmont House.  Please make your menu choices and payments tonight and hopefully the sun will shine on us again.
On September 28th, the combined NW Regional day and AGM is at the Crofters Hotel in Garstang. The speaker is Val Hughes and the tickets cost £29. If you wish to attend, please give your names to Sheelagh.  You can attend the AGM only in the morning free of charge. The theme for the Rosebowl competition is “Twist it, Turn it” and entry forms are on the table near the noticeboard.  Entry forms for the Aurifil award for “Excellence in Embroidery” are also there.
 In 2020 we will revert to separate days for each event and the Regional Day will be in Liverpool on 25th April. Merseyside EG promise us a good day!

Textile 21 have a touring exhibition, “On the Edge of ….”  at Chester Cathedral 5 – 30 June. The works are all based around the theme of the sea.

Lytham St Annes EG have an exhibition of their work “Be Inspired”, 9 – 11 August.  See poster.

There are several exhibitions this year at Gawthorpe Hall to mark the 60th anniversary of Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth establishing her unique textile collection as a trust.  Information on the noticeboard. They have also launched a range of home and gift products inspired by the textiles in their collection. Details -

If you have any items for the sales table, please give them to Karen or Julie.  Please don’t just leave items on the table.
If you hear of any exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please tell Sheelagh.
Ann would welcome hand-made greetings cards to add to her stock for members’ birthdays.

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