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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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On January 3rd,  2009, the guild will be holding its 2nd Roc Day Celebration.   Just like many guilds who hold a Roc Day event, we will have vendors, a dish-to-pass-luncheon for members and guests, kids corner, raffles and more..    Instead of  inviting a speaker.. we’ve chosen to have our first winter games.. 

From our poster:

CHEMUNG VALLEY FIBER ARTS GUILD

1ST WINTER GAMES CONTEST GUIDELINES

OR

MY MIND IS FASTER THAN MY HANDS

Saturday, January3, 2009, Bethany Lutheran Church, 265 S. Walnut St. Elmira, NY 11 AM – 4PM

COME ONE! COME ALL! THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

Crocheters, Knitters, Spinners (both spindles and wheel spinners)

Games guaranteed to put a smile on your face

Compete for one of the following Great Prizes:

– A drop spindle played with by 2 puppies in the bitting stage

– Roving that has recently been left out in the rain

– Expensive yarn guarnteed to split with every stitch

– A personal favorite – the ball of yarn needed to complete the last sleeve of the sweater-that will take hours to untangle

Materials Needed for the games: Crocheters – G hook,  Knitters- size 8 needles.  Both will need worsted weight yarn, some yarn and roving will be available for the games.  Spinners will need to bring a spindle and/ or wheel with empty bobbin.  Extra materials will be available

(in not so small print)

Suggestions for the 1st Summer Games

Watermelon-seed spitting and stone skipping contests. If we have inclement weather and move inside, there will be pick up sticks and jacks.

The Summer Games are subject to the majority vote from the body of the talented members of the guild who are dedicated to preserving fun and laughter whenever they meet.

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Vendor and Event page are updated frequently.  Please check them often for new vendor info and for latest info about meetings, events and locations. 

Notes on the March meeting and what to look forward to at the April meeting with be posted soon.

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