It was so good to see so many members after the week of turbulent weather of wind, snow and freezing temperatures. The hall was lovely and warm and the committee and helpers worked hard to set it up ready for our Open Day morning.
The exhibition area had a variety of beautiful work on display.
Yvonne displayed the cushions she had designed to celebrate 70 years of twinning between Preston and Ahlemo. Making the cushions had been a real team effort to get them finished by Yvonne, Edwina and Dee. These were presented to Derek Smith and Pam Potter, members of the twinning committee.
It was so lovely to have some visitors who braved the weather – some old friends Jack Morton and his daughter as well as our NW regional chair Sue Chisnall and Nicky Robertson chair of the Parbold branch. Several ladies from other nearby guilds also visited and it was good to know that the effort of having the Open day advertised on BBC Radio Lancashire had also paid off. Maybe we will have some new members joining us soon.
The raffle was organised by Rosie and Dorothy sold tickets for her lovely Easter embroidered tablecloth, the proceeds of which she donated to ‘Vine House’. Beryl was delighted to win the tablecloth.