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Regional Day 2017 (Archive)

Click here to see photos of the Day taken by members.
Click here to see Nigel's photos of the Day
Click here to see the Rolling Slideshow shown on the day

Sunday May 14th 2017
Doors Open 10.0am - Welcome at 11.00am
Afternoon Lecture 2.30 pm
Tea and Cakes at end of day 4pm

For the last few years we have held our Regional Day at The Becket School, West Bridgford, Nottingham; this is a venue central to the Region providing good space and on-site Parking. 

We were, for the first time in 2017, able to utilize the whole of the Atrium in the Becket School, and the extra space was filled with Displays - see list to right.. 
A few more members volunteered to offer Taster Sessions with a range of techniques during the lunch hour; so more to see and do than last year.

The Madeira Lecture in the afternoon at 2.30 by Cathryn Walton
proved to be an interesting and informative insight into the Lives of the Women who produced the amazing Leek Embroidery.
See a few of Cathryn's slides here - click 'Present'

 Competition: Inspired by Leek Embroidery - 2 Branches - Derbyshire and Rutland & Stamford, chose to enter pieces by numerous of their members. There were 13 other entries

The Prize Winners were:

Judges Choices:

1st Prize “Inspired by Leek Embroidery” - Loraine Roselli  -  Market Harborough Branch

Highly Commended “Flower Frenzy”  Mary Healey  -  Derbyshire Branch

Member’s Choice: “Jacobean Tree of Life” - Sue Cork  -  ‘Layers of Stitch‘  -  Grantham

Click on: Members Challenge 2017 in next column under Displays - 2017 to see images.

Our new sponsors  - Aurifil -  will be provided 3 prizes.
This year we have also found Exhibition space in Leek and the Competition entries will be there for 7 weeks.  A few photos of the Exhibition can be viewed at:

Tickets for the Day remained the same - £12.50 for a full day including the afternoon Lecture.  Morning Only Tickets are £5.50 - these would give access to Traders etc.; whilst it was also possible to have tickets for the Lecture only at £7.50, bearing in mind that the Traders, Demonstrators & Stall holders do tend to pack away just after lunchtime. 

Information about our Speaker for 2018 - Sue Stone has now been sent to all Branches, along with details of the 2018 Members' Competition. 

Any other queries please contact:
Pam Keeling: 
t: 01332 523469
47 Draycott Drive, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0QE


The Book Stall will return:  This helps raise funds for the Region and keep Capitation Fees at a low level.     All books will be sold at £2.00 each

This raised a total of £343.35 but could increase as we are still trying to sell the surplus books and magazines.

Any queries please contact:  01332 523469


Sonia Clayton, beloved friend, fellow embroiderer and recent Regional Treasurer, died on New Years Day, 2017.  It was her wish that her sewing things be sold and the money raised sent to Hayward House Hospice where she spent 5 weeks or so just before she died. Her embroidery and sewing materials are to be sold at EM Regional Day to raise money for Hayward House Hospice.

This stall raised a total of £1102.00

VENUE  -  2017

The School is close to M1 and is on a regular bus route from Nottingham railway Station and Tram Terminus at Station Street.

Traders  -  2017

Nostalgia Beads
Camelot Crafts

 Displays  -  2017

Derbyshire Spinners, Weavers & Dyers
Nottinghamshire Lace Makers
Derbyshire Branch Workshop display
West Bridgford Branch - "The River"
Chesterfield Branch - Member's Cushions and Boxes.
Summer School

Members Challenge 2017

Branch Fundraising Stalls  -  2017

Leicestershire Branch  -  DIY Tombola
Trent & Erewash Branch - Susan's Stall
North Notts Branch  -  Buttons & Bows
Derbyshire Branch  -  "Leaves on a Ladder"
Lincolnshire Branch  -  Inspiration Pack Tombola
Northamptonshire Branch  -  to be arranged
Nottinghamshire Branch  -  Inspiration Packs
Hinckley Branch  -  Chinese Auction of Bags.

Taster Sessions - 2017

Were held in the Refectory. The Sessions were on the basis of “come and have a go” so not a formal workshop as such; members can drop in or out as they wish.

Crewel Work - Ana Geyer

Mandalas - Sandra Deacon

Ann Brammer - Fill-gap Cords

Diane Hemsley - Buttons

So far we have one volunteer for next year - more are needed.   Please consider sharing your particular skill with others.
Contact: Pam Keeling - if you are willing.