CU Spinners & Weavers Guild –Programs 2012/2013



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The monthly meetings start with a social time from 7pm to 7:30pm. Meeting business and the program for the month follow at 7:30pm. The meeting location is the Hessel Park Christian Reform Church at 700 West Kirby in Champaign, Illinois unless otherwise noted. Exceptions are noted below or announced in the newsletter.

September 10,2013 Show & Tell & Study Group Previews
What NOT to bring (apologies to Bill Watterson)
1. A bag of dead bugs (unless they show the lifecycle of the silk worm)
2. A stuffed tiger (unless you are making a fur-felted fedora)
3. Terrifying weaponry (unless it has spindle - sharp points and whirling discs)
What TO bring: A bit of your summer's play and a story to go with it. We may not all have the opportunity to show/tell, but after three months absence it will be marvelous to reconnect with our fiber friends.
Study Groups Preview:
Saturday Spinning Group
Wild and Wonderful Weavers
New Groups welcome to form around common interests
October 8, 2013 Pricing Your Work - Deborah Fell
Deborah is a full time studio artist committed to the art quilt medium, who will talk about pricing and SELLING your work - just in time for the Annual Show and Sale.
November 12, 2013 Fine Wool Spinning - Fran Smith
Fran will share tips she learned on spinning fine fiber from a Workshop she attended and will share experiences she's had raising fine wool sheep breeds and working with their fiber.
December 10, 2013 Winter Potluck & Teaser for January
Bring food! And your own table service. Enjoy an informal time together.
January 14, 2014 Recycling in Fibercraft: History and Contempory Practice
Bring examples from your personal history - rags to rugs: scraps to quilts, frogged sweaters & learn about other ways you can keep useable goods out of the waste cycle.
February 11, 2014 Bag-Weaving in the Woodland Native Tradition - Dottie Wolgemuth AND Bourse Dottie will show and demonstrate these techniques: bagweaving, finger-weaving and spinning. A bourse is an exchange - not only a barter - users will accept cash too! Bring things to sell or donate, pick up someting for yourself.
March 11, 2014 The Urge to Embellish - Jim Zimmer
Drector for Art and History at Illinois State Museum, Springfield, Jim will speak about this exhibition which examines a basic human impulse - the urge to embellish. He will show pieces constructed with beeds, ceramic, feathers, fibers, human hair, metal, paper mache, porcelain and wood.
April 8, 2014 Weaving Guild of Boston Ratings Program - Sharon Bowles
Sharon will talk about this WGB which talks about critical analysis of work & bestows recognition on weavers meeting the standards for Apprentice, Journeyman, Masters, and Masters Plus.
May 13, 2014 Spring potluck and Installation of Officers
Bring Food! And your own table Service. Carpool!

See the 2006/2007, the 2007/2008, the 2008/2009, the 2009/2010, the 2010/2011, the 2011/2012, or the 2012/2013, Programs.

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