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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 17th September 2016

From 10.00am – 12 noon we have a TALK “Ashanti Inspirations” by Magi Relph & African Fabrics, an opportunity to learn about the culture of West Africa Cost £3 members/ £4 visitors for TALK ONLY.

From 1.00pm – 4.00pm there will be a WORKSHOP with Magi Relph “Creative with Strip Cloth” We will make a small wall hanging, bag or book cover using strip cloth and various embellishing techniques FULL DAY cost £10 members/ £15 visitors. Visitors are welcome to Talk and Workshop, but booking is essential. To book a place contact Helen coursebooking@megonline.co.uk

  All Talks and Workshops are  held in All Hallows Church Hall, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ, unless otherwise stated.


 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.

Members – buy your tickets from Helen- coursebooking@megonline.co.uk. 

Visitors- buy your tickets for the Kaffe Fassett event here-

Eventbrite - Kaffe Fassett's "Glorious Colour" Lecture

Message to everyone attending Kaffe Fassett Workshop. If you would like to buy Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Morocco book it is cheaper at Amazon Books UK. Click on the link to have a look.


Pat Stock has been a member of Embroiderers’ Guild for a long time. On Friday 19th  August 2016 she was presented with her 50 year gold badge and certificate by MEG Chair Kim Parkman at Richard Box Talk. Congratulations Pat!

Pat Stock is presented by Kim Parkman with her certificate to celebrate 50 years as a member of Embroiderers' Guild

Pat Stock is presented by Kim Parkman with her certificate to celebrate 50 years as a member of Embroiderers’ Guild


We have been privileged to spend a weekend in the company of Richard Box, with an evening Talk on Friday and a full day ” Daisies” Workshop on Saturday. To have a look just click here….

Richard Box Talk at MEG, August 2016

Richard Box Talk at MEG, August 2016

Richard Box sample "Daisies" embroidery at Richard Box "Daisies" Workshop, August 2016

Richard Box sample “Daisies” embroidery at Richard Box “Daisies” Workshop, August 2016


Saturday 6th August was National Stitch Day. Vicky, Val and Hilary went to stitch at Speke Hall on a glorious sunny day. We met some lovely visitors who were interested to see what we were doing, and we gave them info about our guild. Speke Hall were celebrating Beatrix Potter, so we embroidered Peter Rabbit’s coat. Lots of children came to talk to us and they all knew the story. Why not come and join us next year on National Stitch Day! Some photos of the day can be seen here…..

MEG at National Stitch Day 2016, Speke Hall, Liverpool

MEG at National Stitch Day 2016, Speke Hall, Liverpool


 

We have been on a very interesting backstage visit to Everyman Theatre, Liverpool today. If you would like to have a look at what we saw there just click on the link

MEG members and visitors in the Everyman Theatre, July 2016

MEG members and visitors in the Everyman Theatre, July 2016


 

“60 Glorious Years”

Our very successful MEG exhibition “60 Glorious Years”  held in the magnificent setting of Liverpool Cathedral has now ended. However we have photographs of all the exhibits on MEG Exhibitions page or click here to view them…..

MEG 60 Glorious Years exhibition, May 2016

MEG 60 Glorious Years exhibition, May 2016


 

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