Rochdale Branch member. Ann Gibbons – 1946 – 2019

Ann sadly passed away in September after a long illness. Ann was a very enthusiastic member of the Embroiderers Guild and served on the branch committee for a number of years. She was also a member of many other groups in her local area where she spent many happy hours sharing her skills in embroidery, quilting, knitting, crochet, machine embroidery and dressmaking. In her late 50’s, early 60’s, Ann embarked on a degree course and graduated with BA in Fine Art. She also had many City and Guild qualifications to her name. With her husband, Neil, she spent many extended holidays in India, and to quote Ann “ You haven’t seen colour until you have been to India”. Ann will be greatly missed.

Marie Coulman.