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Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild 1956 – 2016
The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 19th November 2016
…….and what’s more Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr.Roz Gladden will be visiting our Winter Fair!
Glorious Colour- an evening with Kaffe Fassett
2nd December 2016 at 7 pm in Capstone Theatre, Shaw St, Liverpool L6 1HP. The Kaffe Fassett Lecture is designed to inspire and motivate. The presentation highlights work from Kaffe’s latest projects, including his patchwork quilt, fabric, needlepoint, mosaic, painting and knitting designs and it will inspire you to create.
Please note:- Tickets will not be available to buy on the door.
Visitors- buy your tickets for the Kaffe Fassett event here-
2 places have just become available for the Kaffe Fassett Workshop which will be held from 10am – 4pm on Saturday 3rd December 2016 in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Rd, Liverpool L18 6JJ. cost £50 For further details and to book a place please contact Helen firstname.lastname@example.org
In Chester Cathedral until 27th October 2016 is an exhibition showing the work of local craftspeople and guilds. There are over 150 exhibits on display in this free exhibition, and you may have a little taster by clicking here…
There is a new exhibition at World of Glass in St Helens. It started on 3rd September and is on until 4th November. “Light Fantastic” by Textile 21. Have a look at some photos of it here…
A Legacy of Stitches A Legacy of Stitches is what we leave behind; the imprint of our very soul that lasts beyond our time. The heart that quilts knows, oh, so well the peace that can be found, as needle meets with fabric, for there is no sweeter sound. Whether quiet piecing done by hand or on our sewing machine, there’s rhythm to our stitches as we sew along each seam. Those stitches tell the story of our lives as they unfold as we think of quilts that Grandma made with stories left untold. The humdrum of our daily lives grows elegant and grand, when we start to cut the pieces, then stitch the fabric in our hands. And whatever is the reason for the quilts we piece and sew, and whoever is the maker, there is one thing that we know. Each quilt is full of memories, and is a treasured thing. If quilts could talk, imagine how some quilts would surely sing! For some quilts are sewn in happy times and others when we’re sad, and some are sewn in laughter and others when we’re mad. Some are sewn to warm us, and some sewn just for fun, and some are “works in progress” that never quite get done! Some quilts are sewn for beauty, a quilt made just for “show”, but the heart of the true quilter is the one who really knows~ That no matter how the quilt is stitched, we leave our mark in time. This Legacy of Stitches is what we leave behind. © Sandra E. Andersen 2001-2012