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!
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…..
An Evening with Jane Dunnewold…..at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center Monday, January 22, 2018 at 6pm.
Lecture, exercises, trunk show and a visit with Jane …………………..Cost: $40.00
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
She shares guidelines and a sample meeting for groups who are encouraged to get together at least once a month. Times to be scheduled later.
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.
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience as a group a way to Nurture Your Best Self in 2018.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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
School of Art
395 Seabrook Road, Tequesta
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.
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
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/
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.
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
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
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.