Tuesday, 27 September 2016
AGM & Yarndale
Welcome back after the Summer break! It's a very busy start to the month. Our AGM held on 19th September saw a new committee elected: Claire Ketteman takes the role of Chair with Jill Maloney as Vice Chair. Sally McGonigle is our new Secretary and Jane Filby and Jan Haigh have agreed to share the role of Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Clare Hutchinson is taking responsibilty for the 2017-18 programme and we are all looking forward to some great speakers and tutors! Enid Pyrah and Elizabeth Johnston remain in post as Publicity and IT reps respectively. Other members of the committee are Sue Ingles and Sue Sissling. Thank you to Brigida Martino for all her support as Secretary over the last 3 years.
Almost without pause for breath, we set up our stand at Yarndale 24-25th September. Our large-scale community projects drew lots of admiration and provided the perfect starting point for a conversation about the Guild. It was lovely to have the space to display the Broughton Road Story Cloths, the StArt in the Dales map and the Capability Brown picture all together. On a much smaller scale - the "Inchies" project was fabulous display of the range of talents within the group.
Saturday was so busy that most people didn't have time to stop and sew, but Sunday had a more relaxed feel and we were busy for most of the day with our drop-in workshop making Paisely Pickles. Some people even asked if they could buy the samples we had made for the show!
Thank you to everyone who helped prepare, set-up and volunteer on the stand. It was a fantastic advertisement for the Embroiderers' Guild.