Monday, 11 August 2014

Time for Competition planning

As you know we have our own competitions twice a year, at the summer party and at out Christmas Meeting.

Last month we had 'Happy Days'
Margaret's Happy Days winning entry
In December our theme is Holidays. If you haven't entered before or for a long time it is a great chance to show your work to fellow members. The theme can be interpreted as widely as you like and knowing our members this will bring in a very wide range of work.

It might be a piece you have had tucked away for years or an item you have created especially for this competition. Any work is accepted, a long as it has some stitching - hand or machine; it can be a framed picture or a 3D extravaganza, a cushion or a bag.   

Voting is simple - dishes will be provided and a coin of any value counts as one vote (and swells our funds). Members can vote as many times as they wish and the entry with the most coins is announced during the meeting and the cup is handed over.


As well as our branch competitions members have joined in at other events:
Meriel's Regional Day entry

Anne's Uttoxeter prize winning piece

Other competitions you might be interested in include:


  • Regional Day 2015 - theme 'All That Glisters is not Gold' - due by 20th June 2015, no published size restriction yet
  • British Quilt and Stitch Village at Uttoxeter - five categories, entry form is here: http://www.quiltandstitchvillage.com/Media/quiltandstitchvillage/Assets/Entry%20Form%202015.pdf
    • Traditional Embroidery - Traditional techniques
    • Innovative Embroidery - non-Traditional techniques and/or materials
    • Three Dimensional category
    • Special Theme Category - British Royalty
    • Children's Category - open to an individual child or group of children aged up to 16
      • There are also quilt categories
  • The Members Challenge 2015 is also 'All that glisters' - possibility of a twofer there! 
  • There will also be a competition at Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch next year more details to follow
  • The Madeira competition at the Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch show next year is Glimpses Of Scotland, more info will be online from September. 
And a little advanced information 
  • our competition next summer is 'Inspired by the Folios' so come along in September to be inspired.

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