Friday, 17 November 2017

November Meeting

Decorative and Useful 


Many thanks must go to Gill Gregory for such an entertaining and informative glimpse into the world of retail with her fascinating talk about her shop, Craft N Sew On. 

There was clearly a lot of love in the room for Gill as so many Guild members were former customers of her shop on the Pershore Road in Stirchley.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could still  pop in there for all our embroidery shopping? 

But now that we've had such a fascinating insight into the ups and (often hilarious) downs of owning an embroidery shop, there must be someone out there who wants to start one of their own? 


Ruby Squares

Don't forget to pick up your canvas and get busy creating a ruby square for our 40th anniversary display. If you haven't yet collected a canvas they'll still be available at our December meeting. 
 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

November Meeting Monday 13th welcoming the Decorative not Useful - Gill Gregory

Tonight we will hear from our own Gill Gregory who will be talking about her experiences working with the Decorative not Useful.

This is bound to be fascinating  and great preparation for the December competition 'using decorative needlework requirements'

The raffle tonight is silver - please do see Janette for tickets and if you can, bring along a contribution for the raffle which continues to be popular and fun.  

Do see Margaret and ask about upcoming workshops, Richard Box is a sell out so don't risk missing the next day school with Maria Thomas on March 24.  At only £25 to members they are great value and are always fun filled days.  If you haven't been to a day school before why not put your toe in the water, they are accessible for all levels of ability and it's a good chance to get to know fellow members.

Also tonight we will be giving you all the opportunity to sign up for the Great Tea Rota please see Lorna on your way in for this fabulous opportunity to show off your baking and tea making skills.

See you all at 7 for 7.30. 


If you're new to the Guild, visitors are welcome, and the first session is free and we will tell you about ongoing fees. Please see here for details of where we meet. See you there!

Monday, 6 November 2017

Ruby anniversary & Ruby Squares

We are celebrating forty years as a branch next year and to mark this event we are all producing Ruby Squares.  The canvas squares are being provided so if you haven't already please pick one up at the next meeting.

The squares are all 6x6 inches, the rest is up to you!

To attach the finished piece to the frame consider working on fabric 10x10 inches, if you are not sure how to attach the finished piece to the frame make sure you leave at least a 2" border and bring the finished work to a meeting, help will be at hand.

The suggested DMC threads are 814-817, but this is only a guide please use whatever you threads and resources you wish.

Here a couple of examples, (sorry the colours don't show too well due to the lighting and camera but you get the idea!)



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Library Saturday 4 November

We will be in our normal spot on the Mezzanine floor above the library cafe from 11 am until about 2 pm (don't forget the library does not open until 11 am).  Everyone is welcome to join us to bring any stitching projects you are working on whether you need a bit of help or encouragement or just want to join in the social event and carry on with your project. We will have fabric and threads available if you want to join in, there will be a chance to add a butterfly to our beautiful Butterfly Garden. 

Friday, 20 October 2017

Richard Box Requirement list



Don't forget to see Margaret at the November meeting to see if there are any last minute spaces for this workshop on November 25th.




Monday, 16 October 2017

October 2017 - AGM, Christmas cards and all that!!

Bernadette led us through the AGM, Officers and Committee members were confirmed.  The minutes will be available shortly.

Meriel led us through an exciting project for making Christmas cards, yes it is that time already.  Thanks Meriel for a great session.
















We were able to see a couple of Examples of Ruby Squares, now its over to you - to be as creative as you like.  Any members who did not pick up there canvass can collect one next month, you only have until February so lets get busy!

The fabulous Bronze raffle was won by Janet Lee and Jean Haynes - well done and thanks as ever to the creators of the bags and all of those who contributed.


We saw examples of finished work from Westhope, well done to Meriel Hutton and Anne Watts.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Electrica Exhibition

Three of our members Marion Plumb, Anne Watts and Angie Attwood are Exhibiting their work with Electrica at Solihull  Core Gallery.
For more details see Electrica


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

September meeting and Maria Thomas

A great opportunity to listen to Maria and see some splendid examples of her work.

Don't forget to signup for the dayschool 'Paper, Fabric and Found object Runner or Strip Quilt' with Maria  March 24 - do see Margaret at the next meeting.






Monday, 9 October 2017

Westhope 2017


Looking at this smiley line up I would say a good time was had by all.  Looking forward to seeing some fab work at show and share in the coming weeks!








Saturday, 7 October 2017

Monday 9 October Meeting and AGM, Christmas cards and sign up for Richard Box workshop

Busy night ahead and we will start the AGM 7.30 promptly.

We will have the chance to work on a Christmas card and have some great ideas to take away and produce many more for friends and family. The requirements were posted on Thursday, just scroll down or click on the 'requirements' on the right hand tab to go straight to it.





The raffle tonight is bronze- please do see Janette for tickets and if you can, bring along a contribution for the raffle which continues to be popular and fun.  Don't forget all of the bag contents are generously given by members and winners continue to have a great deal of enjoyment from the content .  

Tonight we will be looking for members to sign up to  create a bag for next  year, it is great to be involved and if you have previously then do have another go, there are lots of colours to get through.

The raffle tonight will still be BRONZE, the change to black/white will be 2018 - sorry for any confusion.

Our members survey said 20 members out of 21 'loved' Richard Box, so what a great chance to sign up for Richard's day school on October 25.  Do see Margaret and ask about upcoming workshops - at only £25 they are great value and are always fun filled days.  If you haven't been to a day school before why not put your toe in the water, they are accessible for all levels of ability and it's a good chance to get to know fellow members.

See you all at 7 for 7.30. 


If you're new to the Guild, visitors are welcome, and the first session is free and we will tell you about ongoing fees. Please see here for details of where we meet. See you there!