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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 21st  January 2016

      2pm – 4pm  We are pleased to  present a Talk by Heather Wilson “Maker of Mad and Beautiful Things”.

Enjoy the highly entertaining and rich story of Heather’s life in textiles, including the story of her textile trip to India in  2002. Heather makes finely detailed personalised paintings, thought provoking, and sometimes funny decorative objects, collages and keepsakes, weavings and murals.

cost £3 members and £5 visitors. Visitors welcome!

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

     We held our Winter Fair 2016 on Saturday 19th November. It was a busy and enjoyable day in the picturesque Unitarian Church hall in Ullet Road. Lots of photos to see here or click on Group Events heading at the top of the page……

Marie and Helen with the Raffle stall at MEG Winter Fair 2016

Marie and Helen with the Raffle stall at MEG Winter Fair 2016

 

The winner of this year’s Traditional Stitch competition was Hilary McCormack with her Map of Ireland embroidered in blackwork. She used 32 different blackwork stitch patterns in this piece.

MAP OF IRELAND by Hilary McCormack, winning entry to Traditional Embroidery Competition 2016, blackwork

MAP OF IRELAND by Hilary McCormack, winning entry to Traditional Embroidery Competition 2016, blackwork


We filled a coach one recent Saturday to spend a day in Macclesfield at the Capability Brown exhibition held in the Silk Museum. We had a lovely day filled with laughter and cheer, and enjoyed our visit. If you would like to see some of the wonderful embroideries in the exhibition go to Other Exhibitions page, or click on the link

some of Merseyside Embroiderers Guild at the Capability Brown exhibition, Macclesfield 2016

some of Merseyside Embroiderers Guild at the Capability Brown exhibition, Macclesfield 2016


 

Sarah was presented with a beautiful flower arrangement as she left the committee after 12 years of service, October 2016

Sarah was presented with a beautiful flower arrangement as she left the committee after 12 years of service, October 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

 

 


 

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