ALL MEETINGS TAKE PLACE AT FOULDEN VILLAGE HALL, WHICH IS OPEN FROM 1PM UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED. TALKS START AT 2PM PROMPT.
Meetings take place on the second Saturday of the month unless otherwise specified.
We are able to keep subscription costs low partly thanks to the great support the sales table receives. Textile-related contributions are always welcome.
Spreading the workload is vital to the smooth running of the group so please sign up to help when you can. Volunteers are always needed for teas, tables and chairs, and to assist our speaker. If everyone takes a turn you should only have to do it once a year.
Many thanks to programme secretary Alyson Farmer for putting together such an interesting line-up.
Subs are £25 for the year. You can enrol at any time during the year with an appropriate reduction.
With the exception of the January meeting, workshops are extra (members have priority and places may be limited).
There is a Data Protection notice on the enrolment form which will require you to opt in to receiving updates and information from the group if you wish to do so.
As well as paying by cash or cheque there is now the opportunity to pay by BACS. Bank details are available with the enrolment form and if you do use this method of payment please email email@example.com to let us know that you have done so.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 10AM-4PM
Workshop with Gail Lawther, Noah’s Ark. www.gaillawther.co.uk
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2PM
Lizzie Wall, Just Sew Stories: a background to Lizzie’s work – stories that have inspired and fed her creative work. Lots of samples and finished pieces of colourful raw edge applique and free motion quilting.
Please bring along your summer challenge “If My Name Was A Flower” and work from any workshops you have attended.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 10AM-4PM
Workshop with Lizzie Wall, Silver Darlings. This brand new workshop is inspired by YOU – the members of Border Textile Group :-). After trying it out as a cushion at Harrogate Quilt Show (and winning first prize!) this will be the first time anyone anywhere has had this workshop. A premiere 🙂
Website and Instagram walllizzie
SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
From 10am-1pm there is another chance to get to grips with drawing led by our chairperson Theresa Wilkinson. There is no need to sign up for this workshop – just come along with pencils and paper. There is a small charge to cover our extra use of the hall.
2pm: Susie Finlayson, The Great Tapestry of Scotland. One of the world’s largest tapestries consisting of 160 hand stitched panels created by 1,000 stitchers and illustrating 12,000 years of Scottish history.
It’s a remarkable achievement: in an age of speed and technology, it has been created with wool and linen, slowly, methodically and with people coming together to share stories and create a record of their history.
It will be central to a brand new visitor experience, which will open in Galashiels in 2020, celebrating the creative talents of the stitchers, the story of Scotland and its people, and the wider textiles’ story in the Borders. In addition to the Tapestry with interactive displays and audio guides, there will be changing exhibitions and education activities; a gift shop and café.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
Joanna O’Neill, Twenty Years and Counting: Twenty years of art quilts and embroideries and the stories behind them. All will be available to examine at close quarters 🙂
www.joannaoneilltextiles.co.uk and www.joanna-oneill.co.uk
SATURDAY DECEMBER 14, 1PM
Christmas Lunch and Unveiling of Challenge