Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Feb Meeting

Apologies again for this delay. After the meeting I dashed home to complete my packing and was then off to Cyprus at 5.00am. However the meeting was well worthwhile. Sue Sercombe and her husband came over from the Wirral  on quite a miserable night, to talk to us. Sue brought along a vast aray of pieces of work and many of them were passed around for closer inspection. She shared her love of embroidery and textiles but admitted that she had not concentrated on one technique, rather trying all that was on offer.,This is something to which I concur. Some of her pieces were clothing and members modelled them with grace. No one attempted to wear the wedding dress that Sue made for her daughter but we heard stories about its construction and reconstruction and then why and how it was washed!!! Sue spoke without notes and we were quite disappointed when Brenda had to draw thw time to her attention. I believe we could have been there all night.

Embroiderers’ Guild – Bolton Branch      February 2020
This Saturday, 22 February is our next Saturday Stitchday.  A chance to work on your current projects or try something new with support and encouragement from other members.  Carole will lead a demo on papermaking so please bring an apron and plastic table covering.
  On 21 March we welcome Rachel Singleton (who came to our October meeting) for an exciting   workshop.  See the poster or Julie’s email for photos of her work and what we could be making. The cost of this workshop is £30.  £10 deposit when booking and full payment by 17th March.
  All Saturday events take place at Bank Top Chapel, Ashworth Lane, Bolton.
The national Members’ Challenge for 2019/20 is “My Favourite Things” – people, places, mementos, etc.  Details on the Guild website, you will need to log in. 
This year’s regional day is in Liverpool on 25 April and the Rosebowl competition theme is “All you need is Love”.  Tickets are £30 including lunch, please see Sheelagh if you wish to attend.  See the poster for details of speakers, traders, etc.  Competition entry forms are available. If anyone thinks they are now entitled to a 25 year badge, please see Brenda or Sheelagh.                                                
 Unfortunately, the National AGM is on the same date, in Birmingham.
Manchester HOME gallery: Work from the first Greater Manchester open arts exhibition including some pieces by Marion.  Until 29th March.
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. ‘An English Lady’s Wardrobe’ 70 outfits and accessories showing changing fashions from Edwardian times to WW11. 23 Nov – 1March.
Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. ‘Tapestries’ – an exhibition of textiles from the Whitworth’s collection of tapestries including historical and contemporary examples. Until 1 March.
Preston EG are having an open day on 4th April including a talk by Valerie Wartelle.  See poster.
The Palm House at Sefton Park, Liverpool is hosting an exhibition by the L/P based Contemporary Threads group, using the Palm house itself as their inspiration.    9-18 March, open 10-5pm.

If you have any items for the sales table, please give them to Karen.  Please don’t just leave items.
If you hear of any exhibitions or events that you think may be of interest to us, please tell Sheelagh.

Birthday Cards: Ann still needs of cards for members birthdays.  Please, if you have any handmade cards or you       can make some can you give them to her.

Our Bolton blog: begstitchers.blogspot.com  
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