April 2018

 

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

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

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

Aida Sheets

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

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

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

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

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 “THE COLOR OF CREATIVITY”

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Peltex Challenge

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

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

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

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

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

 

dunedin-fine-art-center-logo 1143 Michigan Blvd. Dunedin, FL 34698 727.298.3322

Member’s Show – June 9 to August 18

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

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

Workshops

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

April. 2018  -Mini Encaustic Journals –  Kathleen Fulmer

Sunday April 15th 10-4pm $ 50.00 –


http://www.kathleenfulmer.com/

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

May 2018

 ‘THREAD EMBELLISHMENTS & TULLE TOO”  Robert Demarzo

Embellishments with Tulle Fabric May 20,2018. $65.00 

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

June, July, August and September

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

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

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See What our members are doing

Kathleen Fulmer Designs – Open Studio

April 28 10-3  $20.00.

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

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

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

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

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The Red Tent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Florida CraftArt. –  Dia de los Muertos

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

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

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

Resource:

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

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

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

 

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

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE:      VISIONS OF HAWAI‘I

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

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

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

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

 

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

Manhattan, NY 10029  –

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LACIS MUSEUM of LACE & TEXTILE.   

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

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

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

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

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2018 TBSDG Officers 

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

Minutes

March 12, 2018 Member Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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MARCH 2018

President’s Letter

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

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

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

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

-Invite a friend to visit and join the TBSDG

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*Call for SDG Artists:

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

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

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Artist- Angie Knowles

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

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

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

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

 

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Peltex Challenge

*Due at the March 12 membership meeting

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Guild Workshops and Classes – 

“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”

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

Raw Edge Appliqué by  Kim Sherrod, aka Calamity Kim

March 18, 2018   Fee $55. 10:00am

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

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

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

-Fusible wonder under or something similar very small amounts

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

$55.00

 

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

 

March at FAB Fiber – 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW! Mural Tours by Bike

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

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

Orchid Festival..………………..March 11 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Easy Care Natives & Wildflowers…….
March 24 – 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Florida’s spring show of wildflower blooms is just beginning! Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery, shares which wildflowers and other native plants work best in your yard and patio containers while attracting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators! Plant sale after the program. Free with Garden admission or membership. Held in our shaded amphitheater.

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

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

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

Minutes – February 12, 2018 Member Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 *Announcements*

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

*-Holiday 2017 Ornaments Final Report

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

 

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Mini-Workshop

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

Guild Workshop

Donna Isaac will present three questions for group discussion.

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

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

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Guild Workshops and Classes

“All workshops and classes takes place at the:”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raw Edge Appliqué by  Kim Sherrod, aka Calamity Kim

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

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

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

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

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

-Fusible wonder under or something similar very small amounts

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

$55.00

 

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Refashion Renegades …….

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

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

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

 

Textile and Art Instruction:

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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CALL TO ARTISTS

Dia de los MuertosA Celebration of Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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Events and Exhibits: 

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

BEATRICE CORON
“A Cut Above”

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

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

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

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

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

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Arts Integration: Theory, Impact and Practice

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

 Location:  Scarfone-Hartley Gallery at the University of Tampa

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

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Suncoast Quilting Circle

Today’s Pleasures, Tomorrow’s Treasures XVIII

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibits:

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

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

Resource:

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

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

For Sale: 
2 Singer Featherweight Sewing Machines

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

January 8, 2018 Member Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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January 2018

 

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President’s Letter

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

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

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

Aida Sheets

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Membership Dues

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

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

Mini Workshop – January – with Angie Knowles

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

January Workshop…..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Textile Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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FROM THE ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND:

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

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

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

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TBSDG Member Meeting December 11, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 pm.

 

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President’s Letter

Sharing our love of fiber arts is the bedrock of our Surface Design Guild and what binds us all together. We each came to the guild from different backgrounds, with diverse skills, and with a desire to learn more. All of our members are the collective make-up of the guild. Some have made fiber art a full time career, and some dabble in fiber art as an activity they love. Some members are seasoned artists who show their work in galleries on a regular basis, and some have never shown any of their work or even dream of doing so. Some have a thorough art education, and some are self-taught, but all are equally valued. As a guild, we must encourage our members no matter where they are on their creative journey, and as members we have a responsibility to contribute to the overall objective of the guild and to keep in mind that the needs of all of our members must be met.

So how do we, as the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, sustain a community that values each member’s unique talents and encourages them to make a contribution to the guild? As you make your New Year’s resolutions going into 2018, please consider what you would like to receive from your guild, and what you are able to contribute to your guild. Understanding our own objectives as a guild member is the first step towards enabling the guild to provide support to all of our members.

I’m wishing all of you a safe, happy, and fiber filled 2018.

Aida Sheets

Membership Dues

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

MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild

Holiday Party! Party! Party!  December 11 

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. 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.

All decorators should be at the party room by 5:00pm with their decorations.

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Mini WorkshopJanuarywith Angie Knowles

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

January Workshop

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

An Evening with Jane Dunnewold at the Indian Rocks Beach Arts Center

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 Surface Design Guild, so make your reservation on the website now!
Go to Events:  surfacedesignguild.com 

Title: Creative Strength Training, An Evening with Jane Dunnewold

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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
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Refashion Renegades

will be held on the fifth Friday this month, December 29, from 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

The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo will be taking place in Lakeland on March 15-17, 2018. Our Surface Design Guild has had a booth at this expo for many years thanks to the hard work of Marlene Glickman who organized the event for us and spent many hours setting up, manning, and taking down our booth. Marlene will not be available to coordinate our booth for us in 2018, and so there is an opportunity for one or more members of our guild to be the primary point of contact for organizing this event.

The Sewing and Quilt Expo is a very important event to our guild. It is one of the primary ways that we make our presence known to the public, and teach about surface design and fiber arts. Each year we display our member’s fiber art, and provide demos at our booth. It is the one event where our audience is already familiar with, and interested in, fiber art and are receptive to our guild’s purpose. We have gained many new members from this event, and expanded the understanding of fiber art in our communities.

Please consider coordinating this event in 2018. This could be a team effort by more than one member, and Marlene is providing all her organizational documents. Our booth has already been reserved and we have had contact with the organizers of the the Expo. If you are willing help with this, please contact Aida Sheets at aidajune@me.com.

 

FROM THE ORIGINAL SEWING & QUILT EXPO IN LAKELAND:
On March 15, 16, & 17 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo returns to the RP Funding Center (formerly known as The Lakeland Convention Center) for our annual Expo.  Join us for creative classes, amazing quilt displays, and shopping, shopping, shopping!  Lakeland is Florida’s no stress destination with wonderful restaurants, convenient hotels, and plenty of parking.
Sign up for our email newsletter so you will be among the first to know when classes are available online.  You can use this link http://www.sewingexpo.com/RequestInfo.aspx. Also, please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo:  Ambassador Volunteer Signup
Questions? Call us at 800-699-6309 or learn more at: sewingexpo.com
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For Information to enter or take a class-

https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/world-quilt-florida-2/

Featured in the Tampa Bay Times:

Shop a selection of artist-made wreaths, like this one by Aida Sheets, at Florida CraftArt during Jingle Down Central on Sunday. [Courtesy of Florida CraftArt]
Congratulations to Aida Sheets for having her holiday wreath, that is currently being displayed at Florida CraftArt, highlighted in an article in the Tampa Bay Times on December 5. You can read the article here: Jingle Down Central Avenue
Florida State Fair Competition
It’s time to start planning your entries for the 2018 Florida State Fair Competition. Our members entered a variety of art pieces last year and most won awards and money. The Fair will run February 8-19, 2018. Your art work is due by January 5th. To enter online go to Florida State Fair Competitions. Scroll down to view the Fiber Arts Competition Handbook and Fiber Arts Entry Form. If you have additional questions, or if you wish to do surface design demonstrations at the Fair, please contact Brenda Gregory at brenda.gregory@floridastatefair.com or 813-7342810.

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LIGHTHOUSE ART CENTER GALLERY
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November 2 – December 9, 2017
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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At Creative Pinellas our mission is to facilitate a vibrant, integrated, collaborative and sustainable Pinellas County Arts Community and cultural destination. creativepinellas.org

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To All TBSDG Members,

The Show Committee is compiling a list of venues in the Tampa Bay area that are available for individual art shows. We are doing this to support any of our members who wish to show their artwork, but are unsure where to do so. The artist is responsible for contacting the venue directly to arrange for an individual show, however, members of the show committee are available to offer education and advice on how to go about this.

Below are three art venues that we have already identified. If you know of other venues that would be appropriate for individual art shows, please contact a member of the Show Committee. All of the venues will be listed on our website in the near future under the Members Only section.

 

Davidson Fine Art

2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

727-827-1888

http://dfaprintandframe.com/info/

Rob Davidson is the owner and the person to contact to set up an appointment to show your work. Each show runs 4 weeks and opens on the 2nd Saturday of the month in conjunction with Art Walk. Rob’s business includes art supplies in the front, as well as archival framing and archival Giclee printing. Artist is responsible for most of the promotion. Davidson Fine Art takes 40% of art sales, or 30% if he does any framing for you.

 

The Queenshead Eurobar & Restaurant

2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

727-498-8584

http://thequeensheadbar.com

The owner and chef is Tracy Asalita. She can be contacted through the restaurant Facebook page to provide links to your work. Each show runs 2 months. Artist is responsible for hanging and promotion. The Queenshead takes 10% of art sales.

 

The Cider Press Café

601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

727-914-7222

http://ciderpresscafe.com

The curator is John Gascot. He can be reached through his website here: http://www.gascot.com/art_calls where you can subscribe to his Art Calls mailing list. John’s email address is: jgascot@gascot.com John will have all the details on The Cider Press Café as an art venue.

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/

 

aya studio

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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2017 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 Minutes

November 13, 2017

The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 pm. We had no visitors or new members.

Mary Ann Pickard gave the treasurer’s report. As of the end of October, we have $5,139.29, plus another $390.53 coming from online sign-ups. Currently we have 88 members.

Quilt Raffle – A quilt is being raffled off to help offset medical expenses for our Sarasota sister guild’s President Laurie Dunham, who is fighting cancer. Tickets are $10 each.

Show Committee – Co-Chair Donna Isaac is sitting in for Sara Butz tonight. The committee met, and have decided to look into small venues for members wanting to exhibit their work. Davidson Fine Art/Rob Davidson is open to artists for an individual showing for 4 weeks at a time. He also does printing, and has an on-going gallery. Location is on Central Ave. in St. Pete. Queenshead Restaurant, also on Central Ave. in St. Pete, offers artists to display up to 2 months, and the artist is responsible for hanging their own art. Cider Press Cafe, again on Central Ave. in St. Pete, is open to St. Pete Visual Art Groups, and he posts it on his Facebook as well. The Indian Rocks Beach Show was lovely, be sure to go and pick up your work. Barbara Taylor was our “Smashing Good” winner! Florida CraftArt is having their Annual Art Festival on Nov. 18 & 19. They have requested members who would like to do mini demos sign up for 1/2 hour demos, and you can sell your items. Contact Rhonda Sanborn rhonda@floridacraftart.org/.

Workshops – Shellee Wells, and Elizabeth Neily. Aida Sheets and Shellee Wells are going down tomorrow to our sister Sarasota Guild’s meeting. They will be leaving at 4:45 p.m., and have room for 1 or 2 more people. This Sunday is our Stashbusters event at Indian Rocks Art Beach Center. Bring fabrics, trims, jewels, sewing machine, and we will be making items to keep or sell. This is a creative collaboration, from 11-4. Fee is $20. Sara Butz has contacted Jane Dunnewold who will be in West Palm Beach at the Armory Arts Center. Jane has time to fit us in on Monday Jan. 22 at IRABC from 6-9 p.m. with a seminar and exercise. We are planning on approximately 56 members, which will include 20 from IRABC, and will also be opened up to our sister guild. The fee is $40. Shellee suggested we do some kind of reception with food and drink.

Techniques Journal – Gayle Wells said that tonight is the final night of our exchange, and the sheets are laid out on the rear table. Be sure to pick up your pages before you leave. Next month the remaining will be delivered to those who are not in attendance tonight.

2018 Board and Committee Elections – Mei_Ling St. Leger came up and opened the floor to any members wishing to nominate themselves for a position on next year’s board or committee. No one volunteered, so we took a vote on those slated for selected positions, as follows: President – Aida Sheets, Vice President/Workshops – Shellee Wells & Elizabeth Neily, Treasurer – Bonnie Bowman, Secretary – Peggy Paramore Daubar, Show Committee Chair – Sarah Butz, Show Committee Co-Chairs – Donna Isaac & Angie Knowles, Media Chair – Cindie Townley,  Newsletter – Diane Gardner-Rhoden, PR Chair – Carol Gamel, PR Co-Chairs – Jodee Roberson & Pat Peak, Mini-Workshops Chair – Cindie Townley. Susan Lumsden made a motion to the floor to accept as is, and Cindie Townley 2nd it.

Holiday Party – Cindie Townley, Paula Walker, Carol Gentry. Paula announced that we will make new name tags for the holiday activity. We have some magnets left, and will bring those that will hang around your neck. Bring doo-dads, trims, bling, and anything else you want to add to your name tag. We are also thinking about some other activities to do if you don’t want to make a name tag. Cindie announced that the guild will cover paper products, and drinks for the party, and members need to provide covered dishes and some drinks and coffee. Bring decorations and be here by 5 p.m. A sign up sheet is in the front. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange, bring a gift, you get a gift. Must be a gift made by you, non-holiday, at a maximum $15 in materials. Bring in your best work. Angie Knowles will provide the music.

Mini Workshop – Shellee Wells demonstration of needle felting was awesome, we always learn something new. Thank you Shellee.

Show-n-Tell – Polymer Clay Class – Peggy Paramore Daubar, Mary Ann Pickard, Sharon Appler, Carol Bickford; Robert DiMarzo – Wall hanging; Elizabeth Neily – Silk garment, woven shawl; Peggy Paramore Dauber – batik silk; Mary Ann Pickard – wall hanging by Lorraine Turner; Angie Knowles – zebra silk, discharged fabric; Mary Ann Ziegler – powder scultures; Joann Baxter – painted palm fronds; Cathy Simms – painted palm fronds; Sharon Appler – journal book, eco work on paper; Dorothy Boynton – mouse critter; Brenda Schlechter – wall weaving.

Announcements – Elizabeth Neily has opened a new forum at her shop to just hang out and make things and socialize. Mary Ann Pickard said that Lorraine Turner would be teaching on Feb. 19, at Dunedin Fine Arts Center, a class on Textile Embroidered Landscapes. Cindie Townley said Refashion Renegades is on the 4th Friday of the month at the Unitarian Universal Church on Mirror Lake. A $2-5 donation is requested to pay for the room. Also she made a request on Sarah Butz’s behalf, to bring in as many as possible green newspaper bags for an art display project at Florida Craft Art. Florida Craft Art is celebrating their 20th year with highlighting Florida artisans. Their event this weekend will have many jewelers on Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 p.m. Marlene Glickman has pin-weaving kits for $5. Aida Sheets, you must take home any freebies left over that you brought tonight, and be sure to clean up around your tables, and please put your own chair back neatly to the table.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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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.

aya studio

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
www.hccfl.edu.yborgallery

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.

Pat Grice

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 – 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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