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Spring - Our May Dye Workshop with Carol Soderlund is full!  One participant needed to step down, but her space was quickly picked up by one of the members on the wait list.

Fall - Our September Weaving workshop continues to fill up.  As of today we have 9 of 15 spaces filled.  If you're a weaver who has toyed with the idea of weaving fabric for lightweight jackets, blouses, or shawls and scarves, it's important to know how to work with finer threads.  This workshop will equip and empower you to be able to do just that.  Not only can you learn how to keep these threads under control, but by the end of the workshop you'll be well on your way to having some lovely twill towels for yourself!  Priority registration for WRSW members continues through Saturday, March 31.  On April 1 we'll be opening up registration to non-guild members.  I have heard that this workshop has already been posted in another local guild's newsletter, so we're sure to fill up fast.  For more information, please go to the Workshops tab.

With one week into the registration period for our Fall Weaving Workshop working with fine threads on 4 or 8 shaft twill towels, we now have 7 of 15 openings filled!  We also have several others who have expressed interest but for whom I haven't yet received any registration information.  Please remember that this workshop will open to non-guild members beginning April 1, so don't linger if you're planning to attend!  More information may be found on our workshops tab.  Thanks!

Thank you to all guild members who loaned their fiber work to the upcoming WRSW  members’ display at Royce Hall on the Lake Erie College campus! Rabbit Run’s production of the musical “Quilters” opens on Friday, February 9 and runs through Sunday, March 4. For a map to Royce Hall & to buy a ticket - visit www.rabbitrunonline.org/events/quilters.

Individual or group tickets must be purchased in advance and are not available at the door.

WRSW has an exciting opportunity to partner with the Lake County History Center in early 2018, and you’re invited to take part!  At our November meeting, Nancy presented an invitation from LCHC to assist with a special display to accompany the Rabbit Run Theater production of the musical “Quilters” in February, 2018 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH.  Thanks to a generous supporter of the History Center, the insurance rider for the show is being covered, and the only stumbling block that the guild saw to participate has been removed.

Linda Christopher and Nancy Curtiss are overseeing the two parts of the show.  Nancy and the “Tool Team” will be assisting curator Lynn Vandevort with the part of her show that deals with an historical sheep to shawl presentation using the artifacts from the museum’s archives.  Linda will be overseeing a special WRSW guild member show that was requested by Lynn to bring her pioneer story right up to the 21st century.

We’ll need member projects to hang in this show from all aspects of our fiber arts – not just spinning and weaving.  More information on how you can participate will be released as we get word, but please begin looking at your complete and finished projects to see what you can loan to the museum for the show. The installation of this show begins in late January, so we don’t have any time to lose in planning.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our guild to be seen by an arts-loving public who will be attending the musical at Lake Erie College, and a way to show how what we do bridges both time and cultures!  We’re not a “dying art”… and here’s the chance to show why!  Please stay tuned…