Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Embroiderers' Guild at the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch Show at the NEC

As in previous years, the Embroiderers' Guild will have a presence at this year's Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch show at the NEC. As well as showcasing the work of local branches, talking to people about what the Guild does (and hopefully attracting some new members!), the 'Stitching a Welcome to the Athletes of the World' postcards will be on display. They have received a lot of media attention, and have gone down well whenever they've been showed.

The exhibition is on the 21st to 24th of March, at the NEC. The Sewing for Pleasure and Hobbycrafts shows are on at the same time, in neighbouring halls. If you've not been before, it really is a must-visit, there are so many amazing techniques on show, lovely supplies to buy, and a chance to catch up with friends and exhibitors you have met previously.

The region are looking for help with running the stall:
  • Are you able to help man the stand on any day of the show? As the postcards are going to be displayed in a separate area opposite the main stand, more volunteers than usual are needed. In previous years, volunteering has also given free access to the show on the day you volunteer. I've not had it confirmed that this is the case this year, so it would be worth checking, but it seems likely.
  • Do you have some of your own embroidery that can be displayed on the stand? The branch are contributing the 25th anniversary squares, which will be a great promotional opportunity for Birmingham, as lively, interesting textile displays always attract visitors.
Birmingham Embroiders Guild Exhibition 30 May 2011 (24) - St Martin's Church Exhibition
One of the 25th Anniversary Squares that will be on display
If you are either interested in volunteering, or lending your work to be displayed, could you please email birminghamembroiderersguild@gmail.com, and I will pass your email on to the relevant members of regional committee. If you could do this ASAP, it would be greatly appreciated, as the committee want to start finalising arrangements.

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