Thursday, 18 August 2016

Minerva Quilts 16

If you fancy an interesting day out why don't you head to the Minerva Arts Centre in Mid Wales.

Minerva Quilts 16

July 25th - September 3rd 2016

Heritage Quilts from the Collection of Barbara Chainey and " Sentinels" an exhibition of new work by Anglia Textile Works and embroidery from local artist Pauline Meads.

I was lucky enough to visit today. It is a large exhibition so there should be something for everyone.
There's also quite a large sales area with hand- made goods,fabric,books etc.
The town has a number of good coffee shops and a selection of independent shops too.


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Textile Exhibition in Stockport

Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

Opening times

Stockport Art Gallery is only open to the public during exhibition showings.
The gallery is closed on Monday, except for Bank Holidays: 11am to 5pm. 
Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 5pm. 
Saturday: 10am to 5pm. 
Sunday: 11am to 5pm.

A collage of Ecetera textile art
Transitions: A Touring Exhibition
10th Sept – 15th Oct 2016
Etcetera is a group composed of seven nationally and internationally exhibited textile artists based in Merseyside, Manchester and Yorkshire
Currently working together to a theme of ‘Transition’ they are keen to both promote and push the boundaries of textile art. Art work by: Leah Higgins, Helen Conway, Isobel Holland, Sandra Wyman, Julie Bunter, Linda Bilsborrow, Maggie Relph

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Garden party

Thanks to Brenda for being such a kind hostess and welcoming some of our group to her home for a garden party. A good time was had by all.

We enjoyed seeing lots of her beautiful embroideries around her home.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Sue Baguley wins first prize at Nantwich Show

We're very pleased to hear that Sue Baguley has won first prize for her beautiful embroidered box at the Nantwich Show. I'm sure you will agree with the judges when you photos of the box.

Well done Sue. I don't think this is the first time she has won. What a star !!!

The box was also awarded the prize for the best exhibit in show.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Jobling Gowler Solicitors,Macclesfield 

There is an Outline Art exhibition at the Jobling Gowler Solicitors gallery space in Macclesfield. The exhibition runs until the beginning of September. The exhibition is very varied. There are works from 8 artists. There will be painting, photography,print-making and textiles.

Jobling Gowler
250 Park Road
SK11 8AD

Visitors are welcome to visit the exhibition during office hours.

The artists are from Cheshire and Staffordshire.

Artists exhibiting are

Penny  Beautiman.     Screen prints usually intricate industrial and countryside themed.

Estella Scholes            Mono prints often sea- scapes.

 Bridget Bowie             Contemporary textiles sometimes installations.

Ann Roach                   Painting and drawing landscapes, still - life and life - drawing.

Vicky Christmas          Painting, pastels,  landscapes and still- life.

Ondre Nowakowski.    Fine art photography. Seashore and travels.

Margaret Brothwell.     Contemporary painter. Favours floral designs.

Anne Mychalkiw.         Illustrations in stitch usually telling a story. Reworked vintage textiles.

Well worth a visit. There's something for everyone.

Garden Party

August Garden Party                                     

 Our next meeting in August will not take place at Alsager Library on the 2nd August 2016. Instead we are meeting up for a garden party at Brenda' s house near Nantwich.

We are meeting from11-00 - 3-00 pm. If you did not make it to the last meeting can you please get details from any of the members or failing that email me.

The lunch will be held at about 1 pm but Brenda says she would be pleased if you arrive anytime after 11 am for a coffee and a chat. Bring your sewing if you wish. for further information.