Tuesday, 29 March 2011

29/03/2011 Eccles Farm Open Days


Just to let you know well in advance that we’ll be holding 2 Open days this year.
One to coincide with the City & Guilds Exhibition on Saturday 2nd July and the other on Saturday 20th August at the same time as the Attending Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition, so you can see attending students work at the same time as meeting tutors and support staff . 

Ideal if you’re a prospective student who’d like to chat things through with a tutor. Then these Open Days are aimed primarily at you, but we’d also be pleased to see existing students who would like to see a tutor face to face to chat about how their course is going or where they’re up to.


The times for both are from 1pm until 4pm and we’ll be serving tea, coffee and iced buns for our visitors!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

22/03/2011 10+ r 20 @ Salford

12 February 2011 to 12 June 2011
A retrospective exhibition of textile art to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ten Plus Textiles. Ten Plus Textiles was formed in 1991 by ten textile artists who wanted to work together and promote an appreciation of embroidery in all its forms. Since then the group has grown in number and art work has developed to include a wide variety of techniques, from fine hand and machine embroidery, quilting and beadwork to batik, paper collage and mixed media.
This exhibition is a celebration of twenty years of enthusiastic experimentation and a long connection with Salford.

Free entry. Monday—Friday 10-4.45. Saturday and Sunday 1-5
Web http://www.salford.gov.uk/museums   Phone 01617780800

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

16/03/2011 Off tomorrow!

It's been a fraught week so far - electric off last week (a faulty kettle kept throwing the circuits) and our internet connection slowed to nothing on Monday so we have had a series of BT engineers here to try to right things.  Luckily half way through today speeds picked up and we're back up to nearly normal - BT Infinity service where are you?  Are there any BT engineers out there that know when this area is due for the super fast broadband service? Can't wait............

I'm off on the long journey to New Zealand tomorrow.  Final packing this afternoon, along with last minute checks and lots of panicking about things which haven't got done.  Still, it will all be worth it once we get there.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

08/03/2011 Meet the Maker talks - Sarah Impey

'Meet the Maker' Talk by Sara Impey

Very much at the last minute, I know, but I'm sure it would be worth a visit if you're in the area.  Details are below:
Date / Time:
Wednesday, 16 March 2011 | 12:00 pm - 13:00 pm
Venue:
Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW
Cost:
Museum Admission Applies
Come along to another popular 'Meet the Maker' talk, with Sara Impey of Quilt Art.
Sara Impey is in her own words "a self-taught quiltmaker with a background in journalism". She made her first quilt in 1971 while still at school. In the early 1990's she joined her local quilt group and discovered the expressive possibilities of the quilt as an art form.
In the last six years her quilts have featured stitched lettering using a simple grid system of one letter per square. She likes to play with this technique to introduce humour, subverting the notion that text on fabric must always be deeply meaningful.
Sara has been a member of Quilt Art since 2001 and co-edited Textile Perspectives from 1997-2010. Her quilt 'Punctuation' was included in the V&A's exhibition 'Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories' and that piece has been bought by the museum.
No booking necessary. Seating can be provided upon request.

Monday, 7 March 2011

07/03/2011 Level 2 now nearly completed.

It's been a frantic few weeks, but the first level 2 qualification is now nearly completed.  It will be released the first couple of weeks of May - but as yet is still unnamed.  It incorporates Machine Embroidery and recycling and we've been scratching our heads for a catchy title - but so far zilch, nothing, nada
Does anyone out there have any suggestions  - if so we'd be delighted to hear them!?


It's now getting very close to my New Zealand visit - off next week.  We've ummed and arghed about whether i should continue to blog whilst I'm away (bearing in mind that this is supposed to be a holiday for David and I).  The conclusion is that I'll pre-load a little stuff for timed release about current exhibitions etc and then if I do manage to get access to a pc whilst I'm away, so much the better. What do other people do? - I'm not sure I've ever taken too much notice before.............