The Mary Megs Atwater Weavers Guild

March Guild Meeting

What: Opening Reception for the Guild Fiber Show
When: Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South

 

“From the Heart: Expressions in Fiber”

 

The biennial Guild show is here! It will hang at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center from March 9 through April 27, 2017, and we would love to have one or more fiber pieces from every Guild member as part of the show. Fiber artists from other disciplines will also be participating.
Pieces for the show must be delivered to the Utah Cultural Celebration Center on Friday, March 3, from noon to 6:00 p.m. If you have any trouble getting your pieces to the center on this day, please contact Catherine Marchant (fiberbeads@gmail.com) or Susan Hainsworth (susanhainsworth@gmail.com).
The opening reception for the show will be held on Thursday, March 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sarah Jackson—nationally known weaver, instructor, and editor at Handwoven—will speak about 7:00 on the topic “One Thread at a Time.” Awards will be presented. Sarah will also be teaching the three-day workshop “Color Confidence” on March 9–11.
For this Guild show, fiber artists have been asked to make something that has meaning to their lives. It may commemorate an important event, symbolize a deeply held belief, memorialize a person dear to them, or represent an accomplishment, trial, or celebration. If fiber artists desire, they can write their story (a paragraph) about the meaning their piece has to them, and the story will be displayed alongside their entry. (They will be able to write their story on the entry form.)

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Menu Item:  Resources –> Shopping: Guild Rewards Programs. Link to The Woolery Halcyon Yarn Program instructions and link
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March President’s Message

 

I am so looking forward to the Guild Show Opening March 9th! It is always so amazing to see all of the wonderful pieces that get entered. I hope you are all planning to attend so you can see the exhibit, the awards presentation and hear Sarah Jackson’s talk “One Thread at Time.” I hear she is a wonderful teacher and I am looking forward to the workshop as well!

I would like to express my appreciation to Catherine Marchant, Susan Hainsworth, Jane Roos, and the rest of the team for putting the show together! It is quite amazing to note that this is the Guild’s 24th

Bi-annual show! That means the first show was 48 years ago!!! . . . and we’re still going strong! Terri Pianka has done a great job of organizing the workshop! Thank you, Terri!! And I so appreciate Juliette Lanvers volunteering to host Sarah during the workshop! I understand we have 18 participants signed up, so it will be another amazing learning and sharing experience!!

I would also like to recognize Jeanette Tregeagle, who as this year’s Grants Officer successfully applied for a grant from the Utah Arts & Museums, which will partially support the show and workshop. In recognition thereof, you will see the following statement on our promotional materials for the event:  This project is supported in part by the Utah Arts & Museums, with Funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. We are so grateful for their support! Hope to see you all at the opening, March 9th!

Mimi Rodes

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2016–2017 Guild Challenge and Exchange

At our next Guild meeting (October 13) Sonya Campana will introduce the theme for the 2016–2017 Guild Challenge and Exchange.

This year’s challenge centers around the Crackle Weave structure. It is a tied-block weave from Scandinavia, woven with two shuttles.

Sonya will introduce us to the weave and distribute the individual weave drafts. Participants will make multiple samples to share with others and collect in a binder. During the January meeting, we will study the Crackle weave further and learn how to turn a draft using Crackle as an example.

The samples are due during the May meeting. R Juliette Lanvers

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Crackle Drafts from the Recipe Book by Mary Atwater.
Word Doc files of the drawdowns.  These drafts are in the Recipe Book.  If you are a member of the guild and do not have a copy of the Recipe Book CD, I will email you up to two of the drafts, wif files and the Recipe Book page.

Go to Menu –> Education –>

 

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Southwest Utah Branch

  The meetings start at 5:30 pm at the Washington Branch of the Washington County Library System.     

http://www.dixiesprings.info/weavers for information.

Our mailing address is: Weaving 4292 W 2700 S Hurricane, UT 84737


 

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