Birmingham Branch Notices January 2015
We would like to wish a happy New Year to everyone from all of the committee. We are looking forward to an exciting and busy year and can’t wait to hear from Meriel and Janet tonight about their work. Please everyone extend a warm welcome also to Stephanie Harper our regional chair.
National Guild Organisation: Those of you on email should have received a copy of the proposed changes, if not there are some spare copies here tonight please take one.
The national AGM Birmingham Library is on Sat 11th April if you want to come don’t forget to book your place. The form was in the Contact magazine and the address to send it to is Embroiderers Guild house, 1Kings Road, Surrey, KT 12 2RA. We will definitely be having an exhibition of our branch’s work which will be placed in the theatre. Pieces will be covered by the Guild’s insurance. We still don’t know definitely about space and facilities but will be discussing at our next committee meeting this month, so should have clear instructions for the next meeting. Be thinking about what you might like to include.
Regional Day is happening on Saturday 20th June 2015,10 till 4 pm, Leaminton Spa. The Madeira Lecture is by Nicola Jarvis on Goldwork and the competition is All that Glisters is Not Gold. The Young Embroiderer’s Competition is Bright and Shiny. Tickets will be approxiamately £18 with an optional meal for £8. If you would like to go to the day and they are well worth it, see Clare.
The final deadline for Tolkien pieces is the February meeting so that they can be put together in time for the AGM
Library first Saturday of the month 11 am hopefully some of you will be able to join us in February.
The list for individual members who are willing to lend their own equipment is available tonight please use it if you want to get involved with this. If for example you have an embellisher you are willing to lend you would add that with your contact details. Another member could then approach you individually.
Thank you for your response to the brief survey of Branch members Heather is collating responses and we will feed back to you all soon.
Please keep supporting the raffle and volunteer for a bag if you haven’t had a chance to do so. Colours can be found on the blog, or by asking Lorna, but the colour for February is orange so please bring contribution in that colour if you can at the February Meeting.
Thank you to Tina who is joining the branch subgroup for The Regional Day 2016 We still need a volunteer for Cocomad joining Angela Bernadette and Jayne. Please think about it we had such fun together last year and will be organising a meeting soon.
February’s meeting is colour Story with Edwina MacKinnon; Edwina will be sharing with us her passion for colouring fabrics, and the methods she uses to dye and paint cloth.
Don’t forget our Saturday Day Schools and see Margaret if you are interested. The next day is on 28th March and is ‘Basically Speaking with Art Van Go’; learn to use a range of materials for building up a surface. On 27th June it is tantalizing textile tag books with Angie Hughes. The workshops are always friendly and fun and very supportive and uncompetitive so think about coming along.
We hope you enjoy this evening; you will no doubt be inspired by the work of our two speakers
Bernadette on behalf of the committee