Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Great Western Embroiderers

It has been a most exciting afternoon - the inaugural meeting of the Great Western Embroiderers, in the nearby village of Cricklade ( of water meadow and 'Snakeshead Fritillary' fame). Here is our logo

Geographically we are in the region of Brunels famous Great Western Railway (GWR), so we decided to use this fact in our name. The rail network is often affectionately called Gods Wonderful Railway by train enthusiasts. Hopefully, we will live up to the "wonderful".

My intention was to help set up a group of artist and Craftspeople, who would like to support each other, learn from each other, hopefully exhibit together and offer an opportunity to network with other artists and crafts people. When I spoke to Kath about it, she had similar aspirations, so we have worked together to facilitate the opportunity. We are affiliating to the West Country Embroiderers, which I think will be a mutually advantageous association.

The meeting was most successful, and I really enjoyed meeting so many like-minded stitchers. It was also good to see so many fellow bloggers. Gill, Sue, Anna and Jackie ---great to see you.

Our next meeting is on October 9th same place and same time..... have a look for more information on my website on the side bar. If you live in the area and are interested.... then please let me know. Cannot wait until October 9th.........

So guess who forgot to take her camera??? Sorry....... hopefully I'll remeber at the next meeting.


Angelcat said...

This sounds wonderful Maggie. Sadly so many of these groups meet during the day, I would love to but work full time :( Good luck with it all. Do you know of any groups in the local area that have weekend or evening meets?

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Yes many do meet during the day.... however I also founded the Swindon Branch of the Embroiderers Guild, and they meet in the evening. The 3rd Monday of every month at 7.30pm at Churchfields School. That might be of interest. Let me know if you would like more information.... they are meeting next Monday.Best wishes


Anna said...

Maggie it was great to be part of the first meeting and I would happily give up time to be ont he committee. I agree with Angela though that I would prefer an evening meeting as I work full time - perhaps we could consider both for the GWE??????

marion said...

Good for you...congratulations on the new group.