is flying by, just like the riders of the Tour de France AND the spinners
of the fiber world in the Tour de Fleece. Each
summer, the on-line community Ravelry hosts the “Tour de Fleece” in
solidarity with the annual race in France. People from all over the
world organize themselves into teams to set goals and spin along .
Our Guild has proudly participated in the race for the past three years,
with each year growing wildly in participation and enthusiasm. Last
year, we put up 707 posts, but this year it was well over 1000!!
Even if you aren’t a spinner, the on-line event is fun to follow, thanks
to the many beautiful photos posted by all, the lovely camaraderie (code
for our silly late night discussions and good natured teasing) and the
amazing learning and encouragement. As president of this group, I
am often over-whelmed by the support shown for each other and the Tour is
such a tangible example of that. Perhaps next year you will
Spanos and Mary Margaret Grey Secretary--Shira
Lavender Social Media
(Blog)--Barbara Gower (with Kathryn Pitt and Janna Ford) Membership--Chloe
Fall is here (says the calendar) and it's time for our Fall Weave-Along
on Ravelry. The plan is to weave anything in overshot. There
are rumors of baby blankets and table runners. If you're not on
Ravelry, I can't thing of any good reason why you couldn't join us and
show off your work at one of the meetings.
Program October 14, 2017 Hoover Church of
Christ 10 am - 2 pm
Weaving Study Group is going to share with us their Fall weave-along
subject, which is an overshot weaving project. Most of us have seen
Jen Lackey’s award-winning coverlet, and I am very excited to hear about
the history and mechanics of weaving these wonderful patterns.
Calling All Philanthropists
As a guild
we have participated in several fiber related charitable projects over
the years, the last official one, as I remember, being knitted hats for
preemies. We have had several others presented in recent years that
I think members would like to consider making but might have forgotten
about or don’t have a pattern.
has a project they would like to share at the November meeting, contact
me, email@example.com. Bring a sample of your project to show, and I will
arrange to make copies of your patterns to give out at the meeting.
the holiday season with a spirit of giving!
Membership Dues Renewals 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 give?
Are there any programs or workshops
you would like take?
not to miss out on guild news:
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
would love to have some information on what each of these groups is
presently pursuing. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with
anything you would like posted.
Spinning and Weaving Group: Spin & Weave
Night, Thursday, October 5, 6:30-9:00pm at St. Peter’s Catholic
Church in Hoover (on Patton Chapel Rd, across from Hoover Church of
Christ). Park behind the church, come in the large glass doors, walk
toward the happy, loud voices. Everyone is welcome! Contact
Kathryn Pitt at email@example.com details.
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.
is hosting a tatting and crochet group at her home.
Please check the group discussion thread on Revelry for
Guild on the Web
newsletters and meetings, keep up with the guild on the web at:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: