Sunday, 13 October 2013

Regional AGM

A lively meeting with lots of discussion about the Guild and how it is run.  I will leave it to your Branch representatives to explain all that was said.

The main excitement was created by las years 'Tie Back' Challenge.  If you all remember, each branch was given three sets of tie backs and asked to produce something from them for this years meeting.  Several branches rose to the challenge and there were some amazing results as the photographs below show.  There were prizes given to the best individual entry and the best branch entry.  Hillary from Yorkshire at Leeds Branch won the individual prize for her covered box and Airedale won the branch prize.  Jackie made a wonderful patchwork bag, lap quilt and purse by mixing the tie back fabric with some of her own and then quilting it all.  Although it didn't win, it did get several comments on the quality of the work.

I now have details of next years summer school with some interesting tutors.  Regional committee have also supplied a map of the regions waterways to help you with your designs for the regional competition next year.

Unfortunately the speaker for the day was not able to attend due to a close family illness but we all managed to fill the gap with tea, cake and chatter.