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The next meeting of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild is on Saturday 18th August 2018

 

The next meeting is a workshop with Sue Sercombe; “Make a Tote Bag”- A well known local tutor will show us how to design an embroidery that can be made into a book cover or a tote bag.

Cost £20 members and £25 visitors.  Contact course booking secretary     coursebooking@megonline.co.uk to book a place.

All TALKS & WORKSHOPS are held in All Hallows Centre, Greenhill Road, Liverpool L18 6JJ (Unless otherwise stated)

 


We have a tribute to Marie Stacey, who recently passed away, on Member’s Achievements

page. Also some photographs, so just click here to have a look…


Today some of our members were interviewed by “The Australian” newspaper, because the reporter Jacquelin Magnay heard that we were holding an exhibition to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook, Joseph Banks and the first voyage of HMS ENDEAVOUR. We had a very interesting afternoon in the Maritime Museum being photographed. Here are some photographs of the day, but Jason our photographer has promised to send us the pictures he took. “The Australian” will be published on 25th August, so watch this space for updates!


 

 

Royal Mail have brought out a new stamp to celebrate our exhibition!!


Ruby Porter is in full swing with her Threading Dreams exhibition and Sreepur charity stall in Liverpool Town Hall until 24th August. Why not pay her a visit? There are wonderful bargains to be had in cards and gifts. Yesterday Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr Christine Banks arrived to take a look…………

Sreepur charity exhibition in Liverpool Town Hall, Aug 2018

Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr. Christine Banks with Rubina Porter MBE at Sreepur charity exhibition in Liverpool Town Hall, Aug 2018


There is an exhibition of textile art by Textile 21 at Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead at the moment. The exhibition will be on until 9th September, but we have some photos if you click on this link.

ON THE EDGE OF POSSIBILITIES by Teresa Jones, Textile 21, Aug 2018. Acrylic paint, various fabrics and thread

ON THE EDGE OF POSSIBILITIES by Teresa Jones, Textile 21, Aug 2018. Acrylic paint, various fabrics and thread


Chair’s Chat for August is available, just follow the link


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

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