PRESIDENT'S MEMO - August 2017

Posted by Administrator (anzegorg) on Aug 11 2017
Trish Hughes >>

Presidents Memo August 2017 No 34


Canterbury Region’s Biennial Retreat at Lake Rotoiti, in the Nelson Lakes District, “Stitching by the Sea” in Kaikoura has morphed into “Stitching by the Lake”.  What a wonderful weekend, thank you to Paula Hucklesby for organizing the venue, a great cook, and entertainment, by way of Raffle, Sales Table, and discussion on the Resources Folio and how Guilds can benefit from using the projects for group workshops.   Thank you to Christine for her project.   The only downside was that only three Guilds in the Region participated.   Mainly because of the distances to travel.


Bella Lane, is at present touring around the Regions, Tutoring Embroidery techniques from her homeland of Peru.    Canterbury Guild is hosting this coming weekend, and I am really looking forward to hosting Bella as well.


We are all looking forward to Nelson’s “The Centre of Things” Conference this is going to be amazing opportunity for us all to visit sunny Nelson, and have a wonderful relaxing stay in the Central City, with everything within walking distance.   All the information you will need will be presented in their Registration Booklet, coming out in October with the Threads Magazine.


We were saddened to hear of Gay Eaton’s death on 8th July.   Gay a member of Otago Guild, initiated the Wanaka School of Embroidery 33 yrs ago, wrote two books, Wessex Stitchery and Ukrainian Whitework.   Gay also compiled a publication, Techniques and Tools of Embroidery for the Wanaka School of Embroidery 25th Anniversary.   In 2007 Gaynor Mary Eaton was awarded the Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to Embroidery.


Last Friday evening I was privileged to Open Canterbury Guild’s Threadworks 2017 Exhibition.


I do hope all those effected by the recent storms and floods, are starting to dry out and getting back to normality.



Upcoming Events



Canterbury Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition  - “Let’s Celebrate” - 21st - 30th  July 2017


Bella Lane, Peruvian Tutor, Workshops – July 2017


Sampler Gathering 4th – 6th August 2017


Ashburton Exhibition – “The Joy of Stitching” – Ashburton Art Gallery – 5th August – 3rd September

Rotorua Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition – 11th – 13th August 2017


Craft & Quilt Fair – Porirua – 2nd September 201731st August 2017


Northern North Island Regional Exhibition – 4th – 27th September 2017


Craft & Quilt Fair – Hamilton- 7th September – 9th September 2017


Marlborough Embroiderers’ Guild Display – Opens 9th September 2017 “The Art of Embroidery”


Thames Valley Exhibition – 30 September – 6th October 2017


Extensions Exhibition “Communication” – 17 September–22nd October 2017 – Mahara Gallery – Waikanae


Tui Ridge Retreat for Waikato/Bay of Plenty Region – Ngongataha, Rotorua 22nd – 24th September 2017


What A Weekend – Nelson - 29th September – 1st October 2017


Aoraki Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition – “Bold and Beautiful” 26th September – 8th October


Tauranga Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition – 4th – 8th October 2017


Waikato Embroiderers’ Guild Exhibition – 12th – 15th October 2017


Taranaki-Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Exhibition – Percy Thomson Gallery - Stratford – 20th October – 12th November


Southern Regional Exhibition - 28th October – 4th November 2017


Opotoki Embroiderers’ Guild and Regional Exhibition – 2nd – 5th November 2017


ANZEG Biennial Conference – “The Centre of Things” – Nelson July 12th – 19th 2018

Please keep looking at www.conference2018.co.nz for updates.



Best Wishes From

Pauline and Helen


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