Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Saturday, 12 June 2021

Embroiderers Guild AGM


On 5 June, the Embroiderers Guild held it's AGM. Over 200 members attended an interesting two hour Zoom session. 

Neil Hitchens explained the financial position and described the "deadly fall in income" as over 30% of the membership chose not o renew during the pandemic. 

Alex Messenger told members that the branches that had become independent stitch groups would receive £250 start up grants and that these had already been paid to some groups. She also suggested that the Trustees hoped that they might make a further payment once the finances had been fully assessed. 

Anthea Godfrey spoke enthusiastically about the activities of the Guild during the previous year.  She highlighted the  support given to six scholars and showed some of their excellent works. There had been several important bequests to the Guild including work from Valerie Campbell Harding, Muriel Best and Shirley Ashmead. In February 2021, Buxton Museum and Art Gallery had been asked to dispose of their Textile Collection and the Embroiderers Guild has selected 30 pieces that will enter the collection.  

Anthea Godfrey spoke about the future of the guild.  There will be many e-books and e-Exhibitions.  Embroidery Magazine will be digitised from its inception to the present. There will be a Speakers Hub as part of the revamped website and an improved members area. 

Alex Messenger announced that the upcoming Membership subscription will be £38. With a further cost of £20 for Thread IT, and (when it is launched) £20 to become a Friend of the Collection. Affiliated groups will benefit from Insurance , Folio loans and Group subscriptions for Stitch magazine. 

Despite the recent difficulties, the Trustees have put together realistic and positive proposals for teh Guild's future.

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Meeting 6 June 2021

The group met on Zoom and members showed their work to date.  There is some lovely work and there are some great ideas for presentation.  A new schedule of meetings is to be published soon. Stay tuned in for details. 


Friday, 4 June 2021

Meetings Saturday 5 June

There will be meetings on Saturday at 10.30 and at 3.30.

Please note that the Embroiderers Guild AGM is online at 2.30

Wednesday, 26 May 2021

May Newsletter


You can read the Chair's letter HERE

There are new stitches to explore and details of the new committee.  Exhibition have started and you find out about them in the newsletter. 

Wednesday, 19 May 2021



29th July - 1st August 2021
The NEC, Birmingham


Gradually, things are opening up and The Festival of Quilts is ready to have its exhibition, workshops and sales tables up and running in Birmingham.  Tickets are on sale now.  

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Megastitchers - The Relaunch

Megastitchers is now an independent Stitch Group, affiliated to the Embroiderers Guild. Zoom session swill be offered until July and we hope to have face-to-face sessions (within guidance regulations) from September. Watch this space for details of meetings and a September - December programme.