July 2018

 

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 President’s Letter

So many new opportunities have come our way this year. In July, for the first time we will be attending the 2018 Etsy Craft Party, and Stitcher Paradise. These events offer our guild the chance to fulfill our mandate to educate our local communities about surface design and to make our presence known to those who may be interested in joining our artistic journey in the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.
The Etsy Craft Party is held each year at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg. We were very fortunate to have been granted a spot at this event, as many more Etsy shops apply each year than they have room for. We will be sharing our love of surface design with visitors to our table through a make-it-take-it that involves gelli plate printing and silk dyeing to make an artful greeting card. Come join in the fun, and see all the local Etsy shops while you are there.
Stitcher Paradise is put on by Happy Apple Quilts in Tampa. It is in its second year at the Hilton Carillon in St. Petersburg, and is similar to the Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland. We will have a table where we will display our artwork and share news about our guild. There will be several national vendors for sewing and quilting related wares. This event is still in its infancy, but offers the opportunity for a great local partnership and promises to grow each year. Our own June Colburn will have a booth in the vendor area and will be teaching classes. Go online at http://happyapplequilts.com/stitcher-paradise to view hers and other instructor’s classes, and to learn more about Stitcher Paradise.

Don’t forget that we have a great line up of monthly workshops for the remainder of this year that will further your expertise in surface design in fiber. Our Color of Creativity show to celebrate our 20th anniversary begins on August 2, and you may submit any of your best work from the past 20 years. Also, our 20 Years of Creative Collaboration retreat in January 2019 is now on the Events area of our website for registration. The number of rooms is limited, so don’t wait, sign up today!
……… Aida Sheets

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20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat, will take place on January 18-21, 2019, at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat at 22495 Chinesgut Hill Road, Brooksville, FL

Schedule: 

18 Friday p.m., Arrive, Dinner and Presentation

19 Saturday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday evening, Dinner and Presentation

20 Sunday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday evening, Dinner and Presentation

21 Monday a.m. Breakfast, Depart

Attendees will have time for personal work, visiting with fellow members, touring the Chinesgut Hill Mansion, and enjoying the nature trails and the view from the highest point in the county.

Lodging:

Seven cabins are available with eight beds per cabin in four bedrooms, double occupancy. Each bedroom has one bathroom per two beds. Eight rooms (two cabins) will initially be set aside for private rooms, and if more private rooms are required, a waiting list will be compiled for available rooms to be assigned at the end of the sign-up period. Private rooms will incur the additional expense of the second bed. Common areas include a living room, dining area with a large table, kitchen with counter space, refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffee maker, and porches front and back. 

Meals:

All meals are included in the price of the retreat and will be served in the dining hall by the staff of Chinesgut Hill. Dinner will be served on Friday through Sunday, breakfast will be served on Saturday through Monday, and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can bring their own snacks and drinks.

Workshops: 

All instructors will come from our own guild so that we can continue the tradition of helping each other learn within the guild. A morning and afternoon workshop will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the daily workshop, an evening mini-workshop or presentation will be available for the entire group to enjoy together. 

A separate large building is available for classroom instruction and workspace area. All workshops will be held in the classroom and space will be set aside for small group or personal work. This building will also be open in the evening to accommodate those who want to continue working on their art and for our night owls.

Amenities:

– Gardens and trails for outdoor exploration.

– Historic Manor House and tour for our history buffs.

– Fire pit for group events.

Activities:

Games and other activities will be available for our attendees.

Costs:

Costs for all three days includes everything listed above. Attendees will be required to supply their own workshop materials and any required kit fees will be paid directly to the instructors. The cost for the retreat is based on actual fees, and no markup has been applied. Payment will be made online in two installments. If a private room is requested, the additional bed fee will be added to the first installment. Final payment will be due by September 15, 2018.

$280.00 Double

$390.00 Single

1st Installment: $140.00 Double; $250.00 Single (Private room)

2nd Installment: $140.00 Double; $140.00 Single

Additional Information:

Home Page: http://chinseguthillretreat.com 

Directions: http://chinseguthillretreat.com/chinsegut-hill-directions/

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The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY

The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

August 2 – September 29, 2018

Clearwater Main Library

100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Viewing Hours:

Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Call for SDG Artists:

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old. We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years. So look back through your work and submit the best. $20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork.

Christine Renc-Carter the curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will judge our show. She will give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place cash prizes with honorable mentions.

We Need: 2 volunteers to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4 volunteers to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m

2 volunteers to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2 volunteers to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, September 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com

Sunday, July 29, 2018 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12 – 3

*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley, Davida Milne.

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18, 2019

Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years.  Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show.  She always makes us look good.

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Mini Demo next meeting:

Marlene Glickman will be demonstrating, “Hanging Artwork for Shows,” at the July 9 meeting.

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Workshops

***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

 There is still time to sign up for the July  Workshop! Don’t delay! Do it today!

JULY Workshop

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 July 15, 2018 from 10-3 at IRBAC

$50 plus $15 for IRBAC total $65.00

A Variety of Fabric Manipulations, using Shibori Techniques

We will be using 100% natural fibers ( cotton, linen, silk, rayon) to explore multiple aspects of binding, capping, folding, clamping and pole wrapping.

If you want to create samples for your own techniques book, we recommend a minimum of 2 yards of fabric. You’ll need more fabric if you’re making larger pieces. All fabric must be prepared for dyeing (PFD) – pre-washed to remove all sizing , etc, so it will take the dye.

A supply list will be at the June and July meetings.

Any questions call or email:

kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6014

meilingdesigns@gmail.com 727-791-4109

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August, and September Workshops:  will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.

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Refashion Renegades

Refashion Renegades upcycles Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It will be held on Friday, July 27, 11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 200 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the Right side facing the Church. Entry is in the front.

Bring all materials that you need to sew or bring handwork. If you bring a machine, bring an extension cord. We are asking for a donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of the room. 

For any questions call Karen Frank – 727-612-4546

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FOR SALE: * 

For Sale: smocking machine. If you have followed Ana Lisa Hedstrom’s use of a smocking machine to gather organza for dyeing, you might be looking for one of these. I bought this one years ago when my granddaughter was about to be born. She is now nearly 16 and I never used it. It isn’t new, but in new condition. Comes with instructions and even a book of ways to use it. It is mechanical not motorized. $150 Susan Lumsden 417-274-1561

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Wanted!

Kay Keeling is looking for a used sewing machine.  Call her @ 727-515-2282

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 Show & Tell

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Member Happenings

Exhibition: Conversations with Nature

Barbara Kazanis

Kaleisia Tea Lounge Gallery

1441 E. Fletcher Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Exhibition runs from May 5 through July 6.

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Mark your Calendar for August 10 and 11, 2018 Diane Gardner Rhoden will guide you through the process of making this lovely star quilt.   Learn the correct way to make a template and  foundation piece a complex design using paper piecing  at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.

Atomic Starburst

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Teatime Jacket by Elizabeth Neily

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This black, white and pink jacket was put together with raw edge piecing and appliqué using an assortment of cotton fabrics. Two panels of Hatter’s Tea Party by Quilters Treasures ($13/panel) is available locally through Jay’s Fabric Center. The front opening features pink prairie points. It is fully lined with the pink fabric, also from Jay’s. The black and white fabric is available from Stargazer Quilts.
COMING SOON!
Workshop on pieced clothing design by making your own pattern.
Limited to 5 participants.
2 days with one week between each class. Dates, Time and Place will be confirmed soon.
FEE: $90 – Materials not included. Must have sewing machine and know how to sew.
For more info call: Elizabeth at 727-744-7051
Check out Art and Art-to-Wear designs at www.elizabethneily.com

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild members receive 10% discount on all classes at FAB Fiber………………FAB FIBER has Jacquard Acid and MX Dyes, Soda Ash and Synthrapol for all your dyeing needs.
Spinning • Weaving • Dyeing • Knitting • Crochet classes for individuals and small groups.
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Marlene Glickman is having classes again at her Studio and you can always subscribe to Marlene’s newsletter to learn of the latest news and happenings in silk dying.jpeg

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 Holiday Ornaments Fundraiser

Can still use more volunteers for making 6 -12 ornaments for our annual art scholarships fundraiser.  Is that you??  The ornaments will be sold at the DFAC and Florida Craft Art.  The guild gets a percentage of sales.  You decide what kind of ornament to make.  Keep in mind how much you’d charge for the ornament.  I’ll be asking you to price it.  Contact me at the next meeting or send me an email.  Pat Grice 

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Upcoming workshops with Kathleen Fulmer

July 28 – Silk Paper Making (Silk Fusion) – We will be making 3 types of silk paper. You will learn how to make paper using cultivated silk tops and cultivated silk noil.

This workshop will be from 10 – 3 at Kathleen’s house. Cost $25.00 All supplies will be provided.

August 4 – Introduction into the wonderful world of Encaustic MediumEncaustic is a medium of melted beeswax mixed with damar resin that is painted on a substrate or panel and heat-fused. You will learn the dos and don’ts of working with encaustic medium. we will cover the tools, safety, proper substrates (panels) and how to prime them. You will practice applying the melted wax and proper techniques for fusing the medium. you will create several 6″x6″ panels learning different techniques using encaustic medium, encaustic paints, oil paints and oil sticks.

By the end of this workshop will know how to set up an encaustic home studio and have the tools and knowledge to begin your exploration into the wonderful world of encaustic medium!

This workshop will be from 10 – 4 at Kathleen’s house. Cost $45.00 All supplies will be provided.

August 25 – Open Studio – A fun and creative environment to continue exploring Shibori and silk over dyeing. Bring your own fabrics and poles for wrapping if you have some (there will be poles available if you don’t). Dyes, discharge and assortment of cording will be provided.

Open studio from 10 – 3 at Kathleen’s house. Cost $20.00

If you are interested in any of these workshops please call or e-mail. Space is limited.

727-776-6104 kathleenfulmer@gmail.com

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Upcoming Workshop with Robert Di Marzo

FOR YOUR INTEREST: IF YOU WISH TO LEARN THE FOLLOWING TWO NEW SKILLS, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE.

SKILL #1 FABRIC MANIPULATION THIS IS THE SAME “CLASS” AS THE “THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND TULLE TOO” OFFERED IN JUNE; ONE MIGHT SAY THIS IS A REPEAT PERFORMANCE SO IF YOU MISSED THE JUNE WORKSHOP YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR IT NOW, AT THE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER, 9704 N. BOULEVARD, TAMPA FL. 33612 . AT THIS TIME THERE ARE ONLY 2 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN AN INTEREST AND HAVE SIGNED UP FOR IT. FOR THE CLASS TO BE SCHEDULED THERE NEEDS TO BE 6 MORE PEOPLE WHO SHOW AN INTEREST IN IT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED AND HAVE THE CLASS BE A ‘GO’ YOU NEED TO CALL THE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER AT 813-933-0241 ASK FOR MAUREEN AND / OR KELLY; OR EMAIL murphy@lectampa.org. EIGHTER OF THESE TWO LADIES WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE CLASSES.

P.S. ANY S.D.G. MEMBERS WHO MAYBE INTERESTED PLEASE TALK TO THE MEMBERS WHO TOOK MR. ROBERT DI MARZO JUNE CLASS FOR A REVIEW OF HIS CLASS AND TEACHING.

SKILL #2 PAPER JEWELRLY AND PAPER BEADS ALTOUGTH THIS CLASS IS TITLED AS A JEWELRY / BEAD MAKING CLASS THE SKILLS / TECHNIQUES CAN PRODUCE JEWEL-LIKE PIECES THAT CAN BE USED TO ENHANCE THE YOUR AREA OF EXPERTISE. HERE YOU LAMINATE LAYERS OF PAPER AND THEN MANIPULATE THE SURFACE OF YOU DESIGN SEAL THE SURFACE AND ADD IT TO WHAT EVER YOU WISH. AT THIS TIME THERE ARE ONLY 4 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SHOWN AN INTEREST AND HAVE SIGNED UP FOR IT. FOR THE CLASS TO BE SCHEDULED THERE NEEDS TO BE 4 MORE PEOPLE WHO SHOW AN INTEREST IN IT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE INCLUDED AND HAVE THE CLASS BE A ‘GO’ YOU NEED TO CALL THE LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER AT 813-933-0241 AGAIN ASK FOR MAUREEN AND / OR KELLY; OR EMAIL murphy@lectampa.org. EIGHTER OF THESE TWO LADIES WILL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE CLASSES.

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE IF EITHER OF THESE CLASSES ARE WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO LEARN ABOUT; PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT THE FOLLOWING:

ROBERT DI MARZO

PHONE OR TEXT AT 313-300-6806 OR BY EMAIL AT ozram_id@msn.com.

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Happenings Around Town

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 3.48.43 PMThere is an impressive line up of instructors and vendors for this event.  Our own TSDG member June Colburn will be teaching several classes and lecturing at Stitchers Paradise in St. Petersberg, Fl. www.stitcherparadise.com

The TBSDG will have a table at this event to share our love of surface design and to make our presence known to our local community. Come and help out at our table and as a Marketplace Assistant Floater, sign up for classes, and visit the vendors. Admission will be free to our members who volunteer for this event. Contact Aida Sheets at aidajune@me.com if you are able to assist.

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ICYMI: Recent News from Our Blog

June 28-July 11 GUIDE TO ARTS

Cultural Events Happening in the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough County Region

ART TALKS

The Les Brown Experience
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 11, 2018

DANCE

Open Cypher
Presented by 8-Count Productions at Rialto Theatre
Apr 08, 2018 – Feb 24, 2019

FILM

Bazodee: A Caribbean/ Bollywood-Style Movie Musical
Presented by JRR Studios at NetPark Theater
Jun 30, 2018

Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 08, 2018

Gone With The Wind (1939)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 01, 2018

Rocky IV (1985)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jun 29, 2018

The Doctor From India (2018)
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jul 09, 2018

GALLERIES & STUDIOS

“HOT SUMMER I”
Presented by Clayton Galleries at Clayton Galleries
May 30, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

HISTORY, HERITAGE

Balcony-To-Backstage Tour
Presented by Tampa Theatre at Tampa Theatre
Jun 09, 2018 – Jul 28, 2018

KIDS & FAMILY

Little Monsters Create 6th Annual Children’s Art Show
Presented by Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association at Center Place Fine Arts and Civic Association
Jun 25, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
Presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Maureen B. Gauzza Public Library
Jun 28, 2018

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
Presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
Jun 29, 2018

The Musical Tale of Peter Rabbit
Presented by Bits ‘N Pieces Puppet Theatre at Seffner-Mango Branch Library
Jul 10, 2018

MARKETS

Temple Terrace Local Farmers Market, Saturdays
Presented by TrailBale Farms at Temple Terrace Farmers Market
Mar 10, 2018 – Dec 15, 2018

MUSEUMS

Connections – Memory Care
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Jul 10, 2018

First Friday at the Plant Museum
Presented by Henry B. Plant Museum at Henry B. Plant Museum
Jun 01, 2018 – Nov 02, 2018

MUSIC

An American Salute
Presented by Florida Wind Band at USF Music Concert Hall
Jul 01, 2018

OPEN MIC, IMPROV

Summer Improv Show at The Box
Presented by The Box Theater at The Box Theater Improv Studio
Jun 02, 2018 – Jul 07, 2018

ON STAGE

Dancing at Lughnasa
Presented by Jobsite Theater at Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 15, 2018 – Jul 08, 2018

VISUAL ART

Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity
Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Apr 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Bekky Beukes Gallery
Presented by 8-Count Productions at Rialto Theatre
Jul 02, 2018 – Aug 31, 2018

VISUAL ART cont.

Beyond the Boundaries, Solo Exhibition by 2017 GAF Award Winner Glen DePasse
Presented by TECO Public Art Gallery at TECO Public Art Gallery
May 01, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018
Exhibit: Jennifer Kosharek Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center
May 04, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Exhibit: Parker Beaudoin
Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center
May 04, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Exhibit: The 1st Annual May Show
Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center at Carrollwood Cultural Center
May 04, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Fin, Fir and Feather Exhibit
Presented by Tampa Regional Artists, Inc. at Old Hyde Park Art Center
Jun 19, 2018 – Jul 13, 2018

From Muse and Myth to Figure and Gesture: 50 Years of Prints from the Permanent Collection
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
May 26, 2018 – Aug 19, 2018

Grand Visions: Art of 11 Local Artists
Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Hidden Springs Aleworks
Jun 29, 2018 – Aug 17, 2018

Having a Ball: George Sosnak’s Striking Portraits from America’s Pastime
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Mar 01, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018

Inspired by Nature: Vases, Birds, & Flowers
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Mar 09, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018

Colors of Harmony by Clarita Scioscia
Presented by John F. Germany Library at John F. Germany Public Library
Jul 01, 2018 – Aug 31, 2018

The Art of Judy Bales and Jayde Archbold
Presented by John F. Germany Library at John F. Germany Public Library
Jun 10, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Lynn Rattray Gallery
Presented by 8-Count Productions at Rialto Theatre
May 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Minor League and Best Friends
Presented by Florida Museum of Photographic Arts at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
Apr 01, 2018 – Jun 30, 2018

Once Again We’re Still Here Exhibition
Presented by Funky as a Monkey at Hidden Springs Aleworks
May 11, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Pat Blocher: Girl in the Dark
Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry
May 21, 2018 – Jul 12, 2018

Pledges of Allegiance Flag-raising
Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum
Jul 03, 2018

Restricted
Presented by USF Contemporary Art Museum at USF Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 08, 2018 – Aug 04, 2018

Scott Owen Pierce: Vision and Memory
Presented by HCC Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 at Gallery 221, HCC Dale Mabry
May 14, 2018 – Jun 29, 2018

Seeing Now, new works from Creatives Exchange Artist Collective
Presented by HCC Ybor Campus Art Gallery at HCC Ybor Art Gallery
Jun 28, 2018 – Jul 31, 2018

Vapor and Vibration: The Art of Larry Bell and Jesús Rafael Soto
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
May 03, 2018 – Sep 30, 2018

The Classical World
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Jan 01, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

The Classical World in Focus: Animals in Ancient Art
Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art
Dec 31, 2016 – Jul 31, 2018

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Join Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and Suzanne Connors of Aya Fiber Studio in May of 2019 for 12 days in Japan.

Japanese Textile Workshop in Japan May 13-24, 2019

Immerse yourself in an old Japanese textile tradition while experiencing the excitement of Tokyo and the beauty of the mountains on this tour and retreat.

Located in the beautiful mountain village of Fujino, just outside of Tokyo, this 12 Day retreat is a master class introduction to Japanese textiles with a focus on indigo dyeing using shibori techniques and katazome stenciling. This workshop is perfect for designers, crafters and anyone who enjoys or wants to learn about stitching and dying. For those individuals considering setting up an indigo vat at home, this is an excellent opportunity to learn to make and maintain a non-fermented indigo vat. The material covered in the workshop is also a hands-on introduction to Japanese culture in general. The ideas and technical approaches to textile work share the same ethics and standards as Japanese artistic disciplines.

Everyone will need to arrive in Tokyo on May 12th. We will spend two days in Tokyo with Bryan as our private guide. We will visit museums, shops and flea markets in search of old kimono, fabrics, papers etc.

We will then travel by train to a mountain village outside the city for an intensive indigo- dyeing workshop and cultural retreat. Our host and teacher has lived in Japan for over two decades and is an expert in Japanese textile crafts. We will stay at his 150-year-old silk-farming house where we’ll learn about indigo dyeing using the Japanese techniques of shibori (resist) and katazome (stencil) dying. We’ll also enjoy delicious home-cooked Japanese meals and unique cultural experiences.

WORKSHOPS
Immersive, multi-day, hands-on introduction to the ancient Japanese tradition of indigo- dyeing using shibori and katazome dyeing techniques (You will come home with many completed projects!)
Day-trip to visit the workshop of an esteemed sixth-generation katazome dyer CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

  • An ikebana flower arranging workshop

  • An introduction to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony

  • Hiking in the lush hills around the village

  • Visit a traditional Japanese onsen

  • Delicious home-cooked Japanese meals in addition to eating at local restaurants Two days in Tokyo + ten days in Fujino

Cost: 438,500 JPY.
In today’s market that is $3893.38 but it will be calculated when we go. That number can change up or down.
Fee includes:
*All fees for the workshops including materials.

  • *Two nights in Tokyo hotel, double occupancy

  • *Ten night’s accommodation at the farmhouse, double occupancy.

  • *All breakfasts.

  • *All transportation in Japan. From the time we meet, until and including the return train tickets back to Tokyo station on day twelve. Including excursions Tokyo.

  • *Folk Craft Museum Entrance fee.

  • *Cost of Indigo workshop in Hachioji.

  • *Hot Spring entrance fees.

 Excludes:
*International airfare (from your local airport)

  •  *Travel Insurance (we recommend a travel insurance policy and are shopping for a group rate: this would allow refunds, travel expense in case of delay and medical treatment if necessary while traveling).

  •  *Meals in Tokyo: Bryan will take us to reasonably priced restaurants in the city.

  •  *Restaurant meals except for welcome dinner. Some dinners will be decided on that particular day according to how we feel. Dinners in are covered. Dinners out are not covered. All restaurants will be reasonably priced.

  •  $1000 Deposit to Secure your space 2/1/18-5/31/18) This payment can be made with PayPal, a credit card through PayPal, a check on US account or bank transfer.

  • All subsequent payments must be made with a check drawn on a US account or a bank transfer. ( Zellepay.com is free and you can set it up with your bank) You can pay with a credit card or PayPal but any transaction fees will be added to your final payment. Thank you for your understanding on this. We simply cannot absorb the credit card fees on all of the payments.

  • $1000 payment #2: June 1, 2018 or $2,000 total at this point.

  • $1000 payment #3 Oct 1, 2018 or $3,000 total at this point.

  • Final payment: Feb 1, 2019. The final payment will be calculated to show the full payment of the trip to be 438,500 JPY plus any transaction fees incurred.

Please email Debbie or Suzanne with any questions you might have:
debbie@debbiemaddy.com
suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com

FCA is looking for bed quilts and fiber wall art.
Go here to get the entry form and entry instructions:

Important Dates And Information

Submission period opens: May 11, 2018 Submit up to 25 works
Submission deadline: August 7, 2018
Notification of acceptance via email: Week of August 9
Selected artwork due at Florida CraftArt: August 20 to 27, 2018
Opening reception and award announcements:
September 7, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Closing reception and People’s Choice Award:
October 27, 2018, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Art Pick-up/Shipping: October 28 and 29, 2018

For general exhibition information or questions related to the call to artists, contact: Florida CraftArt Gallery manager Liz Rogers at (727) 821-7391 or email Liz@FloridaCraftArt.org.

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Ellen Nepustil, member of Sarasota Surface Design, has opened a new wet studio in downtown Bradenton, Fl, 529 13th St West, ste 102.  Available for private or shared rental. It has 12 tables, is air conditioned and has a large utility sink for washout.   If you need some space for wet work, contact her about rates. Private rental means only your group is in there, shared means some other people might be in there the same day.  She will add tables as needed. Contact her at enepustil@yahoo.com

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Pat Pauly  Workshop
Workshop Description: Glorious Prints
Contact Ellen Nepustil at enepustil@yahoo.com
              Pat Pauly  patpaulyart@gmail.com
March 11-15, 2019   Fee: $400 plus $50 supply fee
529 13th St W
Bradenton, Florida
Glorious Prints! Discover dozens of ways to use silkscreen to print gorgeous cloth. Experiment with “underlayments”, resists, stencils, and learn in-depth techniques for printing using thickened dye. As well as color mixing and color theory, you’ll learn the silkscreen’s versatility for making fabric with exquisite color and complexity. Soy wax resist, monoprinting, stamps, and stencils – all are combined with screen printing for one-of-a-kind irresistible fabric. Uncover the magic of printing with dyes!

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The Earlybird catches the worm…

In Florida, early bird specials used to be common in all our restaurants. You would always find dinner specials at reduced prices during the time before the busy dinner hour. This proverbial saying, first recorded in English in 1605, is so familiar that it is often shortened to early bird, a term also used in the sense of “early riser”. Our fall and Winter classes fill quickly and it is the early birds who are able to save their space for these classes. For the next 5 days, you can also save 10% on your  NEW class registrations or Class Balance and be one of the early birds in our exciting 2018-2019 Season of workshops! USE CODE: early bird at checkout.

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 2018-2019 Instructors ( unlinked names have not confirmed dates)
Suzanne Connors ( indigo, shibori, eco-print)
Charity Van der Meer (
nuno felt)
Nicola Brown (eco-print)
Catharine O’Leary (
nuno felt)
Kerr Grabowski ( deconstructed screen print)
M Theresa Brown (
Botannical Print on Leather)
Carol Soderlund ( Color Palette with MX Dyes)
Ann Johnston ( Dye Painting & Printing)
Jean Gauger ( Scarflette to Poncho Nuno Felt)
Akemi Nakano Cohn (
katazome & Indigo)
Gasali 
Adeymo (Batik)
Anastasia Azure ( jewelry Weaving)
Ana Lisa Hedstrom (Shibori)
Catharine Ellis (Natural Dye, Indigo)
Lisa Binkley (Stitched Beads)
Wen Redmond (digital surface design)
Pia Reinghaus (Shibori)
Jiyoung Chung (Joomchi)
Tommey Scanlin (Tapestry Weaving)
Susan Lenz (HOT< Contemporary Surface Design)
10 Day JAPAN Trip (Indigo/ Shibori)

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Fiber Art Gallery

invites fiber artists

to submit work for one person gallery show

featuring contemporary approaches to fiber art.

Wall Works:

Dimensional works that are intended for wall display.

Sculptural Works:

Works that may be free-standing or suspended.

Vessel Forms/Basketry:

Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.

Art to Wear:

Garments, accessories and jewelry.

Functional Things:

Books, bags, masks and other creative things.

Submission:

No deadline – No fee

On going schedule for two month show

Items may be available for sale on consignment

Send an email with your contact information and 4 photos of your work. Jane@fiberart-inc.com Call for details: 813-792-5999

Visit Fiber Art Gallery located at 8727 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556

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If you are a Hillsborough County nonprofit planning to apply for one of our 2018-19 Cultural Development Grants, the deadline is coming up fast! This longstanding program offers general program support to 501c3 arts and cultural organizations based in Hillsborough. All applications must be submitted through our online grant system. Register and start your application early.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 4 pm

MORE INFOTampaArts.org/grants/organization-grant-program

APPLY ONLINE: https://artscouncilhc.smapply.io/

ALSO: We are also accepting applications to our new Community Arts Impact Grant program which is open to any type of 501c3 organization in Hillsborough for specific project support.

PANELISTS WANTED: Are you interested in becoming a grant panelist for one of our grant programs? Be part of a panel! Self-nomination forms are on our website, TampaArts.org.

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                                                                    Arts Council of Hillsborough County
                                505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33602

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Visit Tampa Bay and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County are calling all local artists to enter for a chance to have their art featured on the cover of Visit Tampa Bay’s 2019 Official Visitor’s Guide.

“Visit Tampa Bay prides itself on publishing a visitor’s guide that shows off the destination’s best and brightest talent every year,” says Visit Tampa Bay president and CEO, Santiago Corrada, “Giving a local artist a chance to be featured in our cover pays homage to the amazing talent we have right here in Hillsborough County.”

Published annually, the visitor’s guide promotes Tampa Bay as a vibrant tourism and convention destination and is distributed to 150,000 national and international media, tour operators and meeting planners throughout the year.

“The Arts Council is thrilled to collaborate with Visit Tampa Bay in this endeavor,” says Martine Meredith Collier, executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, “Arts and tourism are natural partners, and this contest provides an opportunity for those who know the community best—our residents—to highlight what makes Tampa Bay special to them.”

In addition to being featured on the cover of Visit Tampa Bay’s official visitor’s guide, the winning artist will win a cash prize of $1,000. All artists must reside in Hillsborough County and submissions must be received by July 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST on visittampabay.com/covercontest. Click here for contest terms and conditions.

MORE INFOhttps://www.visittampabay.com/covercontest/rules/

DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

The Arts Council is grateful for the support of

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                                                                    Arts Council of Hillsborough County
                                 505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33602

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Your Monthly Calendar of World Textile Events

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The International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska
War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics
May 25-Sept. 16, 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska  Learn More

The quilts in this exhibition are drawn primarily from the extraordinary collection of quilt historian and London Royal Society for Arts fellow, Dr. Annette Gero. She has assembled this collection over a period of more than thirty years from fewer than one hundred known examples. Quilt is used as a term of convenience to refer to these textiles that are not quilted, have no batting, and are almost never backed. Many were intended to be wall hung, or they were used as table covers rather than as bedcovers; others functioned as portable game boards. The end use was less critical than the act of creation itself either during a campaign or upon return to the safe harbor of home. The quilts date to the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars and also the British colonies, made by soldiers, sailors, or military tailors in Europe or India.

Dr. Gero writes this about assembling the exhibition: “These extraordinary textiles, all made by men, demonstrate that some beauty can come out of the horrors of war. The emotions and the pleasures provided by these pieces—in particular, the intarsias, which tell stories of kings and other brave men—have meant that they have survived and been treasured for three hundred years by subsequent generations. We may not know for what purpose they were used or even why they were made, but they are still exemplary works of great beauty. Although the quilts are all somehow related to war, to me, they are about passion. The makers thought about their children and loved ones at home, the celebration of kings and victories, and most importantly, the feeling of hope through centuries of wars.”

Images: (Above) Intarsia Quilt with Soldiers and Musicians. Wool, with embroidery thread; hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. Prussia, c. 1760–1780. (Center) Prussian Army Intarsia Quilt. Wool from military uniforms, with embroidery thread; hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. Dated 1806.
(Bottom Left to Right) Soldier’s Quilt. Wool. United Kingdom, c. 1855. Holy Roman Empire Intarsia Quilt. Wool, with embroidery thread; hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. Austria or Prussia, 1846–1851. All photos courtesy of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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15th Annual International Folk Art Market
July 13–15, 2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico  Learn More

Organized by the International Folk Art Alliance (IFFA), the Folk Art Market will bring together 160 master artists from over 50 countries to sell their extraordinary artwork and share their culture at this colorful, international bazaar.

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Textile Arts Center
Summer of Stitch
June 4– August 18, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota  Learn More

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, mending or repair, or for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts and practice. Three artists—Tom Lundberg, Susan Brandeis, and Susan Moss—each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together to share their work through three unique exhibitions and special guest teaching artist workshops.

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Brooklyn Museum
Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu
May 18–November 25, 2018
Brooklyn, New York  Learn More

An exhibition that pairs ancient Andean quipus from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection with a newly commissioned installation by artist Cecilia Vicuña. These quipus of the past and present explore the nature of language and memory and art.

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Newark Museum
Dramatic Threads: Textiles of Asia
March 14, 2018–February 2019
Newark, New Jersey  Learn More

Featuring theatrical and political costumes as well as architectural and decorative textiles from diverse areas of Asia this exhibition showcases works that display a wide range of techniques. From different embroidery stitches to woven textiles ranging from virtuoso brocades and slit-tapestry to twill and plain weaves and made of  gold, silk, wool, cotton, an array of textiles illustrate cultural preferences and regional differences of China, Japan, Korea, Nepal and Tibet.

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Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles
The Boteh of Kashmir and Paisley
June 29, 2018–February 2, 2019
Berkeley, California  Learn More

An expansive display of Kashmir and Paisley fabric and designs representing several nations and spanning several centuries.

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extile Society of America 16th Biennual Sympiosium
The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global
September 19–23, 2018
Vancouver, Canada  Learn More

Registration is underway for this biennual event of scholarly interchange, keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and exhibitions. Plus there is a series of pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours.

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar.                                                                                 Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley

Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

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June 11, 2018
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.
Guests included – Debra Cooper who enjoys the garment and entertainment business,
Kyleigh Jones – Pat Grices’s granddaughter, and her friend Jaden King.
Treasury Report – Given by Aida Sheets for Bonnie Bowman.  As of May 31, 2018 we have $6504.72 plus $663.50 in the Show Committee.

Shows – Given by Aida Sheets for Sarah Butz
The upcoming show, Color of Creativity, the best of 20 years of the Surface Design Guild,
at the Clearwater Main Library will run August 2-September 29. The contract is online, and you may submit up to 3 pieces of art for $20. Please let Sarah Butz know if you would like to help with art intake, hanging, or take down. We will have invitation cards to handout. Your photos must be received by July 1st to Sara Butz through, Saradesign@yahoo.com with at least a 300 dpi. Work will be received Sunday July 29th between the hours of 12:00-3:00 pm. at the library.  We have been accepted at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center for the Summer of 2019.

Workshops – Shellee Wells
On July 15, Mei Ling St. Leger and Kathleen Fuller will hold a workshop on a variety of
techniques with shibori dyeing. They will have a list of supplies and suggestions on the
website.
Retreat information is online for signup. We will have 5 different instructors. You may
summit ideas to teach prior to the next meeting. You will be able to make 2 payments, and may request a private or shared room. We will have choices online for classes for the members to vote.

Events – Aida Sheets
We would like to begin doing some local events so that we no longer need to travel to
Lakeland to promote our guild and surface design. The following opportunities have come our way:  Tampa Bay Etsy Crew Craft Party is July 7, a one-day event in St. Petersburg. Sign up to help set up, and man our table. We need 3 people at the table, and some demos. They are one-hour shifts. Setup begins at 9:00 a.m. Art cloth and perhaps wall hangings could be draped over the tables for viewing.

Stitcher Paradise is July 12-14 at the Hilton Carrillon. Hours are 10:00-5:00. There are
approximately 12-20 vendors. There are very few other area fiber events. Wonderfil
Specialty Threads will be there, and we will be able to have hanging displays.

Hollis Chatelain Trunk Show/Workshop – Hollis Chatelain is a textile painting artist who will be doing a workshop for another guild in Florida in November 2019. Angie Knowles presented a suggestion for our guild to bring Hollis to Clearwater at the same time. With more guilds involved, the cost would be reduced. It was also suggested that more local guilds might want to participate and lower the cost even more. Her charge is $700 daily; 20 people per class. A vote was taken to determine interest, and many members in attendance raised their hands. Angie Knowles and Shellee Wells agreed to chair the event.
Mini Demo – Rhonda Kuntz gave a wonderful demo on using Shiva oil sticks. She showed
a multitude of examples on various materials. Thank you Rhonda.

Show-N-Tell
Edda Juhl – chenille wrap, Carol Bickford – June Colburn’s workshop faux chenille square,
Rhonda Kuntz – Chenille scarves and alcohol inks, Kay Keeling – shibori from Kathleen
Fulmer’s class, Carol Gentry – crocheted shoulder cover, Robert Di Marzo – needlepoint
canvas called Whispering Willows, Elizabeth Neily – exquisite feather and flamingo
headdress, jacket made from Roberts class, dyed tea cloths, eco dyed wall hanging, Beryl
Heeren – cut out wooden hangers hand painted with female figures, Ellen DeIntinis – dolls of paper maché and fabrics, Angie Knowles – rusted fabrics on canvas, indigo shibori piece, and black discharged cloth, MJ Baker – puppets, stencils made from hot glue, vintage fabrics, and little boxes.

Announcements
Trish Sande’s husband has passed away. Please support her with a card.
Shellee Wells – mystery gift drawing will be held at our August meeting.
Angie Knowles is teaching an indigo class on June 28th in Tampa, at the Life Enrichment
Art Center.
Refashion Renegades meets Friday June 22 from 11:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Please clean up the meeting room, place your own chairs back under the tables, and be
sure nothing is left on the floors.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm.

 

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June 2018

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In January 2019, our guild will have it’s first ever retreat at beautiful Chinesgut Hill in Brooksville, Florida. I am excited to spend three days in this lovely location with our wonderfully creative guild members. We have entitled the retreat, 20 Years of Creative Collaboration, to emphasize what we do best, which is to share our knowledge and creativity about surface design with each other.
Four workshops, and three evening presentations are being planned in order to continue the sharing of ideas, and of course there will be plenty of time for just relaxing and getting to know your fellow guild members. I hope that everyone will plan to attend.
Beginning in July of this year, our regular monthly workshops will focus on mastering art cloth
techniques in a series to include shibori, dyeing, overdying, discharge, and mark making tools. This
is a series of workshops that you don’t want to miss, whether you are new to art cloth, or a master
in your own right. Come and share the learning experience with others and bring your own ideas
and expertise to share as well.

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20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, 20 Years of Creative Collaboration Retreat, will take place on January 18-21, 2019, at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat at 22495 Chinesgut Hill Road, Brooksville, FL

Schedule: 

18 Friday p.m., Arrive, Dinner and Presentation

19 Saturday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

19 Saturday evening, Dinner and Presentation

20 Sunday a.m. Breakfast, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday p.m. Lunch, Workshop (Attendees choose a.m. or p.m. workshop)

20 Sunday evening, Dinner and Presentation

21 Monday a.m. Breakfast, Depart

Attendees will have time for personal work, visiting with fellow members, touring the Chinesgut Hill Mansion, and enjoying the nature trails and the view from the highest point in the county.

Lodging:

Seven cabins are available with eight beds per cabin in four bedrooms, double occupancy. Each bedroom has one bathroom per two beds. Eight rooms (two cabins) will initially be set aside for private rooms, and if more private rooms are required, a waiting list will be compiled for available rooms to be assigned at the end of the sign-up period. Private rooms will incur the additional expense of the second bed. Common areas include a living room, dining area with a large table, kitchen with counter space, refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffee maker, and porches front and back. 

Meals:

All meals are included in the price of the retreat and will be served in the dining hall by the staff of Chinesgut Hill. Dinner will be served on Friday through Sunday, breakfast will be served on Saturday through Monday, and lunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can bring their own snacks and drinks.

Workshops: 

All instructors will come from our own guild so that we can continue the tradition of helping each other learn within the guild. A morning and afternoon workshop will be provided on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the daily workshop, an evening mini-workshop or presentation will be available for the entire group to enjoy together. 

A separate large building is available for classroom instruction and workspace area. All workshops will be held in the classroom and space will be set aside for small group or personal work. This building will also be open in the evening to accommodate those who want to continue working on their art and for our night owls.

Amenities:

– Gardens and trails for outdoor exploration.

– Historic Manor House and tour for our history buffs.

– Fire pit for group events.

Activities:

Games and other activities will be available for our attendees.

Costs:

Costs for all three days includes everything listed above. Attendees will be required to supply their own workshop materials and any required kit fees will be paid directly to the instructors. The cost for the retreat is based on actual fees, and no markup has been applied. Payment will be made online in two installments. If a private room is requested, the additional bed fee will be added to the first installment. Final payment will be due by September 15, 2018.

$280.00 Double

$390.00 Single

1st Installment: $140.00 Double; $250.00 Single (Private room)

2nd Installment: $140.00 Double; $140.00 Single

Additional Information:

Home Page: http://chinseguthillretreat.com 

Directions: http://chinseguthillretreat.com/chinsegut-hill-directions/

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The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY

The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

August 2 – September 29, 2018

Clearwater Main Library

100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

Viewing Hours:

Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Call for SDG Artists:

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old. We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years. So look back through your work and submit the best. $20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork.

Christine Renc-Carter the curator of the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will judge our show. She will give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place cash prizes with honorable mentions.

We Need: 2 volunteers to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

4 volunteers to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m

2 volunteers to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

2 volunteers to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, September 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:

Sunday, July 1, 2018 Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com

Sunday, July 15, 2018 Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com

Sunday, July 29, 2018 Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished

Sunday, August 12, 2018 Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12 – 3

*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley, Davida Milne.

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18, 2019

Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years.  Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show.  She always makes us look good.

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Mini Demo next meeting:

June 10  – Mini Demo is “Shiva Paint Sticks and Texture Plates” by Rhonda Kuntz

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May Mini Demo Photos

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Workshops

***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

 There is still time to sign up for the June Workshop! Don’t delay! Do it today!

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Faux Chenille Workshop

June Colburn   $60.00 –  10am. to 4pm.

Class will begin with a trunk show of June’s jackets, showing various colorways. Most are from silk kimono; some layers are from rayon kimono. (At the May meeting, June will bring some inexpensive kimono for those who would like to incorporate one or two into their faux chenille.)

We will discuss design, both as it applies to the layers of color and to the arrangment of the stitching/cutting.

Several layers are needed in order to get a nice “bloom”.  A mix of fiber in the same jacket is fine.  Suggested fabrics—thrift shop finds, such as silk/rayon dresses, blouses or drapes. Old rayon table cloths, consider dyeing them first!  Hand-dyed fabrics—a way to use up some of your stash!  Kimono, esp. those with damage, as it won’t show in the layers.  *most silk scarves will be too soft to bloom well.

Fabric requirements:  silk or rayon preferred; cotton, lt. wt. linen 4-6 layers of silk/rayon  or   3-4 layers cotton/linen

Yardage:    based on your back length measurement X 2 (for front + back) plus sleeve length X 2  (sleeves are optional)

Fabric layers— enough yardage for each layer! Be generous, fabric will shrink in  wash/drying!

*NOTE:  The bottom and top layers should be whole cloth or pieces stitched together (with finished seams) to create the shape as shown on the supply list.  The “interior” layers can be pieces of two or more fabrics. The other layers can be flat pieces that will be laid down to fill the jacket (or other) shape and cut to fit as necessary.

Fabric preparation before class:  Do not pre-wash your fabric before class, as we want the “bloom” to occur after the jacket/shawl/bag/pillow or quilt is stitched, cut, washed and dried.    If you are using re-cycled garments, take them completely apart, remove any serged edges, pockets, collars, plackets, etc. TIP:  Rayon fabrics will provide the most “bloom”, so even if you’re using layers of other fibers, having at least one layer of rayon may help the loft of the chenille …………………………………………………………………….

Supplies:  yard stick; -fabric marker; -tons of pins; -sharp fabric scissors; -sewing machine; thread……………………………….QUESTIONS?  email:  june@junecolburn.com; 727/585-8062

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July Workshop

July 15, 2018 from 10-3 at IRBAC

$50 plus $15 for IRBAC total $65.00

A Varity of Fabric Manipulations, using Shibori Techniques

We will be using 100% natural fibers ( cotton, linen, silk, rayon) to explore multiple aspects of binding, capping, folding, clamping and pole wrapping.

If you want to create samples for your own techniques book, we recommend a minimum of 2 yards of fabric. You’ll need more fabric if you’re making larger pieces. All fabric must be prepared for dyeing (PFD) – pre-washed to remove all sizing , etc, so it will take the dye.

A supply list will be at the June and July meetings.

Any questions call or email:

kathleenfulmer@gmail.com 727-776-6014

meilingdesigns@gmail.com 727-791-4109

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August, and September Workshops:  will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.

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Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  June 22th, from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg..if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.– Karen Frank  (727) 612-4546

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FOR SALE: * 

For Sale: smocking machine. If you have followed Ana Lisa Hedstrom’s use of a smocking machine to gather organza for dyeing, you might be looking for one of these. I bought this one years ago when my granddaughter was about to be born. She is now nearly 16 and I never used it. It isn’t new, but in new condition. Comes with instructions and even a book of ways to use it. It is mechanical not motorized. $150 Susan Lumsden 417-274-1561

smocking machine

Wanted!

Kay Keeling is looking for a used sewing machine.  Call her @ 727-515-2282

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 Show & Tell

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Member Happenings

Exhibition: Conversations with Nature

Barbara Kazanis

Kaleisia Tea Lounge Gallery

1441 E. Fletcher Ave.

Tampa, FL 33612

Exhibition runs from May 5 through July 6.

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Mark your Calendar for August 10 and 11, 2018 Diane Gardner Rhoden will guide you through the process of making this lovely star quilt.   Learn the correct way to make a template and  foundation piece a complex design using paper piecing  at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.Atomic Starburst

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Teatime Jacket by Elizabeth Neily
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This black, white and pink jacket was put together with raw edge piecing and appliqué using an assortment of cotton fabrics. Two panels of Hatter’s Tea Party by Quilters Treasures ($13/panel) is available locally through Jay’s Fabric Center. The front opening features pink prairie points. It is fully lined with the pink fabric, also from Jay’s. The black and white fabric is available from Stargazer Quilts.
COMING SOON!
Workshop on pieced clothing design by making your own pattern.
Limited to 5 participants.
2 days with one week between each class. Dates, Time and Place will be confirmed soon.
FEE: $90 – Materials not included. Must have sewing machine and know how to sew.
For more info call: Elizabeth at 727-744-7051
Check out Art and Art-to-Wear designs at www.elizabethneily.com

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild members receive 10% discount on all classes at FAB Fiber………………FAB FIBER has Jacquard Acid and MX Dyes, Soda Ash and Synthrapol for all your dyeing needs.
Spinning • Weaving • Dyeing • Knitting • Crochet classes for individuals and small groups.
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Happenings Around Town

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 3.48.43 PMThere is an impressive line up of instructors and vendors for this event.  Our own TSDG member June Colburn will be teaching several classes and lecturing at Stitchers Paradise in St. Petersberg, Fl. www.stitcherparadise.com

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NEW Classes for the NEW Session
of Summer ART Classes start
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at the Dunedin Fine Art Center…
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Join Debbie Maddy of Calico Carriage Quilt Designs and Suzanne Connors of Aya Fiber Studio in May of 2019 for 12 days in Japan.

Japanese Textile Workshop in Japan May 13-24, 2019

Immerse yourself in an old Japanese textile tradition while experiencing the excitement of Tokyo and the beauty of the mountains on this tour and retreat.

Located in the beautiful mountain village of Fujino, just outside of Tokyo, this 12 Day retreat is a master class introduction to Japanese textiles with a focus on indigo dyeing using shibori techniques and katazome stenciling. This workshop is perfect for designers, crafters and anyone who enjoys or wants to learn about stitching and dying. For those individuals considering setting up an indigo vat at home, this is an excellent opportunity to learn to make and maintain a non-fermented indigo vat. The material covered in the workshop is also a hands-on introduction to Japanese culture in general. The ideas and technical approaches to textile work share the same ethics and standards as Japanese artistic disciplines.

Everyone will need to arrive in Tokyo on May 12th. We will spend two days in Tokyo with Bryan as our private guide. We will visit museums, shops and flea markets in search of old kimono, fabrics, papers etc.

We will then travel by train to a mountain village outside the city for an intensive indigo- dyeing workshop and cultural retreat. Our host and teacher has lived in Japan for over two decades and is an expert in Japanese textile crafts. We will stay at his 150-year-old silk-farming house where we’ll learn about indigo dyeing using the Japanese techniques of shibori (resist) and katazome (stencil) dying. We’ll also enjoy delicious home-cooked Japanese meals and unique cultural experiences.

WORKSHOPS
Immersive, multi-day, hands-on introduction to the ancient Japanese tradition of indigo- dyeing using shibori and katazome dyeing techniques (You will come home with many completed projects!)
Day-trip to visit the workshop of an esteemed sixth-generation katazome dyer CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

  • An ikebana flower arranging workshop

  • An introduction to the traditional Japanese tea ceremony

  • Hiking in the lush hills around the village

  • Visit a traditional Japanese onsen

  • Delicious home-cooked Japanese meals in addition to eating at local restaurants Two days in Tokyo + ten days in Fujino

Cost: 438,500 JPY.
In today’s market that is $3893.38 but it will be calculated when we go. That number can change up or down.
Fee includes:
*All fees for the workshops including materials.

  • *Two nights in Tokyo hotel, double occupancy

  • *Ten night’s accommodation at the farmhouse, double occupancy.

  • *All breakfasts.

  • *All transportation in Japan. From the time we meet, until and including the return train tickets back to Tokyo station on day twelve. Including excursions Tokyo.

  • *Folk Craft Museum Entrance fee.

  • *Cost of Indigo workshop in Hachioji.

  • *Hot Spring entrance fees.

 Excludes:
*International airfare (from your local airport)

  •  *Travel Insurance (we recommend a travel insurance policy and are shopping for a group rate: this would allow refunds, travel expense in case of delay and medical treatment if necessary while traveling).

  •  *Meals in Tokyo: Bryan will take us to reasonably priced restaurants in the city.

  •  *Restaurant meals except for welcome dinner. Some dinners will be decided on that particular day according to how we feel. Dinners in are covered. Dinners out are not covered. All restaurants will be reasonably priced.

  •  $1000 Deposit to Secure your space 2/1/18-5/31/18) This payment can be made with PayPal, a credit card through PayPal, a check on US account or bank transfer.

  • All subsequent payments must be made with a check drawn on a US account or a bank transfer. ( Zellepay.com is free and you can set it up with your bank) You can pay with a credit card or PayPal but any transaction fees will be added to your final payment. Thank you for your understanding on this. We simply cannot absorb the credit card fees on all of the payments.

  • $1000 payment #2: June 1, 2018 or $2,000 total at this point.

  • $1000 payment #3 Oct 1, 2018 or $3,000 total at this point.

  • Final payment: Feb 1, 2019. The final payment will be calculated to show the full payment of the trip to be 438,500 JPY plus any transaction fees incurred.

Please email Debbie or Suzanne with any questions you might have:
debbie@debbiemaddy.com
suzanne@ayafiberstudio.com

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The Pinellas Community Foundation Act II Artist Grant seeks to assist in the recognition and support of artists aged 60+ who embody the practice of aging in place and, through their creative work, inspire other artists and art lovers and help to make Pinellas County a vibrant arts and cultural destination.
The focus of the grant funding will be toward the creation of original works of art that explore the concept of aging: emotionally, intellectually and physically.
Applications will be accepted in the following disciplines:
  • Choreography
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Media Arts
  • Music Composition
  • Theater/Musical Theater
  • Visual Art
Learn more about the grant application and guidelines by clicking the link below!
GRANT APPLICATION WORKSHOPS
These interactive workshops allows artist applicants to ask Creative Pinellas staff questions about all aspects of the grant process. Workshops are held at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd. in Largo.
Thursday, May 31: 6-8 pm
Saturday, June 2: 1-3 pm
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Have you signed up for a meeting in your community, yet?

 

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We’re bringing artists and planners together to create change for our county and we need your ideas and input.

Creative Pinellas is teaming up with Forward Pinellas, the county’s land use and transportation planning agency, to turn Alt-19 into a Cultural Corridor. Please join us at one of our public meetings to help us shape the way forward.

 

A Cultural Corridor is a route that features and connects multiple arts and cultural attractions, creating a magnet for tourism and urban revitalization. See an example of a Cultural Corridor HERE.
For more information, please contact Samantha Samson at samantha.samson@creativepinellas.org or 727-582-2174
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SAVE THE DATES: June 4th-9th for our BIG Anniversary Celebration Week!

 

Cork + Color Create this Cute Hedgehog!

We’ve added a class to create this cute little hedgehog pillow during our anniversary week celebration! Who wouldn’t just love this cute little face?
Kits are available with all that color!

                                      Working With Cuddle

Join Allen and Reed as they teach you to work with Cuddle fabric. They will share tips on how to work with Cuddle as you assemble your kit. The final product is beautiful and oh so soft!
Grab your kit in either store and save 20% and then sign up here:

                                      Mastering Your Sashiko

We’re so EXCITED to have Evy Hawkins back in our stores teaching her “Mastering Your Sashiko Class”.
If you own a BabyLock Sashiko you won’t want to miss this class! Evy is the Sashiko master and is an amazing teacher and will be here August 27th in Tampa and August 28th in Largo.

                            36 Month Financing Starts Today!!

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The Earlybird catches the worm…

 

the early bird gets the worm.

In Florida, early bird specials used to be common in all our restaurants. You would always find dinner specials at reduced prices during the time before the busy dinner hour. This proverbial saying, first recorded in English in 1605, is so familiar that it is often shortened to early bird, a term also used in the sense of “early riser”. Our fall and Winter classes fill quickly and it is the early birds who are able to save their space for these classes. For the next 5 days, you can also save 10% on your  NEW class registrations or Class Balance and be one of the early birds in our exciting 2018-2019 Season of workshops! USE CODE: early bird at checkout.

 

SAVE MY SPOT

 

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VIDEO LINK

 2018-2019 Instructors ( unlinked names have not confirmed dates)
Suzanne Connors ( indigo, shibori, eco-print)
Charity Van der Meer (
nuno felt)
Nicola Brown (eco-print)
Catharine O’Leary (
nuno felt)
Kerr Grabowski ( deconstructed screen print)
M Theresa Brown (
Botannical Print on Leather)
Carol Soderlund ( Color Palette with MX Dyes)
Ann Johnston ( Dye Painting & Printing)
Jean Gauger ( Scarflette to Poncho Nuno Felt)
Akemi Nakano Cohn (
katazome & Indigo)
Gasali 
Adeymo (Batik)
Anastasia Azure ( jewelry Weaving)
Ana Lisa Hedstrom (Shibori)
Catharine Ellis (Natural Dye, Indigo)
Lisa Binkley (Stitched Beads)
Wen Redmond (digital surface design)
Pia Reinghaus (Shibori)
Jiyoung Chung (Joomchi)
Tommey Scanlin (Tapestry Weaving)
Susan Lenz (HOT< Contemporary Surface Design)
10 Day JAPAN Trip (Indigo/ Shibori)

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Fiber Art Gallery

invites fiber artists

to submit work for one person gallery show

featuring contemporary approaches to fiber art.

Wall Works:

Dimensional works that are intended for wall display.

Sculptural Works:

Works that may be free-standing or suspended.

Vessel Forms/Basketry:

Functional work and sculptural expressions of the vessel form.

Art to Wear:

Garments, accessories and jewelry.

Functional Things:

Books, bags, masks and other creative things.

Submission:

No deadline – No fee

On going schedule for two month show

Items may be available for sale on consignment

Send an email with your contact information and 4 photos of your work. Jane@fiberart-inc.com Call for details: 813-792-5999

Visit Fiber Art Gallery located at 8727 Gunn Highway, Odessa, FL 33556

 

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If you are a Hillsborough County nonprofit planning to apply for one of our 2018-19 Cultural Development Grants, the deadline is coming up fast! This longstanding program offers general program support to 501c3 arts and cultural organizations based in Hillsborough. All applications must be submitted through our online grant system. Register and start your application early.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 4 pm

MORE INFOTampaArts.org/grants/organization-grant-program

APPLY ONLINE: https://artscouncilhc.smapply.io/

ALSO: We are also accepting applications to our new Community Arts Impact Grant program which is open to any type of 501c3 organization in Hillsborough for specific project support.

PANELISTS WANTED: Are you interested in becoming a grant panelist for one of our grant programs? Be part of a panel! Self-nomination forms are on our website, TampaArts.org.

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                                                                    Arts Council of Hillsborough County
                                                                    505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33602

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Visit Tampa Bay and the Arts Council of Hillsborough County are calling all local artists to enter for a chance to have their art featured on the cover of Visit Tampa Bay’s 2019 Official Visitor’s Guide.

“Visit Tampa Bay prides itself on publishing a visitor’s guide that shows off the destination’s best and brightest talent every year,” says Visit Tampa Bay president and CEO, Santiago Corrada, “Giving a local artist a chance to be featured in our cover pays homage to the amazing talent we have right here in Hillsborough County.”

Published annually, the visitor’s guide promotes Tampa Bay as a vibrant tourism and convention destination and is distributed to 150,000 national and international media, tour operators and meeting planners throughout the year.

“The Arts Council is thrilled to collaborate with Visit Tampa Bay in this endeavor,” says Martine Meredith Collier, executive director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, “Arts and tourism are natural partners, and this contest provides an opportunity for those who know the community best—our residents—to highlight what makes Tampa Bay special to them.”

In addition to being featured on the cover of Visit Tampa Bay’s official visitor’s guide, the winning artist will win a cash prize of $1,000. All artists must reside in Hillsborough County and submissions must be received by July 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. PST on visittampabay.com/covercontest. Click here for contest terms and conditions.

MORE INFOhttps://www.visittampabay.com/covercontest/rules/

DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

 

The Arts Council is grateful for the support of

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                                                                    Arts Council of Hillsborough County
                                                                    505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306
Tampa, FL 33602
                                                              

****************Members Be Sure to look at old issues of this newsletter There are events happening  and resources listed that is not repeated in every newsletter*********

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar.                                                                                  Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley

Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

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May 14th, 2018
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.
Our guests were: Tina – fiber artist, M.J. Baker – rag rugs and puppets, Norma Santiago,
Bonnie Swartz, Robin Murphy, and Susan Katz of the Red Tent Women’s Initiative, and
Helda – Edda Juhl’s cousin from Germany.
Treasury Report: Aida Sheets for Bonnie Bowman
We currently have $6,554.82 and 80 members.
Red Tent Women’s Initiative – Susan Katz gave a report on how much they appreciate
our gifts of materials and supplies. She showed a few things the ladies have made and are on display in their storefront. She is still requesting help for instructors. She especiallyrequested someone who can teach how to make swimwear.
Shows: Sara Butz
The Color of Creativity is August 2 – September 29 at the Clearwater Library. The fee is
$20 and you can submit up to 3 pieces of art. We will have a judge. July 1st is the deadline
to submit any photos to Sarah, and we will be hanging artwork on Aug 1st. Our members’ show for next year will be from June 9 – Aug, 2019 at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.
Workshops: Shelley Wells and Elizabeth Neily
This Sunday from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the IRBAC, Robert Di Marzo will be teaching a class
on Creative Stitching. On June 10th, June Colburn will be teaching a class on Faux Chenille at the IRABC from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Bring your lunch and the items on her supply list. July, August, September to be a type of round robin and will be announced as we go.

A January retreat is being assembled for 2019.
Holiday Ornament Fundraiser:
Pat Grice will continue to be the chair. She has a signup sheet in the front. We need as
many participants as possible. Dana Maley has suggested we take some to Fiber Arts in
Odessa.
Tampa Bay Etsy Crew Craft Party:
Aida Sheets wanted to know if anyone was interested in our guild participating in a booth July 7th at the St Petersburg Coliseum. There were mixed feelings. The booth is $65. Mei- Ling St. Leger volunteered to help man the booth. She suggested we have make-n-takes as we did in Orlando.
Mini Workshop:
June Colburn gave an amazing mini demo on slashed velvets and other materials and how
to manipulate them in various uses.
Show-n-Tell:
Kathleen Fulmer’s Encaustic Class – Dana Maley and Cindy Townley showed their books,
Beryl Heeren – chenille vest Florida style, Angie Knowles – Thai silk shibori, black acid dye, vintage saree, Mei-Ling St. Leger and Leeann Kroetsch showed their shibori of steamed pressed folds from Kathleen Fulmer’s class, M.J. Baker – braided cotton rag rug, Donna Isaac – mixed media triangle wall hanging, Ellen DeIntinis – couture layered skirt and Renaissance outfit, Edda Juhl – two small wall hangings with raised critters, Susan
Lumsden – works in progress wall hanging, layered, bounded silks, ice dyeing on various
silks, Elizabeth Neily – rust dyed dress, printing from Susan Lumsden’s class, Sara Butz –
Japanese Nui project on linen shirt with hand embroidery and appliqué, Barbara Kazanis – eco dyeing, Marlene Glickman – patches of quilts and embroidering, pin weaving, Jane Wolff – weaver, woven long skirt and scarf, Peggy Paramore Daubar – couture top made from Linda Dawson’s make your mark class.
Announcements:
Jane Wolff – Fiber Arts – submit your work to display in her store. Every 2 months she
features a different artist, with no deadlines, and no fees.
Cindie Townley – Refashion Renegades on May 25 from 11:30-3:30 at the Unitarian
Universalist Church, $5 donation, please.
June Colburn has a Red Tent t-shirt for $20, and Marlene Glickman suggested an online
donation.
Elizabeth Neily – Art cloth workshop in Gulfport.
Jeni Glaser has a loom to sell
Angie Knowles has handouts for Happy Apple’s Quilts event June 21st demo.
Carol Gamel – check out techniques book.
Janie Hendrix – Ryan’s Case for Smiles
The meeting was adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

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May 2018

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President’s Letter

As 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, it occurred to me that each of us have a history with surface design that is worth celebrating. I am going to share mine with you in hopes that this will encourage you to share yours with others.

Art was always a primary interest for me as a child, and because my mother sewed, my earliest artistic expressions were with fabric and thread. I can’t remember how much sewing I did prior to this, but when I was in the third grade, my mother taught me how to make a dress on the sewing machine from a commercial pattern. It was very simple, but it gave me the confidence to do my own sewing. To begin with, I used most of that confidence making doll clothes, but as I got older, I made many of my own clothes and accessories. Surface design became an integral part of the things that I made, as I really enjoyed hand embroidery and would often embellish what I had sewn with embroidered designs.

Life became busier after college and I took up new adventures, so sewing took a back seat. Later when my children were young, my desire to create with my hands resurfaced, and I began exploring surface design techniques with paper. Collage, hand made paper, and papier maché became my favorite past times. That was until Pokey Bolton of Quilting Arts TV opened up the world of fabric dyeing to those of us who only knew about Rit dye in the grocery store! I wanted very much to enter this new world of surface design on fabric, but was unsure how to begin. While surfing the web, I came upon Marlene Glickman’s website, Silkdyes.com, where she had a reference to the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild.

A dyeing guild, right here in Pinellas County! I knew that was for me. I went to the next meeting, where Mei-Ling St. Leger was greeting and made me feel welcome, and I placed membership that night. The rest, as they say, is history. I have tried many new surface design techniques over the years since I have been with the guild. Dyeing and shibori are my main focus right now, although I feel a longing to spend some time sewing and working with papier maché again.

I hope that each of you will think about your special history with surface design and celebrate the gifts that it has given to you, as you share your history with others ……… Aida Sheets

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bird quilt.pngThe Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old.  We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years.  Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.
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We Need: 10 VOLUNTEERS …2- to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 -to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m
2 -to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2  to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:
Sunday, July 1, 2018                   Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Sunday, July 15, 2018                                        Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, July 29, 2018                                        Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018                              Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00
Sunday, August 12, 2018                                   Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4
Sunday, August 30, 2018                                   Pickup work from Clearwater Library from

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley.********************************************

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18

Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years.  Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show.  She always makes us look good.

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May 14 – Mini Demo is “Slashed Velvet” by June Colburn.

 

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Workshops

***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

 May Workshop

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 Robert Demarzo May 20,2018. $65.00, 12 noon – 5pm.

In this class one will learn to “paint” with thread adding color and texture to pieces of layered cloth of different sizes. You will be taking material from your “stash” and recycle it into a new layered piece of personalized fabric.  These personalized  pieces of your own design will have tulle added to them as well as thread embellishment which holds them together. They can then be integrated into a wall hang. 

Supplies and special instruction:

  • ONE FAT QUARTER, (MAXIMUM) for FRONT it  can be a FASHION FABRIC, HAND Dyed, BATIK OR SMALL PATTERNED
  • ONE FAT QUARTER, for the BACK 
  • TULLE FROM YOUR STASH, sharing encouraged 
  • BATTING larger than the front and back pieces.
  • OAK TAG, FILE CARD, or PLASTIC TO MAKE YOUR TEMPLATES
  •  PERMANENT MARKER 
  • A VARIETY of THREAD types i.e EMBROIDERY, VARIEGATED COLORED POLYESTER, COTTON, RAYON, NYLON, METALLIC,
  • TRANSPARENT THREAD.
  • UNIVERSAL NEEDLES,   METALLIC NEEDLES FOR METALLIC THREADS.
  • PINS  
  • Stash FABRIC you may want to put under the TULLE.  The fabric from your stash can be of different sizes , color and texture.  The more choices you have the more fun you will have.   
  • SCISSORS, PINKING SHEARS;  Rotary cutter and cutting board optional. 
  • SEWING MACHINE and an EXTENTION Cord.  A walking foot and a couching foot may be of help. Call Robert at 813 792-0129 for more information.PERSONAL FIBER ART #4

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JUNE Workshop

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June Colburn   $60.00 –  10am. to 4pm.

Class will begin with a trunk show of June’s jackets, showing various colorways. Most are from silk kimono; some layers are from rayon kimono. (At the May meeting, June will bring some inexpensive kimono for those who would like to incorporate one or two into their faux chenille.)

We will discuss design, both as it applies to the layers of color and to the arrangment of the stitching/cutting.

Several layers are needed in order to get a nice “bloom”.  A mix of fiber in the same jacket is fine.  Suggested fabrics—thrift shop finds, such as silk/rayon dresses, blouses or drapes. Old rayon table cloths, consider dyeing them first!  Hand-dyed fabrics—a way to use up some of your stash!  Kimono, esp. those with damage, as it won’t show in the layers.  *most silk scarves will be too soft to bloom well.

Fabric requirements:  silk or rayon preferred; cotton, lt. wt. linen4-6 layers of silk/rayon  or   3-4 layers cotton/linen

Yardage:    based on your back length measurement X 2 (for front + back) plus sleeve length X 2  (sleeves are optional)

Fabric layers— enough yardage for each layer! Be generous, fabric will shrink in  wash/drying!

*NOTE:  The bottom and top layers should be whole cloth or pieces stitched together (with finished seams) to create the shape as shown on the supply list.  The “interior” layers can be pieces of two or more fabrics. The other layers can be flat pieces that will be laid down to fill the jacket (or other) shape and cut to fit as necessary.

Fabric preparation before class:  Do not pre-wash your fabric before class, as we want the “bloom” to occur after the jacket/shawl/bag/pillow or quilt is stitched, cut, washed and dried.    If you are using re-cycled garments, take them completely apart, remove any serged edges, pockets, collars, plackets, etc. TIP:  Rayon fabrics will provide the most “bloom”, so even if you’re using layers of other fibers, having at least one layer of rayon may help the loft of the chenille …………………………………………………………………….

Supplies:  yard stick; -fabric marker; -tons of pins; -sharp fabric scissors; -sewing machine; thread……………………………….QUESTIONS?  email:  june@junecolburn.com; 727/585-8062

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July, August, and September Workshops:  will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.

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Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  May 25th, from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg..if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.– Karen Frank  (727) 612-4546

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FOR SALE: * 

Vintage Singer 301 sewing machine. Great shape, sews well.  A few extra feet included.  $125.

 

Singer Featherweight sewing machine.  Good condition, sews well.  Manual, extra bobbins included.  Case not in original condition.  Not the original foot pedal ..$325.machine.jpg

Email Angie Knowles @ aknowles13@gmail.com

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Teatime Jacket by Elizabeth Neily
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This black, white and pink jacket was put together with raw edge piecing and appliqué using an assortment of cotton fabrics. Two panels of Hatter’s Tea Party by Quilters Treasures ($13/panel) is available locally through Jay’s Fabric Center. The front opening features pink prairie points. It is fully lined with the pink fabric, also from Jay’s. The black and white fabric is available from Stargazer Quilts.
COMING SOON!
Workshop on pieced clothing design by making your own pattern.
Limited to 5 participants.
2 days with one week between each class. Dates, Time and Place will be confirmed soon.
FEE: $90 – Materials not included. Must have sewing machine and know how to sew.
For more info call: Elizabeth at 727-744-7051
Check out Art and Art-to-Wear designs at www.elizabethneily.com

Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild members receive 10% discount on all classes at FAB Fiber………………FAB FIBER has Jacquard Acid and MX Dyes, Soda Ash and Synthrapol for all your dyeing needs.
Spinning • Weaving • Dyeing • Knitting • Crochet classes for individuals and small groups.
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Images from Kathleen Fuller Home studio shibori workshop!

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 3.48.43 PMThere is an impressive line up of instructors and vendors for this event.  Our own TSDG member June Colburn will be teaching several classes and lecturing at Stitchers Paradise in St. Petersberg, Fl. www.stitcherparadise.com

Screen Shot 2018-04-27 at 11.37.31 AMEditor and Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Poet Gianna Russo has some expert tips on getting your work published.Thursday May 24, 2018, 12211 Walsingham road, Largo, Fl.33778 CreativePinellas. samantha.samson@creativepinellas.org

Whim So Doodle –

237 2nd. Avenue, St. Petersburg Fl. 33701  727)-827-4911,

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Store Hours
Monday 9:30-6pm
Tuesday 9:30-6pm
Wednesday 9:30-6pm
Thursday 9:30-6pm
Friday 9:30-6pm
Saturday 9:30

TSDG members gets a discount.

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Artstampabay.com. or read blog: Tampaarts.org

********Members Be Sure to look at old issues of this newsletter There are events happening  and resources listed that is not repeated in every newsletter*********

2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar.                                                                                  Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley

Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

April 9, 2018 Member Meeting minutes

The meeting was brought to order at 6:31 pm.

Our guests were: Robin Ness, Jan Hindsley – quilter, Janice Montgomery – quilter, Judy Lynd – quilter, Kathy Korman – quilter, Susan Katz – Red Tent Women’s Initiative. New member: Kay Keeling – mixed media artist, wire-wrapping jeweler.

Red Tent Women’s Initiative – Susan Katz
Susan Katz introduced us to the Red Tent Women’s Initiative that is helping incarcerated and previously incarcerated women lead more productive lives through art and craft. Our members brought in fabrics, findings, and art supplies for Susan to take to work with these women. The Red Tent Women’s Initiative is opening a storefront at 1535 16th Street South, St. Petersburg in May, and will be open on Thursday and Fridays from 11-3:00 p.m. She requested that any of our members who would be willing to volunteer to teach, sign up so that the women can learn new skills.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie Bowman
The Treasurer’s Report will be updated and submitted by email. Also she will provide an updated list of members who have not renewed their membership in case there is an error that needs resolution.

Shows: Mei Ling St Leger for Sarah Butz
The Clearwater Library show is August 2 – September 29th. The exhibit is entitled “The Color of Creativity/Celebrating 20 years of the TBSDG.” Mei Ling encouraged all members to enter their work, and not to feel that their artwork is not show worthy.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily

April workshop with Kathleen Fulmer using an encaustic wax and dumar resin technique with images from a printer or magazines applied to silk to produce mini books. Haboti or organza silk work best. At IRABC from 1-4 p.m. on April 15.

May 20 workshop with Robert Di Marzo at IRABC from 12-5 p.m. Embellishing with tulle over fabrics. Design a new piece of fabric from all your old pieces of fabrics, adding glam and various stitches.

June 10 workshop, June Colburn will teach a class on faux chenille and completing a jacket. Best fabric choices are silk, light cotton, rayon, and a cool print for the lining.

July, August, September will be round robin workshops teaching various techniques.

Sewing and Quilt Expo: Aida Sheets
Aida thanked everyone who contributed artwork for display in Lakeland at the Expo. The booth was fabulous!! Your artwork is available for pick up on the back table.
Aida also sent around a sign-up sheet for people to volunteer to be greeters.

Mini Workshop: Kathleen Fulmer
This month’s mini workshop was on Making Silk Paper. Fabulous and intriguing demonstration. Kathleen shared a wealth of information, thank you, so much.

Show n Tell: Diane Gardner-Rhoden – Earrings, Brenda Schlechter – Ice dyeing from retreat, Marlene Glickman – rust dyeing, and indigo quilt embellished, Pat Grice – WaKanda Warrior Doll, sketch book quilted cover with a Robin, Elizabeth Neily – Gecko Goddess Crown, duster coat, derived technique from Kim Sherrod’s raw edge workshop, and a wall hanging, Edda Juhl – wall hanging quilt of 9 houses, Dana Maley and Cindy Townley showed their ice dyeing results from a class they took at the Lakeland Expo, Beryl Heeren – Beautiful doll and yo-yo quilt, also an animal quilt representing Australia, and her necklace, Cathy Simms – tote bag, Karen Frank – eco dyeing over onion dyed fabrics.

Announcements:  Kathleen Fulmer is having an open shibori workshop April 28th, and has 2 spaces left.

Angie Knowles wanted to thank everyone who supported her military daughter and unit. She is now back in the United States, yeah!

Cindy Townley – Refashion Renegades meets on April 27th at 11:30-3:30.

Elizabeth and her husband are giving a speech on Tampa Bay’s culture during the Pre- Historic era.

Marlene Glickman is having a class at her home on April 21st dyeing scarves. The meeting was adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

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April 2018

 

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Each year, for more years than any of us would like to admit, the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild has had a booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo thanks to the hard work of Marlene Glickman. This year Marlene has given up the reigns, but the groundwork that she laid is still paying off in terms of generating interest in our guild among other lovers of fabric and fiber. We had a fantastic location for our booth this year at the Expo, and were visited by many fellow enthusiasts. The artwork that you all loaned to decorate our booth, and the Make-it-Take-it activities by Elizabeth Neily and Peggy Paramore, were the stars of the show. People ooo’d and aaa’d over your beautiful artwork and enjoyed our activities. It was a truly successful Expo!!IMG_4493

Thanks to all who came and helped with the booth. I want to especially thank Marlene for lending her booth supplies, Angie Knowles for her help with setting up and taking down the booth, and Elizabeth Neily and Peggy Paramore for entertaining our visitors with Make-it-Take-it activities. Thanks to all of you who loaned your artwork (to be returned to you at our April member meeting). This year would not have been a success without each of you, and I hope that more people will commit to being involved next year. The more help that we have, the easier this event is on everyone.IMG_4487

More exciting activities are being planned for upcoming months, so be sure to read your newsletter each month and attend our monthly member meetings on the second Monday of the month. Also, please support Diane Gardner-Rhoden’s efforts to prepare an exciting newsletter for you each month by sending her your pictures, note-worthy items, and announcements.

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The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland on March 15-17 was a huge success!! Many visitors to the Expo stopped by our booth to see what we are about and to sign up for a free newsletter. Several of those who stopped by expressed an interest in visiting with us and joining us as members. We welcome each and every one of you and hope that you will find your artistic home with us. Be sure to visit us online at http://surfacedesignguild.com, and in person at 6085 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park, Florida at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Everyone is welcome, so grab a friend and join us!

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*Don’t forget to Renew Your Membership for 2018!*

TBSDG membership dues are payable on January 1 of each new year. Please go online under the Membership area of the website to renew your membership for 2018, or bring cash or a check to our April member meeting. Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now!

To Learn More about TBSDG or to Renew, visit: www.surfacedesignguild.com

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 “THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY”

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Peltex Challenge

The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old.  We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years.  Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.
$20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork

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2- to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 -to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m
2 -to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2  to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:
Sunday, July 1, 2018                   Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Sunday, July 15, 2018                                        Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, July 29, 2018                                        Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018                              Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00
Sunday, August 12, 2018                                   Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4
Sunday, August 30, 2018                                   Pickup work from Clearwater Library from

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley.

 

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Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18

Our wonderful member’s bring two of their best pieces of work created within the last two years.  Catherine Bergmann will decide what to hang and create a fabulous show.  She always makes us look good.

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APRIL PROGRAM “Making Silk Paper” by Kathleen Fulmer. We usually start gathering at 5:30-6 and the meeting begins at 6:30. Show and Tell is also a part of the evening activities.

Workshops

***“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”***Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

April. 2018  -Mini Encaustic Journals –  Kathleen Fulmer

Sunday April 15th 10-4pm $ 50.00 –


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Kathleen  Fulmer is teaching Mini Books with Encaustic Covers and Coptic stitch.
To create the covers for mini journals the class will be exploring encaustic techniques. Encaustic is a medium of melted beeswax mixed with damar resin that is painted on a substrate (noun-a layer that underlies something, the substance on which an enzyme acts.) and heat-fused. You will learn how to create an image transfer and also how to use silk with encaustic. We will then sew these covers into blank journals using single needle Coptic binding.
Bring to class:book 1
-Inkjet photocopied Images on low grade or Regular Copy Paper – size 2.5″ x 3.5″
-hand dyed Habotai or organza silk
-light objects to embed: feathers, leaves, small beads, small shells, paper etc
-hair dryer
Any questions you can contact:  kathleenfulmer@gmail.com or  call 727-776-6104

May 2018

 ‘THREAD EMBELLISHMENTS & TULLE TOO”  Robert Demarzo

Embellishments with Tulle Fabric May 20,2018. $65.00 

In this class one will learn to “paint” with thread adding color and texture to pieces of layered cloth of different sizes. Then these personalized designed shaped pieces, of your own design, will have tulle added to them with thread embellishment which holds them together. They will then be integrated into a wall hang. And again  too, don’t forget to add ‘glitz’ under the tulle to glamorize your designed pieces.

June, July, August and September

June Colburn is the workshop  instructor for June, and the remaining months of July, August, and September will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level.  We are working on putting together a retreat in Brooksville at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat for 2019.

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Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  April 27th, from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg..if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.– Karen Frank   # (727) 612-4546

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See What our members are doing

Kathleen Fulmer Designs – Open Studio

April 28 10-3  $20.00.

I will be opening my studio for anyone who would like to work on creating Arashi Shibori pieces. You will have access to my equipment, dyes and discharge, but please bring your own silk fabrics. I will be there in an advisory role; this is not a workshop. This class is limited to 5 people.
Please call or e-mail if you plan on coming    
http://www.kathleenfulmer.com/
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jennifer-key-textilesECO PRINTING IN Ayampe, ECUADOR – JUNE 1–7

A five day eco print workshop and retreat.                                                                        | $1000 | $200 DEPOSIT  VISTAMAR AYAMPE |

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Karen Kozak (seated) hosted a Ukrainian egg dyeing party in Gulfport at FAB Fiber on Sunday, March 25 with her are Michelle Duff and Emily Stehle.

Mark your Calendar for August 10 and 11, 2018 Diane Gardner Rhoden will guide you through the process of making this lovely star quilt.   Learn the correct way to make a template and  foundation piece a complex design using paper at Fabric Smart in Gulfport.

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The Red Tent

An opportunity has come our way to assist members of our community in building better lives for themselves by donating our “free table” items to The Red Tent Women’s Initiative.  This is a program for women who are ex-offenders

Susan Katz MSW, Assistant Director, explains, “Since 2012, The Red Tent Women’s Initiative has been providing safe spaces, both within the Pinellas County Jail and in the community, where women can come together to create handmade items in an atmosphere of trust and encouragement. The support and empowerment Red Tent gives to its female members, along with financial, literacy and communication skills, increases the likelihood that members will remain in the community as a more productive and purposeful part of society.  The women would be grateful for any yarn, sewing and knitting needles, quilting fabric and other sewing fabric, sewing and embroidery thread, embroidery hoops, beads, buttons and fiberfill.  Red Tent artists are extremely creative and make everything by hand, including: pillows, tote bags, yoga mat bags, jewelry, and many other original items.  Any crafting and sewing materials you can donate will definitely be used and greatly appreciated!

“So clean out your studios and bring as many fiber, sewing, and art supplies as you have to donate to this worthy cause. You will have the opportunity to meet Susan Katz at our upcoming April 9 meeting, and again in May, as she will visit with us and pick up our donations to take to the Red Tent.  If you have any questions at all about Red Tent itself or about donations, please do not hesitate to call Susan Katz MSW
Assistant Director at (727) 430-9756 or email: redtent.susan@gmail.com

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CALL TO ARTIST – Arts Council of Hillsborough County. –  We are looking for talented artist and Handcrafter’s – as well as live demonstrators, for our NEW WEEKLY indoor artisan & fresh market, located in WESTFIELD CITRUS PARK MALL near Macy’s.
This INDOOR market concept, may be new to Tampa…but a mainstay to areas on the West Coast, where produce & healthy food is abundant in retail malls as well as every neighborhood!
We encourage local arts/artist to exhibit in our upscale retail setting. No rain, no high winds, no tents, no immense heat or shivering weather!
MORE INFO: http://www.marketinthepark.com or contact Info@WendyAtThePark.com, 813-451-7936
Submitted by: Wendy Harding, Market In The Park.

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Open House- Friday, April 27 | 1-4 pm |Creative Pinellas.

Spend an afternoon and paint an art bus, strum a ukulele, join a concert band, browse a gallery, watch a film, climb aboard a book bus, meet your Local Arts Agency, and take in a beautiful botanical garden.
Only at the Creative Pinellas
Arts Business Incubator
 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo
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The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program -The aim of 360 Xochi Quetzal is to support artists, writers and musicians who would benefit from having uninterrupted time to devote to their creativity. By providing free housing and five gourmet meals a week, we hope that our residents can make artistic progress without the stress and distractions of daily life.Screen Shot 2018-03-26 at 9.05.25 AM
The 360 Xochi Quetzal Artist and Writer’s Residency Program is in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in the country where the perfect year-round climate and stunning lake and mountain views have long established the region as an international artist mecca. Residents will be inspired by the natural beauty, history and culture of this special part of central Mexico. Chapala is located 25 minutes from Guadalajara International Airport and 45 minutes from Guadalajara, one of the largest cities in Mexico boasting abundant cultural resources: museums, galleries, theatre and artist supplies. Xochi Quetzal is the Aztec goddess of creativity and fertility and protector of artisans.  She is sure to inspire you during your stay!  APPLICATION INFORMATION THROUGH CAFE
360 XOCHI QUETZAL WEBSITE

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Florida CraftArt. –  Dia de los Muertos

Opening Reception: April 6, 5:30- 8:30 p.m. Guests and visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume for the opening.  Face painting and finished masks will be available for purchase.  Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served.Screen Shot 2018-03-23 at 10.35.38 PM

Closing Reception: May 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Closing reception and People’s Choice Award presentation. Skull-shaped chocolates and cookies will be served.

Suncoast Quilting Circle is looking for a Surface Design Instructor to lecture or give a trunk show at their meeting for more information contact Catherine Goreman @ 727 710-2610

Resource:

I encourage everyone to look at back issues of this newsletter to get acquainted with resources that are available to enhance your creative work experience.  Sometimes there are repeats and other times you may find new resources added.  Diane Gardner Rhoden

  Getting creative with stitch:…….Textileartist.org  -Texture and pattern play an essential role in contemporary textile art. But building beautiful textural effects and intriguing areas of pattern can feel like a daunting task. Especially if you feel you lack the necessary technical prowess to build seemingly complex layers of detail.

Screen Shot 2018-04-04 at 3.48.43 PMThere is an impressive line up of instructors and vendors for this event.  Our own TSDG member June Colburn will be teaching several classes and lecturing at Stitchers Paradise in St. Petersberg, Fl. www.stitcherparadise.com

 

***Some of our members will be traveling this Summer.  If you happen to be in NYC this summer*  there are many things to do but please find time for The NYC Botanical Gardens in the Bronx and The Museum of The City of NY in Manhattan.  See the exhibits I chose to hi-lights below.******

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE:      VISIONS OF HAWAI‘I

Saturday, May 19, 2018 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

Discover the artist’s little-known depictions of the Hawaiian Islands—and the plants and landscapes that inspired them.

Pioneering American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) conveyed a distinct sense of place with innovative depictions of her surroundings, from stark New Mexican landscapes to New York cityscapes. Yet flowers and plants were subjects that engaged O’Keeffe throughout her career. Curated by Theresa Papanikolas, Ph.D., of the Honolulu Museum of Art, this landmark exhibition will offer a rare focus on 20 of O’Keeffe’s depictions of Hawai‘i from a nine-week sojourn in 1939 while on commission to produce images for a Hawaiian Pineapple Company promotional campaign.

A lush exhibition in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory of Hawaiian flora and a stunning display in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Art Gallery that includes more than 15 of O’Keeffe’s Hawai‘i paintings—not seen together in New York since their debut in 1940—will spotlight a transformative experience in the legendary artist’s life, revealing O’Keeffe’s deeply felt impressions and the enduring influence of the Islands’ dramatic landscapes and exotic plants.

 

Museum of the City of New York. ————–MAR 27, 2017— AUG 5, 2018
1220 Fifth Ave.

Manhattan, NY 10029  –

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LACIS MUSEUM of LACE & TEXTILE.   

2982 Adeline St. Berkeley, California 94703                          
tel: 510-843-7290

 The collection includes thousands of specimens from pre-Columbian Peru, the finest from the 17th c. European courts and examples of the machine laces exemplifying the 19th c. industrial revolution
An extensive library, focusing on lace, textiles and costume includes over 10,000 items of books, patterns, articles and other ephemera.
Related tools of the textile craft include those for all varieties of lace-making as well as an extensive collection of sewing machines.

Each of us has known moments of striking disclosure,  when the walls that limit our perceptions are pushed back  to reveal the undreamed of.  A sudden change of scale often brings about this enlargement of vision,  like the first glimpse of a galaxy through the telescope or  a drop of water brought into microscopic focus. The infinitesimal order of nature commands the same awe as its cosmic grandeur.  When, however, the perceived miracle is a human achievement, the awe is tempered with pride.
We learn something new about ourselves and our capabilities when, for example, we experience for the first time the revelation of lace.-—–Anna Bennett, Curator of Textiles, emeritus, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.   
Tours : Monday thru Saturday, Registration in advance:
The Fringed Shawl
Transcending Generations and Cultures
April 6, 2018  to October 5. 2019
The Boteh of Kashmir and Paisley
The Signature From the Most Revered Cloths of Creation
June 29, 2018 to February 2, 2019

Pina
The Philippine Cloth of Pride, Endurance & Passion
July 7, 2017  to May 4, 2018

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Dauber.                                                                                  Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

Minutes

March 12, 2018 Member Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.

Guests were Chris Winters – fiber, deconstruction, eco artist; Pat Pauly – quilter, teacher; Susan Andrews – paper, wood, cloth, metal, doll maker; Leiko Uchiyama – felting expert artist; Laurie Kato – mixed media, paint, clay, sewing; Annie Anderson – fiber, clay, maker of big animals; Ellen Deintinis – 3 dimensional sculpturing, quilts; Kay Keeling – mixed media, mosaic; Jeni Glaser – eco artist. Laurie joined the guild today, and Kay and Ellen plan to as well.

Treasurer’s Report: Bonnie Bowman reported as of February 28th we have a total of $7,228.66. $475 is in the scholarship fund. We paid out $660 for scholarships. Our guild donated $100 to the IRABC Fundraiser Gala. The workshop balance is $1,478 due to the Jane Dunnewold workshop being so well attended. Our show fund is at $634. Remaining guild money for operating expenses is $6,578.41.

Shows: Sara Butz – This year’s member show is called The Color of Creativity, Celebrating 20 years of The Surface Design Guild. It will be held in the Clearwater Library from August 2 – September 29, 2018. There will be prizes! We are still working to secure shows at the Tampa Airport and the Leepa Rattner Museum.

Workshops: Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily – The March workshop is on Sunday, March 18 with Kim Sherrod on Raw Edge Appliqué. Bring in a photo of a pet or portrait. Kim will show you step-by-step how to create your pattern, stitched image, and add embellishments. Located at IRABC from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., fee is $55. April 15th, is Kathleen Fulmer’s workshop on encaustic books that involve working with silks and wax. Location IRABC from 1-4 p.m., fee is $35 and includes the materials. Bob Di Marzo’s workshop will be on May 20. June Colburn will have a workshop in June, and the remaining months of July, August, and September will be a round robin working on yardage, with different dyeing techniques to bring your surface design yardage to a new level. We are working on putting together a retreat in Brooksville at the Chinesgut Hill Retreat.

Sewing and Quilt Expo: Will be in Lakeland this week. We have just enough volunteers to cover our booth. If you are going, please stop by and spend some time in our booth. Please give Aida any art pieces you’ve brought tonight for display in the booth. Aida Sheets has 6 free admission tickets for anyone going.

Techniques Journal: Carol Gamel – Members may still sign up to participate. Also you may sign out previous years journals of ideas for one month or more.

Special Presentation: Leiko Uchiyama, renowned felting artist, is with us tonight to present a slide show of her work. She will share a wealth of knowledge with us, along with her history, and photos. What a treat!

Show-n-Tell: Shellee’s 6”x6” Peltex Challenge: Angie Knowles rusted hers; Cindie

Townley made a 3D version; Shellee Wells created a shrine; Elizabeth Neilly made a set of hearts; and Sara Butz did a 12 square scenic of Mexico City. Leiko’s Class – Jenni Glaser – backpack; Trish Sande – backpack; Leeann Kroetsch – backpack. Other show-n-tells: Pat Pauly – print, dyed scarf, printed fabric, quilt; Chris Winters – deconstructed purse, scarf, eco prints; Elizabeth Neily – crochet, jacket with multi detail; Bob Di Marzo – wall hangings; Brenda Schlechter – 100 piece wall hanging project of 5.5” squares; Jewly Youschak – hand painted fabrics and embellished scene quilts; Pat Grice – dyed fabrics and other techniques, rusting on photo canvas; Angie Knowles – from cookie tray, washers, dyed and rusted fabrics; Rhonda Kuntz – felted wall hanging, crazy quilt fans; Diane Gardner-Rhoden – window view wall hanging; Edda Juhl – flamingo quilt; Ellen Deintinis – mixed media bust; Bonnie Ward – quilt Telling Tales using Derwent Inktense; Barbara Kazanis – Jane Dunnewold workshop; Gail Crotty – wall hanging flowers, Bye Bye Birdie nightingale quilt; Jenni Glaser – eco dyed sweater and fabric samples; Kathleen Fulmer – encaustic on fabric.

Announcements: Refashion Renegades meeting on the 4th Friday. Leeann Kroetsch has been invited to show her work for three months at the Ocala Art Museum. Elizabeth Neily has beautiful new roving for felting at Fab Fiber. Kathleen Fulmer is doing a shibori dyeing workshop on March 24th – bring your own fabric.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:33 p.m.

 

 

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MARCH 2018

President’s Letter

This year the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild celebrates 20 years of sharing surface design with each other and with our communities. As our guild has grown in number from just a handful of creative people, much has changed and much has stayed the same. The original goals of freely sharing surface design processes, and respectfully providing support for our members’ creative endeavors, continue unchanged. We have, however, expanded our opportunities to learn, share, and grow artistically, and have developed a reputation in the Tampa Bay area for creativity and excellence that we can all be proud of. One of our original members, Mei-Ling St. Leger, will provide a retelling of our guild history in an upcoming newsletter.

I heard many positive comments about the Mini-workshop discussions in which our members participated at our February meeting. The opportunity to openly discuss the direction of the guild and ways to further our members’ creative journeys seemed to be appreciated by all. We will continue this conversation as the year progresses, and I hope everyone will continue to express their ideas.
Aida Sheets

*Don’t forget to Renew Your Membership for 2018!*

There’s still time to renew your membership  for 2018!! Go online under the Membership area of the website to renew your membership, or bring cash or a check to our March 12 member meeting.  Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now! To Learn More about TBSDG or to Renew, visit: www.surfacedesignguild.com

-Invite a friend to visit and join the TBSDG

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*Call for SDG Artists:

THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY
The Best of 20 years of the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild
Exhibit Dates: August 2 – August 29, 2018
Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755
*Opening Reception – Sunday, August 12, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild is now 20 years old.  We would like to celebrate the years of art, friendship, creativity, workshops, and discovery by presenting the very best work of our members from the last 20 years.  Of course, it can be either 2-D or 3-D. So look back through your work and submit the best. We will have a judge to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes with honorable mentions.

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Artist- Angie Knowles

$20 entry fee for up to 3 pieces of 2-D or 3-D original artwork

We Need:      2 volunteers to sign-in work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, July 29, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
4 volunteers to hang work at Clearwater Library on Wednesday, August 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m
2 volunteers to coordinate Opening Reception on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2 volunteers to release work at Clearwater Library on Sunday, August 30, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Exhibition Calendar:
Sunday, July 1, 2018                                          Invitation pictures submitted to sarahdesign@yahoo.com
Sunday, July 15, 2018                                        Label text emailed to aida@tampabay.rr.com
Sunday, July 29, 2018                                        Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018                              Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
Sunday, August 12, 2018                                   Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2-4
Sunday, August 30, 2018                                   Pickup work from Clearwater Library from 12 – 3
*If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

SDG Show Committee: Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Aida Sheets, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Sarah Butz, June Colburn, Cindie Townley.

 

header_osqeAll are welcome to visit our booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, March 15-17. Come and help us greet our visitors and explain the joys of surface design. If you can commit to a three hour time slot, please let Aida know at aidajune@me.com. Volunteers receive free parking and admission to the Expo. Please bring any artwork that you are willing to loan for our booth to the March 12 member meeting. Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo. Sign-up is here: https://www.sewingexpo.com/AmbassadorApplication.aspx

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Peltex Challenge

*Due at the March 12 membership meeting

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Guild Workshops and Classes – 

“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Raw Edge Appliqué by  Kim Sherrod, aka Calamity Kim

March 18, 2018   Fee $55. 10:00am

Raw edge appliqué animal portraits using fabric with machine stitched embellishment. From photo to a finished fabric portrait that can then be used in a bag, wall hanging, quilt or other creation.  With Kim easy to follow directions you will transform your photo image into a pattern.  Kim will provide the owl pattern (pictured) and other materials.      Students are required to bring:IMG_3234
-Zig Zag sewing Machine
-Small pieces of fabric in black, white, brown, hand dyed, indigo, shibori or commercial fabric. Example: owl: white, brown, gray; cat: black, yellow, white, blue.  This is a great way to use up scraps or challenge yourself to use a limited palette.  Sharing with other students is encouraged

-Photograph of the animal 8×10”or larger (computer line image welcome )

-Thread  black and white
-Back ground fabric 20×20” (drill, denim or canvas for a sturdy bag)

-Fusible wonder under or something similar very small amounts

-Scissors fabric and paper
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In this class you will have time to make at least one pet/animal portrait and teacher will have a multitude of finished samples to help generate ideas. Any questions about this class or process can be directed to Kim at her email: calamitykimdolls@yahoo.com

$55.00

 

Refashion Renegades will be held Friday,  March 23, from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburglocated at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg..if you have any issues finding your way, call or text.– Karen Frank   # (727) 612-4546

 

March at FAB Fiber – 

We’ve Got Roving! Felters need to see and feel our luscious, top-quality, short- fiber roving we just imported from New Zealand and Australia. It comes both natural and dyed, and we even have flesh tone. It is going fast. Guild members always get a 10% discount.

Needle Felters open meetup the second Saturday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at FAB Fiber, image

• Fridays 1 PM to 4 PM: Live to Dye with Teri Gabric. Learn to dye your own yarn using Procion dyes for cotton, cotton bamboo or wool. $35 fee includes one skein of yarn and dyes.  Call Teri to reserve your spot at 864-921-4420.
• Saturdays 10 AM to 4 PM : Brazilian Embroidery with Debbie Goff. Call Debbie to set up a  class or bring a project to work on.
5708 Gulfport, Blvd., Gulfport. For more info call 727-827-2235 or email fabfibergulfport@gmail.com.

 

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We’re excited to present Xavier Cortada as the next guest in our Conversations in Art + Innovation series. Cortada has spent his career creating art installations and projects that highlight various social issues, our environment and the impact of global warming.Thursday, March 15th.  7-9pm 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo.

It’s time to turn your business idea into action!……CO.STARTERS is a 9-week facilitator-led course, offered once a week for three hours.  The cohort based program equips aspiring entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn ideas into action and turn a passion into a sustainable and thriving endeavor – COURSE DETAILS: Applications due: March 21, 2018 – Classes run: March 28-May 23, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m…..Location: TEC Garage – St. Petersburg,  244 2nd Avenue North, 33701……Cost:  $275 (includes course materials, free Discovery session, access to TEC Garage events and networking opportunities)…..Receive TWO months free coworking in TEC Garage upon graduation – $150 value………………ARTISTS OPPORTUNITIES.….The Emerging Artist Grants Program provides recipients with funding towards the production of new work, to be exhibited and/or performed at the culmination of the grant award period. The Grant is available to artists who currently live in Pinellas County, and have done so for no less than one (1) year prior to March 12, 2017.

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The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) will present Convergence®, its 24th biennial international fiber arts conference, July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill in Reno, Nevada. This 7-day conference includes art exhibits, seminars and workshops, a fashion show, keynote presentation by Jason Collingwood, textile tours, marketplace, juror’s talks and more. With more than 120 sessions taught by leading fiber art instructors and more than 1,500 attendees this conference is an opportunity for students enrolled in accredited Fiber Arts programs to be immersed in the inspiration of Convergence®.
Convergence® Open Portfolio sponsored by Schacht Spindle Company
We invite you to present your work for critique alongside one another on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in 1-hour Open Portfolio sessions. There are a limited number of spots, so sign up with be limited to first-come, first-served until sessions are full. The portfolio sessions will take place according to the following schedule:
  • Portfolio Session 1: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Portfolio Session 2: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sessions will be assigned at random to participants. Unfortunately, no session time requests can be guaranteed. Please be prepared to pack up your work and make room for the artist at your table in the session after you when you hear the 5-minute warning that your session time is ending.
 Cost: $20
Application Deadline: We will accept applications until each session is full.
Submissions will only be accepted through the online form. For more information, please email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org or call (678) 730-0010

 

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Please join the Arts Council at the historic Tampa Theatre in downtown Tampa for our next social and professional networking meetup on Wednesday, March 21, 5:30-7 pm. Beloved by the community for its iconic movie palace style and wide range of programming, Tampa Theatre recently completed a $6 million renovation that returned it to its original 1926 look. The hands-on work took six weeks but many more months of expert research and planning went into transforming the theatre. Working from photographs and records, Tampa Theatre now sports historically accurate colors, seating, carpeting and much more.

Executive Director John Bell will share tales from the historic restoration and their surprising discoveries. If you are in the arts, this is a great opportunity to hear about one of our nation’s most beautiful, historic movie palaces. Join us for an up close and personal look at the newly restored Tampa Theatre.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 21, doors will open 5:30 pm, program begins promptly at 6 pm.
WHERE: Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602

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The Arts Council of Hillsborough County invites you to BE CREATIVE! There’s plenty of classes and workshops happening throughout Hillsborough County next month! Check out our list, try out a class and, most of all, find a way to BE CREATIVE!

Mailing list? Sign up here
Find more events or add your own at ArtsTampaBay.com
Read our blog on TampaArts.org………………………………

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Through March 24, 2018

More than 60 pieces of light art are featured with a dramatic gallery redesign, crafted to show the art in the best light. The show makes viewers take a new look at fine-craft lighting with artists from across the globe responding to the call to artists. It is curated by Mary Anna Murphy, a museum exhibition designer, and Catherine Woods, a nationally renowned glass and public art artist. It is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 1.22.44 AM

NEW! Mural Tours by Bike

March is Florida Bike Month, http://floridabicycle.org/march-is-florida-bike-month/ and Florida CraftArt is kicking it off with an inaugural bike ride to visit murals beyond their signature guided walking tour. In partnership with Coast Bike Share, hop on your bike or take advantage of Coast Bike Share and join us for a leisurely Mural Tour ride with numerous stops. Learn more about these dynamic murals and the power of public art in St. Pete! Only 20 spots available so sign up now: http://www.floridacraftart.org/events/mural-tours-begin-in-the-central-arts-district/

Sunken Gardens located at 1825 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Orchid Festival..………………..March 11 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for our yearly gathering of multiple premier orchid vendors complete with talks throughout the day on orchid care. More orchids than you can imagine in one place as well as beer/wine are available for purchase. Beverage for adults.  Free with paid gardens admission or membership. Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 9.25.38 AM
Easy Care Natives & Wildflowers…….
March 24 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Florida’s spring show of wildflower blooms is just beginning! Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery, shares which wildflowers and other native plants work best in your yard and patio containers while attracting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators! Plant sale after the program. Free with Garden admission or membership. Held in our shaded amphitheater.

Bus Trip to the Webster Flea Market & USF Botanical Gardens………………March 268 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Join us for a day of treasure hunting at the legendary 35 acre flea market in Webster, Florida complete with plant and produce vendors. Then explore Tampa’s USF Botanical Gardens! Your paid reservation includes transportation via air-conditioned coach, admission to the USF Botanical Gardens, snack, and tips. Enjoy lunch on your own at the various flea market restaurants and kiosks. Members: $40/Non-Members: $50. Register with payment by calling 727-551-3102. 

*For Sale:………… Susan Lumsden (susanlumsden@gmail.com)

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 A note from the editorDiane Please make my job easier by sending in information to publish 2 weeks before the next meeting.  Of course I am always willing to add last minute information but it gets really challenging when I am ready to do the the newsletter and I don’t have any information to print.  I  feel strongly that I should not be calling or emailing members for information.   If you send me a newsletter worthy item check to see that I respond in a day or 2.  I have found information in my span.  If you did not get a “thank you ” from me then it’s quite likely I did not receive your email.  Please send me pictures of your work.  In .jpeg format.
2018 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Dauber
Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

Minutes – February 12, 2018 Member Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm. New members were Karyn Kozak, and guests were Jane Wolfe, who owns a Fiber Art Gallery in Odessa, Leeann Kroetsch’s mother, and Kay Keeling a past member, was back for a visit.

Shows: Sarah Butz now has a six member show committee, with other additional volunteers to assist her. The photographer took several pictures of what he thought would make the best presentation of our guild. These are to be used in presentations to get us into more prestigious events.

Workshops: Susan Lumsden is teaching a class this Sunday, February 18, on lino stamp making, at IRABC. If you are attending, bring your lunch, and read the site for supplies. Cindie Townley announced Kim Sherrod’s Rough-Edge Appliqué on March 18th. Class fee is $55, and you can pay online through PayPal or your visa. Jane Dunnewold’s seminar was a great success. We do have workshops booked through June.

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo show is coming up and we need a few more volunteers to help with setup and take down, and to be greeters at our booth. Perhaps some of you can carpool.

Fundraisers: Pat Grice said we created 330 ornaments and made $664.75. We need someone to coordinate this chair next year. Pat Grice volunteered to do it again next year, and would like some assistance.

Indian Rocks Art Beach Center is having their 40th Anniversary Gala, and asked if we could donate $100. Mei-Ling St. Leger motioned to donate the $100 and Susan Lumsden seconded the motion.

Technical Journal: Carol Gamel encouraged members to check out the current and past journals for one month. The new participants may start signing up and all are due in November.

Mini Workshop: Donna Isaac led the members in discussion of 3 questions regarding thoughts on improving and meeting members’ desires for our guild. The questions were: How can the guild assist you in your creative process? How do you perceive members contributing to the guild? Who in the guild has inspired you, and how?

Show-n-Tell: Susan Lumsden – wall art, dragon bulls eye design, wall art scenic, Beryl Heron nuno-felting/shawl/flowers, Julie Shack – pee-pee mats, wall art with music included, Carol Gamel – Dorothy’s bird wrapped in fabrics, Jane Wolfe – fiber tote weave, Shiva paint sticks, Elizabeth Neily – dyed yarn wrap knitted, woven fringed runner, sweater with felting, Dana Maley – cigar box art on feet, Barbara Kazanis – Erica Dolan workshop eco dyeing, Leeann Kroetsch – tote bag knitted, Mei-Ling St. Leger – coral reef landscape, Cindie Townley – fabric feathers on a branch, using a gelatin print method.

Treasurer’s Report – Currently $7,693.52, and $609.90 left in the show fund. Scholarship Fund is $664.74. This does not include any recent checks.

Announcements: Shellee Wells asked that Peltec pieces be brought in next month. Dana Maley thanked us for the sales. Kathie Simms said there is a trash art treasure show in Dunedin this weekend. Leeann Kroetsch announced a workshop on March 10-11. The instructor is teaching a felted backpack at Fiber Arts, Barbara Kazanis has a legacy bag of needlepoint wool to give away, Angie Knowles – brought artwork to be picked up, Sarah Butz reminded people to renew their membership, please double check your contact information to be sure that it is current………………….Meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

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February 2018

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President’s Letter

What a great way to start off 2018! On January 22, our guild was fortunate to share an Evening With Jane Dunnewold, and oh, what an evening it was! Jane is one of the great surface design artists and instructors of our time, but for this workshop she put on her artists mentor hat to lead us through exercises unleashing our creative selves.IMG_5290 This interactive journey is part of her Creative Strength Training series that includes a book, videos, and workshops. Any artist, no matter the medium, can use Jane Dunnewold’s concepts to help them dismantle The Committee in their head, Mine for Meaning that unearths creative ideas to explore, and answer the defining question, What Do I Care About? Jane’s easy-going style and willingness to share and be vulnerable to her audience made this process so much easier than one might imagine. I think I can speak for everyone who was in attendance that this was an enlightening and enjoyable experience.

Linda Dawson still has room in the Creative Strength Training online group that she is leading. If you want to learn more, contact Linda at fiberart2@verizon.net.IMG_5300 2 If you want to know more about Jane Dunnewold or Creative Strength Training, you can visit her website at www.janedunnewold.com.

According to Jane, “You contain all the inspiration you need to tell great stories through your art.” May each of you find your inner inspiration this year!………….Aida SheetsIMG_0222

*Don’t forget to Renew Your Membership for 2018!*

TBSDG membership dues are payable on January 1 of each new year. Please go online under the Membership area of the website to renew your membership for 2018, or bring cash or a check to our February member meeting. Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now!

To Learn More about TBSDG or to Renew, visit: www.surfacedesignguild.com

Shellee Wells: “I asked Jane for a comment to add to the workshop about her on-line course”.  See Below:

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Thanks to everyone who came on Monday night and laughed and cried and worked with me! It was wonderful to be with such an open and sharing set of artists.
I was so focused on your poems and questions and drawings, I forgot to mention the Creative Strength Training online course beginning March 1. Sign up with a friend or as a group, and get a nice discount plus some other like minded people to walk the path with you this year.
The details are available on my website http://www.janedunnewold.com/cstonline, as a short video and also with a set of FAQs. Email me with questions!
I always enjoy hearing from you.
with love,
Jane

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 *Announcements*

*-For all who submitted art for the portfolio, I will be bring your artwork to the February meeting.  If you are unable to attend and pick up your art, please make other arrangements with me………………..Angie

*-Holiday 2017 Ornaments Final Report

Our members stepped up and made 330 ornaments for the 2017 Holiday ornament sales at Dunedin Fine Art Center (DFAC) and Florida Craft Art (FCA).  We received $191.40 from sales at DFAC and $473.35 from FCA for a grand total of $664.75. 
Again I want to thank the following members for their services in making ornaments for the season:  Aida Sheets, Angie Knowles, Ann Thomas, Bonnie Ward, Carol Gamel, Carol Gentry, Cindie Townley, Dana Maley, Donna Isaac, Elizabeth Neily, Gail Crotty, Garcoyle Sentry, Gayle Wells, , Jodee Roberson, Leeann Kroetsch, Mei Ling St. Leger, Patricia Peak, Peggy Dauber, Sue August, Trish Sande.
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*-We still need volunteers to help at our TBSDG booth at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland. We have openings for greeters on Friday afternoon, March 16, and Saturday morning, March 17. One or two people are also needed to volunteer to help break down and pack up the booth on Saturday evening. Volunteers receive free parking and admission to the Expo. Please contact Aida Sheets at aidajune@me.com if you can help in any of these time slots.
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Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo. Sign-up is here: https://www.sewingexpo.com/AmbassadorApplication.aspx

 

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Mini-Workshop

Our mini-workshop in February will be a different kind of workshop. We will be engaging each other in focus groups to discuss the ways in which the guild can meet our creative needs, and how we each contribute to the creative life of the guild.

Guild Workshop

Donna Isaac will present three questions for group discussion.

1. How can the guild assist you in your creative process?
2. How do you perceive members contributing to the guild?
3. Who in the guild has inspired you, and how?

Please give these questions some thought and come to our February meeting with ideas to share.

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Guild Workshops and Classes

“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center –  1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Linocut: Freedom of Design, Conservation of Energy – Susan Lumsden.  

February 18, 2018 – $60.00 at 10:00amIMG_0208

Learn how to carve linocut blocks for printmaking simple single color designs on paper or fabric. We will discuss choices of design elements; flowers, animals, and geometric shapes all work. 

Pattern provided for initial carve.  Students start with 2- 4″ x 3″ blocks then move to a 4″ x 6″ block. Students are encouraged to draw their own design or bring in a printed design for the 4 x 6 block. 

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$15 kit includes:
EssDee 3 in 1 linocutting tool kit
2) 4 x 6 blue ez cut blocks
plus the use of brayers, makeup sponges, tracing paper , carbon paper, markers, pencils, papers for printmaking, fabric swatches for printing, ink plate, paper towels for cleanup,
and all inks and paints, gloves.
I am looking at a 5 hour workshop.

Bring an attitude of willingness to learn. Simple designs to create your own 4 x 6 block. Apron. Extra papers or fabric swatches to print on and a roll of paper towel to clean up.

Raw Edge Appliqué by  Kim Sherrod, aka Calamity Kim

March 18, 2018   Fee $55. 10:00amIMG_3187

Raw edge appliqué animal portraits using fabric with machine stitched embellishment. From photo to a finished fabric portrait that can then be used in a bag, wall hanging, quilt or other creation.  With Kim easy to follow directions you will transform your photo image into a pattern.  Kim will provide the owl pattern (pictured) and other materials.

Students are required to bring:
-Zig Zag sewing Machine
-Small pieces of fabric in black, white, brown, hand dyed, indigo, shibori or commercial fabric. Example: owl: white, brown, gray; cat: black, yellow, white, blue.  This is a great way to use up scraps or challenge yourself to use a limited palette.  Sharing with other students is encouraged.IMG_2858

-Photograph of the animal 8×10”or larger (computer line image welcome )

-Thread  black and white
-Back ground fabric 20×20” (drill, denim or canvas for a sturdy bag)

-Fusible wonder under or something similar very small amounts

-Scissors fabric and paper
-Pencil or disappearing pen for marking on fabricIMG_3234

In this class you will have time to make at least one pet/animal portrait and teacher will have a multitude of finished samples to help generate ideas. Any questions about this class or process can be directed to Kim at her email: calamitykimdolls@yahoo.com

$55.00

 

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Refashion Renegades …….

Friday, February 23, from 11:30 to 3:30.

Unitarian Universalist Church of St.Petersburg   100 Mirror Lake Dr. North, downtown St. Petersburg. 

Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine. – We are asking each person to give $2-5 to cover the cost of the room.

 

Textile and Art Instruction:

Our own Lorraine Turner will be teaching a textile art workshops at the Dunedin Fine Art Center  1143 Michigan Blvd. Dunedin, Fl. 34698
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  • 1 Day Textile Embroidered Landscapes I, Mon – February 19th
  • 2 Day Textile Embroidered Landscapes II ,  Tues & Wed – February 20th & 21st
  • 2 Day Wet Felting/Needle felting Landscapes  Fri & Sat – February 23rd & 24th.  Visit her website at: calicohorses.com/textile-workshops/

*Diane Gardner Rhoden teaches a beginner Sampler Quilt Class at Fabric Smart, 5401 Gulfport Blvd. So. Gulfport, FL.33707

 Quilts make a great foundation for expressing your creativity. Learn the basics of quilt making with Diane at Fabric Smart. IMG_0990 if you need help with a current quilting project bring it on Saturday February 24th.  from 2 to 4 pm. Class Fee $25.00.  

For information: www.fabric-smart.com/class-calender

 

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The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Fl. is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to the studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. To Register and be informed about classes for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

 FELTING IS ONE OF THE OLDEST FIBER CRAFTS.   THERE ARE TWO TYPES- ONE IS DRY (NEEDLE) FELTING AND THE OTHER ONE IS WET FELTING

Nuno felting is a fabric felting technique developed by Polly Stirling, a fiber artist from New South Wales, Australia, around 1992. The name is derived from the Japanese word “nuno” meaning cloth. The technique bonds loose fiber, usually wool, into a sheer fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. The nuno felting process is particularly suitable for creating lightweight fabrics used to make clothing. The use of silk or other stable fabric in the felt creates a fabric that will not stretch out of shape.

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CALL TO ARTISTS

Dia de los MuertosA Celebration of Life

CALL TO ARTISTS –Entry deadline is February 28.
Artists are invited to submit work for an exhibition showcasing original artwork that represents the theme: “Día de los Muertos, A Celebration of Life.”
It is an national juried call-to-artists curated by St. Petersburg-basedartist Mark Dia de losNoll.Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) focuses on gatherings of family and friends to celebrate and remember those who have passed on.  It is a joyous occasion; it’s a time to gather with loved ones, those alive and those dead.
The theme should be expressed through the artist’s vision in a variety of fine-craft media, including clay, wood, glass, fiber, metal and mixed media.
The exhibition will be judged by Dirk Armstrong, curator for the Dali Museum. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Apply at: FloridaCraftArt.org/ArtistOpportunities.

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Call for Entries Shows: (excerpted from http://lyrickinard.com/calls-for-entry-show-submission-form/) – If you visit this site take the time to look at the whole site.

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This list focuses on exhibition opportunities that feature art quilts, wearable art, and art cloth. …….https://www.callforentry.org/
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http://theartguide.com/calls-for-artists
http://artdeadline.com/……………
http://www.fonsandporter.com/events_quilt_shows.html (list of quilt shows)

Art Quilt Shows are listed by:
Entry deadline:
Feb 16, 2018   Fantastic Fibers 2018   (Yeiser Art Center, Paducah KY)
   https://www.theyeiser.org/project/fantastic-fibers-2018/
February 8, 2018  Indiana Heritage Quilt Showhttp://www.ihqs.org/entry-info/

Feb 16, 2018 *
Fiber Celebration 2018 (Fort Colins, CO)
http://www.nocoweaversguild.org/fiber-celebration/

Feb 28, 2018  SAQA -members only
-Metamorphosis http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=5385
Feb. 28, 2018. 
SAQA Journal Member Gallery 
 Rhyme or Reason
http://www.saqa.com/calendar-detail.php?ID=3469

Mar 1, 2018  African American Quilters. I’m NOT Every Woman, I’m a PHENOMENAL Woman!  https://northcharlestonartsfest.com

Mar 15, 2018In the American Tradition (IQF Houston)
http://www.callforentriesamerican.com
Mar 15, 2018  
Form Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie http://www.carnegiecenter.org/2018-form-not-function-quilt-art-carnegie/

Mar 26, 2018  (NJ, NY, PA residents only)
 Quilt & Sewing Fest of New Jersey  http://www.quiltfest.com

Mar 28, 2018 World of Wearable Art  (New Zealand)
https://www.worldofwearableart.com/competition/


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The St. Petersburg Area Chamber Of Commerce is preparing to open a consignment retail store attached to our Visitors Center.  Our goal is to highlight locally made goods and help our visitors and residents discover our community artists and makers. This store is scheduled to open in early October and we are starting to collect inventory this week. We are seeking items that are locally made or reflective of the St. Pete experience to offer in this space.  Share your products with us for a chance to sell your wares to our guests. Contact Kristina Alspaw at Kalspaw@Stpete.com for more information.

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Announcing The Cherrywood Challenge 2018! Due July 2, 20181310681_L

Events and Exhibits: 

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The Indian Rocks Beach Art Center is hosting a 40th Anniversary fundraising gala on Saturday, February 10. This will be an elegant affair with hor ‘oeuvres, fine wine, and cheek-to-cheek dancing in a romantic setting.
Space is limited and tickets are on sale now for $65 per person. IRBAC has extended a special invitation to our guild members to attend. See the attached flyer for more details.

BEATRICE CORON
“A Cut Above”

Tampa, The HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery will showcase contemporary papercutting by artist Beatrice Coron in the exhibition “A Cut Above.”

The exhibit will run February 15-March 21, 2018. An Opening Reception with the artist is slated for Thursday, February 15, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave and 15th Street. Gallery Talk by artist begins at 6:15 pm.Beatrice Coron.jpeg

Cutting different materials and experimenting with scale and visual story-telling in silhouette, Coron will show illustrations, pop-ups, dimensional work, wearable sculptures and stop-motion animation. Born and raised in Lyon, France, she now lives in NYC. Tampa Bay arts enthusiasts will discover the incredible variety of contemporary papercutting and the many possible applications of this art form, from fine art to public art commissions. Her work is in the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery in Washington DC; the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore; and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

For further details contact Carolyn Kossar: 813-253-7674, ckossar@hccfl.edu

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Creative Pinellas has some exciting grant opportunities on the horizon in 2018. Want to learn more? SAVE THE DATE for our next Grant Workshops!  Friday, February 23 + Saturday, February 24
at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33778

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Arts Integration: Theory, Impact and Practice

February 10, 2018  |  8:30 AM – 3:15 PM

 Location:  Scarfone-Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa

Nationally known speakers from the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and Americans for the Arts will be featured at the February 10 symposium. The Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts Integrated Teaching (PAInT) at USF-Sarasota Manatee have joined forces with the Florida Alliance for Arts Education to present an exciting day of professional development designed to increase your capacity to deliver high-quality instruction that integrates the arts in the classroom.  National and regional experts will share strategies, best practices and their successes in integrating the arts into the fabric of school and community life. (Download the Arts Integration Symposium Flyer)

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Suncoast Quilting Circle

Today’s Pleasures, Tomorrow’s Treasures XVIII

March 9 – 10, 2018
Friday and Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm
 Minnreg Hall
6340 126th Ave., Largo, FL 33773
  Judged Show – Boutique – Vendors’ Mall – Food Court
   Silent Small Quilt Auction – Quilters Walk Raffle
OPPORTUNITY QUILT RAFFLE

Free ample parking on-site, buses welcome, handicapped accessible

SQC

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February 28–March 3, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm Ocean Center • 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/dab18/                

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Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District
Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals.
Tours are scheduled on Saturday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. Visitors walk a four-block loop, enjoying more than 30 murals.The cost for the tour is $19 for adults, $11 for children ages 6-18, and it is free for children under 5 years old. Book the tour on FloridaCraftArt.org Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling (727) 821-7391 or emailing info@floridacraftart.org IMG_5187A portion of the proceeds from the tours supports educational programs and St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.
Tours meet at Florida CraftArt Gallery at 501 Central Avenue.  I took this tour a few Saturdays ago and enjoyed it.  Taking the tour inspired me to

go and look at the other murals outside the 4-block area.

Exhibits:

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The quilt is titled “Sisters” and is made by Wally Villalobos.

Quilter’s Crossing of Palm Harbor, Fl. presents, “Telling Tales” an Exhibit of members’ Challenge quilts at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center February 10 to 25, 2018 Monday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Resource:

  Getting creative with stitch:…….Textileartist.org  -Texture and pattern play an essential role in contemporary textile art. But building beautiful textural effects and intriguing areas of pattern can feel like a daunting task. Especially if you feel you lack the necessary technical prowess to build seemingly complex layers of detail.

-Stitchers Paradise in St. Pete www.stitcherparadise.com

For Sale: 
2 Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines

One Featherweight Sewing Machine, class 15, made around May 1942 in great condition which includes case, decals, original instruction manual, and can of machine oil. It has recently had a tune -up with motor lubed and tensions balanced. On EBay, I have seen machines equal to this valued at $400.00. I am asking $300.00.

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The second machine is newer , built sometime in the 1950’s in England. The case is worn, and the decals are worn. But, it is in good working condition, and also has had a tune-up with motor lube and balanced tensions. I am asking $150.00 for the newer machine with the worn case

If you are interested, or know of anyone else who might be interested, please contact Ann Thomas in Tampa, at 813-238-6094.

For Sale:
        I’m starting spring cleaning and have fabrics to sell that I will bring to the February meeting.  Snowbirds these are for you -garment type fabric knits, wool, rayon polyester, florals, lining fabrics and more.  All priced to go.  Cash or checks accepted. Pat Grice
2018 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Dauber
Shows- Sarah Butz
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley

Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley

 

 

January 8, 2018 Member Meeting

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30pm. Our visitors were Carrie Shelby, Tracy Hampton, Jill Lennox, and Claude Barsa. New member is Sandy Taylor who enjoys quilting, felting, and sewing.

Treasurer’s Report – Bonnie Bowman gave the bank balance of $6,816.36 and we currently have 92 members. Renewals can be made online or by check and cash. The board met this week and the budget for 2018 is $3,835. The show committee is self-supporting. Mei-Ling St. Leger motioned to accept the new 2018 budget, and Diane Gardner- Rhoden 2nd the motion. All members present voted to accept the budget as presented with none opposing.

Shows – Sarah Butz; Dunedin Fine Arts Center has invited us to participate in their Summer Quilting Show in the summer of 2019. In August-September of 2018 we will have a show at the Clearwater Library. We are putting together a portfolio of different categories of our work to present to more prestigious galleries. The Tampa Airport has a fabulous display area, and they want to see what we can do. The Leepa-Rattner Gallery is also interested in our work. The entry date for the Florida State Fair is past. Those who entered are to deliver their pieces between January 25-27. Michele Teugel is the presiding judge. Florida CraftArt is having a Day of the Dead, “Celebration of Life” show in April. Mark Noll is heading up this show. They are giving out blank skull masks to be artistically painted/embellished for sale. Artists receive 55% of the proceeds, and the artists may set the price. There will be over 100 masks entered.

Workshops – Shelley Wells: Jane Dunnewold is coming on January 22, 2018 and we have 52 registered so there is space left for 20 more people. Please sign up and pay online. We plan on having a reception following the workshop with snacks and beverages. Bring your name tags when you come to be identified as a guild member. Parking is a little challenging and we are allowed to use the church parking lot close by, and behind the IRBAC building. February 18 starting at 10:00 a.m., Susan Lumsden will hold a class on Lino Cutting. The fee is $60, which includes the IRBAC fee and a tool kit. Shellee issued a challenge with her double sided 6 x 6 Peltex. Decorate these however you like and bring your finished work to the March meeting.

Marlene Glickman asked for helpers for the Lakeland Sewing & Quilt Expo. Set up is on March 14 and the show follows on the 15th, 16th, and 17th. We need greeters, demos, Ambassadors, and make-and-take-its. There are two shifts each day, morning and afternoon. We also need help in taking down our booth. Aida Sheets has the sign-up sheet. Bring your ready-to-hang artwork with your name and contact information attached, to the February meeting. Your artwork will be available for pickup at the April meeting. If you have something to sell at our booth at the Expo, you must be there yourself to receive the money. There will be free parking and admission for our volunteers. Check in at the volunteer booth to let them know you are there to work in our guild booth.

Techniques Journal – Carol Gamel volunteered to be Chair. Be thinking about what technique you would like to write about.

Mini-Workshop – Angie Knowles gave a wonderful workshop on using the different types of backing for your artwork and the results you can expect to get from it. She learned this from Jane Dunnewold. Angie provided quite a learning experience about the differences in backings and fusibles, and suggests not to use Heat-n-Bond because it is too heavy.

Show n Tell: Aida Sheets-Dorothy’s bird, hand quilting, Sara King-wall hangings, painted silk, Carol Gentry-knitted scarf, Jewly Youschak-ufo from 1979, dragon puppet, Rhonda Kuntz-alcohol ink post cards, June Colburn II collage class hanging, and Leeann Kroetsch wall hanging, Sandy Kennedy-silhouette wall hanging, fantasy garden quilt ruler project, Kathy Hays – wall hangings, Elizabeth Neily-sweater, striped scrumbled scarf, woven hand dyed yarns, grim fairy bags, and twisted sisters, Donna Issac- coccoon silk charmeuse, Dana Maley-stash buster mini wall hanging, soldered necklaces, Bonnie Ward-felted scarf over cheese cloth, Shellee Wells – silk charmeuse, cotton, shibori, and over-dyed, Angie Knowles-hot thiox discharge and over-dyed geometric finish dunked with clamps, Pat Lamb- Refashion Renegades, purple/printed fabric, June Colburn-collaged landscape, kingfisher jacket, Claude Barsa-silver smithing with lapis, Marlene Glickman-John Marshall workshop on Japanese Indigo using natural leaf indigo, on silk scarf, and silk screened mulberry paper using rice paste resist, Cindie Townley-rust dyed dress.

Announcements – Susan Lumsden – Art festival supplies for sale; light dome and 30 pro panels. Cindie Townley – January 26 Refashion Renegades. Elizabeth Neily – needle felting this Friday and Saturday at Fab Fiber. Linda Dawson – online group for Jane Dunnewold, Creative Strength Training – $180 online, then sign up on Linda’s Group. Donna Issac – Jay’s hand quilting frame, free to a good home. Bonnie Ward – Quilt exhibit in Palm Harbor/Dunedin, February 10-25. Pat Grice – ornaments that didn’t sell will be on the side table, pick yours up and take them with you. Marlene Glickman has 6 pack Color Hue dye kits for sale; she will no longer be stocking the small kits. June Colburn-

teaching later in the year, faux chenille jackets, maybe in the month of June. The meeting was adjourned at 8:28 pm.

 

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January 2018

 

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President’s Letter

As you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2018, I hope that you included something to increase your creativity. Participating in TBSDG activities is one way to find inspiration that can motivate you to spend more time creating fiber art. The main purpose of our guild is to share surface design techniques, and to teach others what we have learned in our own artistic journey, so there is always something new to learn and artwork that inspires.

An opportunity that will inspire your creativity is coming our way on the evening of January 22. Jane Dunnewold will be encouraging us with her Creative Strength Training lecture, exercises, and trunk show at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center. You don’t want to miss this event with the guru of surface design and creativity coach. Sign up on our website under events.

Salvador Dali once said that, “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” May you be an artistic inspiration to others in 2018!

Aida Sheets

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Membership Dues

TBSDG membership dues are payable on January 1 of each new year. Please go online under the Membership area of the website to renew your membership for 2018, or bring cash or a check to our January member meeting. Dues are still only $25 for an entire year of fun! Renew now!

MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: www.surfacedesignguild.com/

Mini Workshop – January – with Angie Knowles

Angie will be demonstrating using alternative backing methods for contemporary art quilts, art cloth, and other fiber art pieces. We will explore using acrylic felt, lutrador, and combinations of these. Angie learned this method from Jane Dunnewold who shares it freely…..

January Workshop…..

An Evening with Jane Dunnewold…..at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6pm.9930662B-8FA7-4582-BC6E-5417E77A899B

Lecture, exercises, trunk show and a visit with Jane …………………..Cost: $40.00 

Space is limited, but this workshop is open to the public; guild membership is not required. Invite your friends to strengthen their creativity by making a reservation on the guild website now!
Go to Events:  surfacedesignguild.com 

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In conjunction with the Jane Dunnewold “Creative Strength Training Workshop” held on January 22 at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, she is also offering a 10 month online class with the same name. Starting March 1, it runs through December 2018. The normal cost for the class is $175. As a Guild and to all members registered for the class, or anyone wishing to take the online class, we have a group discount of $15. Go to http://www.janedunnewold.com/cstonline 
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When you register, the name of the Group is Linda Dawson. You must pay by PayPal.
If you choose to register using PayPal and are in the group, email Zenna@janedunnewold.com giving Linda Dawson as the group name, then your name that you registered. When checking out on PayPal, pay only $160.
For those who choose not to register in the group, and she also has a payment plan which costs $180, 3 payments.  No discount. Find information on the website.
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The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will be taking place in Lakeland at the RP Funding Center (formerly the Lakeland Center) on March 15-17, 2018. Our Surface Design Guild has had a booth at this expo for many years thanks to Marlene Glickman who organized the event.  Marlene will not be available to coordinate our booth for us in 2018, and so there is an opportunity for one or more members of our guild to be the primary point of contact for organizing this event.

The Sewing and Quilt Expo may be the most important event that we participate in each year. It is one of the primary ways that we make our presence known to the public, and teach about surface design and fiber arts. Through our participation, we have gained many new members and expanded the understanding of fiber art in our communities. New members are the lifeblood of our guild as they bring new talents and knowledge of fiber art and surface design to share with us.

Please consider coordinating this event in 2018. Marlene has provided all her organizational documents, and our booth is already reserved with the Expo. If you are willing help with this, please contact Aida Sheets at email: aidajune@me.com.

Refashion Renegades will be held, Friday, January 26 from 11:30 to 3:30. Bring an item of your choice to sew or do handwork, all materials needed for your project, and an extension cord if you are using a machine.

We are asking each person to give $2-5 to cover the cost of the room.
Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg
…located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg

What our Members are doing:   Congratulations! I hope 2018 brings more success.

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Brenda Schlechter….I am delighted to share the good news that my 100 piece project, “Summer Vacation” has sold as a result of one FB post showing the completed project. It was my biggest project by far and took all of my perseverance to complete.
I am a big advocate of pricing work with respect. My favorite saying is “I’d rather have my quilts rest under the bed with self respect than go out the door in shame.” So hopefully you won’t find it tacky if I say I put a price of $35 on each piece and sold it as one unit. You can do the math! Brenda Schlechter

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Textile Workshops

Our own Lorraine will be teaching a textile art workshops at the Dunedin Fine Art Center

  • 1 Day Textile Embroidered Landscapes I, Mon – February 19th
  • 2 Day Textile Embroidered Landscapes II ,  Tues & Wed – February 20th & 21st
  • 2 Day Wet Felting/Needle felting Landscapes  Fri & Sat – February 23rd & 24th.  Visit her website at: calicohorses.com/textile-workshops/

Diane teaches a beginner Sampler Class at Fabric Smart.   Quilts make a great foundation for expressing your creativity. Learn the basics of quilt making with Diane at Fabric Smart Saturday January 6th and 13th from 2 to 4 pm. For information: www.fabric-smart.com/class-calender

Quilter’s Crossing of Palm Harbor, Florida presents, “Telling Tales” an Exhibit of members’ quilts at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center February 10 to 25, 2018

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The Florida State Fair competition entries are due January 5, 2018. Exhibit Handbooks and entry forms are available at http://www.floridastatefair.com. If you don’t have internet access, contact Brenda Gregory at 813-734-2810 for more information.

Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery
373 Tequesta Drive, Tequesta, FL 33469
561-746-3101
School of Art
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta
561-748-8737
LighthouseArts.org

 

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https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-florida-2/   call us at 800-699-6309.Welcome to World Quilt Florida 
at the Orange County Convention Center West Concourse – Hall E2, 9800 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819……….Mancuso Show Management presents World Quilt Florida, one of the most internationally diverse events in the world of quilting and the textile arts. The quilt show features informative workshops and lectures, a Merchants Mall offering everything for the quilter, textile artist and home sewer, extraordinary special exhibits and the Florida Quilt Competition. Come join us to learn what all the excitement is about!
Featuring the World Quilt Competition – On Tour
The World Quilt Competition premiered at World Quilt New England. Selected prize-winning quilts from the United States
and all international entries tour to Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Pacific International Quilt Festival and
World Quilt Florida.

Florida State Fair Competition
It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair Competition. Our members entered a variety of art pieces last year and most won awards and money. The Fair will run February 8-19, 2018. Your art work is due by January 5th. To enter online go to Florida State Fair Competitions. Scroll down to view the Fiber Arts Competition Handbook and Fiber Arts Entry Form. If you have additional questions, or if you wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, please contact Brenda Gregory at brenda.gregory@floridastatefair.com or 813-7342810.
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The Strawberry Festival Neighborhood Village presents an opportunity display our work dead line is on Tuesday, February 20, from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. For more information:  Strawberry Festival Competition Categories and Strawberry Festival Competition Rules

 

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February 28–March 3, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm Ocean Center • 101 North Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/dab18/                

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FROM THE ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND:

On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to the RP Funding Center (formerly known as The Lakeland Convention Center) for our annual Expo. Join us for creative classes, amazing quilt displays, and shopping, shopping, shopping! Lakeland is Florida’s no stress destination with wonderful restaurants, convenient hotels, and plenty of parking.Screen Shot 2018-01-03 at 2.14.29 PM

Sign up for our email newsletter so you will be among the first to know when classes are available online. You can use this
link http://www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx. Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo: Ambassador Volunteer Signup Questions? Call us at 800-699-6309 or learn more at: sewingexpo.com

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 2017 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Member Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley
Shows- Sarah Butz

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TBSDG Member Meeting December 11, 2017

The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm. This is our Annual Holiday Party.                  We had three guests: Lynne Hinman, Sara King, who has rejoined, and Joan Woods. There were no new members.

Mini Workshop: Orchestrated by Carol Gentry. Members were encouraged to make new nametags or whatever moved them.

Shows: Sara Butz recommended that those intending to participate in the FL State Fair competition, go online and sign up. The deadline is Friday, January 5th. It is under the Family Living category. The fair runs from February 8-19th. We are looking at setting up an exhibit at both the Clearwater Library and the Largo Library.

Workshops: Shelley Wells and Elizabeth Neilly
On March 22, from 6-9pm, Jane Dunnewold will be hosting a Creative Strength Training seminar along with a Creative Year Trunk Show. Location will be at IRBAC. We have 28 members signed up, and the members can invite guests. The fee is $40. We have a maximum seating of 65. Other sister guilds have been invited as well. It would be nice to bring drinks and hor d’oeuvres to share. On February 18th, Bob Di Marzo has offered to teach Machine Thread Embellishment with tulle. Shelley offered a 6″ square Pellon Interfacing Challenge. Bring in your results 2 months from now during the March meeting.

Techniques Journal: Gayle Wells, There are more pages available to be picked up.

Sewing Expo in Lakeland: Marlene Glickman will not be able to organize and chair this year, and we need someone to step up and fill her position. The event is March 15,16,17, Thurs – Saturday. We need members to demo surface design techniques, and greet guests at our booth. This helps our guild to bring in new members.

Gift Exchange: Was chaired by Cindy Townley. We had some wonderful and interesting gifts shared with one another.

Show-n-Tell: June Colburn showed a stitched wall hanging that was done of her at the Houston quilt show; Elizabeth Neily showed her fabric journal, alligators, stuffed grumpy cat, crazy cow purse, stuffed fish, and wall hanging.

Announcements: Lee Ann Kroetsch won 3rd place at the Lighthouse Fashion show. Pat Grice announced that Florida CraftArt is looking for members to exhibit at the Don Cesar Hotel. They are exploring having artisans set up periodically. The tables are free, and there will be music and a food truck. Refashion Renegades will meet on the 29th, bring whatever you want to work on.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm.

 

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