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Archive for February, 2009

We had quite a few visitors at the February meeting, with several joining.   Updates on old business discussed, also new events and items of interest to guild members.  Members shared projects.  

Exhibit  – Rita Rhodes from The Community Arts Center Of Elmira spoke to the members, giving updates and guidelines for the Entangled Fibers Exhibit as part of  Women In The Arts Month.  Due to work on the communty building, the exhibit will be at the Steele Memorial Library through the Month of March and possibly longer. Several members had their exhibit items ready, other items are to be dropped off before exhibit opening.

Banner – We started working on the guild banner.  Members shared their ideas for the banner, some decisions were made.  Each Member will be designing and creating their individual ‘squares’  With all the variety of talents, knitting, weaving, crocheting, felting, jewelry making, quilting, mixed media and so much more, it will be interesting to see what each member creates.

March 7th Meeting – Destash Day –  Members will be bringing  craft or fiber related (including finished or partially finished items, storage items, tools, etc) things they do not want and offering them at a low price, sometimes free, in the effort to clean out storage areas and stashes at home. While only members are allowed to participate and set up for destash day, visitors are welcome to come and see if there is anything they may want.    This was a very successful event last year, with many good items finding new homes.

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The next guild meeting will be on February 7th, 1 – 4 pm.   We will been starting the work on our banner, mostly making some final decisions on what we want to do, how large each individual member square can be, what we want to back it with, final size etc. 

There will also be some needle felting supplies for those who want to sharpen up their needle felting skills.

Members are asked to bring samples of what they will be submitting to the Women in Arts exhibit in March

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