2019 - May President's Message
Our fiscal year is coming to a close at the end of May and it is time to renew your membership for the 2019/2020 Guild year. It's very convenient to do it online or bring a check to the May 4 guild meeting.
We have some wonderful developments for our Guild! Thanks to the hard work of Laura Herriott, Cynthia Bohnenblust, Rebecca Shanks, Linda Fleming, Chandell Straley, and Christina Smith, we have relocated our physical library to our storage unit at Central Expressway and Forest Lane. And, it is now searchable in the digital database of Library Thing
! Members have already been sent their Library Thing login information. Not a member? This is a wonderful benefit of membership, as many of our library items are out of print. So go check out what we have and put something on hold! I have!
Another big news announcement is the addition of more general meetings for the 2019/2020 Guild calendar year. Please put these on your calendar now, and stay tuned for the exciting programs we have in store for you. Always on the 1st Saturday of the month, our general meetings will be: Sept., Oct., Nov. (no Sat meeting in Dec.; we host our Off the Shelf handmade gift exchange at someone's home), Jan., Feb., Mar., April, and May. We are excited about having more time together to learn and create some wonderful items with hands on programs.
The CHT conference
in Fort Worth is at the end of May! This is going to be a fabulous conference right here in our own back yard, so take advantage and sign up - you can still register. There will be a fabulous field trip to Perennials Fabrics
one evening, and I’m super excited about the seminars I’ve chosen to attend at the CHT conference.
This is also a good time to sign up for the Elisabeth HIll workshop
, "Off the Grid", Sept. 27-29/2019. Feeling hemmed in by the ho hum of parallels and perpendiculars? Join me in an adventure out of the straight and narrow! In an on-loom, round-robin format we will weave multiple samples in structures that allow the warp and weft to shift and move, creating a dizzying array of curves, undulations and textures. We will discuss techniques and tips for weaving these structures, do drafting exercises and examine many fabric samples. Reserve your spot now by putting a deposit down now. Members and non-members of DH&SG are eligible to enroll.
Hope those looms are humming with beautiful creations for the members' exhibit at CHT. I will see you there!
Happy Fiber Trails!