4th, I’ve been invited to join some spinners in Madison, AL to spin on
Great/Walking Wheels. I’ve never met them, I’ve never been to that
shop, I’ve never even been to Madison, but I’m willing to pack up my huge
wheel and take off into the unknown because that is the power of our
fiber community. I know that no matter what the event is like, I
will be right at home with people who were never really strangers to
begin with, they are fiber friends. This power of connection, of
course, is being fueled more and more by our digital
technology. These spinners found me through Ravelry and reached out
to me. I’ve been contacting local fiber guilds through their
websites so that we can reach out to them. Our resources are gloriously
abundant now that we can connect so easily to people, nearby and around
the globe. Who would have thought we’d have a renowned, world
traveling, weaving teacher from Bolivia coming to our Guild in AL? But
the internet worked its magic (helped by wizard Mary Spanos) and we will
be welcoming Laverne Waddington later this month for not one but two
workshops! So, in a celebration of all the wonderful resources on-line
our meeting on March 11th @ 10am will be a round table
discussion of our “life on the web.” Every member who wants to will
be able to share a favorite resource with the group. If you don’t
have one, that’s even MORE reason to come. Learning from each other is what we do
March Program Get Connected to
the W.ide W.ide W.orld of Fiber
Join us Saturday March 11 at 10:00 at the
Hoover Church of Christ for a discussion and presentation of the digital
resources available to fiber enthusiasts. Come prepared to share
ONE of your favorite webites, Ravelry or Facebook groups, podcasts, apps,
etc. bring a notebook, analog or digital, to jot down whatever
inspires you. We will break for lunch around noon, followed by the
always inspirational "show n tell" session and fellowship.
Come to our regular meeting room for coffee and snacks and
then be directed to meeting room.
A message from Ruth Truett
The National League of American
Pen Women Art Exhibition will take place at the "Artist
on the Bluff", Bluff Park (address:) 571 Park Ave, Hoover 35226.
It is mostly paintings but the craft division has 2 or 3 of us
fiber artists. It happens once a year and is usually really good.
This year I (Ruth) will have a quilt and a screen-print in
the show which will be up all the month of March.
Don't forget these outreach
Farm Day at the Zoo, April 8th,
10am-2pm--If interested in spinning, knitting, etc contact Jennifer
Lackey. Note this is our regular meeting day.
Earth Day at
Botanical Gardens, April 22nd--The theme this year is "cotton"
so if you want to demo spinning, carding, knitting, etc with
cotton, contact Jennifer Lackey.
Membership Dues Renewal
Several members have not renewed their memberships for
2017. Dues for 2017 will be $25. You may now pay using
PayPal. Use this link paypal.me/GBFiberGuildor use our
gmail account firstname.lastname@example.org If you prefer
to pay by check, please give to Nancy Lavender or mail to : Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild PO Box 660723 Birmingham, Al 35266-072
Are there any programs or workshops you would like to
Are there any programs or workshops you would like take?
How not to
miss out on guild news:
If you don't want
to miss new posts to the guild blog, you can choose to receive new posts
by email. Go to the blog and look for "Follow by Email" on the
right hand side of the page. Type your email address in the window and
click "Submit." If you want to have something posted on the
blog, send it email@example.com. You can post to the guild's Facebook page yourself! Janna
shares information and posts that she receives on the guild's Facebook
group page and keep Facebook users up to date on what is going on in the
Ravelry isn't just for knitters anymore. Crocheters, weavers, and
spinners all upload photos, project information, and patterns. Kathryn is
managing the GBFG group and has posted helpful information on
participating in the Ravelry guild group on the blog, find it at http://greaterbirminghamfiberguild.blogspot.com/2015/04/gbfg-on-ravelry.html
Study Groups Meet Monthly
love to have some information on what each of these groups is presently
pursuing. Please email Deb (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
anything you would like posted.
Group: 4th Wednesday of the month from 10 am to 2
pm at St. Peter’s Church in Hoover. Please check out the GBFG
Blog for cancellations or schedule changes.
Nancy Clemmons is hosting a
tatting and crochet group at her home. Please check
the group discussion thread on Revelry for more
Weaving study group: Second Thursday
of the month at 6 pm at Hoover Church of Christ. Contact
Kathryn Pitt for details or check the weaving study group
thread on Ravelry.
Join us for First Friday Spinning
Study at Jen Lackey's house. We meet around 6pm. Feel
free to email Jennifer for directions and parking information.
The Guild on
newsletters and meetings, keep up with the guild on the web at:
Each month, we
would like to have news from you to share with all of us. If you
have a favorite blog, website, book, etc that you would like for us to
feature, please email me at email@example.com and put GBFG
Newsletter in the subject line.
Birmingham Fiber Guild
Greater Birmingham Fiber Guild is comprised of individuals dedicated to
the dissemination and preservation of fiber arts. Meetings are the
second Saturday of the month, 10:00-2:00 (no meeting in July). Visitors
are welcome. The Guild offers programs almost monthly, focused
workshops several times a year, and equipment rental (see below).
Jennifer Lackey Programs:
Jennifer Justiss Workshops:
Shira Robinowich-Miller Treasurer:
Nancy Lavender Secretary: Maddy
McLendon Social Media
(Blog): Barbara Gower Membership:
Janna Ford Newsletter:
Deb Kattus Past President: