The time has come to say farewell as your President. The past two years have been busy and rewarding, and our guild is positioned well for the future. I became a member nearly ten years ago, and I have watched our guild grow and mature in many ways. All of our members have grown artistically and continue to inspire and challenge each other creatively. We have shared our love and knowledge of surface design with a greater area of our surrounding communities, and have promoted an appreciation of textile art and design. New members have come our way and shared with us their creative talents and ideas, and previous members have returned to share with us again.
What stands out most to me about our guild, is a heart of goodness. I have enjoyed my association with our guild more than with any other group of which I have been a part, and I often hear new members say how welcoming we are. This nurturing and inclusive spirit is what makes our guild so special, and I hope that we will continue to share surface design, art, and fiber with each other in this manner for years to come.
It has been a pleasure serving as your President, and I am looking forward to an exciting new year with you in 2019. Happy holidays, health, happiness, and peace to you all! Aida Sheets
The meal is pot luck, so bring a covered dish of your choice. The guild provides a ham, water and tea, ice, and all paper goods. There will also be coffee.
If you have spare holiday decorations that you can bring to help make our meeting room look more festive, please arrive early to help decorate (the room will be open at 5:00 pm). We have centerpieces, but more decorations can be added.
Contact Cindie Townley, email@example.com if you would like to help with activities.
This year, those who will be attending the retreat in January will be making fabric bingo cards, and everyone else is invited to make their own handmade artistic name tag. If you have scrap fabrics and materials, ephemera, and any mixed media tidbits that you would like to donate to this activity, bring them along.
Each year we share our artistic talents with each other in the form of a gift exchange. Participation is optional, but if you participate, bring an artful item handmade by you in a Publix type paper grocery bag. Do not mark or decorate the outside of the bag in any way. Please insert a card with your name in the bag with your gift so the recipient knows who the artist is.The limit to spend on materials is $15, the value can be priceless. No holiday themed items, please.
*We hope to see all our members at the party to Celebrate 20 years of Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, INC.*
-Some of our guild members volunteer for the Arc Tampa Bay Foundation’s yearly Festival of Trees by creating Christmas trees that are sold to benefit the foundation. If you are interested in visiting Arc to view the trees, you may find information regarding events at this link: Arc Festival of Trees
*Our member, Gail Crotty, is collecting toilet paper tubes and empty k-cups for art activities at her grandchildren’s school. Please save these for her and bring them to the December member meeting.*
December 10th. Meeting activity
Lets have some fun. Try our hand at Fabric
Please bring scraps of fabric in the colors red ,blue, green, purple and yellow and buttons for BINGO pieces to the December 10th. meeting. Fusibles and pins and scissors would be welcome as well. See November issue of the newsletter for instructions. or google Fabric Bingo.
Name Tags. -Bring items to work on Name Tags.
Florida State Fair
Link to Fiber Arts Contest Rules: Fiber Arts Contest
Link to Sewing Contest Rules: Sewing Contest
Link to Quilting Contest Rules: Quilting Contest
Link to Application: FL State Fair Application
– If you want me to take your entries to the fair, please bring them to the January 14 meeting, or contact me if you can’t make the meeting
– If you are planning to put work in the display case at the fair, please bring the work to the January meeting, or contact me if you can’t make the meeting
Do a Demonstration!
“A Demonstrator is a person or organization that comes to the Fair to show the public how their art or craft is done. A Demonstrator can represent and promote their organization by providing an interactive experience for patrons or just demonstrating their particular skills. Either way, a demonstrator should be cordial and friendly as well as feel comfortable answering questions that are presented to them.”
Why Demonstrate? The Fair provides individuals and organizations a free and easy way to meet and engage with hundreds of people each day. Each demonstrator will receive:
· Fair ticket for the day(s) they are there demonstrating
· Free lunch, snacks and drink. (Lunch provided in building)
· Participation gift
· Ability to sell items and promote you or your organization
– If you want to do a demonstration, the deadline for the application is December 28. Please call or email me for more info
It would be great to have the Guild represented at the Florida State Fair this year. So please consider entering a piece of work in the competition and/or for the display case; get a friend and make a day of it by doing a demonstration, enjoy your free lunch and the free ticket to the fair!
Feel free to call or email me with any questions or concerns.
Contact info Kathleen Fulmer
727-734-7681 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All Decked Out – Art-To-Wear by the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild and Reflections, *New Work* by Angie Knowles
Do your Holiday shopping now. Try to buy hand made, hand-dyed, recycled, upcycled and artfully embellished garments, shawls, scarves and more.
The OCTAGON ARTS CENTER at the Unitarian UNIVERSALIST CHURCH of CLEARWATER 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater, FL 33764 – Gallery Hours: Tues. to Fri. 9am to 12pm Telephone# 727 531-7704 – Don’t despair if you could not attend the opening reception in November, the 41 items in the show will be on display until January 10th 2019.
It’s Time to renew your membership in the Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild. Membership renewal is due January 1, 2019. You must be a member to attend our first ever Retreat in January and we have two amazing outside workshop instructors scheduled for March and November, Pat Pauly and Hollis Chatelain. Of course, TBSDG is the most fun you can have with surface design and fiber in the Tampa Bay area! Don’t miss out!
You may renew your membership in the following ways:
1. Go online to our website surfacedesignguild.com and click on Membership. This will take you to your Profile where you can make updates to your contact information. Please review your information and make any necessary changes to your email address and phone number. Click on the box, Update and Next, to continue the renewal process. On the next page, click on the box, Renew to 01 Jan 2020. On the following page, click on the box, Pay online, to complete the payment process. You have the option to pay with Credit or Debit card, or through PayPal. Choose your method of payment and input the necessary information. You will be returned to the guild website after your payment is complete, and you will see, Payment successful, in a green banner. Your membership is then renewed until January, 2020.
2. Membership renewal through our online process is the preferred method of payment, however, you may bring cash or check to our December or January member meetings. Renewal must be received no later than our February member meeting.
Thank you for continuing our surface design journey with us in 2019. Every member is valued and appreciated. Happy new year from the TBSDG!!!
*“All workshops and classes take place at the:” *Indian Rocks Beach Art Center – 1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
January 21, 2019
Mixed Media Play Day
For those not attending the January Retreat, we will be having a Mixed Media Play Day at the Beach Art Center in Indian Rocks Beach from 10-4, Sunday, Jan 21, 2019. There will be no instructors. Just bring your materials, art supplies and lunch to work on a Journal or any other mixed media project for a fun day. No pressure, just relax after the Holidays. The fee is $15 to cover the cost of the Beach Art Center.
**Save These dates**.
* Sunday March 17, 2019*
Workshop: The Play’s the Thing: Improv Sketches
Join Pat Pauly in learning the quick steps to composing improvisationally – or improv – by building off the pieces that started the design for an art quilt. With her handful of piecing techniques, and tips on construction, we will make mini-works that can be the finished art quilt or become the base for larger work that begins a series. Let go of templates and see possibilities develop. These sketches become the jumping-off point for more ways to play improv!
Instructor: Pat Pauly
*Monday March 18, 2019*
Lecture: Challenge Yourself: Unpredictable Outcomes from Obtuse Ideas:
Speaker: Pat Pauley
The quilt world is full of bizarre ways to tease out work through themes, fabric choices, or (worst) deadlines. Take a look at how Pat Pauly embraces a challenge, sees a design decision, and comes up with a solution no one else would think to make. And be sure to take notes on how to use a challenge to turn obtuse ideas in to successful quilts. The Power Point presentation is full of examples, with 350 images never enough!
- Hollis Chatelain
- DFAC show is in June
TAKE A CREATIVE BREAK AFTER THE HOLIDAYS and join us. Refashion Renegades, open to everyone, upcycles and creates Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It will be held on Friday, December 28, 11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 100 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the Right side facing the Church. We have moved to a new room. The entry is through the gate across from the parking lot, it’s the first door on the left.
Bring all materials that you need to sew or bring handwork. If you bring a machine, bring an extension cord. We are asking for a donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of the room.
If you have any questions, call Karen Frank at 727-612-4546.
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bead Embroidery with Rhonda Kuntz – 2nd Friday of Month –
9860 62nd Ter N. St. Petersburg – call 863-207-8665, or e-Mail : email@example.com
Greeting Cards- Helpful hints from Marlene Glickman. – This is the season for sending good wishes to friends and family. It is easy to take silk organza and dye it with the Color Hue dyes, fuse it with some Steam a Seam Lite fusible or Misty Fuse cut in a 1/4 in wide strip. Iron it to the card stock on the top. Make sketches underneath the sheer fabric with colored pencils or gel pens. If you want to add foil to the paper, lay the foil on the cardstock and using the tip of a medium warm iron, draw what you want. Cool and peel off the foil film. If you don’t have the organza or dyes, then take fabric you have on hand and fuse it to the card stock. You can secure it even more and add a design with free motion sewing. Use large stitches. Have fun.—————-8 December Saturday: Play Day 10-4pm or whenever you can come: All former students are invited to come and play in my home studio. Come and make gifts for the holidays. You can bring your own project to work on or have a fun time exploring some of my supplies: paints and discharge outdoors, sewing by hand indoors along with the dye table set up. If you don’t have your own silk, I will have yardage and silk scarves available for purchase. I also have super large scarves and silk ties. Play day is FREE to former students. I will be available for answering questions about dyeing or silk screening on Silk with Lumiere Fabric Paint. The format is casual. Bring your own lunch/snacks. Please RSVP so I know how many are coming and when. Looking forward to seeing you. Marlene Glickman: Silkdyes.com
This winter at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Kathy Hays will be teaching some fabulous workshops! Here is your chance to try out new techniques or grow new skills.
2 day Workshops called Weeds and Leaves. Yes, put those pesky plants to artful scarf prints. Feb 15 -16 A weekend class you don’t want to miss.
A week long opportunity to learn Eco Print and Indigo plus Eco Print and Natural Dyes. Each class is 3 days, so come for one or continue to grow for all 6 days! You will walk away with a mountain of new fabrics and a plethora of knowledge.
Feb 18 – 22.
Learn how to use Natural Dyes on all fabric types. This workshop focuses on proper mordanting, dye extraction from plants and dyeing techniques. You will be make a reference journal of the different dyes and different fabrics. Just a lot of fun play while learning the ease of using natural dyes. Feb 8 -9
Visit https://kathyhaysdesigns.com/workshops.html to read more about these great winter workshops! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wednesday Crochet Day.
- December 12 and 19, and 26. Noon-4 PM. 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL
- Contact: Elizabeth Neily 727-827-2235.
- This is a gathering of crochet aficionados. Share ideas, patterns, techniques, and enthusiasm for the craft. We have loads of beautiful yarns and threads to create amazing projects.
- We also carry Spinning and Felting Supplies and Jacquard Mx and Acid Dyes.
- Free (unless you need special instruction by Elizabeth – $10/hour)
Below is the beginning of a regular feature of RESOURCES we have collected over time from previous newsletters and from members who frequent these merchants, galleries, and websites. Feel free to send an email to Virginia the new editor for January if your favorite merchant or gallery is not listed…Diane ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Galleries and studios and Public places
Arts Council of Hillsborough County
505 East Jackson Street, Suite 306. Tampa, FL 33602….http://artinlee.org -visit this website periodically to get information on Artists Call
Creative Pinellas has some exciting grant opportunities on the horizon. Want to learn more? SAVE THE DATE for our next at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Rd., Largo, FL 33778
Creative Clay 1846 1st Avenue South, in the grand Central District of St. Petersburg.
The Life Enrichment Center – 9704 North Blvd. Tampa, FL. 33612 (813) 932-0241
I LOVE THE BURG – Get the weekly Weekend-What-to Do events stories and deals you can’t live without from experts on St. Petersberg. Subscribe to: Ilovetheburg.com
Florida CraftArt –501 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 – Telephone: (727) 821-7391 – www.floridacraftart.org – helps advance, mentor and support Florida’s artists and is the only statewide nonprofit representing Florida’s fine craft artists.
Sunken Gardens 1825 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Aya Fiber Studio – 4745 Southeast Desoto Ave. Studio H,Stuart, Fl. 34997, (336) 693-4606 – located in Stuart, Florida, at the Fish House Art Center, on the beautiful Stuart Waterfront. We are about 45 minutes North of Palm Beach. www.ayafiberstudio.com
The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo. Please consider volunteering as an Ambassador for the Expo. Sign-up is here: https://www.sewingexpo.com/AmbassadorApplication.aspx
Guilds and Trade Organizations and web addresses
American Sewing Guild – www.asg.org – contact to find out information on local chapter
Cloth Roads– A global Textile Marketplace and information on textile exhibits around the world – visit this website and subscribe to their newsletter if you want to be informed about textile exhibits around the country and the world. They have an extensive list of suppliers of dyes and surface design supplies. https://www.clothroads.com.
Hand-weaver guild of America, Inc. https://weavespindye.org
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.
Supplies-dye paint fabric & information
Aurora Silk http://www.aurorasilk.com 503 286-4149
Sells kits, dyes, dye extracts and mordants
Several how-to articles and recipes; sells natural dyes and dyeing supplies
Dharma Trading Co. Fiber art supplies & Clothing blanks
800 542-5227 – dharmatrading.com
Earth Guild General Instructions for dyeing with wool; natural dyes color chart; sells natural dyestuffs, mordants, accessories, starter sets, and books. 800 327-8448
Earthues Natural Dye Company Sells natural dye kits, raw materials, extracts, mordants and assists, and books. 206 781-3184.
FAB FIBER 5708 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport, FL 33707 – crochet, knitting, hand embroidery, weaving, blank garments for personalizing, as well as spinning wheels for sale http://www.fabfibergulfport.com
Fabric Smart a unique supply of novelty fabrics, books, patterns even garment patterns and quilt fabrics http://www.fabric-smart.com 5401 Gulfport Blvd. S. Gulfport, Fl 33707, 727 914-8850
Hillcreek Fiber Studio. Sells natural dyes, dyeing agents, mordants and dye assists, natural dye extracts, and dye kits; resources for madder root on cotton and wool, and dyeing with pokeberry, include a recipe; offers dyeing workshops…..
Jay’s Fabric Center– 801 Pasadena Ave. S, St Petersburg, FL 33707. 727 381-6600 Longtime store with a huge selection of fabrics for home decor, clothing & quilting projectshttp://hillcreekfiberstudio.com
Maiwa..14-page pdf eBook defining several natural dyes with instructions on how to use them; sells natural dyes, mordants, additives, resist, thickeners, fabric dyes; mail order dye kits, hand carved wood stamps, batik wax equipment etc. https://maiwa.com
Organic Cotton Plus…. Cotton fabric, yarn mordant and natural vegetable dyes Their fabric mill is carbon neutral meaning their electricity runs on solar power and they are selling the excess power back to the grid.-https://organiccottonplus.com/collections/handwoven?mc_cid=bb4d83ed6a&mc_eid=c23f9f858b
Paradise Fibers – Sells natural dyes and supplies http://www.paradisefibers.com/dye.html 888 320-7746
Pro Chemical & Dye -has been a supplier of versatile fiber art supplies including: fabric dyes and textile paints since 1969!……http://Prochemicalanddye.net
Renaissance Dyeing (France) – Sells plant-dyed yarn and threads, dye extracts and kits www.renaissancedyeing.com/en/
Schmetz Needles -makers of sewing machine needles. They are constantly bringing new products to make it easier to do our art. https://www.schmetzneedles.com/category/SCHMETZ-SUPER-NonStick-Needles-69
Thai Silks silk variety of silk fabrics and scarves from Aisa. https://www.thaisilks.com
Whim So Doodle – paint, crayons and a large seletion of stencils, 237 2nd. Avenue, St. Petersburg Fl. 33701 727 827-4911, https://whimsodoodle.com
Wild Colours – Extensive resource and information list on all aspects of dyeing; sells dye plant seeds, natural dyes, mordants, dye extracts, and books; wide variety www.wildcolours.co.uk/
The Woolery suppliers of fibers, yarn dye kits, dye seeds, weaving supplies http://www.woolery.com/store/pc/Dyeing-c17.htm 800 441-9665
Silk Study Tour to Japan
May 14-28 2019. –
A Silk Study Tour to Japan? Artists, makers, educators, life-long learners, writers, textilians, historians, Japanophiles, and those wanting to learn more deeply about silk and Japan. In this sixth excursion of the Silk Study Tour, the focus remains to foster a continuous thread of communication and education with Japanese silk masters, educators, and artisans -Contact Glennis Dolce at firstname.lastname@example.org
Festivities Around St. Petersburg
Real Ice Skating in Albert Whitted Pk check the St. Pete Parks and Recreation’s website for full details. For more information, call (727) 893-7441.
Free Movies in Vanoy Pk.
- December. 7 – A Christmas Story
- December 14 – The Santa Clause
- December 21 – Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
See thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North Straub Park, South Straub Park, Pioneer Park, Al Lang Park and Albert Whitted Park until Tuesday, January 1. Don’t miss the giant greeting card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens from St. Petersburg’s recreation centers.
Suncoast Quilters and Hidden Stitches is working together to bring international known quilter Mark Sherman to the this area on January 15 & 16, 2019. Mark Sherman will be giving a lecture and teach a class. Mark is known for hilarious and inspirational looks at what it’s like to be a man quilter. Mark discusses how he became a quilter, what quilts he’s currently working on and where he’s going with all of his art in the future. This lecture includes showing us his actual quilts.“www.remarkablequilts.com
The lecture will be on Wednesday, January 16,. 2019 at 1:00pm and the class is on Tuesday, January 15 from 9-4pm. Both will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church , 11220 Oakhurst Rd., Largo,33774. The lecture is free to members of Suncoast Quilters and Hidden Stitches and a charge of $5.00 for non-members. For more information: – Emily Fasan, email@example.com
Would you like to see your work on display at our 2019 shows? Reminder the festival is currently accepting submissions for exhibits debuting at Quilt Festival in Chicago, March 28-30. First judged competition with the possibility of winning prize money! See details below, or visit the ENTER A QUILT page on our website anytime for a list of current and upcoming calls for entry.
Art Council Hillsborough County
Has a number of Artist calls through out the year. If you have an interest in submitting your work you should periodically visit their website.Tampaarts.com. If you would like to participate in “The Art of Women:A Heart and Soul Celebration-Sat., February 23,2019..- Deadline December 31,2018…..
33 Florida Juried Exhibit, Ft.Myres, feature pieces created by artist working in a variety of media. Deadline January 28, 2019
Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant!This is another site that should be visited regularly.Now accepting applications until January 7 at 11:59 p.m. The Professional Artist Grant is designed to support and sustain the retention of working artists of outstanding talent and ability. There are nine $5,000 grants, we will be giving $10,000 to the artist with original work who receives the highest overall panel score and who is interested in serving as a partner/collaborator with Creative Pinellas, sharing their skills, and expertise and supporting the organization’s mission over the grant period.
https://creativepinellas.org/public-art-proposals/……….Or you can give feedback from Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2018 during regular business hours at the following locations:
- Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Dr. E., Oldsmar
- Largo Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Dr., Largo
- Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 E. Klosterman Rd., Tarpon Springs
- Pier 60 Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. Clearwater
- Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Rd., Dunedin
- Lealman Community Center,5175 45th St. N., St. Petersburg. The project is funded by BP oil spill settlement funds allocated for public art by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners ………………………………….……………………………………..
* Farewell 2018 Officers out with the old in with the new*
2018 TBSDG Officers
President- Aida Sheets
Vice Presidents/Programs- Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells
Treasurer- Bonnie Bowman
Secretary- Peggy Paramore-Daubar. Shows- Sarah Butz
Membership Management/Website- Cynthia Townley
Newsletter Editor- Diane Gardner-Rhoden
Mini-Demos- Cynthia Townley
Time surely fly it’s been 2 years since I started doing the newsletter for our guild. I have certainly enjoyed being of service to our wonderful organization. A special thank you to Cynthia for her input. Aida for her advice and Angie for her calm assistance. Thank you all for this opportunity . Diane
In January the minutes will not be published in the newsletter. The Administrator will email it to all members. Update you email on-line and help fellow members sign in to the newsletter and to our members only website to get the latest information on our guild.
November 12, 2018 -Member Meeting – Minutes
The meeting was brought to order at 6:30 p.m.
Guests and New members – Susan Andrews – mixed media; Sandy Black – wearable art; Sherri Dorst – fiber art; Lois Bradshaw and Yoki – Japenese art; New members are Jill Oldenski – dollmaker; Karyn Kozak – polymer clay jewelry; and Bonnie Weisser – wearable art.
Treasurer’s Report – Bonnie Bowman. As of October 31, 2018 we have $6,830.00, $332.33 in Shows, $36.75 in Scholarship $9.56 in Retreat funds. We have four new members, and a few more coming tonight.
Bylaws/Non-Profit Status Update – Aida Sheets. – Aida Sheets, Bonnie Bowman, and Sarah Butz met with a CPA, and she told us that the guild qualifies as a non-profit Social Club by IRS standards. The guild also consulted a tax attorney to review our Bylaws, and our bylaws have been adjusted accordingly. Linda Dawson motioned to accept the changes to the Bylaws, and Gail Crotty seconded it. All members present voted in favor to accept the changes to the Bylaws. We will continue to work with our CPA to obtain 501(c)(7) IRS status.
2019 Officers – Aida Sheets. – Aida announced the incoming officers for 2019. President – Pat Grice; Vice President/Workshops – Elizabeth Neily, Treasurer – Gail Crotty, Secretary – Annie Judge, Show Chair – Sara Butz, Web/Media Chair – Cindie Townley, and Newsletter Editor – Virgina Szelest (not present), and Mini Workshops Chairs/Barbara Kazanis and Barbara Williams. We are still in need of a PR Chair. This slate of incoming officers was voted in by a majority of members present at the meeting. Shows – Sara Butz “All Decked Out” will be held at the UU Church in Clearwater in the Octagon Arts Center. The show runs from November 30 – January 10, 2019. Deliver your garments on November 29 between 10:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. Friday, November 30, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. is our Opening Reception. We buy the wine, and would like a few people to bring some finger food.
Angie Knowles is having a one person show entitled, REFLECTIONS, during our “All Decked Out event.
Kathleen Fulmer is making the label description cards. Please submit all information to her by Friday, November 23rd. Be sure to include both the fiber content and cleaning instructions.
Florida State Fair – Kathleen Fulmer. – There are three ways to submit to for the State Fair competition. You can enter under the guild or as an individual. Go online and register. Categories include surface design, mixed media, etc. They are requesting members to do demo’s. We would like to have a display of surface design technique samples. Please let Kathleen know if you can help with this. The fair runs February 7-18th. December 14 is the last day to sign up under TBSDG. Please email Kathleen to let her know that you signed up. Bring your work to the January 14, meeting and she will take our entries over.
Workshops – Elizabeth Neily and Shellee Wells. –
Angie Knowles is having a Thickened Dye workshop this Sunday. Bring stencils and any other tools. Fee is $25. Workshop will run from 1-4 p.m. She is providing the print paste with soda ash in the dye. This is an Open Print Day.
Shellee Wells spoke about the Retreat on the weekend of Jan 18, 2019. She brought a layout of the cottages, and asked participating members to sign up. Kit fees and instructions are online.
Mini Demo’s – Barbara Kazanis asked members to email her about their ideas and interests for this upcoming year in mini-demo’s at our member meetings.
Elizabeth Neily asked members for suggestions for the 2019 monthly workshops. She also said fiber artist Pat Pauly is available March 17, 2019 for a workshop for up to 20 people. Workshop fee will be approximately $60. She will do an evening lecture on March 18 (Monday) entitled,Challenge Yourself, and the fee will be approximately $20.
Techniques Journal – Carol Gamel
The journals are available to be checked out for one month and returned the following month. 2018 journal pages are available for pickup by participants at this month’s meeting.
December Holiday Party – Aida Sheets. – Bring a covered dish to share. We will have a gift exchange; bring one get one. Gift to be handmade by you with a limit of $15 for materials; no holiday themes. Pat Grice explained that we will be making fabric bingo cards for use at the Retreat. Bring your own fabrics. We will also be making name tags. Angie Knowles is bringing a slideshow of the Houston Quilt Show.
2019 Event Participation – Pat Grice. -Pat asked the members which 2019 events they would like to support participation in, such as the Sewing & Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Stitcher Paradise in St. Petersburg, and the Mancuso quilt show in Tampa. Dates will need to be confirmed. Members indicated an interest in all of these shows,however, volunteers will be needed.
Mini Workshop – Linda Dawson. – Paper Lamination on fabric. Great job Linda.
Show-n-Tell. – Dyeing/Discharging workshop participants – Peggy Paramore Daubar; Barbara Kazanis; Mei-Ling St. Leger – stitched shibori, dyed/discharged; and Marlene Glickman; Rhonda Kuntz – workshoppanel; Brenda Schlechter – poured acrylic paintings; Barbara Williams – cashmere/wool shawls with felted brooch; Joanne Baxter – pillow purse; Annie Judge – hand embroidered cat blouse; Linda Dawson – wall art discharged with bleach crystals; Marlene Glickman – cooking aprons for children,quilt with fall colors; Rhonda Kuntz – trapunto t-shirt with ice dyeing; Shellee Wells – flying dragon doll by Donna Isaac; Elizabeth Neily-shawl made from hand dyed/woven cotton. Raffle Drawing–Shellee Wells Gift donated by Susan Lumsden and won by Claude Barsa
Announcements: Refashion Renegades meets the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Angie Knowles sold an art piece from the Kenwood Neighborhood Tour.
Pat Grice – Angie Knowles has 3 pieces in the Houston Quilt Show.
Marlene Glickman has pin weaving kits with her for $5 each.
Elizabeth Neily has a free crochet group at Fab Fiber. Contact her for times.
Carol Bickford said Pinellas Festival of Trees is going on in the Long Center on Belcher Road.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.