June/July 2015 Newsletter is Now Posted

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Textile Event in Peninsula July 18

Members of the Western Reserve Guild – 
 
Our Guild has been asked to participate in a textile event in Peninsula July 18.  The organizers would like a response next week after our guild meeting.  A rug hooking guild and stitching guild will also join the event.  
 
We will need volunteers to organize and staff the event.  This matter will be discussed May 26 at the guild meeting.  For those unable to attend the meeting, please email comments to me at svjanis@oh.rr.com.
 
Attached is the information sent by the Peninsula Foundation. 
 
Sally Vourlojianis
 
 

Historic Art in Historic Places ~ July 18, 2015 ~ 10am4pm

G.A.R. Hall ~ Peninsula, Ohio

Welcome Textile Group!

      Your group has been invited to participate in the second annual “Historic Art in Historic Places” sponsored by the Peninsula Foundation and held in the historic and beautiful G.A.R. Hall.  This will be a day of demonstrations, education, and creativity for both the public and the participants.

     Here are the details for the day’s event and how your group might participate.

~ Your group will be given an area for set-up where you may use displays explaining your craft.

~ Have members demonstrating your craft and answering questions

~ Have something “hands-on” for the public to try 

~ Provide kits that can be purchased by the public and taught at the event by members

~ Your group may also sell items related to your craft. ( supplies, other kits, finished pieces)

~ You may set up shifts for your volunteer members

~ This is a volunteer event and there is no fee for participation.

~ Your group would keep any proceeds from selling kits and other items related to your craft.

~ Your group will be provided with tables and chairs, but all other materials will be provided by each group.

  Please, feel free to contact us with any other questions. We are very excited to bring this event to Peninsula again this summer. We are looking forward to meeting and working with all of you.

                          Karen Walters                                                       Rebekah Smith

                    Peninsula Foundation                                           rlsmithfolkartist@gmail.com

               karen@crookedrivercreative.com 

next meeting is Tuesday, April 28th

Just a reminder that our next meeting is this coming Tuesday, April 28.  Our program will be on Braids, presented by Tracy Jackson, and we’ll have a Tips-n-Tricks for the handspinner.  See you at 7PM!

Newsletter submission deadline is Saturday, March 21!!

So what have you been up to over this long cold winter?  Hopefully, the snow and below freezing temps encouraged you to stay indoors and work on your fiber art of choice!  Whether your project is finished or unfinished…. take a picture of it and send it to Cheryl with one sentence describing what you’re doing!  Not camera savvy when it comes to point, click and post?  Then why not write up a paragraph on a class that you’ve taken, or a new fiber skill that you’re learning.  Maybe you’re a member of one of our SIGs…. tell everyone why you joined, and what you’ve learned thus far! We want to hear all about it! Our faithful newsletter editor Cheryl will be putting together our April/May edition of the guild newsletter at the end of this month.  Please submit your item of interest to her by Saturday, March 21.

2015 Yearbook

The 2015 Yearbook is now available on the Members’ site to download and print. Log in and click on the “Yearbook” tab. Those that receive the newsletter via USPS will get theirs in the mail.

As a side note – if anyone wants to sign up for the JoAnn Fabric VIP club, a copy of this Yearbook is a great proof of guild membership.  The VIP club allows the cardbearer to receive 10% off their purchase at any time (but not in conjunction with any other offer or coupon).

 

meeting is this Tuesday, February 24th at 7PM!

Happy New Year!  join us for the first meeting and program of 2015.  Don’t forget that our 2014 President’s Challenge will be presented!  If you’ve made “Something Warm” be sure to show and tell!  The meeting starts at 7PM at Lake Metroparks Farmpark.

No meeting tonight, January 27th!

Just a reminder, if you haven’t looked at our schedule of programs – there is no January meeting tonight.  We always have iffy weather and so have not scheduled a January meeting for years :)  But make sure you join us in February as we learn about backstrap weaving, and learn a spinner’s tip about plying on the fly!  All of this information (and more) in the SIG edition newsletter that you received in the mail back in December.  If you don’t have this newsletter handy, you will find it on under the “About” tab on this site.  See you in February!

Our February meeting is a hands-on introduction to Backstrap Weaving!!

Backstrap weaving is a basic and early form of weaving still done around the globe.  Members, to find out more about this event, please go to our “Members Only” page.  Not a member?  Then what a great time to join the Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers Guild!  Use the registration link on this website, and join us at the start of an exciting new year!

Membership dues

Just a reminder that dues are due now. I will be accepting dues at our Holiday Luncheon this Saturday, January 10, at the Willoughby Brewing Company.

The cut-off date for the 2015 Yearbook is Thursday, January 15, so you need to get your dues to me by then to be included in the Yearbook. The form with my address is here.

If you are not sure whether you have paid, sign in on the Members Site and check the 2015 Roster. If your name is there, then you have paid.

Some Spinning and Weaving Conferences for 2015

Some of these are opening registration in January:

Yarn Fest (SOAR replacement) April 2015

Midwest Weavers Conference  June 2015

Mid Atlantic Fiber Conference July 2015

Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference  October 2015