Wednesday, February 09, 2011

January 2011 Newsletter

January 27, 2011
Members Present: Lynda, Karen, Michele, & Brenda

Karen gave a demonstration on the beaded tins and beaded beads.  Photos of the demonstration can be found on our blogspot.

Lynda showed us a beautiful wool weaving that she had made and asked for some suggestions on how to display it. 

Michele showed some of her newest snow-dyed fabric.  There were beautiful colors in a wide array of hues.  She also brought in some of the things that she had purchased or received as gifts including:
Confetti Naturescapes by Noriko Endo
Inspired to Quilt by Melanie Testa
Zentanlge Basics by Suzanne McNeill (If you don’t know what Zentangle is, Google it.  It is the ultimate form of Doodling!)
Totally Tangled by Sandy Stern Bartholomew
She also brought in some luscious Neocolor Water soluble Pencils and Kimberly watercolor Pencils. Lots of eye candy.

Karen asked about Photoshop Elements and whether anyone had experience working on it.  Lynda really didn’t care for it.  Michelle suggested that Gimp or were excellent substitutes.

Dues are due!
2011 dues are due at the March meeting.  It’s $5 for e-mail newsletters and $10 for snail mail newsletters.

2010 Future programs
February 24 – Michelle will bring the Maria Elkins DVD and her samples so we can learn the monochromatic portrait technique that she showed us back in September.
March 25 – Joanne will demonstrate a new technique that she learned for dying silk scarves.