Bedford Embroiderers’ Guild Branch Programme

2019 Programme

Evening Meetings at St Mark’s Church Hall, Calder Rise, Bedford MK41 7UY at 7.30pm. All welcome!

January 17  Dabble (sewing) Evening with Jill Izzard: Felt and Stitched Buttons

February 21  Talk, ‘Walking in Beauty – Textile Art Inspired by Nature’ with Nicky Perryman (

March 21  Talk, ‘Textile Turnarounds – Fabrics that tell a story’ with Jenny Langley (

April 18  Talk, ‘Hand, Head and Heart – a reflection of my work over the last few years’ with Jo Beattie (

May 16  Talk, ‘Enchanted Landscapes’ with Michala Gyetvai (

June 21  Talk, ‘Is there life after City & Guilds?’ with Clive Barnett (

July 18  Talk, ‘Small is Beautiful. Professional and Amateur Quilts – A Pandora’s Box’ with Margaret Johnson

August 1  A talk by three artists from ‘Out of the Fold Textile Group’ with examples of their work (

September 19  Branch AGM and talk, ‘Travel Inspired Stitch’ with Laura Marriott (

October 17  Members’ Challenge competition voting (theme: ‘Butterflies and Moths‘) and sociable stitching

November 21  Talk, ‘Exhibiting in Coventry Cathedral’ with Anne Cooke and Angie Hill (

December 19  Christmas Festivities, refreshments and sociable stitching


Workshops at Putnoe Heights Church Hall, Putnoe Heights, Bedford MK41 8EB at 10.30 – 4pm.

Friday May 17   with Michala Gyetvai, ‘Enchanted Landscapes’

Saturday September 21  with Laura Marriott, ‘Experimenting with Colour, Pattern and Texture with your Domestic Sewing Machine’