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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 18th March 2017

We have a change to our meeting  and there will be no Bring and Stitch session this month.

10am – 12.30pm      Free workshop to be led by Margaret Smith for participants who attended Kaffe Fassett patchwork workshop on how to make up their quilts.

12.30pm – 1.30pm  Presentation by Kim Parkman and Marie Stacey on the future of Merseyside Branch, followed by question & answer session. It is important for all members to attend, if possible, as there are very important issues to think about.

1.30pm        Lunch break

2pm – 4pm TALK by N.Wales EG “Sharing Good Practice”. The speakers are Moya McCarthy, Ronnie White and Linda Beagan. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear highly-talented embroiderers sharing their ideas and showing us their work. Visitors are very welcome to attend the Talk. Cost £3 members/ £5 visitors.

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


We have lots of photos from the recent Preston EG exhibition held in Garstang. Just follow this link to have a look.

LEMONADE by Yvonne Dowling, Preston EG exhibition, Barton Grange 2017

LEMONADE by Yvonne Dowling, Preston EG exhibition, Barton Grange 2017

 

Reminder to book now for our N.E.C. trip. Only a few seats left!

On Thursday 16th March 2017 we are planning a trip to N.E.C. Birmingham. Cost £30 per person, which includes entrance to 3 shows. For further details and how to book a seat please see poster on WHATS ON


New!  FREE Stitch and Sew sessions at Abakhan, Liverpool

Join us for ‘Stitch & Sew’ at Mostyn & Liverpool stores starting in March 2017! They are FREE weekly sessions to meet people with a similar interest – bring your stitching or sewing projects along and enjoy! (hand stitching and sewing only)

Everyone welcome – all levels and abilities. No booking required just turn up!

Liverpool launches Tuesday 7th March 

See more info by following this link


On Saturday we attended a Workshop with Shelly Rhodes and Fabulous Fragments” It was a very busy workshop with an excellent tutor and lots of interesting results. If you could not attend and would like to see some photos and an account of the day just click here to follow the link.

"Fabulous Fragments" workshop with Shelley Rhodes 2017

“Fabulous Fragments” workshop with Shelley Rhodes 2017


Karen Scott, recent graduate from Hope University and 2015 joint Bursary winner, has some of her work featured in LOVERPOOL exhibition held in the Gallery 57-69 Victoria St, Liverpool L1 6DE until 19th February 2017. Follow this link to see more photos of the exhibition.

ANALYSE THIS by Karen Scott, LOVERPOOL exhibition, Liverpool, Feb 2017

ANALYSE THIS by Karen Scott, LOVERPOOL exhibition, Liverpool, Feb 2017

 


We have photographs of two of the beautiful quilts which were designed by Gill Roberts and Alice Bradley at the Kaffe Fassett Workshop held in Dec 2016. If any other workshop participants have completed their quilts please send us some photos- we would love to see them! Have a look at our Kaffe Fassett Workshop photos here to see larger versions.

completed Kaffe Fassett quilt by Gill Roberts

completed Kaffe Fassett quilt by Gill Roberts

completed Kaffe Fassett quilt by Alice Bradley

completed Kaffe Fassett quilt by Alice Bradley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wirral EG’s 20th Birthday exhibition is taking place at the moment until 5th March 2017 in Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. If you can’t get over to the Gallery to see it in person, we have some wonderful photos of the exhibits here…. or click on Other Exhibitions page

(detail) HARE by Linda Herbert, hand dyed ground and sculpted fur fabric with hand embroidery

(detail) HARE by Linda Herbert, hand dyed ground and sculpted fur fabric with hand embroidery

 


Our Young Embroiderers have been to Liverpool Town Hall to meet  Lord Mayor Cllr. Roz Gladden and present the cushion they made for the Lady Mayoress’ Parlour, which she was delighted to receive. More photos here……..

Members of Merseyside YE presented Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr. Roz Gladden with a cushion for Lady Mayoress' Parlour, Jan 2017

Members of Merseyside YE presented Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr. Roz Gladden with a cushion for Lady Mayoress’ Parlour, Jan 2017

                                                                             


Spring
Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –         
   When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;         
   Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush         
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring         
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
   The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush         
   The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush         
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.         
 
What is all this juice and all this joy?         
   A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,         
   Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,         
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,         
   Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.
 
 Gerard Manley Hopkins