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Coronavirus Update 3: Embroidery House Closed

March 14, 2020.

The Executive Committee of the Board of The Embroiderers Guild, Victoria has decided to close Embroidery House for all but urgent or essential services. This decision will remain until further notice, but constantly reviewed.

We came to this conclusion for the benefit of all members of the Guild. It is our contribution to slowing down the spread of the COVID19 virus, which the Australian government has put into action, at the same time protecting our members.

Our activities at Embroidery House are non-essential and our members are predominantly in the age bracket at the greatest risk. Many members live in retirement villages or multiple dwellings, as I do. The group exposures you come from, and return to, including your immediate family are widespread, thus providing a vast network for contact.

  • The ATTA (Australian Textile Art Award) exhibition at Embroidery House. After consultation, it has been decided that the upcoming ATAA exhibition, due to be opened this coming Friday evening March 20, will be mounted, prizes distributed, then closed until it can be safely viewed.  We will post more information as soon as it comes to hand.
  • All guidance groups usually held at Embroidery House, are cancelled until further notice.
  • All classes planned for Embroidery House are cancelled until further notice.
  •  International tutors: Classes with international tutors are in doubt. Information regarding classes with international tutors will be made available as soon as possible.
  •  All hostess and library rosters for Embroidery House are suspended until further notice.

There will be regular postings on our website and on Stitch Snippets (our Facebook) page, as well as notices to email users. Please check these sources regularly.

Branch members should contact their local committee for information regarding the specific decisions made for their branch.

I wish you all a safe passage through this difficult time.

Best wishes, Wendy Findlay, State President EGV

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