Thursday, July 18, 2019

Annual Meal

Tuesday evening was bright and sunny. A number of us sat in the garden with a Kir Royal ,engaged in a short EGM and then moved into the restaurant for our Annual Meal.Below a few pictures to remind us.....Finally our journey home  was made more memorable with a spectacular view of a partial eclipse of the moon.

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      July 2019
The theme of the Molly’s Cup competition for our September meeting is “Explore Summer” - using two different stitches of your choice and any technique.
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 Rose Bowl competition is “Twist it, Turn it”.  Please ask for an entry form if you want one.
 In 2020 the region 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!
The Creative Craft show is on 5-7 September at Event City, near the Trafford Centre.  The winning entries from the Madeira embroidery competition 2019 will be on display.
Lytham St Annes EG have an exhibition of their work “Be Inspired”, 9 – 11 August.  St Paul’s church, Lake Rd N, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1AG.
Gawthorpe Hall
Bottom of Form
 11 July  until 3 November.  ‘Strands of Place and Time’
  The exhibition explores and shares new perspectives on cultural heritage and migration in response to world textiles in the collection with new textile, film and ceramic work by Alice Kettle, Jane McKeating, Elnaz Yazdani, Nigel Hurlstone and Poppy Cartwright on display alongside Omaid’s dramatic textile installation yarn bombing the stairs.
Strands of Place and Time is part of the 2019 British Textile Biennial.  Alice Kettle is the new president of the EG

Gawthorpe 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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