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will be held on
Saturday 20th October 2018
Plan for the day-
11am – 1pm. Bring & Stitch FREE Visitors welcome
1pm – 2pm. Lunch. Please bring your packed lunch. Tea & coffee are available.
2pm -4pm Merseyside Branch A.G.M. followed by a Talk by Jackie Memory “Sewing for Dementia. An overview of Soroptimist International with reference to the dementia craft in South Wales. Members £3/ Visitors £5. Visitors welcome to the Talk.
All TALKS & WORKSHOPS are held in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ (Unless otherwise stated)
Our ENDEAVOUR exhibition is up and running in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and will continue until 4pm Friday 28th September 2018. So come and see it soon before you miss the boat!! The ENDEAVOUR exhibition commemorates the 250th anniversary of the first voyage of discovery made in HMS ENDEAVOUR by Captain Cook and Joseph Banks.
Chair’s Chat for September is available, just follow the link
Talk by Vicky Williams on the Embroiderers Guild Collection took place Saturday 15th September 2018 see photos here
The 100 Hearts exhibition has now started in Liverpool Cathedral. It continues until 7th October 2018. Have a look here to see some of the pieces featured but it is well worth a visit.
There is an exhibition in Ruthin Craft Centre until 23rd September 2018 about Audrey Walker. We saw some wonderful hand stitched embroideries by this woman who is in her ninetieth year. Well worth a visit, but we have some photos of the exhibition here…
All members were sent an email recently from EG HQ about paying annual subscriptions by Direct Debit. This email is misleading and does not apply to our members. Please continue to pay your annual subscription in the usual way. CEO Terry Murphy says-
This email is a mistake, not a scam. There is no breach of data security. It is a fall-out from our testing prior to going live with a new database. We are learning as we go along and, for us, commissioning the new database is in addition to the ‘day job’. Kirsten’s name appears on the email and, in common with all automated systems, will do so even when she is on leave or ill. In such circumstances her phone and inbox is monitored by other members of staff. Members can be reassured that there is no question of the Guild taking or being able to take a payment by DD unless we have a clear mandate to do so. Apologies to all.
The 70273 Project.
If you would like to become involved with this project to make blocks to commemorate 70273 physically and mentally disabled people who were murdered by the Nazis between January 1940 and August 1941, please click here or here for more information about the project. There will be an exhibition of quilts made from these blocks in St Bride’s Church, Percy St, Liverpool L8 7LT on Holocaust Memorial Day 27th January 2019.
CONTEMPORARY THREADS, a new textile arts group based in Liverpool
NW Regional Day 2018 was held in Leyland on Saturday 21st April 2018 and Merseyside Young Embroiderers’ won First, Second and Third prizes in the YE Kathleen Mansfield Award!! Well done Merseyside YE!! And congratulations to our YE Leader Val Heron!! Have a look at some photos of the day here….
Dilys Parry, one of our members, generously organised a trip to Kendal on Saturday 3rd
June to view the Quaker Tapestry. We had a very enjoyable day with sunshine all the way! The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre staff were very friendly and informative, and the cafe served delicious food as well! Unfortunately we were not permitted to photograph any of the embroideries, but many thanks to Gill Roberts for the lovely photographs of our group.
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