President’s Message – November 2022

Fall is in full force right now – blustery, getting darker, rainy. I hope each of you is warm and dry and ensconced in your favorite fiber passion(s). Many of the fiber festivals and sales have happened, gardens are put to bed. This is one of my favorite seasons.

I wanted to comment on our October program – the hat maker. As I had felt last year in advance of the lacemaker program, I had been lukewarm about the idea of a speaker divergent from weaving, but as with the lacemaker, our October speaker knocked my socks off! I know that I appreciate “makers”, and although I do not aspire to take up that additional hobby or artform, I really appreciate the history and evolution of their craft. Anything combining color, fashion, texture, and bling has my utmost respect. I really enjoyed the program, and I thank the program committee for their work planning such a lovely topic.

Speaking of color and bling, I am excited to hear Jennifer Moore at our November program, and am one of the lucky ones taking her class. I had a doubleweave class from her many years ago, and she is a great teacher. I look forward to seeing the samplers we are able to create.

Linda Stryker

Co-President’s Message

Welcome to the fall return to our Guild activities and friendships.  Those friendships are the glue keeping our Guild strong, fresh, and fostering learning.

Many hands have been at work over the summer focused on the new Guild year including  improvements like a new website, scheduling programs and workshops for the year, improving our Zoom and hybrid quality, and really polishing up our library contents and ease of use.

In addition to our sparkling new website, the use of Facebook and Instagram is increasing our access to the public and perhaps potential new members.  Please visit these sites often and also post your own photos. 

Back to the topic of friendships…..most of you are aware, we were left without a president at the time of spring elections.  The past president, Carole Stewart, and the current first vice president, Linda Stryker, have agreed to team lead the Guild, relying on the friendships among our members to support us and to assure that everyone participates and feels ownership in our Guild.  The role of president is still open if anyone is interested.  

We will be meeting virtually until the end of 2022, and make further adjustments at that time.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Linda Stryker and Carole Stewart

PRESIDENTS MESSAGE

A new month and the end of the old guild year. It has been a great year with interesting programs and a renewal of spirit to get the guild moving forward. I’d like to thank everyone who has attended our zoom meetings. We have a strong base. Also I would like to give a social thanks to the members of the TWG team. Most of all Carol Thompson who has been so dependable in making the year happen. Always there to run zoom and keep us connected along with her duties as treasurer. Thank you to the program committee for providing the programs. All very interesting and successful. Thank you to library team for organizing the library and book sale. It will be great to get in there and see it in person. They also have kept in contact with the church. Thanks to the team that attended the HGA workshop and have taken the ideas and are working on implementing some of them. It will be great to see what is being done with the website and learn how to make it a useful tool. Thank you Bette Norberg for introducing us on Facebook and Instagram. There are more people I should thank. Just know that I appreciate all that was done this year and I look forward to next year with Barbara Bitetto at the lead.

Happy Weaving!

-Carole Stewart