November 2017

 

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The President’s Letter

Our annual Fashion Show at the October meeting was a stunning success! We are blessed with so many creative and talented guild members, and the fiber artwork that you all do is extraordinary. This year we included antique and international textiles that I think added an interesting variety to the pieces shown. All in all, this was our most exciting meeting this year. Thanks again to Pat Grice and Angie Knowles for pulling this all together.

Our December meeting will include our Holiday Party/pot luck social, and artful gift exchange. Be sure to let Cindie Townley know what food you are willing to bring to share, and start working on your artful gift. Participation in the gift exchange is voluntary, and the party is always a great time for all!

I hope that all of you had the chance to see our exhibited pieces at the Indian Rocks Beach Art Center. We had a wonderful display of work by our members, and it was all very well received by the IRBAC community. Congratulations to Barbara Taylor for winning the Viewer’s Choice Award for her framed fabric collage. Thank you to all our members who quickly came up with pieces to hang in this show. What a great way to cap off the year!     –Aida Sheets

 

We are delighted to bring this lecture and trunk show to the TBSDG this January 22, 2018.

An Evening with Jane Dunnewold at the IRBAC, 6pm Monday, January 22, 2018.

Lecture, exercises, trunk show and a visit with Jane
Cost: $40.00
Space will be limited and offered to the IRBAC membership and the Sarasota Guild so make your reservation on the website now! Go to Events:
Trunk Show/Lecture Details:
Title: Creative Strength Training.
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Description: My lecture is an entertaining overview of the concepts in the book. These
are a few of the topics we’ll discuss:
• Defining creative stamina
• Cultivating the inner Rebel Artist
• Dismantling the Committee
• What makes work distinctive
• What is alignment and how do we find it
• Discovering grace through acts of making

Mini WorkshopNovember – Shelley Wells Needle Felting

Holiday Party! Party! Party!  December 11,2017 

Paula Walker and Carol Gentry are heading up the holiday party activity along with Chair/Coordinator, Cynthia Townley.  Let’s all pitch in and assist them with donations of materials and Decorations. Cynthia will be passing a sheet of job descriptions for the party at the November meeting.image1

There will be a Pot Luck meal (bring a covered dish of your choice), fun activities, and our annual gift exchange.

If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, it will follow the format of past years and the “rules” are:

  • Bring your gift in a plain brown paper bag.  NO wrapping paper, NO decorations please.  Your opportunity to be creative is inside the bag.
  • Gifts must be handmade by the member.  Supplies for the gift must be less than $15 but of course the value of the gift is priceless.
  • No Holiday themed gifts.
  •  If you don’t bring a gift, please don’t take a gift.

Reminder   Surface Design Technique pages are due at the November meeting. For those who signed up to participate, bring a binder to exchange your pages.  Please bring 13 copies of your idea each placed in a page protector.  Include a sample of your idea, if applicable. We will share 12 pages among us, with the 13th copy going into the guild’s technique journal to share with all of our members. I can’t wait to see what great ideas we all have to share! Gayle Wells

ReminderWorkshops are to be paid at time of sign up. Attendees can pay on line at any time by visiting our website at and selecting Events.

HOLIDAY 2017 0RNAMENTS        
Thanks  again to the following volunteers for making ornaments for our 2017 Holiday Scholarship fundraiser:
Aida Sheets, Angie Knowles, Ann Thomas, Bonnie Ward, Carol Gamel, Carol Gentry, Cindie Townley, Dana Maley, Donna Isaac, Elizabeth Neily, Gail Crotty, Gayle Wells, Jodee Roberson, Leeann Kroetsch, Mei Ling St. Leger, Patricia Peak, Peggy Dubar,  Sue August, Trish Sande. Thanks also to Diane Rhoden, Angie Knowles and Elizabeth Neily for helping me with the tagging process.
The ornaments were beautiful, fun, unique – sure sellers.  Look for pictures on Facebook and our website. The group made a total of 330 ornaments and all were accepted by Florida CraftArt and Dunedin Fine Art Center. 
Pat Grice
 Refashion Renegades

-will be held on Friday, November 24, 11:30 until 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 to cover the cost of the room. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg…..located at 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, in downtown St. Petersburg

Leeann Kroetsch will be exhibiting three pieces in Elegant Threads: Wearable Art & Surface Design 

LIGHTHOUSE ART CENTER GALLERY
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November 2 – December 9, 2017
Awards Reception and Fashion Show:
3rd Thursday, November 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Handmade art designed for the human body and surface design for alternative quilts, accessories and wall hangings.
 From separates to full costumes, from jewelry to incubator fiber arts incorporating textiles and mixed media. This is an exhibition designed to stretch the boundaries of art quilts and enhance the wardrobes of fashion connoisseurs in time for the holidays.

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CraftArt Festival!  – More than 120 artists exhibiting at the 20th Annual CraftArt Festival, you’ll have a chance to learn more about the artists and which ones you are most interested in during our Collectors’ Lecture Series. Enjoy wine and refreshments as CraftArt Festival Manager, Janie Lorenz, will present at 6 p.m., Thursday, November 9.
The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Festival dates – November 18-19 – Food Trucks, Wine Craft Beers and Music.  Artists’ Demonstrations FREE and open to the public.

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The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida 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 at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

ARTISTS’ OPPORTUNITIES – FROM CREATIVE PINELLAS: For artists at the pinnacle of their career, the Professional Artist Grant is designed to support and sustain the retention of working artists of outstanding talent and ability. Ten grant awards of $5,000 each will be available in the following disciplines: Choreography, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Media Arts, Music Composition, Theater/Musical, Theater, and Visual Arts.
Learn more about the grant application and guidelines by visiting http://creativepinellas.org/grants/professional-artist-grant/.

The HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery presents a solo exhibition by artist/photographer Barton L. Gilmore—“Chronicles on Native Soil.”

The exhibit will run from November 9-December 7, 2017, with an Artists Reception Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Performing Arts Building, Palm Ave and 15th Street, Ybor City. Gallery Talk is at 6:15 pm.Organic Facade

Barton Gilmore, Professor/Faculty in Charge of the Photography Department at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater,  will exhibit a series of his recent mixed-media assemblages and related digital photographs. Utilizing manufactured and metaphorical symbols from organic and functional materials, these assemblages corroborate with photographs, both functioning as serendipitous documentations and filtered interpretations about the significance of lifelong lessons.                                                      For further details contact Carolyn Kossar: 813-253-7674, ckossar@hccfl.edu
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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. 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
d36572c6-fe20-45bb-8d0b-2a58d7a9bb13Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling (727) 821-7391 or emailing info@floridacraftart.org A 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.

PINC

In partnership with Ringling College of Art and Design, here is an opportunity to attend an enriching experience called PINC “People, Ideas, Nature, Creativity.” PINC is an inspiring cascade of new ideas, great stories and impressive visual presentations that culminate into a day-long conference delivered by a superb selection of international speakers from every imaginable discipline. These speakers have little in common except a passion for what they do and absolute faith in the power of innovation, inspiration and creativity. Thursday December 7, 2017 – 8am to 8pm. Sarasota Opera House
https://www.dreamlarge.org/

The Warehouse Arts district runs from 1st Avenue North to 10th Avenue South and 16th Street to 31st Street. There are approximately 200 artists, arts businesses and organizations within the boundaries including Duncan McClellan Glass, MGA Sculpture Studio and the Morean Center for Clay which has occupied the Seaboard building since 2000. The artist members of Warehouse Arts District Association maintain their own exhibitions and shows utilizing WADA’s website and social media to promote their activities. Warehouse Arts District Association volunteers staff the Second Saturday Art Walk trolley and have been instrumental in extending the boundaries covered by the trolley.

SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND
On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to 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 .   Questions, call us at 800-699-6309.

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NEW NEEDLE FELTING GROUP – November 18 noon to 3pm. – FAB FIBER   5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – http://www.fabfibergulfport.com

 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Member Management/Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

TBSDG Member Meeting – October 9, 2017

Minutes Submitted by Cathy Simms

Meeting Called to Order: 6:30 p.m.

Guests and New Members: Lori Wilson (Guest), Doris Lions, MaryAnn Ziegler (Guest and Previous Member), Kathryn Sharp, Barbara Williams (Member)

Mary Ann Pickard reported that we have 88 members and $5,759.29 in the bank.

Shows – Sarah Butz – We have been invited by the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center to have a show in their smaller gallery beginning October 16 – November 2. The guild will need to provide 10-12 pieces of artwork to fill the space. Mei-Ling is accepting entries tonight and artists will need to fill out an application. Artwork must be submitted no later than Sunday, October 15, by 1:00 p.m. at IRBAC. Aida and Mei-Ling are also accepting artwork until this time.

Workshops – Elizabeth and Shellee

Elizabeth announced the Polymer Clay Workshop with Patrice Pfeiffer for this Sunday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm at IRBAC. Workshop fee is $55 and includes everything.

Shellee announced the November, Stashbusters Workshop at IRBAC. Attendees will be making mini art quilts that can be combined into a tote bag pattern, or used to make small gifts. This workshop is on Sunday, November 19, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop feel is $20. $15 goes to IRBAC and $5 to the guild to help make up for other workshops that did not have at least 10 attendees.

Shellee also announced that it is guild policy that members must pay for workshops at the time that they sign up, with cash, check, or online. Members are responsible for finding their own replacements if they are unable to attend once they have signed up.

Holiday Ornaments – Pat Grice

Pat said that she received 330 holiday ornaments to deliver to DFAC and Florida CraftArt. The ornaments have been delivered. DFAC is not requesting help in decorating their trees this year. Any ornaments not sold at DFAC by the end of November will be transferred to Florida CraftArt where they will have a better chance of selling. Pat also reported that there were a few cases where artists did not put a sale price on their items, and she did the best she could to price the items. Next year, she would like participants to place smaller holiday ornaments in a zip lock bag with the artist’s name, quantity, and price printed on the bag.

Techniques Journal – Gayle Wells

Participants in the Techniques Journal must bring their pages to the November meeting. 14 sets of instructions, placed in sheet protectors, must be provided by each participant. Contact Gayle if you cannot attend the November meeting.

Pat Lamb reported that Linda Dawson is in Bayfront Medical Center with heart problems, and that the Susan Lenz workshop, beginning October 30, that Linda was organizing has been cancelled. Fees will be refunded and Linda hopes to reschedule the workshop at a later time.

Nominating Committee – Mei-Ling St. Leger

Mei-Ling made one final request for volunteers for next years slate of officers, and no one volunteered. She announced the following nominees for 2018:
President – Aida Sheets
Vice President/Workshops – Shellee Wells and Elizabeth Neily

Treasurer – Bonnie Bowman
Secretary – Peggy Paramore-Dubar
Show Chair – Sarah Butz
Show Co-Chairs – Donna Isaac and Angie Knowles

Media Chair – Cindie Townley
Newsletter – Diane Gardner-Rhoden
PR Chair – Carol Gamel
PR Co-Chairs – Pat Peak and Jodee Roberson

Holiday Party – Cindie Townley

Cindie announced our annual holiday party that will be held during our December meeting. This is a pot luck event and she has sign-up sheets for food, set-up and decorations, clean-up, etc. Each year we have a gift exchange of hand made art that should not cost more than $15 to make. Place your artwork in a plain brown paper bag to be stacked with all the other gifts. Participation in the gift exchange is optional. Participants will select a gift from all the bags.

Fashion Show – Pat Grice and Angie Knowles

We were treated to an awesome fashion show by Pat, Angie, and all the participants who brought hand made clothing, international textiles, and antique textiles to share. Pat and Angie did a fabulous job organizing this event.

Show-n-Tell

Robert Di Marzo – framed, hand pieced and embroidered memorial to his sister, Ann Thomas – Guatemalan weaving textiles, Elizabeth Neily – rust dyed cotton garments, Shellee Wells – punch needle felt meditation box made while her husband was in the hospital, Susan Lumsden – machine quilted piece, hand dyed fabrics that were over-dyed, discharged, silk screened, and with rubbings, MaryAnn Ziegler – fused glass “quilts”, Cathy Simms – framed silk quilt with foil.

Announcements

Refashion Renegades will be meeting on Friday, October 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Elizabeth and Shellee have started a needle felting group at Fab Fiber. They will meet on Saturday, October 14 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Adjourned: 8:30 p.m.

 

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October 2017

October 2017

President’s Letter

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces at our delayed September member meeting after hurricane Irma literally blew our normal meeting schedule to bits. I hope that all members of our TBSDG family have returned to normal after the storm.
Thanks to all who participated this year in providing hand made holiday ornaments to raise money for summer art classes for children who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend. It’s good to know that our guild is willing to give back to the communities that provide so many art opportunities for our members.
October’s meeting will be one of our most exciting of the year, as we will be having our annual Fashion Show. Pat Grice is our MC this year and Angie Knowles will be providing our runway music. We have expanded our repertoire this year to include antique textiles and international textiles, as well as our usual Art-to-Wear. Be sure to attend on Monday, October 9, for this fun filled extravaganza!
I hope that all of our members take the time to read our monthly newsletter. It is filled with important guild news and with art news from our surrounding communities. Don’t miss out; be in the know!    Aida Sheets

  Nominating Committee

Our Nominating Committee members, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Ann Thomas, and Cathy Simms, have been busy contacting each of our guild members in the search for volunteers to fill open guild positions in the coming year. Open positions for 2018 are: President, Vice President/Workshops Co-Chair, Treasurer, Mini-Workshop Chair, and PR Co-Chair. Please consider volunteering to fill one of these positions when you are called. The Nominating Committee will be announcing their slate of officers at the October member meeting.
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Art to Wear Fashion Show 

A last minute reminder that our annual Art to Wear Fashion Show will be held this Monday, October 9, at our member meeting. This year we are including antique textiles and international textiles, so even if you don’t have any art to wear, you may have one of these other items to share. If you are planning on walking the runway, please write up a description of your item(s) and send them to Pat Grice at pagrice@sbcglobal.net. If you are the creator of the item you are sharing, please include details about the materials and techniques used, and if you are sharing an antique or international textile, please include some history of the item.

Angie Knowles will be coordinating the music for this year’s show, so if you have any musical requests, please contact Angie at aknowles13@gmail.com.

-Holiday Ornaments 2017 Thank you! Thank You-                                                                  

HOLIDAY 2017 0RNAMENTS

 

Thanks to the following volunteers for making ornaments for our 2017 Holiday Scholarship fundraiser:

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. Thanks also to Diane Rhoden, Angie Knowles and Elizabeth Neily for helping me with the tagging process.

The ornaments were beautiful, fun, unique – sure sellers. Look for pictures on Facebook and our website. The group made a total of 330 ornaments and all were accepted by Florida CraftArt and Dunedin Fine Art Center.

The DFAC is having their opening night on Nov. 3 from 6-8pm and we’re invited. The trees will be on display from 10/22/17. Florida CraftArt will have displays throughout the store.

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The money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments is used to provide scholarships for students taking summer classes at Dunedin Fine Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach Art Center and Creative Clay.

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 will be due in early January.  Some of you may also wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair.  Look for more information in future newsletter.

Holiday Party! Party! Party!  December 11,2017IMG_0584Cindie Townley has volunteered to be the holiday party chair/coordinator.  Paula Walker and Carol Gentry are heading up the holiday party activity. Contact them to see if they want to ask for donations of materials and Decorations. Cindie will be passing a sheet of job descriptions for the party at the October and November meeting.

MINI WORKSHOP: 

Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Every person has something they can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.

October – Pat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge

November – Shelley Wells Needle Felting

Workshops and Classes

Polymer Clay with Patrice Pfeiffer – October 15, 2017

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10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  $55. – Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

Making beads, buttons, small sculptures, or small canvas, depending on the time factor. Participants
will come out with either a finished project or finished samples that could be used in mixed media projects…..like the birch logs, small squares or circles that could be made into pendants or earrings. Attendees can pay on line at any time by visiting our website at surfacedesignguild.com.

November Workshop – TBA

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Susan Lenz  workshop is coming to Seminole, www.susanlenz.com   Screen Shot 2017-08-25 at 1.07.59 PM

Susan Lenz – Hot Workshop

October 30-31, 2017 from 10:00am. – 4:00pm.                                                                            Faith Community Church,11501 Walker Avenue, Seminole, Florida
Cost: $225.00 includes all supplies. Participants are only asked to provide their own scissors if they don’t want to use the ones provided.  
Contact: Linda Dawson  – email: fiberart2@verizon.net  or call Linda at  727-894-3761.

1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers

2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool

3) mounting a finished fiber creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fiber arts

4) stimulating creative responses for fiber arts explorations

 

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 Reminders:

Surface Design Technique pages are due at the November meeting. For those who signed up to participate, bring a binder to exchange your pages. Contact Gayle Wells for more Info.
– The Arts Council of Hillsborough County’s Five by Five Celebration is not being held in 2017, but will be back in 2018. http://fivebyfivetampabay.com/about-five-by-five/

Workshops are to be paid at time of sign up. Attendees can pay on line at any time by visiting our website at surfacedesignguild.com and selecting Events.

 –Refashion Renegades will be held on Friday, October 13, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. The group is open to all members who wish to work in a group setting to upcycle, sew, surface design, embellish and share ideas about clothing. We meet at the Universalist Unitarian Church, the corner of Mirror Lake Drive and 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg. (detail of directions are available under Events on the Website- Surfacedesignguild@com)  Bring all materials needed for your project, including an extension cord, sewing machine, and and an iron. We are asking each person to donate $2-$5 to cover the cost of the room.  Contact Cindi Townley for more information 618-407-9223.

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American Sewing Guild trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.  This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.   See  September newsletter for more information.  For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546. 

The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida 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 at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com

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Of interest: 

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 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website/Membership Management System- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

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September 18, 2017
Member Meeting minutes
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.
No new members or guests attended.
Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasury report of $5,552.48, and we currently have 88 members.
Shows: Sara Butz
No new shows scheduled with the exception of the Florida State Fair. They requested our participation, including mini demos. The Fair is Feb. 8-19th, 2018, and you can win prizes. She requested committee assistance, and both Donna Issac and Angie Knowles will be her co-chairs. Tampa Arts Council has cancelled the 5×5 event for this year.
Workshops: Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Oct. 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Polymer Class held at Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. $55. Bring your own lunch/drink. The teacher requests a minimum of 10 people, she will be ordering in her supplies, and needs a head count.
Nov. 19th – Play Day, Stash Busters, bring whatever you like to exchange patterns, fabrics, accessories.
This will be a work day, we need 10 people or the expense comes back onto the Guild. Fee is $20. $15 for the IRBAC, and $5 goes to the guild to help make up for other workshops that were not fully attended.
Zen Rock workshop – We need to send a thank you out to the Tampa Basket Guild for all they have done for us.
Holiday Ornaments: Pat Grice
She has been given a table full of ornaments tonight, thank you. Perhaps we could have a show-n-tell on the ornaments and how the members made them. She does not have a current count yet on the quantity received.
Technical Journal: Gayle Wells
The pages are due at the November meeting. You will need to provide 13 for the members, plus 1 for the guild, for a total of 14 pages.
Fashion Show: Pat Grice
Please email Pat a brief description of what you are bringing. It can be art to wear, vintage materials, or international materials. Angie Knowles will be providing the music and requested ideas for music. Contact her and bring in your CD’s.
Offices for Next Year:
Nominating Committee includes: Mei-Ling St.Leger, Ann Thomas, and Cathy Simms. We need a President, Vice President/Workshops Co-Chair, Mini Workshop Chair, and a PR Co-Chair.
Holiday Party:
Marlene Glickman suggested an apron challenge for the gift exchange, however not enough members
were interested. It was also suggested we do a name tag activity. We will have a potluck dinner, and silent
gift exchange. Paula Walker and Carol Gentry volunteered to arrange the activity for this event.
Mini Workshop: Angie Knowles
She displayed lessons learned from her classes with Jane Dunnewold. She showed clever ways to
organize the various stages of the processes learned. Thank You Angie.
Show-n-Tell:
Zen Rocks: Rhona Kuntz, Gayle Wells, Marlene Glickman
Pin Weaving Class: Elizabeth Neily, Gayle Wells, Carol Bickford, Angie Knowles, Rhonda Kuntz,
Edda Juhl – Doves, Doves, and more Doves, Shellee Wells – needle felted people/halloween theme,
Cathy Simms – fabric batik from Sri Lanka, quilted batik, Elizabeth Neily – woven runners and wrap,
Marlene Glickman- silk dupioni quilted panel, and silk wrap, Barbara Kazanis- eco dyed fabrics, Peggy
Paramore Daubar – silk dyed fabrics from Marlene’s play day, Mei-Ling St. Leger – discharged black silk,
black cotton, and blue linen, Sara Butz – reactivated, dyed, printed, and discharged linen.
Announcements:
The 5×5 show has been postponed until 2018.
Read our newsletter as there is a lot of information included in it.
We have Guild business cards to be taken and shared with new potential members.
Refashion Renegades meets the 4th Friday of each month at the Unitarian Universalist Church in St.Petersburg.
Linda Dawson has 2 spaces left for Susan’s workshop. Susan will supply everything, but your sharp scissors. It will be held at the Faith Community Church in Seminole, and the fee is $225
Pat Grice said to look for an email from the Guild in reference to trimming our own tree at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center.
Marlene Glickman said the Houston Show will go on as scheduled despite hurricane Harvey.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:38 pm.
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September 2017

President’s Letter

We’ve reached that time of year when our guild must begin looking forward to 2018. The show committee is seeking venues for next year’s shows, the Board is meeting to review the year and plan for the next, and nominations are needed to fill office and committee chair openings.
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Our guild thrives and is the most fun to be a part of when the greatest number of members actively participate in the operation of the guild. To be a vibrant artistic community, we must provide opportunities for learning and sharing of skills and ideas, and this requires planning, preparation, and teamwork. If you have never held office or chaired a committee in the past, I encourage you to take that first step and volunteer to facilitate an area of guild activity. You will have the full support of those who have served in the past, and if you are feeling shy to do this on your own, then ask another member to co-chair with you.
Our guild’s purpose “is to increase community awareness of surface design and its value in our lives.” Participation is key to fulfilling that purpose, and everyone has something to offer. I hope that all of you will see the value in giving of your time and efforts to promote your guild in the coming year.
Nominating Committee
TBSDG bylaws require three member volunteers to participate in a temporary Nominating Committee to contact our members in order to find nominees for open guild positions in the coming year.
The current open positions for 2018 are: President, Treasurer, Mini-Workshop Chair, and Public Relations (PR) Co-Chair.
Please contact Aida Sheets at 727-480-6450 or aidajune@me.com if you are interested in participating in the Nominating Committee or are willing to fill one of the open positions in 2018.

Florida State Fair Competition

2017 was our first foray into the Florida State Fair Competition in the Art Cloth & Textile Surface Design Division. Our members entered a variety of surface designed textile pieces and most won awards. It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair. The Fair will run February 8-19, and our pieces will be due in early January. Some of you may also wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, and the application process for this will be coming up soon. Stay tuned as more information will be provided                                                                                              ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Art to Wear Fashion Show, each year at our October meeting we enjoy seeing the amazing talents of our members expressed in Art to Wear. This year’s Art to Wear Fashion Show will include antique textiles and textiles from around the world, as well as hand made art to wear. sdg4Pat Grice will be announcing for us this year and Angie Knowles will provide the runway music.  Can all the fashionistas send a description of their piece(s) which includes fabric type, method made, what is it (i.e. pant suit, vest, dress), if for sale – price? And any other information you want to share to Pat Grice at pagrice@sbcglobal.net

 Holiday Ornaments Needed  Take time out of your busy schedule to make some ornaments for the Holiday sale at DFAC and FCA.   DFAC is giving TBSDG our own Christmas tree to decorate, so we need as many ornaments as possible. IMG_5164

The money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments is used to provide scholarships for students taking summer classes at DFAC, and other local art centers.  Please bring your ornaments to the September 11th. meeting and fill out the inventory sheet.  Remember you determine what you the suggested retail price should be.  Please contact Pat Grice, Aida Sheets, Diane Gardner-Rhoden or Elizabeth Neily at Fab Fiber if you cannot get your ornaments delivered at the September meeting.

MINI WORKSHOP:  Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Each person have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.

SeptemberDonna Issac will be showing you how to use your Hand Dyed Fabrics OctoberPat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge                                                      November – Shelley Wells needle Felting

*Christmas is around the corner we need a coordinator for our annual holiday party.  Please contact Aida Sheets at 727-480-6450 or aidajune@me.com if you are interested.

Workshops and Classes

 PIN WEAVING  with Marlene Glickman

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

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Create a small pin weaving using threads, yarns, lightweight fabrics and roving and fusible fabric.  This method is similar to a tapestry weaving.  Dyed sheer silk organza is used for the background panel, it’s then then covered with tulle and free motion  machine stitching (bring your machine or I can do this part for you if you don’t sew).  After the tulle is cut away to reveal contrasting fabrics and yarns. Embellishment will be done with beads, hand dyed ribbons and any special trinkets you would like to bring.  All supplies are provided for this workshop. Space is Limited to 15-20. The finished project can be used as a wall hanging or cut up into smaller pieces and used  for a unique textured greeting card.

What to Bring: Fun attitude and small scissors. –  If you want to bring your own fibers, threads, yarns, fabric bits size (2-5 inches by 10 inches) $10 will be refunded by Marlene when you arrive to class. Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com

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Susan Lenz – FiberArt Creation

October 30-31, 2017 from 10:00am. – 4:00pm.                                                                             Faith Community Church,11501 Walker Avenue, Seminole, Florida
Cost: $225.00 includes all supplies. Participants are only asked to provide their own scissors if they don’t want to use the ones provided.  
Contact: Linda Dawson  – email: fiberart2@verizon.net  or call Linda at  727-894-3761.

1) an introduction to heat-activated processes using painted adhesives, metallic foiling, household irons, soldering irons, and experimentation with various fibers 2) an introduction to hand stitching and/or free motion machine embroidery as a contemporary design tool 3) mounting a finished fiber creation and other information about professionally presenting framed fiber arts 4) stimulating creative responses for fiber arts explorations

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Refashion Renegades   Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg–Gilmore Hall, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg).  We meet on the fourth Friday of each month. 11a.m. until 3-3:30.  We are open to all Guild Members. Bring the supplies you need to work on, i.e sewing machine, extension cord, ironing board, etc. We are asking each person to give $2 – $5 to cover the cost of the room.  This month we meet on Friday, September 22.

NEW NEEDLE FELTING GROUP  – FAB FIBER   5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – http://www.fabfibergulfport.comsdg3

Demos’ on Saturday September 16th. from 12noon to 3pm.  Bring your projects to share.
“We hope to meet monthly and share techniques and project”. 

For more information contact:  Shellee Wells at: swellstyle@gmail.com

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American Sewing Guild

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild still has space on the bussdg10.png trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.  This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.

Cost of the trip is $95/ASG member and $105/non-member includes the bus (leaving from Clearwater), admission to the Museum and lunch on Saturday.  Hotel reservations can be made on your own at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Vilano Beach, Florida.  Our room rate is $149 per room.
If you want to go on your own and not on the bus, tickets to the Museum and lunch are available also.  For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546. ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Creative Clay is having a Grand Opening & Art Walk for their new location at 1846 1st Avenue South, in the grand Central District of St. Petersburg.Screen Shot 2017-08-31 at 11.12.04 PM
Grand Opening and ribbon cutting will be from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Live music by Chant The Trees. Champagne and cupcakes by Swah-ray. Creative Thrift store grand opening and tours of their new space.
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sdg1The Aya Fiber Studio in Stuart, Florida 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.
 
Coming Workshops:   Jean Gauger – Oct 17-20, 2017 4 Day Nuno Felt Poncho
Susan Lenz               Oct 25-26, 2017               “HOT” An Exploration in Contemporary Fiber                                   
Muffy Clark-Gill, November 7-9, 2017 – 3 Day Batik Techniques
Esterita Austin,   November 11- 13, 2017 – Luminescent Painted Illusions
 John Marshall, December 9-11, 2017 – Traditions of working in Japanese Indigo
 JiYoung Chung, December 15-17, 2017 – Joom Chi and Beyond
Kerr Grabowski, Jan 8-12, 2018 – Deconstructed Screen Print
Lisa Binkley, Jan 15-17, 2018 – Art of Stitching Beads on Cloth
                         
To Register and be informed about at the artist for 2018 please go to http://www.ayafiberstudio.com
Summer 2018 Workshops to be posted November 2017

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Call to Artists

: ARTS WAREHOUSE RESIDENCY, DELRAY BEACH
Posted on August 29, 2017 GuestPosted in All Posts, Calls, Auditions & Opportunities
The new Arts Warehouse located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District in Delray Beach, Florida is slated to open in late 2017. We are now accepting applications for Artist in Residence Program.
The Artists in Residence program offers affordable private and/or shared studios to emerging and mid‐range local, national, and international artists. Artists in Residence become part of a vibrant community of artists participating in Arts Warehouse programming, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community.
Space is awarded to applicants that best demonstrate their commitment to their practice, to experimentation and innovation in their work, to seeking artistic & professional development, and to being a part of and contributing to a dynamic community of artists and creative thinkers.  A.i.R leases include private and/or shared studios as well as access to flexible shared working space. Artists selected for this program range from emerging to mid‐range, and work in all artistic disciplines and media; including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary expression.
DEADLINE: September 22
MORE INFO: http://www.delraycra.org/artswarehouse/
Submitted by: Jill Brown, Delray Beach CRA-Arts Warehouse

: 35MM SLIDE SHOW, FORT WORTH
Posted on August 23, 2017 GuestPosted in All Posts, Calls, Auditions & Opportunities
Fort Worth Community Arts Center announces its call for artists to submit images to 35mm Slide Show. Do you have a box of old 35mm slides that you do not know what to do with? Are you still making slide because you believe they are making a comeback? If so, this call is for you.
During the month of December, we will host our very first 35mm Slide Show. This is an international call to artists over the age of 18, open to all disciplines with no theme. The only stipulation is all works must be presented on 35mm slide to be displayed on a rotating projector during the month of December.
All artwork submitted must not infringe upon any copyright or the rights of any person.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: November 1, 2017
EXHIBITION DATES: December 1 – 29, 2017
MORE INFO: https://fortworthcommunityartscenter.submittable.com/submit/92349/35mm-slide-show

The City of St. Petersburg,  Police Department Public Art Project Committee, seeks to commission artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to design, construct and install art to enhance the public spaces of the Police Headquarters Complex which is currently under construction in the EDGE district.
See August Newsletter for details  
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017
SELECTION OF FINALISTS: October 11, 2017
How to apply and further details: https://www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit/rfp/police-department-public-art-project

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Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Deadline: October 1

The 48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts is now accepting applications for exhibiting artists. The 2018 Festival will be held March 3-4 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

Visit the St. Petersberg Arts Alliance Website for jobs and opportunities!
For Opportunities:  https://stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities/
For Events: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/local-events/
For the Creative directory: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/creative-directory/

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Be a part of the arts in St. Petersburg. Sign up for ARTBEAT, the monthly newsletter of the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance by visiting their website stpeteartsalliance.org Sdg2

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money and advocating for the entire creative community – artists, arts and cultural organizations, and creative businesses.

2017-18 Arts & Culture Guide for the Greater Tampa-Hillsborough Region is now availablesdg6

Keep up with arts and culture in the greater Tampa-Hillsborough region. This 44-page guide lists festivals, exhibitions, theatre seasons coming up in 2017-18 plus a directory and map locator of our nonprofit cultural organizations, parks and libraries!

SEE IT NOW or pick up a copy from the Arts Council, your library or ask for it at your Chamber of Commerce, selected realtors and other public locations.

 For Sale:
Jacquard Silk Color RED LABEL dye –  8oz bottles. Must be set with steam Previously used, 6 colors – Magenta, Turquoise, Chocolate Brown, Kelly Green, Carmine Red, Brown Sienna.   $30 for all.
“These high energy fiber-reactive dyes are concentrated for economy, making them especially well-suited for professional artists and production studios. Red Label Silk Colors are ideal for traditional silk painting, as well as for many specialty applications, such as discharge, chemical resist, printing and shibori. Must be set with steam.”
 
contact Pat Grice pagrice@sbcglobal.net I will bring them to September meeting but send me email if interested.

FAB Fiber weekly activities

  • Crochet the Day Away with Elizabeth every Wednesday from 10 AM till 4 PM. Free
  • Tea and Stitch with Margot every Friday from 1 PM till 4 PM. Free.
  • Afternoon Knit/Crochet with Vida, every Saturday Logo-1from 1 PM till 4 PM. Free.
  • Brazilian Embroidery with Debbie every Saturday 9 to 4. Call for fees for special instruction.
  • Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom or Triangle Loom with Elizabeth, every Tuesday at 10 AM. $125 Fee includes loom rental and yarn.
Bring your projects to work on and share ideas with fiber friends.
FAB Fiber carries Jacquard Procion MX Dyes and Acid Dyes plus roving for felters and spinners in natural, commercially dyed and custom dyed colors.
FAB Fiber is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 Am to 5 PM and by appointment.
For more info call 727-827-2235. or Elizabeth’s cell 727-744-7051
5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL. www.fabfibergulfport.com

Celebrating St. Petersburg’s well-known reputation as a leading arts and cultural destination, a celebration of the arts will be happening throughout September.3111e231-fa33-4eec-9dc5-a3ca9c769ddd.jpg
SPF17 features events and activities produced by local and national artists, arts organizations and arts-related businesses in and around the City’s unique arts districts.  All September SPF17 will feature weekly spotlights on all the arts, including fine arts, performing arts, and a family arts festival.

WEEKEND 1 will feature Visual Arts

WEEKEND 2 will highlight Performing Arts

WEEKEND 3 is all about Family Arts

Arts Alive! Participants
Chihuly Collection (Admission $1.00)

720 Central Ave.
(727) 896-4527 – http://www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly/

Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center
1846 First Ave South
727-825-0515 – www.creativeclay.org
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 Ninth Ave. S
727-323-1104 – www.woodsonmuseum.org
Florida CraftArt 
501 Central Ave
727-821-7391 – www.floridacraftart.org
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street S
727-820-0100 – www.flholocaustmuseum.org
Morean Arts Center
719 Central Ave
727-822-7872 – www.moreanartscenter.org
Morean Center for Clay
420 22nd St. S
727-821-7162 – www.moreanartscenter.org
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Dr. NE
727-896-2667 – www.mfastpete.org
The Dali
1 Dali Blvd (Pinellas County residents only)
727-823-37- www.thedali.org
Admission: Free for Pinellas County residents

For more information visit the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance website.

Why the Arts Mean Big Business for Tampa Bay – Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at the Tampa Theatre – Networking Reception, 7:30 – 8 am

A recent study of the Hillsborough County cultural sector revealed some astonishing figures about the impact of arts and culture here and how important the cultural industry can be for entrepreneurs and businesses in the area. Join us for a frank discussion about the arts and business on Sept. 14 at Tampa Theatre. Learn about our cultural industry’s economic impact on business, including tourism dollars and employment, in Hillsborough County and how we compare to other cities in the nation.
SPEAKER: Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC, will discuss how these outcomes will shape the future of Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay Region.

COST: Free….WHERE: The Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin St., Tampa, FL 3360 PLEASE RSVP: 813.276.8250 or by the online RSVP – Tampaarts.org

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*Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America, Melbourne, Florida

September 16 – December 16, 2017,

Hmong flower cloth (or paj ntaub) is one of the world’s great textile traditions and an excellent example of cloth as community. Despite its deep roots in Hmong culture, this complex art was not widely known outside Asia until after the Vietnam War, when Hmong refugees arrived in the United States. The works illustrate the profound relevance of textiles as infrastructure in the Hmong culture, an art form that shifted as it adapted to fit new realities. The exhibition features 28 textiles—flower cloths and embroidered story cloths—by those in the Hmong community.

Organized and toured by ExhibitsUSA, a national part of Mid-America Arts Alliance, the exhibition was first curated in 1999 by Carl Magnuson, a cultural anthropologist, working with a Hmong refugee community. Curatorial updates have been done by Geraldine Craig, who has published more than a hundred essays on contemporary art and Hmong textiles, in venues such as the Hmong Studies Journal, The Journal of Modern Craft, Art in America, and Surface Design Journal.

Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta Georgia
Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles – August 19–December 17, 2017

New York Textile MonthOver fifty exhibitions, open studios, workshops, lectures, and films. New York City, NY  Learn More

sdg11A month-long, city wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and to promote textile awareness. Image: from the Program War and Pieced in Context, Prussian Army Intarsia Quilt.

 

 

 

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 TBSDG Officers 
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

 

August Minutes

August 14, 2017 the meeting was brought to order at 6:30pm.

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Angie Knowles announced all magazines are .25 and books $1, whatever is not purchased tonight will be donated. She has a different group of books to bring next month.

Treasurer Mary Ann Pickard gave her report; we have 86 active paid members, and as of August 4, 2017 a balance of $6,081.81

Sara Butz; no new shows for now have been scheduled. Sarah is looking for a Co-Chair to mentor. The State Fair would like our entries again this year, and they need to be entered by the end of Jan. The State Fair is Feb. 8-19. Also they need us to do demos. The Strawberry Festival is right after this, and in January the entry forms are made available; note they do offer cash prizes.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily and Shelley Wells;
August 20th – Zen Rocks $35, up to 5 rocks, includes the IRABC $15 fee. $20 will go to the

Basket Weaving Guild. Bring your own lunch/drinks.
September 17th – 10:00-4:00 Marlene Glickman will host a class on Pin-weaving $45/$40 with

your own fabrics. Bring your own sewing machine/lunch/drinks. Location IRABC, up to 15-20 students.

October 15th 10:00-5:00 Polymer Clay with Patrice Pfeiffer, $55 includes IRABC $15 fee. Bring your own lunch/drinks.

Tote Bag Challenge: Dana Maley; She is collecting as many as possible tonight and ASAP get the remaining that are in-process to her. Florida CraftArt wants them to be in the galleries soon. It is a 55/45 split. She has received 13 bags to date; we need many more. Dana has arranged for a Surface Design Guild group membership at Florida CraftArt so that we can sell our totes and holiday ornaments there.

Holiday Ornaments; Pat Grice, Both Dunedin Arts center and Florida Craft Art are requesting receipt. We need them no later than our Sept 11th meeting. Dunedin is giving us our own tree. Florida CraftArt will put their own tags on our items, and Dunedin will use our TBSDG business cards as tags. Artists can add their own business cards or identification if they wish. Elizabeth Neily with Fab Fiber has been kind enough to open her shop for all of us to gather together and work on the ornaments. Pat will be delivering to the art centers Oct. 1st. January 2-5, they will return any unsold ornaments and they will be brought to the January meeting for pickup.

Technical Journal; Gayle Wells announced those who signed up will need to produce 14 copies of their techniques pages placed in page protectors, these are due at the November meeting.

President Aida Sheets; There are openings for officers and committee chairs for next year. Per our bylaws, a Nominating Committee needs to be established of three members. Volunteers were requested, but no one volunteered.

Public Relations – Carol Gamel has voluntered to chair, however she needs a co-chair

Workshops; Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells have agreed to stay on and Secretary – Peggy Paramore Daubar is staying on.

Offices to be filled for 2018 are: President

Treasurer

Mini Workshops Books
Show Co-Chair

October Fashion Show – Voted to include vintage textiles or unusual foreign textiles in this year’s fashion show, as well as hand made fashions. Announcer – Pat Grice; Music – Angie Knowles.

Tampa Arts Council will be hosting their annual 5 x 5 Silent Auction Art Exhibit in October. Go online and watch for the announcement for call to artist at fivebyfivetampabay.com. Have your textile 5 x 5’s representing our guild ready. Signatures only on the backside

Mini Demo by Carol Bickford; She showed a wonderful display of vintage embroidered textiles, and the use of recycling them into many adorable uses. She also was kind and generous in gifting vintage textiles for the taking. Thank you Carol for a lovely demo and display.

Show-n-Tell:
Ornaments – Dana Maley, Gayle Wells, Cindy Townley, stars, puzzle pieces, shadow boxes, magic dust.

Aida Sheets – denim tote bag, Donna Issac – tote bag and ornaments; Carol Gamel – basket from Bonnie’s class, flag of her Spoonflower samples, tree ornaments; Patricia Peck – Linda Dawson’s class fabric made a notepad, cellphone bag, shibori fabric indigo; Barbara Kazanis – eco dyed fabrics from Erik Doran workshop, Elizabeth Neily – scrumbling shawl, purse, garment linen look, outfit from African print, Bob Di Marzo – “Garden of Characters” wall hanging embellished with polymer clay faces; Rhonda Kuntz – landscape silk using tsukineko inks, acrylic painting collage; Marlene Glickman – dyed silks into indigo bath results, children’s aprons, recycled silk clothes; Joann Baxter – beaded bracelet with labradorite; Peggy Paramore Daubar – hand painted leather tote, and fabrics from Linda Dawson’s class; Karen Frank – Linda Dawson’s class fabrics

Announcements:

Refashion Renegades will meet August 25th at 11a.m. in the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown St. Petersburg.

Carol Bickford – Must see Downton Abbey costumes at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Marlene Glickman – Open studio this Saturday from 10-4, bring your own lunch/drink $15

Linda Dawson – Susan Lenz will host a Hot Workshop $225 October 30/31, bring scissors, lunch/drinks

Robin Pelinski – New Port Richey, place selling ribbons, coats, vests, fairy lace, equipments, rights to website and business $3500

The meeting was adjourned at 8:13 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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August 2017

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The Presidents Letter

We are fortunate to live in an area that supports its local artists. TBSDG has chosen to support the artists of the future with our yearly gifts to local art centers that offer student art programs. Art has a very important role to play in community. It enhances quality of life and pulls people out of themselves and into a collective conversation with others.

Art education is extremely important to our future and our culture. As funds for art education are stripped away in our schools, it is necessary that organizations such as ours step up and support students who might otherwise not be exposed to art as part of their education.

We have begun working on holiday ornaments to be sold at Dunedin Fine Arts Center and Florida CraftArt. These sales raise money to give back to our community in the form of student scholarships for summer art programs. I hope that all of you will consider making a few ornaments to contribute to this worthy cause. If you would like to participate, please contact a member of our holiday ornaments committee, Pat Grice, Diane Gardner-Rhoden, or Elizabeth Neily.

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Holiday Ornaments Needed Please take time out of your busy schedule to make some ornaments for the Holiday sale at DFAC and FCA.  Our Guild uses the money that we raise from the sale of our holiday ornaments to provide scholarships for students to take summer classes at DFAC, and other local art centers.

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An example an ornament made by Elizabeth Nealy.  Finished ornaments must be completed by September 11th. They go on sale at their annual holiday show on Nov 3rd.  DFAC is giving us our own Christmas tree to decorate with our ornaments.

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Eugene Chevreul  share’s her summer project 100 days of Art

IMG_2036“This is the perfect project for my tiny summer home , a studio apartment in NY.
I started working on May 22 and have now completed over 60 quiltlets. Each finished on is 51/2 inches square and will be mounted on a four inch gallery wrapped canvas painted to match the color of the quilt.
I’m enjoying the process and happy to have work that is easily doable in my small space”.

MINI WORKSHOP:  

Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. Each person have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do

August –Carol Bickford sewing with vintage fabrics

September – Donna Issac will be showing you how to use your Hand Dyed Fabrics

October – Pat Lamb will be Beading on The Edge

The latest 2017 Tote Bag Challenge

The tote bags submitted by our members was just wonderful.  Florida ArtCraft just loved them.  A big thank you to all who made bags and a special thank you to Dana Manly for designing the challenge and collecting the finished art work.  You can still make and submit your tote bags to Dana at the next meeting on August 14th.

 

***News on Christmas ornaments***

Elizabeth Neily is opening Fab Fiber on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for any SDG members interested in working on holiday ornaments for sale this fall at DFAC and Florida CraftArt.
Fab Fiber is located at 5708 Gulfport Blvd. South, Gulfport, FL. Elizabeth has space for 10 or more people and she has a kitchen sink area for wet work and cleanup. If you have any questions, you can contact Elizabeth at eneilydesigns@gmail.com

If you did not previously sign up to make ornaments, you can still participate.  We need as many as possible.  The ornament sales is our guild charity fundraiser.  That is how we fund our scholarships program.

At Dunedin Fine Art Center we will have a Christmas Tree all to our selves to decorate.

This is a great opportunity to have fun with your guild members, while helping the community and encouraging the artists of the future!

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MARKMAKING  a workshop taught by Linda Dawson was a BIG BIG HIT 

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Workshops and Classes

August – Zen Rock Class

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

$35 includes the Art Center Fee.  August 20, 2017. 10 to 4pm.  Bring Lunch.

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Zen Rocks (wrapped rocks) are designs inspired by decorative knots on Japanese flower baskets.  In Japanese, musubi means to connect or bind together as well as to pledge or promise.  It is believed that when you tie things, a heavenly spirit will dwell within the knot to protect people.

In this class, you will receive instructions to do the following knots that you can select to use on your rocks:

Intlocking V, -Girdled interlocking “V”, -Butterfly and double butterfly,

Cross knot,-Cross knot with spiral, -Cross knot with double spiral

Turtle knot, -Cross-hatch designs, -Japanese eye,  -Snake coil

Stick wrap, – Stick wrap with spiral, -Stick wrap with wheat stitch or braid

Loop the loop lace up

Attendees may bring yarn, beads, charms, shells, decorative items as well as additional rocks.

September – PIN WEAVING  with Marlene Glickman

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

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Create a small pin weaving using threads, yarns, lightweight fabrics and roving and fusible fabric.  This method is similar to a tapestry weaving.  Dyed sheer silk organza is used for the background panel, it’s then then covered with tulle and free motion  machine stitching (bring your machine or I can do this part for you if you don’t sew).  After the tulle is cut away to reveal contrasting fabrics and yarns. Embellishment will be done with beads, hand dyed ribbons and any special trinkets you would like to bring.  All supplies are provided for this workshop. Space is Limited to 15-20. The finished project can be used as a wall hanging or cut up into smaller pieces and used  for a unique textured greeting card.

What to Bring: Fun attitude and small scissors. –  If you want to bring your own fibers, threads, yarns, fabric bits size (2-5 inches by 10 inches) $10 will be refunded by Marlene when you arrive to class. Marlene Glickman of www.SilkDyes.com

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REFASHION RENEGADES 
 Friday, Aug  25, 2017 10:30 AM • Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, St. Petersburg

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Exhibits and Art Shows  

Fearless Fibre

Presented by Carrollwood Cultural Center – July 28 to August 26, 2017.

4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, FL 33618

Process and experimentation are crucial to these Artists’ journeys. Fearless fiber.jpeg A creative collective of 6 artists.  Forgione’s, Dr. Barbara Kazanis, Carolyn Kossar, Elizabeth Mitchell,  Sarah Butz, and Mei -Ling St. Leger

   ArtWalk – Saturday, Aug 12, 5-9 PM
Don’t miss Cool Art on a Hot Summer Night. Our collaboration with Keep St. Pete Local annually makes ArtWalk in August one of our best!
Take the trolley, meet new folks and enjoy some great art along the way (purchase a must have piece, too).  Give our new interactive map a try!  Complete gallery/studio information is available from your current location, along with driving directions to any of the ArtWalk participants.
For info and to download the interactive map, please click HERE

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the American Sewing Guild is sponsoring a trip to the Lightener Museum in St. Augustine to view an exhibit of costumes from the Downton Abbey PBS show pm Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14.  This exhibit is traveling the country and admission to the museum is by appointment only.

Cost of the trip is $95/ASG member and $105/non-member includes the bus (leaving from Clearwater), admission to the Museum and lunch on Saturday.  Hotel reservations can be made on your own at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Vilano Beach, Florida.  Our room rate is $149 per room.
If you want to go on your own and not on the bus, tickets to the Museum and lunch are available also.  For questions, please call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546.

Stitcher Paradise

Grand Hyatt of Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive.  Tampa, FL 33607 – August 17th – 19th, 2017.  Thursday, Friday & Saturday.  Marketplace 10am to 5pm each day.  www.StitcherParadise.com   A fabulous Grand Door Prize is a Martelli table with many accessories. $15 individual $8 group rate .  Even if the guild doesn’t do an official trip, any group of 8 or more signing up together gets the group rate. Better yet, admission to Marketplace is free with a class registration or evening trunk show.

Call to Artists

The City of St. Petersburg,  Police Department Public Art Project Committee, seeks to commission artist(s) or artists’ team(s) to design, construct and install art to enhance the public spaces of the Police Headquarters Complex which is currently under construction in the EDGE district.
The Committee has identified two areas within the Complex for possible art integration. These two areas will afford artists an opportunity to submit a proposal for an exterior art concept as well as an opportunity to submit a proposal for an interior art project.
▪ AREA 1 – Exterior – Signature Structure or Sculpture in the Main Entrance Plaza
▪ AREA 2 – Interior – Signature Art Concept(s) in the Open, Two-Story Glass Enclosed Atrium Interior Main Entrance.  The BUDGET: $380,000, possibly to be split among two projects
DEADLINE: September 11, 2017
SELECTION OF FINALISTS: October 11, 2017
How to apply and further details: https://www.codaworx.com/rfp-toolkit/rfp/police-department-public-art-project

 –Florida CraftArt makes a difference in the lives of artists and the community statewide!  Sign up for there newsletter and take the time to view their exhibits.

The Annual CraftArt Festival takes place November 18th and 19th.  The gallery is looking for entries by artist who express their art in jewelry, clay, glass, paper, wood, metal, fiber and mixed-media   Artists apply online at www.zapplication.org/ by September 5, 2017.   

Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersberg  *detail information is in our June Newsletter.

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Apply Now for Openings on Arts Council’s Board of Directors.

The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is accepting applications for five open positions on its 15-member Board of Directors through Aug. 9. In brief, we are seeking applicants who reflect the diversity found within our county; represent a broad range of geographic areas; and demonstrate a passion for arts and culture. Our Board meets monthly in support of arts and culture in Hillsborough County and Board members serve four-year terms. Please see links below for application forms. Email questions to Board@TampaArts.org. 

Art Harvest of Clearwater-Dunedin
Deadline: August 25
The Art Harvest Committee of Clearwater-Dunedin invites you to apply for the 54th annual Art Harvest.  Art Harvest is the main fundraiser for the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin. Their current project aids foster youth as they age out of the foster system, providing them with training and mentoring opportunities as well as support for establishing an independent life.

Gasparilla Festival of the Arts
Deadline: October 1

The 48th Annual Raymond James Gasparilla Festival Of The Arts is now accepting applications for exhibiting artists. The 2018 Festival will be held March 3-4 in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.

Visit the St. Petersberg Arts Alliance Website for jobs and opportunities!
For Opportunities:  https://stpeteartsalliance.org/opportunities/
For Events: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/local-events/
For the Creative directory: https://stpeteartsalliance.org/creative-directory/

Workshops at the Aya Fiber Studio  Screen Shot 2017-07-31 at 10.37.45 PM   The Aya Fiber Studio is pleased to invite national and internationally acclaimed artists to their studio to give lectures, workshops and critiques for a wide range of fiber studio practices and techniques. These visits provide studio students direct interaction with the artist that cumulate with a “public” lecture on their work.  
Olga Kazanskaya, – Jean Gauger, – Susan Lenz, – Muffy Clark-Gill,  –
Esterita Austin,  – JiYoung Chung, – Alissa Allen, – Lisa Binkley, – Donna Brown,
Jane Callender, – Catharine Ellis, – Carol Soderlund, – Olga Kazanskaya,
Jean Gauger,  – Muffy Clark-Gill, – Donna Brown, – Carol Soderlund, – John Marshall

The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in Pinellas County
Our recent Arts Summit presented with our colleagues from Creative Pinellas, Clearwater Arts Alliance, North Pinellas Cultural Alliance and the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts was filled to capacity.   The real measure of success though was Pinellas County, as keynote speaker Randy Cohen from American’s for the Arts illustrated the benefits of the economic impact of the arts.
The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study provides compelling evidence that the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a major economic force in Pinellas County

  • $241 million industry

  • 7,211 full-time equivalent jobs

  • Generates $11,621,000 in local government revenue

  • Generates $18,130,000 in state government revenue

  • Average spending per person in addition to cost of event is $33.02

  • Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, which spent $100.2 million during 2015, leveraged a remarkable $140.8 million in additional spending by their audiences—spending that pumped vital revenue into restaurants, hotels, retail stores, parking garages, and other local businesses.

You may pick up printed copies of the 38-page report from one of the five hosts, or download it at  stpeteartsalliance.org.  We also have a one-page summary with overview facts to help you make the case for supporting your arts organization.  Email intern@stpeteartsalliance.org and we will email you a copy of the facts page or mail you the complete report.

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 Tampabay Surface Design Guild officers and committee chairs

 President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

 July minutes

July 10, 2017 the meeting was brought to order at 6:34 pm, with Cindie Townley sitting in as president.

Guest included Claude Barsa, she enjoys sewing, and metal smithing.

Treasury’s report; we have a balance of $6,796.81, not including PayPal, and we currently have 85 members.

There are no show updates.

Workshops: Elizabeth Neily informed us
August 20th workshop is with Jan Oberlay on Zen Rocks. Fee is $35 which includes the $15 Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center fee. $20 will go the the Basket Weaving Guild. Please check to see if you’ve paid.
September 17th – Marlene Glickman will hold a class on Pin Weaving. The fee is $30 plus an additional $15 for the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. She can take up to 15-20 students. If you bring your own materials, the fee will drop to $20.
October 15 – Patrice Pfeiffer will hold a class on Polymer Clay. The fee is $55, which includes the $15 fee for Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center. Time is 10-5pm. She would like to know how many students will be attending. Needs between 10-15 students.

Elizabeth is requesting teachers to start signing up now for 2018 workshops.

Linda Dawson spoke on her July 16th workshop, what you will be learning, the various stages and processes, and supplies needed to be brought.

Dana Maley’s Tote Bag Challenge- the centers are requesting them now, so please get them to Dana asap. She also requested to work on the Holiday ornaments, asap, they are already asking them to be submitted for approval. Aida Sheets needs photos of your ornaments for publishing.  Remember our scholarships go to three different art centers, and we wish to include in 2018 additional childrens groups.

Technical  Journal- Gayle Wells, we have thirteen members, so you will need to prepare 13 pages plus one for our guild. These are due in November.

Mini Workshop, June Colburn gave a collected deconstructing speech on tote bags and 4 different ideas. Next month she will bring in additional samples. She included memories of the past in her work.

Show n Tell:    Gayle Wells – painted tote bag, Jo Ann Baxter – Refashion Renegades long vest and bracelet, Carolyn Gentry – scrumble workshop, flowers, sweater top, handbags, Linda Dawson – dynamic Before the Grace of God wall hanging, Carol Gamel – tote bag, spoonflower proofs, Angie Knowles – lunch bags, rusted fabrics, Elizabeth Neily – tote bags, renegades fashion vest, Trish – felted scarves, necklace, Pat Grice – tote bags, Rhonda Kuntz – scrumbled purse, wall hanging, Donna Isaac – Dragon, Peggy Paramore Daubar – pin weaving, and tote bag.

Announcements; Ladies Please clean up after yourselves, including putting your chairs back up to the table. Each table is to have 6 chairs.
Refashion Renegades meets this friday at the Universal Unitarian Church at Mirror Lake and 2nd ave North.
Elizabeth Neily said Saturday Sept 2, Gulfport is having their Gecko Fest. Gecko Goddess begins at 6pm the weekend prior at the Pub Crawl.
Barbara K. told of the Carrollwood Convention Center having an exhibit of silk paintings, during July and August. The last Friday of July is the grand opening.
Donna Isaac told of an event in Gulfport called the Art Giveaway, it’s a scavenger hunt. Take one only, called Free Art Friday, and takes place occasionally.
Cool art sale at the Coliseum this saturday.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:56 pm

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July 2017

 

The President’s Letter

When you head to your studio to create fiber art, what are you actually doing? Is it just a fun activity that produces something tangible in the end, or is there a deeper meaning, something that you are consciously or unconsciously trying to tease out of your art? DB1A9CFF-208D-4A7A-9FB7-A21AB9456010

I’ve never been a “woo-woo” kind of person, looking for meaning at every turn, but what started out for me as something I simply enjoyed doing that was separate from the daily tasks of life, is becoming a journey to understand myself and express that understanding visually to others. I have a difficult time verbally telling others about myself, but my fiber art is opening a window for me to the workings of my mind. I’m not certain when this transition took place, but I have made a conscious decision to nurture this process and see where it will take me.13DBAF61-2650-4BAC-A43F-A99A9EF3EBB2 (1)

I hope that all of you find meaning in your artistic pursuits, no matter what that meaning may be. If it is just fun and relaxing for you to work with fiber in your hands, or if you have something to tell the world and are searching for your true artistic voice, art nourishes the deeper parts of ourselves, and can allow us to relate to others in ways that we would not otherwise be able to do. As Calvin, of Calvin & Hobbes, has said, “As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.” Aida Sheets

 

MINI WORKSHOP:  Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. You all have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.

July-Choosing Fabric for Collage June Colburn

Aug–Carol Bickford sewing with vintage fabrics

 

Workshops and Classes

July Program

Mark Making: A workshop designed to help the artist make their mark on the world  by Linda Dawson 

July 16, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: $65.00

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palms Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

The $65.00 fee includes the Art Center fee and the supplies provided by Linda

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis workshop will concentrate on making marks with various tools. The marks can be use on fabric, paper, clay and many other media. You will be using brushes, pens, rollers, scribers and needles and you will be working mostly with fabric.

The first hour will be used to discuss the mark making tools followed by soy wax crayons,  paste, and thickened dyes on previously washed fabric soaked in Soda Ash These techniques will require steaming that will be done by Linda.

A supply list is available at the next two guild meetings or by contacting Linda Dawson at: (727) 894-3761, or email at fiberart2@verizon.net 
         

August Program

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$35 includes the Art Center Fee.  August 20, 2017. 10 to 4pm.  Bring Lunch.

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

Zen Rocks (wrapped rocks) are designs inspired by decorative knots on Japanese flower baskets.  In Japanese, musubi means to connect or bind together as well as to pledge or promise.  It is believed that when you tie things, a heavenly spirit will dwell within the knot to protect people.

In this class, you will receive instructions to do the following knots that you can select to use on your rocks:

Intlocking V, -Girdled interlocking “V”, -Butterfly and double butterfly,

Cross knot,-Cross knot with spiral, -Cross knot with double spiral

Turtle knot, -Cross-hatch designs, -Japanese eye,  -Snake coil

Stick wrap, – Stick wrap with spiral, -Stick wrap with wheat stitch or braid

Loop the loop lace up

Here’s the items we will provide for the class –

.5 rocks,14 page instruction set with pictures and strands of each of the following weaving materials: cane,reed, bamboo skewers, cording, faux leather and suede lashing glue and work mat.

Samples of completed rocks as well as pictures of the wrapped rocks can use for ideas and inspiration.  Attendees may bring yarn, beads, charms, shells, decorative items as well as additional rocks>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Refashion Renegades has a new location. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg We will meet on Friday, July 14, at 10:30. It’s early this month because the church is not available.  It’s open to all Guild Members. We are asking each person to give $2-$5 to cover the cost of the room.

–Gilmore Hall, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg).   Detail driving directions are in April and May newsletters.  Call or text Karen Frank  (727) 612-4546 >>>>>>>>>>.

 

Worth looking into:

sda-adLast minute cancellation just left space in 3 day Botannical Print Workshop with Irit Dulman.  Call Suzanne at 336-693-4606 if you have questions

.Stitcher Paradise
Grand Hyatt of Tampa Bay, 2900 Bayport Drive.  Tampa, FL 33607
August 17th – 19th, 2017.  Thursday, Friday & Saturday.  Marketplace 10am to 5pm each day.  www.StitcherParadise.com   A fabulous Grand Door Prize is a Martelli table with many accessories. $15 individual $8 group rate .  Even if the guild doesn’t do an official trip, any group of 8 or more signing up together gets the group rate. Better yet, admission to Marketplace is free with a class registration or evening trunk show. 

.Check out Jane Dunnewold website and Join a Workshop or take a look at her new blog post-Threads of Resistance.  She will be doing several workshops outside of her studio this year.

. FAB Fiber, 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
http://www.fabfibergulfport.com  has 100% pre-shrunk cotton garments in casual styles for men and women.  Available in white for dyeing and/or embellishing and in black for discharged designs. Great for indigo dying.  
10% discount for Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member.   

.Marlene Glickman has put out a new newsletter and she will be teaching classes in her studio.  Check out her web site and blog post. http://silkdyes.com/blog/workshop-events-calendar/.

 Dunedin Fine Art Center                                                                                                            1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin, FL 34698  Telephone #727 298-3322  Several exciting new exhibits and Fiber related Saturday demonstrations July 15, 29, and August 5, 12.   * you will find more information in last month newsletter.

In our backyard- ASG  – July 27 to 30, 2017.  Annual Conference at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A once-a-year opportunity for sewing enthusiasts to gather and celebrate all things sewing, quilting and embroidery.  Come for one day only or all four days.  You will find more information in June newsletter.
Conference is open to ASG members and non-members. For more info, log on to www.asg.org and click on Annual Conference. Or call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546

 –Florida CraftArt makes a difference in the lives of artists and the community statewide!  Sign up for there newsletter and take the time to view their exhibits.

The Annual CraftArt Festival takes place November 18th and 19th.  The gallery is looking for entries by artist who express their art in jewelry, clay, glass, paper, wood, metal, fiber and mixed-media   Artists apply online at www.zapplication.org/ by September 5, 2017.   

Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersberg  *detail information is in our June newsletter>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You ask for it:

There has been a request to put the names of officers and committee chairs in the Newsletter.   
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Mary Ann Pickard
Secretary- Peggy Dauber
Website- Cindie Townley
Newsletter- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Angie Knowles
Shows- Sarah Butz

June Minutes…………………………………June 12, 2017 The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm.
We have one new member, Pat Peak who owns a small sewing and
embroidery business. Our guests were Elleen DeIntin, who enjoys doll making,
Yasmin Gonzalez, and Barbara Saylor.
Mary Ann Pickard gave the Treasurer’s report. As of the end of May we have
$7,106.09. We currently have 84 paid members.
Aida Sheets announced a show of hands for those interested in having a
member directory. Peggy Paramore Daubar will work on this over the summer.
Shows – Sarah Butz is not here tonight, however, we have no upcoming
scheduled shows.
Dana Maley, chair of the challenge on tote bags as a fundraiser, asked the
bags be brought to her in July. The proceeds are to bbenefit children’s
scholarship camps. The camps are quite costly. Carol Bickford suggested adding
additional moneys into the fund. Angie Knowles said, give it to the same groups,
and perhaps one additional group next year. Linda Dawson motioned not to
exceed an additional $600, and Angie Knowles, 2nd it. The motion was approved
by those in attendance.
Workshops – Elizabeth Neily
Her workshops on Freeform Crochet and Scrumbling went great and were a
lot of fun.
July 16th – Linda Dawson will teach a class on Making Your Mark. The fee is
$65 which includes the $15 fee to IRABC. Pay tonight or online. She will teach
different types of marking, including stitching. A supply list is online. Be sure to
bring PFD fabrics. Hours 10:00 a.m.-4:40-5 pm.
August 20th – Zen Rocks. The fee is $35. More information available in our
July meeting.
September – MeiLing St. Leger will hold a class, and the techniques TBC.
No other classes have been scheduled. An interest for polymer clay has been
offered by Kim Hale from our sister guild in Sarasota. Feb 4 & 5 of 2019, we
could have Wen Redmond for $850 plus a $20 kit, we need to commit and send
in a contract.
Technical Journal – Bonnie Ward
Please review the current book, and sign up if you’re interested. Pages are due in
November.
Mini Workshop – Mary Ann Pickard gave a unique demonstration on Tunisian
Crochet, as well as some interesting background on herself.
Angie Knowles announced that she will not be chairing the mini workshops
next year, and the guild needs a volunteer to chair this function next year.
Show-n-Tell
Elizabeth Neily’s Scrumbling class – Gail Crotty and Elizabeth Neily showed off
their beautiful wares; Barbara Taylor, June Colburn’s Class showed their beautiful
wall hangings, Pat Grice – Bonnie’s Basket Class, Linda Dawson – Mark making
samples in black/white; Dana Maley – Freida Doll, Carol Bickford – Tote Bags,
Sharon Appler – Leeann’s Class of felting with pine needles, Mei Ling St. Leger –
tapestry dyed yarns, Edda Juhl – Ice Dyeing, Peggy Paramore Daubar – Dana’s
tote challenge
Announcements: We need new chairs for both the Treasurer and MiniWorkshop
positions.
Refashion Renegades – Cindy Townley announced we will meet June 23,
generally on the 3rd Friday of each month.
Dana Maley has Antique beads – small $5, and large $20.
Aida Sheets has TBSDG business cards to pass out to new interested
members, and encourages us to include younger ladies.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

 

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June 2017

The Presidents Letter 

Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 11.38.04 AMOne of the things that I love about our Surface Design Guild art shows, is that they encourage me to focus in a specific artistic direction that helps me to produce completed pieces of artwork. Now that we have come to the end of our 2017 show season, I can allow myself to loosen up artistically, play more in my studio, explore new techniques, and try out ideas for using familiar techniques in new ways. All of this is an important part of the process of growing as a fiber artist, and a great reason to be a part of an art guild such as the TBSDG.

As members of a guild, we are very fortunate to have the inspiration and encouragement of a talented group of fiber artists to keep us moving in a forward direction. Through sharing the art that we are working on individually, through guild workshops, and through the exchange of ideas in and out of our meetings, we provide a valuable resource for each other that none of us would have on our own.

I hope that all of you will share this experience with your artistic friends who are not currently members of a guild, by telling them about the TBSDG, and inviting them to come to our meetings and to follow us on Facebook. Art fulfills its greatest purpose when we share it with others.

Aida Sheets

Challenge!

It’s time to start working on your fiber art tote bags for Dana Maley’s design challenge due in July. Tote patterns are available from different sources it’s not necessary to buy a pattern,  be creative and use what you already have.  Bring your diversity and creativity to this challenge as you did to last year’s challenge. The tote bags will be submitted to Dunedin Arts Center and Florida Crafts as a fundraiser, in addition to the handmade ornaments later in the year. Over $600 ornaments was made last year.

Call for Action:

Laurie Dunham, the President of the Sarasota Surface Design Guild,20047050_1493824577.3046 has been diagnosed with Acute Myleoid Leukemia and will be hospitalized for a while.  Her daughter, Laura, has created a Go Fund Me account for her recovery and will be posting detailed updates about her treatment.  We have reached out to all of our members and are hoping you will reach out to your members, not only for a donation to help out, but for their prayers for Laurie and her family.  If you would do that for us, we would greatly appreciate it.  For information on Laurie’s story, please check out this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/3pxxuq0

Care packages
Angie Knowles to you:  Thanks to everyone who so graciously volunteered to send care packages to my daughter Ashley during her 1 year tour in Afghanistan. I know she will be very grateful, and so am I.                                                                                                           Here is a list of items she would appreciate.

Dial body wash
Starbucks double-shot espresso drink
coffee K cups (any flavor except hazelnut)
fruit cups
applesauce cups
Kraft mac-n-cheese microwave cups
oatmeal microwave cups
smaftfood white cheddar microwave popcorn
variety of cold cereal packs
variety of chip packs                                                                                                         Sara asked about sending home baked goods. The packages I’ve sent her has taken about two weeks to arrive, so not really sure how feasible that is. I’m sure there are some fresh baked items that travel well, but not sure what they are.

Right now she is good on personal hygiene products, but if you wish to send some, I’m sure she can share with others who may need them.

Thanks again for your generosity.

Angie

Not a request, just a wish…….Rhonda Kuntz….

Would love to get home made cards from our members.  She hopes to be released from rehab in 1 week because she broke the ends of both bones in her left leg.  Her address can be found on our website members page.

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Refashion Renegades has a new location. Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg–Gilmore Hall, 100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg).  We meet on the fourth Friday of each month.10:30a.m. until.  Open to all Guild Members. Bring the supplies you need to work on, i.e sewing machine, extension cord, ironing board, etc. We are asking each person to give $2 to cover the cost of the room.  Detail driving directions are in the last 2 newsletters.>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

Our member, Melissa Nickelson, had a great product at Refashion Renegades. She was using Septic Tank Fabric for making patterns. It’s lightweight, sheer, doesn’t tear and it cuts and pins well. Better yet, it’s only 22 cents a foot, 66 cents a yard and can be bought at Home Depot.

 

MINI WORKSHOP:  Looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. You all have something you can share, so don’t be shy.  Step up and show us what you do.  

June- Mary Ann Pickard, Tunisian crochet

July-Choosing Fabric for Collage June Colburn

Aug–Carol Bickford sewing with vintage fabrics

Workshops and Classes

June Program

LET’S SCRUMBLE! A Workshop in Free Form Crochet
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PMCrop FF Crochet
Location: Beach Art Center,  1515 Bay Palm Boulevard,  Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Instructor: Elizabeth Neily Cell: 727-744-7051 or email: eneilydesigns@tampabay.rr.com
Fee: $35, includes a kit of 3 crochet hooks, darning needle, variety of yarn scraps, instructions for several crochet motifs, paper and pencil.
What to Bring: scissors, straight pins and any crochet hooks you may have. Fat quarter of cotton fabric.(Optional – scraps of yarn to use or swap,) You make also want to bring a drink and a snack.
What to expect: The first hour will concentrate on making a free-form sampler by learning basic crochet stitches and  their corresponding symbols.  Learn or refresh crochet stitches, how to change yarns, and how to choose yarns to make your pieces interesting. The rest of the class will be spent learning how to make motifs: circles, spirals, triangles, fans, etc. using contrasting yarns, textures, stitches and making the scrumbles grow. There will be several books on free-form crochet on hand to look at for inspiration. Let your imagination take you to some wild scrumbling

July Program

Mark Making: A workshop designed to help the artist make their mark on the world  by Linda Dawson 

July 16, 2017, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Fee: $65.00

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palms Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

The $65.00 fee includes the Art Center fee and the supplies provided by Linda

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis workshop will concentrate on making marks with various tools. The marks can be use on fabric, paper, clay and many other media. You will be using brushes, pens, rollers, scribers and needles and you will be working mostly with fabric.

The first hour will be used to discuss the mark making tools followed by soy wax crayons,  paste, and thickened dyes on previously washed fabric soaked in Soda Ash These techniques will require steaming that will be done by Linda.

A supply list is available at the next two guild meetings or by contacting Linda Dawson at: (727) 894-3761, or email at fiberart2@verizon.net
         

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FYI>>>>>>>>>>>>>Our secretary, Peggy Dauber, is in the process of creating a directory available to members only. If you would like to be included, please update your profile on the website in the Member Directory under Members Only.
Go to www.surfacedesignguild.com
Log in – if you don’t have or don’t know your password, click log in and then click Forgot Password. Follow the prompts to create a new password.
Once you are logged in, go to My Profile in the upper right corner. Click Edit profile. At this point you can input any information you wish to. Click Privacy. Check Show Profile to Others. Check all boxes in Details to Show that you wish other members to see. No one else but a member has access to your information.
If you have any problems or questions, contact Cindie Townley at: ctownley22@gmail.com

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The CraftArt Festival is a two-day contemporary fine craft festival held before ThanksGiving, featuring over 100 nationwide artists. shot.jpeg Each Emerging Artist will receive a 10’ x 10’ tent, table and chairs, as well as a photography session with Brian James, business mentoring by renowned artist Duncan McClellan and a stipend for meals. Each artist work is judged by the show juror for an Emerging Artist ribbon. The ultimate benefit to the artists is to be able to professionally present their work to collectors and visitors and sell their work.
For information, email: Janie.Lorenz@FloridaCraftArt.org.

Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersberg
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 old9ac1914a-8610-447e-8366-956845a104faGroups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling FloridaArtCraft (727) 821-7391 or email: info@floridacraftart.org.   A portion of the proceeds from the tours supports educational programs and St. Pete Arts Alliance.
Tours meet at Florida CraftArt Gallery at 501 Central Avenue, St Petersberg.

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LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP! If you are an arts and cultural non-profit leader and would like come or designate someone from your shop, you may attend the Art Business Academy, beginning June 5, at NO CHARGE.  Thanks to Regions Bank for being a sponsor
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Cottonseed Casual Wear TM available at FAB Fiber.

100% pre-shrunk cotton in casual styles for men and women.  Available in white for dyeing and/or embellishing and in black for discharged designs. Great for indigo!Cotton seed logo-clothes

There are many different styles and if it is not available in our shop then it can be in a couple of days as a prepaid special order. 10% discount for Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Members.
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Elizabeth offers beginner weaving classes on the Rigid Heddle Loom and Triangle Looms. Classes begin at $125, which includes $35 worth of yarn.

Contact Elizabeth: mailto:fabfibergulfport@gmail.com or call her cell 727-744-7051.
Hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday thru Saturday.
FAB Fiber, 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707
http://www.fabfibergulfport.com

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Greetings from the Aya Fiber Studio in Florida.!sda-ad

Thanks to all fiber artisans for a great season. AYA Fiber Studio still have some exciting things happening in the studio over the summer. We will be running a Fiber Arts Camp for kids ages 9-15. Four sessions, each concentrating on different techniques and ending with a sewing session so these young artists can use some of the fabrics they create to incorporate into a simple project.  Sewing is something the young people really want to learn.  It seems that sewing skills has skipped an entire generation of young people who are yearning to learn.  It is no longer a required Home Ec skill in the 7th grade.

Charity Van der Meer will be in the studio from June 8-11 with her workshop: Fashion Styling & Surface Design for Nuno Felted Garments. There are a few SDA members coming from the Tampa Area. This workshop will be exciting and there is still space available.

Irit Dulman will be at the studio from July 24- August 4th with (2) different workshops:  A 3 day Botanical Printing and a 5 day + 2 day: Natural dyes and Botanical Printing.
There is still space available in the 3 day workshop ( July 24-27) and a waitlist is being created for the 5 and 2 day classes.

A 2nd workshop with India Flint is added for March 2018.

Aya Fiber Studio is blessed to have all these amazing instructors coming to the studio.   Reserve your class space with a deposit and pay the balance 30 days before the class. Look for Olga Kazanskaya ( Medium Print and Nuno Felting), Jean Gauger (Nuno Felting), Susan Lenz, Esterita Austin, Jiyoung Chung (Joomchi), Lisa Binkley, Ana Lisa Headstrom, Alissa Allen, Donna Brown, Catharine Ellis, Jane Callendar, Anne Johnston, John Marshall, India Flint and Carol Soderlund.  Find out more at : http:// www.ayafiberstudio/coming-workshops

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ASGJuly 27 to 30, 2017. ASG annual Conference  is in our backyard at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. A once-a-year opportunity for sewing enthusiasts to gather and celebrate all things sewing, quilting and embroidery.  Come for one day only or all four days.  Shopping:  A vendor-packed Exhibit Hall full of businesses selling fabric, notions, patterns, sewing furniture, machines, threads, projects, DVD’s, books and more.
Education:  Daily workshops, seminars and lectures. Classes on surface design,  embellishment, couture sewing, stash management, fitting and alterations,  hand sewing and serger sewing for every skill level.
Fellowship:  Tours, get togethers, lunches, the annual Fashion Show and more!
Conference is open to ASG members and non-members. For more info, log on to www.asg.org and click on Annual Conference. Or call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546
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Dunedin Fine Art Center                                                                                                             1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin, FL 34698  Telephone #727 298-3322  Several exciting new exhibits June 9th to August 18.

-Fiber related Saturday demonstrations: at 11 am.  June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 29, and August 5, 12.  

Saturday Gallery Talks 11am.  June 24, July 15, 29 and August 12.

-Shirt Tales fiber collage workshop with Karol Kusmaul: Saturday August 5, from 10 to 3pm. Please contact DFAC for more information.

New Quilts from an Old Favorite

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Shirt Tails:
Portraits by Karol Kusmaul – SAQA fiber artist, Karol Kusmaul presents a joyful and distinctive ‘body’ of work—i.e. figures + portraits—composed of upcycled fabrics, she calls her glad rags.

Studio Art Quilt Associates “GROWTH’ Exhibit    Opening Reception: June 9, from 6 to 9pm. We expect the GROWTScreen Shot 2017-04-27 at 9.18.33 AMH exhibit to be an outstanding display of art quilts made by central Florida quilters.  All SDG members are invited to the Opening Reception, exhibit and additional events.

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Artquiltstextiles   All sorts of information on rusting and indigo dying.

Clothworks.com.   Clothworks has a extensive list of websites and reading materials.  If you go to this site look in their resource section and download a pdf copy of an old book titled: “Homedying with natural Dyes” by Margaret S. Furry & Bess M. Viemont.  It is well worth it.

HillcreekFiberStudio.com  Information and supplies for natural dying.

Maiwa.com is another site that I really like. There you can find information and formulas for indigo and other natural dyes.

wildcolors.co.uk  Information on Cochineal, Woad,  Indigo and other natural dyes.  Mail order from the U.K

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May 8, 2017 Meeting minutes:   The meeting was brought to order at 6:31 p.m.

Guests – Dagmar Howe-arts, crafts, acrylic painter; Pamela Joy Trow – artist; Beverly Parker – artist; Jewly Youschak-artist

Treasurer’s Report – by Aida Sheets; we currently have 81 members renewed, and as of the end of April $7,738.15 in our account.

Shows – Sara Butz; the Clearwater Library show is fabulous, and encourages everyone to go and see it. Wednesday, May 31st is the pickup day. Please make arrangements for someone to pick up your work if you are not available to do so. The Contemporary Fiber Show at Florida CraftArt is a high quality and stunning show. LeeAnn Kroetsch sold some of her beautiful pieces to visiting Jane Seymour.  There are no more shows scheduled. A big thank you for all the volunteers.

Announcement – Shellee Wells husband has had a heart attack, please email her or send her a card for well wishes.

Workshops – Elizabeth Neily;  She will host a Freeform Crochet and Scrumble Crochet class for $35. She shared samples of her beautiful work. It may be located at IRBAC or her place of business, Fab Fiber in Gulf Port, on Sunday June 11, at 11:00 am.

Linda Dawson will host a Mark Making class, July 3 from 10-4:00 p.m. at IRBAC. Bring your pre-soaked soda ash fabric. The fee is TBD.

August 20th, time TBD, Emily Stehle will host a Zen Rock class. The fee is $35 for 5 rocks, this includes the $15 center fee. BYO Lunch and drinks.

Upon signing up for a workshop, please pay for the class at the time of sign-up or online.

Dana’s Challenge – A tote bag, to be approximately 12 x 18 or 20″. These are due at the July meeting. We will also be making holiday ornaments. The income received from these two will go to scholarships for Dunedin Arts Center, IRBAC, and Creative Clay. Perhaps, we could consider Picasso for Kids this time, or next year, to add into the scholarship program. Dana has some free tote bag patterns.

Raffle Tickets – Dana Maley – The last raffle was held tonight, as it has not made enough money for us to continue with this fundraiser.

Mini Workshops – Angie Knowles – Elizabeth Neily gave a lovely demonstration on how to weave a continuous strand of yarn on a triangular loom. She explained that it warps itself as you go, and that types of yarns matter.

Show-n-Tell – Elizabeth Neily – 5×5 challenge, Christmas items; Bonnie Bowman’s workshop basketry included JoAnn Baxter and Mei-Ling St. Leger; June Colburn’s workshop – members haven’t finished their projects; Rhonda Kuntz – Frida Doll and Marlene Glickman’s workshop – pin weaving; Carol Pickard – Tote Bags; Ann Thomas – Kathie Hays workshop eco dyed fabrics; Linda Dawson – 5×5 challenge; JoAnn Baxter-Beadwork class bracelet w/silk shibori; Dana Maley – Altered Couture with Blue jeans; Jennifer Baker – Indigo dyeing and mandala; Trish Sande – tiny hand stitching, felted flowers, water bottle canvas; Diane Rhoden Gardner – Indigo dress; Jewly Youschak – Quilt hanging, paper pieced; Sara Butz – Purse done with gelatin printing; Sharon  Danielson – Zen rocks. Awesome work!!

Raffle winners –  Ann Thomas, Angie Knowles, Peggy P Daubar, Cindy Townley, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Paula Walker, Rhonda Kuntz, Gayle Wells, Jill East, Trish Sande, Bonnie. A big thank you to Dana Maley & Cindy Townley for handling the raffles.

Announcements – Some members do not feel the meeting facility is satisfactory. We held a show of hands to stay where we are, and a majority raised their hands. Two members opposed. Because there is more support to stay, we will continue to meet at the Good Samaritan Church. Please take responsibility to cleanup after yourselves, including pushing your chairs back into the table, and checking for debris on your table and on the floor surrounding your table. The church would like us to sweep the floors, but this will not be necessary if everyone helps to clean up after the meetings.

Pat Grice suggested we need a better sound system, as voices are garbled. Aida Sheets, also suggested for members to sit as close to the front as possible. Angie Knowles said, since we have the money, we should invest into a new system, as they are not that costly. Sarah will look into using the existing sound system in the room before we buy a new sound system.

June Colburn has a brand new Rowenta iron valued at $260-$300, for sale for $50, it sold.

Mei-Ling St. Leger stated that the book sales are not for scholarships. We made $42.50 last month, and $18 this month.

Carol Bickford said Dunedin’s walking tour is June 15th. A fee of $19, and lunch at the Iberian Rooster.

Angie Knowles said that because the books in the book sale are heavy to load and unload at the meeting, if they do not sell after 3 months, they will be donated. She also asked members to support her daughter who is serving in Afghanistan, in any way they could. She does have a wish list, please email Angie, if you would like to participate. Care packages are always in great need.

Cindy Townley said Refashion Renegades will meet May 26th, at the Unitarian Universalist Church in St. Petersburg, at 100 Mirror Lake Drive N. Bring whatever you wish to work on. Hours 10:30-5:00 pm. A donation of $2-5 dollars is appreciated to defray the cost of the room.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:06 p.m.

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May 2017

The Presidents Letter – Being away for part of the month of April and missing out on the hanging and opening of our ClothWorks! show at the Clearwater library, really brought home to me how important our guild, and our member artists are to me and to my sense of well being. We speak a common language and express a common love of fiber and art. We have all grown together as artists.Aida Sheets Head Shot
This is very evident in the variety and quality of work that our guild has displayed this year in the ClothWorks! show. The diverse and excellent ways that each artist interpreted Sharon Appler’s design challenge is a testament to our strength as artists. Each person approached the challenge confidently and with their own unique artistic voice. I was thrilled to see that many of you entered your surface designed yardage from our spring 2016 classes, and all of the art represented is spectacular! If any of you have not yet seen the show, you have until May 30. I encourage all of our members to visit and see what your fellow guild members are creating.

Another fabulous fiber art show is open until June 17 at Florida CraftArt and includes pieces from some of our TBSDG members. Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017 is an exciting display of fiber art being created right here in Florida. Be sure to visit and be inspired by the innovative techniques and creative vision of the artists in this show.

It’s time to start working on your fiber art tote bags for Dana Maley’s design challenge. I know that you will bring the same diversity and creativity to this challenge as you did to last year’s challenge. Keep the art flowing because, the “earth” without “art” is just “eh.”

Aida Sheets

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ClothWorks!

Invite all your friends and family to come and see our art on display.  The show is free and will on display until May 30, 2017 at the Clearwater Main Library                                                                                         100 N Osceola Ave. Clearwater

Viewing Hours: Friday – Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.;
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Th
ursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m.  If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.

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From Angie Knowles

As Mini-Workshop coordinator for 2017 I am looking for volunteers to share a 15-20 minute technique. I know you all have something you can share, so don’t be shy. Step up and show us what you do:                                                                                                            Mini Demo Schedule
May–Continuous Strand Weaving Elizabeth Neily
Aug–Choosing Fabric for Collage June Colburn                                                                           As you can see, we still have open months.

Refashion Renegades has a new location. We meet on the fourth Friday of each month. starting April 28,  at 10:30 until.  Open to all Guild Members. Bring the supplies you need to work on, i.e sewing machine, extension cord, ironing board, etc. We are asking each person to give $2 to cover the cost of the room.


Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg–Gilmore Hall,                                        100 Mirror Lake Drive North, (downtown St. Petersburg)
Directions
From I-275: Merge onto I-375 E, towards Baywalk/The Pier. Take the first exit (4th Ave. N.), then turn right onto Dr. MLK Jr. St.  Turn left onto 2nd Ave. N. and cross 8th St. N. Entrance to parking lot will be on your right, two-thirds of the way down the block.
From North St. Pete
Drive south on Dr. MLK Jr. St. Turn left onto 2nd Ave. N. and cross 8th St. N. Entrance to parking lot will be on your right.
From South St. Pete
Drive north on 8th St. N. Turn right onto 2nd Ave. N. The entrance to parking lot will be on your right.
Parking                                                                                                                                                    Church parking lot is at the corner of Mirror Lake Drive & 2nd Ave.N.  There is an entrance on 2nd Ave and another from the alley beside the church, and street parking on Mirror Lake Drive directly in front of the sanctuary.
Come up ramp to front of  building. End door will be unlocked. Gilmore Hall, where we will be, is just through the entry foyer
If you have any issues finding your way, call or text.- Karen Frank cell  # (727) 612-4546

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Images from April Basket Workshop with Bonnie Bowman

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Sunday, May 7, 2017  – 12noon to 4pm                                                                       FABRICATING ART-Collage Technique for Quilts and Wearables-June Colburn                             $80 fee include kit and Art center fees

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More fun than a barrel full of Rembrandts, Monets, Dalis!  Express your inner artist by cutting and layering a variety of color-coordinated cotton prints and mottled solids to design an 18″ x 22″ background.  Then select an interesting focal motif (bird, cat, building, vase, etc.) to complete the composition.  The work can be finished by either fusing or stitching the elements in place.  Bring a camera!  Lots of ideas for further exploration in the trunk show of work-in-progress and finished pieces.

KIT includes:  8-10 color coordinated fabrics, muslin foundation, focal motif.  There will be several color choices.

SUPPLY LIST:  small, sharp scissors; lots of pins; optional fabric glue or glue stick; paper bag for scraps.

*Please note that the workshop will take place before our May SDG member meeting.      **There is still room in this workshop**

June Program

LET’S SCRUMBLE! A Workshop in Free Form Crochet
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PMCrop FF Crochet
Location: Beach Art Center,  1515 Bay Palm Boulevard,  Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Instructor: Elizabeth Neily Cell: 727-744-7051 or email: eneilydesigns@tampabay.rr.com
Fee: $35, includes a kit of 3 crochet hooks, darning needle, variety of yarn scraps, instructions for several crochet motifs, paper and pencil.
What to Bring: scissors, straight pins and any crochet hooks you may have. Fat quarter of cotton fabric.(Optional – scraps of yarn to use or swap,) You make also want to bring a drink and a snack.
What to expect: The first hour will concentrate on making a free-form sampler by learning basic crochet stitches and  their corresponding symbols.  Learn or refresh crochet stitches, how to change yarns, and how to choose yarns to make your pieces interesting. The rest of the class will be spent learning how to make motifs: circles, spirals, triangles, fans, etc. using contrasting yarns, textures, stitches and making the scrumbles grow. There will be several books on free-form crochet on hand to look at for inspiration. Let your imagination take you to some wild scrumbling!

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I have been in a bit of a creative funk this season. What with moving to a new home  and dealing with an ongoing health issue, I’ve been ignoring the studio quite a bit. But I was recently commissioned to make a quilt for one of my new neighbors here in Wimauma. It was the first commission I have done. Boy oh boy, did that rev those juices right up. We had quite a conversation about color and theme. We decided on mostly purples and a skyscape theme. I had just the right piece from my stash of ice dyed fabric for the background.  Then it was a matter of designing, layout, and picking  the right fabrics. This was such a fun job. My neighbor, Sherri, became my friend as we collaborated on several decisions along the way. We both ended up loving the piece.

Congratulations! –  Kathy Hays


The Summer issue of Green Craft magazine features and article written by Kathy Hays. She explains how she eco prints on upcycled wool coats.  It is a great article and you can purchase your copy at JoAnn’s or Barnes and Noble!

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Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017 
Curated by Cindy Bartosek                            FLORIDA CRAFTART –  501 Central Avenue. St. Petersburg  

Exhibition Dates April 28, 2017 to June 17,2017.  This is a juried exhibition of original artwork showcasing original artwork that represents contemporary approaches to fiber art, including surface design, quilting, weaving, basketry, felting and art to wear. Several of our TBSDG members have work in this show.

Look who was at Florida CraftArt Opening reception!5ac535ae-2cd7-4376-a4a8-390b1eaf9fb3

Contemporary Fiber in Florida Exhibition and Fiber Art Weekend was a big success!
See photos on Florida CraftArt Facebook page and FloridaCraftArt.org. Video interviews with artists and the curator will be posted later this week.
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Do you know an artist for the Emerging Artist Program?______________________  Artists who have never had a major show or participated in an outdoor festival will be invited to participate in the CraftArt Festival, held the weekend before Thanksgiving.  The CraftArt Festival is a two-day contemporary fine craft festival featuring over 100 nationwide artists.  Each Emerging Artist will receive a 10’ x 10’ tent, table and chairs, as well as a photography session with Brian James, business mentoring by renowned artist Duncan McClellan and a stipend for meals. Each artist work is judged by the show juror for an Emerging Artist ribbon. The ultimate benefit to the artists is to be able to professionally present their work to collectors and visitors and sell their work.
For information, email: Janie.Lorenz@FloridaCraftArt.org.

 Take a Walking Mural Tour in the Central Arts District in St.Petersberg
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 tour9ac1914a-8610-447e-8366-956845a104fa on FloridaCraftArt.org
Groups can arrange for special tour times and pricing by calling FloridaArtCraft (727) 821-7391 or email: info@floridacraftart.org.   A portion of the proceeds from the tours supports educational programs and St. Pete Arts Alliance.
Tours meet at Florida CraftArt Gallery at 501 Central Avenue, St Petersberg.

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Dunedin Fine Art Center                                                                                                             1143 Michigan Blvd.Dunedin, FL 34698  Telephone #727 298-3322  Several exciting new exhibits June 9th to August 18.

-Fiber related Saturday demonstrations: at 11 am.  June 17, 24, July 8, 15, 29, and August 5, 12.  

Saturday Gallery Talks 11am.  June 24, July 15, 29 and August 12.

-Shirt Tales fiber collage workshop with Karol Kusmaul: Saturday August 5, from 10 to 3pm. Please contact DFAC for more information.

New Quilts from an Old Favorite

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Shirt Tails:
Portraits by Karol Kusmaul – SAQA fiber artist, Karol Kusmaul presents a joyful and distinctive ‘body’ of work—i.e. figures + portraits—composed of upcycled fabrics, she calls her glad rags.

Studio Art Quilt Associates “GROWTH’ Exhibit    Opening Reception: June 9, from 6 to 9pm. We expect the GROWTScreen Shot 2017-04-27 at 9.18.33 AMH exhibit to be an outstanding display of art quilts made by central Florida quilters.  All SDG members are invited to the Opening Reception, exhibit and additional events.

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ASG The ASG annual Conference is held in a different city around the country each year and this year it’s in our backyard! From July 27 to 30, 2017 it’s a once-a-year opportunity for sewing enthusiasts to gather to celebrate all things sewing, quilting and embroidery. The Conference will be held at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista Hotel in Lake Buena Vista. Come for one day only or all four days.
Shopping:  The vendor-packed Exhibit Hall is full of both large and small sewing and quilting businesses selling fabric, notions, patterns, sewing furniture, machines, threads, projects, DVD’s, books and more.
Education:  Daily workshops, seminars and lectures. Classes are tailored to every sewing interest from couture sewing to stash management, from fitting and alterations to surface design and embellishment, from hand sewing to serger sewing, as well as every level of sewing skill.
Fellowship:  Tours, get-togethers, lunches, the annual Fashion Show and more!
Conference is open to ASG members and non-members. For more info, log on to www.asg.org and click on Annual Conference. Or call Carol Bickford at 727-781-0546.

Resource

 Clothworks.com.   Clothworks has a extensive list of websites and reading materials.  If you go to this site look in their resource section and download a pdf copy of an old book titled: “Homedying with natural Dyes” by Margaret S. Furry & Bess M. Viemont.  It is well worth it.

Maiwa.com is another site that I really like. There you can find information and formulas for indigo and other natural dyes.

wildcolors.co.uk 

HillcreekFiberStudio.com

Minutes from April  Meeting…………………………………………………………………………The meeting was brought to order April 10th, 2017 at 6:32 pm. …………….Guests were: Barbara Taylor – Dollmaking; Jennifer Baker – Everything, including dyeing; Barb Welch – Everything; Susan Andrews – Silk printing and mixed media; Jennie Smith – Painting, Woodworking, Clay, Crochet.

Treasurer’s Report: Mary Ann Pickard announced that 76 members have paid their dues. We have a balance of $7,353.91 as of the end of last month. Plus another $356.24 coming in from PayPal.

   Shows: Sara Butz – Clothworks is now open until Tuesday, May 30th. May 31st from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. is the pickup time. Please come and see this spectacular show.

Contemporay Fiber in Florida 2017 show at Florida Craft Art, St. Petersburg, Florida. Grand opening April 28th from 5:30-7:30 pm. 65 pieces will be on display. Kathleen Fulmer and Davida Milne will cover the veiled portal structure with discharged black fabric. They requested helpers on the last Monday of the month. Donna Isaac and June Colburn volunteered  to assist.
There will be a  Fiber Art Weekend class held April 29th at the Iberian Research Center. Fee is $25.
If anyone has any ideas, please let Sarah know.  Mei-Ling St. Leger gave a special thanks to the ladies assisting in hanging the Clothworks show on Monday; Bonnie Ward, Angie Knowles, Sharon Appler, June Colburn, Diane Gardner-Rhoden, and Donna Isaac,
Workshops: Our workshops are open to paid members. We will welcome a one-time guest with an additional fee of $15. It is up to the workshop provider whether they want a helper or not. The helper assists for free and may observe, but does not partake in the actual class as she/he helps the teacher.
When you sign up to take a class, then choose to cancel, it is your obligation to fill that seat. The Instructors go through a lot of time and money, and they need to be respected. You are required to pay at the time you sign up for a class, or online.
Robert’s workshop has been cancelled due to his injuries.
June Colburn is taking his place on May 7th at IRBAC, teaching a collage class, from 12-4 p.m. Kits are 18×22 for the finished art. She will be using 100% home decorating cottons, with 5-6 color stories. Cost of $10 per hour, plus the $25 fabric kit, and $15 to IRBAC. Previous students who purchased a kit, and still have fabric, can deduct a new kit. She explained how we would be cutting intricate edges and layering.
 Elizabeth Neily will be teaching a freeform crochet class for both beginners and advanced students on June 11th. 
  Refashion Renegades meets the last Friday of each month 10-5 p.m.

Dana Maley next challenge suggestion was a handmade tote bag due in July.  It will then be submitted to Dunedin Arts Center and Florida Crafts as a fundraiser, in addition to the handmade ornaments later in the year. Over $600 ornaments was made last year. Tote patterns are available on our table. Don’t go out and buy anything, be creative and use what you already have.

Techniques Journal: Gayle Wells – This is the last month to sign up. Include instructions and a sample, inside a page protector. You may view the existing Journal at the front. Please provide one packet for each participating member, plus one for the Guild.

Show-n-Tell: Kim Sherrod’s Frida Dolls Class: Peggy P. Daubar, Shellee Wells, Marlene Glickman, Rhona Kuntz…….Bonnie Bowman’s Basketry Class: Cindy Townely, Gayle Wells, Sharon Appler                                                                                                                   Membership Show-n-Tell: Edda Juhl – stencil fish; Elizabeth Neily – Dyeing; Kathy Simms – Fiber wall art, foiling, mix-media; Trish Sande – nuno reversible felted scarves,purses,vessel; Barbara Welch – rusting on fabrics, collages; JoAnn Baxter – water color journal, bracelet; Diana Frazer – ice dyeing; Karen Frank – ice dyeing; Rebecca Avrin – resist painting on fabric; Bonnie Ward, Hoffman Challenge; Jennie Schmidt – yarn bowls, polymer clay; Sara Butz – no grip dip on tools; Peggy P. Daubar – layered embellished journal.                                                                                                                     Mini Demo: Diane Gardner-Rhoden gave a delightful demo on paper piecing, creating the perfect point.                                                                                                                           Raffle Winners: Mary Ann Pickard, Joann Baxter, Sharon Appler, Pat Grice, Elizabeth Neily, Gayle Wells, Annie Wade, Jennie Schmidt, Bonnie Bowman, Angie Knowles, Peggy P. Daubar, Gayle, Barb Taylor.  New Business and Announcements: Kathy Simms announced that the Pinellas County Jail will receive free fabrics.    Marlene Glickman has pin weaving foam boards for sale.

    The meeting was adjourned at 8:08 pm. Until we meet again!

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