Regional Day 2017
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.
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:
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
This year we have also found Exhibition space in Leek and the Competition entries will be there for 7 weeks.
Photos of the Leek Exhibition.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
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 - email@example.com if you are willing.