Friday, February 7, 2020

February Guild Meeting, Febuary 8, 2020

Show and Tell!!

Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00am til 2:00-ish

Place: Hoover Church of Christ Fellowship Hall on the lower level

Program: Show and Tell (yes, it's brought forward from January)

1) Your ONE favorite item you made last year for the Show and Tell!  Show and Tell is such a great event for this guild that we want to make it an entire program. Please bring your favorite thing that you made in 2019, or at any time, and share it with people who will understand just why you love it!
2) Coffee, water and a light snack will be provided and we will break for lunch which you may bring or go pickup from the nearby shops.

Membership Dues and Renewal
The Guild’s membership year runs January through December. Annual dues are $25. Please pay your dues yearly before February 28. Thank you! You may pay by cash/check at any meeting. Dues also can be paid using PayPal. Mark it “friends/family” and NOT “goods/services”. Use this link: or use our gmail account

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Friday, January 10, 2020

January guild meeting is canceled due to weather!

The board has canceled the January guild meeting due to the weather forecast for Saturday. We hope the weather won't be as bad as predicted, but we don't want guild members to take a chance on the roads. Please take care and enjoy having a little extra time this weekend to spin, or knit, or weave, or tat, or crochet, or dye...

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Weather watch and Saturday's guild meeting

The guild board has been discussing how to handle the weather forecast and Saturday's scheduled guild meeting. We plan to wait for the Friday evening news and weather forecasts and then make a decision. By that time the weather people should have a good handle on what is going to happen on Saturday. We'll post our decision about whether we'll have our Saturday meeting or not during the evening Friday and also send an email to the guild membership email list.

I just blocked a lace scarf that I finished on December 31, 2019. I really hope we will meet on Saturday so I can bring it for Show and Tell!

January 2020 Guild Meeting

Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild Meeting
January 11, 2020

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the meeting of the Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild which will be held on the second Saturday of January, 2020.

Date: January 11, 2020
Time: 10:00am til 2:00pm
Place: Hoover Church of Christ Fellowship Hall on the lower level

Program: Show and Tell

Bring: Your ONE Favorite project that you created or finished

Bring: Your dues for 2020

Coffee, water and a light snack will be provided and we will break for lunch which you may bring or go pickup from the nearby shops.

***WEATHER WARNING!! Severe weather is currently forecast for Saturday. Check your online guild sources Saturday morning before heading out to the meeting. If it appears to be dangerous weather, the meeting will be canceled. Cross your fingers that the weather won't disrupt anything, guild included, on Saturday.

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Yarn Ball!!

Saturday, December 14, is the GBFG Yarn Ball!! Come celebrate with us at 10:00 at Hoover Church of Christ, in our usual place. Bring a gift, a $10 to $15 fiber-related container, if you would like to participate in the gift exchange. We'll have a Yarn Ball brunch, so bring a dish to share (we'll have coffee and water to drink). If the holidays are overwhelming you, bring your knitting or whatever you are working on, and come hide from your to-do list for a little while!! Hope to see you there! (Dress up for the Yarn Ball or don't, it is entirely up to you!)

Friday, November 8, 2019

November Guild Meeting

Crewel Embroidery
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Location Change for This Meeting!

Homewood Public Library at 10:00 a.m.
1721 Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209

Crewel embroidery, or crewelwork, is a centuries-old technique that uses wool and a wide variety of different embroidery stitches to create fabric masterpieces. Erica Hlebowitsh, a member of Birmingham Needlearts, will join us this month to discuss crewel embroidery and to demonstrate some of these stitches. Supplies will be provided so attendees can follow along, practice, and get a feel for crewel embroidery.

Please note that this month’s program will be held at the Homewood Public Library in their large auditorium The library is located at 1721 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, AL 35209. The large auditorium is on the main level near the Book Drop entrance. Our appreciation to board member Heather Cover for arranging our meeting place this time in the unavailability of our usual space.

Another change just for this meeting, the Guild will not be providing coffee or snacks for this meeting. You are welcome to bring your own. We will break for lunch on your own and return for Show and Tell, as usual.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

October Guild Meeting

Needle Felting

10:00am, Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hoover Church of Christ
3248 Lorna Road, Hoover

We’ve all had days where stabbing something 10,000 times sounds like a great idea, but that’s rarely a legal option. Until now!

Mollie McFarland will demonstrate the art of needle felting (a.k.a. stabbing wool over and over again to make something adorable). She will help us make our own small felted owls. Whooo’s in?

All supplies will be provided. Please join us for this great program on our regular meeting day, October 12th at 10:00 a.m.!