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Posted by Sonia on August 7, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Hi Everyone,

Oh dear is it really April the last time I made an entry here!

Huge Congratulations to everyone that contributed to our fabulous exhibition at the Ceri Richards Gallery, thirty four members which was brilliant, a couple of regular exhibitors weren't able to make it this year, but it is still a record number, with I think nearly 70 exhibits!!!!!! This of course is nothing compared to the number of Sweets, bookmarks, bookcovers etc that I am sure that everyone was responsible for with a fantastic response.

It has been a hectic year but those who were at the opening and also visited the Gallery since, have to be thrilled and delighted with how well our work has been hung and displayed. Glenys Cour opened the exhibition and was surprised and generous in her praise for the standard of the work.

The hard work that has been put in by the committee in getting all your creations to this result is prodigious in its commitment to acheiving the best results. Many thanks to you all for making my job so easy! special thanks to Marilyn as exhibition officer in organising it all, especially with the extra work with street art, ably assissted by Rhian and Bernice. Thanks to Karen who I couldn't do without and who has been such an encouraging voice throughout the year without nagging! Wendy for her help with delivering your work safely and putting up sweeties.

Our thanks also to Esyllt who once again translated your words into Welsh for the brochure. sorry that there were a few hic ups with the brochure, the pages got muddled at the printers as I used a different format, however I was delighted with the photo quality and I hope you enjoy your free copy. I am having problems with my memory card and the computer so not all images are up yet, all those in the brochure but there are more to come, also no finished editing names and titles, will get there

Free pat testing, no entry fee and the free brochure has been our way of  giving back to you the members, we are still maintaining a fairly healthy bank balance, but we would still like you to consider how we should spend any temporary surplus for the benefit of all.

Thank you to all those who have voluteered to man the exhibition during Festival fortnight. Whenever I go to and exhibition I always have questions and appreciate if there is someone there who can help!

Don't forget to support all the other groups who are exhibiting both in galleries and on the street, there is some beautiful, enticing, exciting, quirky, funny, endearing, challanging, technically brilliant work out there which is exactly what the Festival of Stitch set about providing for general public consumption as well as our own!

Thank you all

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