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Next meeting-

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.

ENDEAVOUR exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018

ENDEAVOUR exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018

 


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 Story of the EG Collection September 15th 2018

The Story of the EG Collection September 15th 2018


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.

HEART OF A WARRIER by Shannen McCusker, in memory of John McCrae, 100 Hearts exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018

HEART OF A WARRIER by Shannen McCusker, in memory of John McCrae, 100 Hearts exhibition, Liverpool Cathedral, Sept 2018

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…

(detail) TEMPTATION (THE COLLECTORS) by Audrey Walker, stitched textile, 2004

(detail) TEMPTATION (THE COLLECTORS) by Audrey Walker, stitched textile, 2004

Please note-

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

 
A group of stitchers who are members of the Quilters Guild and/or Embroiderers Guild have set up a new textile arts group, Contemporary Threads, which will meet at St Bride’s, Percy Street, LIVERPOOL L8 7LT in central Liverpool on the first Saturday of each month, from 10am – 2pm.
 
Any stitchers who are interested in textiles and mixed media are welcome to join. The aim of the group is to provide mutual inspiration for creating beautiful pieces; to encourage each other to stretch ourselves; and to share ideas and techniques.  We also aim to arrange occasional workshops and speakers.
 
You can join via the Facebook page, Contemporary Threads or by contacting the group’s Chair, Maggie Pearson  (email: maggie.pearson1@btinternet.com). 
 
COME AND JOIN US!
 

 

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….

Merseyside Young Embroiderers won First, Second and Third prizes Kathleen Mansfield Award at NW Regional Day, Leyland 2018. Awards presented by James Fox. Congratulations to all

Merseyside Young Embroiderers won First, Second and Third prizes Kathleen Mansfield Award at NW Regional Day, Leyland 2018. Awards presented by James Fox. Congratulations to all


 


Dilys Parry, one of our members, generously organised a trip to Kendal on Saturday 3rd

Dilys Parry in Kendal 2017

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.

 

 

 

MEG visit to Kendal to see the Quaker Tapestry, June 2017


Stitch Me a River by Ann Rogers, 1995

Stitch Me a River by Ann Rogers, 1995

Please note-

Copyright of uncaptioned images is that of the creators, in all instances the names are known to Embroiderers’ Guild