Newsletter August 2021
Wahey we are back!
Sanitiser and masks still may be the order of the day but they will not stop us getting together with the excellent speakers and workshops that Carol has arranged for us.
The first speaker will be Georgina Bellamy with 3D Goldwork at our inaugural meeting on Saturday 11th September at 2 pm. At this meeting you will be able to sign up for our first workshop with Nik Ravenscroft, also goldwork, creating a beautiful Tudor Rose. Nik is the very talented tutor who brought us those gorgeous Bayeux Stitch creatures on Zoom.
Those of you who were unable to join us at the open meeting will need to complete a registration form to join our new independent stitch group. A copy is attached.
A message from Diane:
“Welcome to the new stitch group and another exciting year of speakers and workshops. As agreed at the open meeting in August, this year’s annual membership fee is £45, payable for the period September 2021 to July 2022. There will no longer be an admission charge of £3 per meeting as this has been incorporated into the annual fee.
This can be paid in a number of ways – by bank transfer to our new bank account (details below), by cheque payable to Romford Embroiderers or in cash at the meeting in September.
The new bank details are:
Account Name: Romford Embroiderers
Account no. 28281217
Sort Code: 60-06-08
Please state your name as the reference in order I can match the payment to you and please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify me that payment has been made.
WARNING: If you have paid by bank transfer in the past, please double check that you are using the new details above and not the former bank account details.”
If you would like to invite visitors to our meetings then they will continue to pay £5 per meeting up to a maximum of three whereupon they will be invited to join as a member.
We have received excellent news from Queen’s Hospital in that our “Reasons to be Thankful” project will hang in their Lavender corridor leading to the Lavender Garden. It will be seen alongside other donations made to the hospital during Covid 19. Linsey did an amazing job compiling our squares into a rainbow. It was a real treat to see it finished on Saturday.
Don’t forget to enter our competition for a new logo design.
All the details are in Linsey’s poster that is on the home page. Good luck!
At the meeting a question was asked about our maps. The committee have decided to keep them in the hope that the tags can be changed to those of the new stitch groups and be used at future exhibitions.
A question was also raised about streaming a meeting via Zoom that would enable visitors or members who live too far away to participate. Firstly, we have to have a speaker’s permission to do this and, in most cases, we think that they would be happy to do so. Therefore, we hope to run a trial in October to test out the practicality of Zooming in the hall. I will be contacting some of you who live further afield to act as guinea pigs for the trial for free.
Some of us have already signed up to attend an exhibition at Hand and Lock in November. Carol and I are going on Saturday 6th. If you would like to go on another day and would like some company then email me and I will send out a message.
Click here to find out more information.
Linda sends her apologies as the sales table will not be available at the next meeting. However, you can still order from her via the web page. A member’s password is required so please contact me if you need it.
Well, that’s it for now. I’ll hopefully be on holiday on the 11th (second booking after the first was cancelled only last week!)
Diane will be your Chair for that meeting.
Have a great time and see you soon.