Cullman Fiber Guild Elects First Officers
At the February 22 meeting, the first officers were elected. Congratulations, and thanks to the new officers for being willing to serve.
Thanks to the Nominating Committee for their hard work.
Make your plans to attend the March 22 business meeting to hear what these new officers have to say. If you don’t plan to attend the Crochet with Tee-Shirts workshop, bring your current fiber projects and enjoy the company of others who are interested in seeing what you’re making.
Welcome to the Cullman Fiber Guild
Thanks to the leaders for the February 22 workshop on making a Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet. We appreciate their hard work in teaching all of us how to braid, and how to add the beads. Bring your jewelry to the next meeting for show-and-tell.
Cullman Fiber Guild Membership
See the Membership Form at the right of this screen. In addition to asking for your contact information, you’ll have the opportunity to indicate your fiber interests and your interest in serving on a committee. Even if you’re not able to serve on a committee this year, please return the Membership Form to let us know what kind of workshops you want. Members will be able to pre-register for workshops earlier than non-members.
Standing Rule # 1: There shall be no membership dues. Donations will be solicited at each meeting and workshop. Membership shall begin when a person gives a completed Membership Form to the Membership Committee. Members must submit a completed Membership Form each year.
You may bring your completed Membership Forms to any meeting, e-mail CullmanFiber @yahoo.com, or mail it to P. O. Box 12632 Huntsville, AL 35815.
Calendar of Events
Sat March 22 Crochet with Tee-Shirts
Tue March 25 April newsletter deadline
Sat April 26 Making Paper
Sat May 17 Natural Dyeing
Sat June 28 Macrame
Sat July 26 Spinning
Pre-Registering for Workshops
Please pre-register for workshops by sending e-mail to CullmanFiber @yahoo.com. Pre-registering will help the leaders provide enough supplies, equipment and copies of the handouts.
You will be welcome to the workshops whether or not you’ve pre-registered, if there is space. However if you don’t pre-register, there may not be enough supplies and you won’t receive the handout until the following week.
2014 Workshop Schedule
See 2014 Workshop Schedule on the right of this screen for workshop details.
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Directions to Peinhardt Living History Farm in Cullman, Alabama
See Driving Directions on the right of this screen.
3-Dimensional Needle Felting
On Saturday March 15, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m., the Huntsville Fiber Guild will present 3-Dimensional Needle Felting at 3314 Charity Lane, Toney, Alabama. We will be making a simple bird nest and egg. We have a limited number of felting needles available to use and a few available for purchase. If you have your own needles, please bring them along. Brown and white fleece will be provided free of charge. Kirsten has tons of gorgeous dyed fleece available for purchase if you’re interested.
Driving directions: In Huntsville, take Pulaski Pike towards Toney. Turn right onto Charity Lane. Turn right onto dirt drive at the sign for Kirsten’s Kennel. Follow the drive down and turn right after the woods break. Continue on, the kennel will be on the left.
Other Learning Opportunities
On Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., Basket Classes continue at the Huntsville Madison County Senior Center. The classes meet in the Ceramics Room.
On Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Weaving Classes continue at the Huntsville Madison County Senior Center, meeting in the Weaving Room. Sign up at qranki @knology.net.
Workshops at Madison Public Library
On Friday March 28, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., the Madison Public Library will present Weave a Basket Around a Gourd; April 25, Bias Rectangle Loom Weaving; May 16, Weave a Melon/Egg Basket.
See WeavingBasics.tumblr.com for workshops as they are scheduled at Madison Public Library. The workshops at Madison Public Library are open to adults and youth ages 14 and up. See www.hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046 to learn the fees and to pre-register.
How to Do Things Workshops at Huntsville-Madison County Main Library
The Huntsville Fiber Guild will be presenting How to Do Things workshops at the Huntsville-Madison County Main Library on the second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The March 11 workshop is Paper Bead Earrings; April 8, Paint a Quote Tote; May 13, Dragon Boats.
See WeavingBasics.tumblr.com for workshops as they are scheduled at the Huntsville-Madison County Main Library. These workshops are open to adults and youth ages 14 and up. See www.hmcpl.org or call 256-461-0046 to learn the fees and to pre-register.
North Alabama Agriplex Home School Programs
The North Alabama Agriplex presents programs for home schoolers. I have agreed to help them with two upcoming programs: Wednesday April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Spinning on the Drop Spindle and Wednesday May 14, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Arm Knitting. The parents must stay with their children during these programs. These two programs are open to children ages 9 and up. If you are willing to help with either of these programs, e-mail CullmanFiber @yahoo.com.
We’re Just Beginning – Join Us
The Cullman Fiber Guild has been meeting regularly since April 2010. On January 25, we adopted Bylaws and Standing Rules. On February 22, we elected the first officers. So, we really are just beginning. To receive the full newsletter at no charge by e-mail, send a request to CullmanFiber @yahoo.com.
To Receive the Cullman Fiber Guild Newsletter on Paper
We will mail paper copies of the newsletters to those who do not receive e-mail. The first newsletter will be mailed at no charge. We publish 11 newsletters a year, January through November. If possible, we ask that those who need paper copies of the newsletters, help with the costs of photocopying and mailing, $13 for 11 issues. If you’re interested, but unable to pay, we are able to continue mailing your newsletters thanks to the generosity of some members. We are in the process of organizing, so e-mail CullmanFiber @yahoo.com for details of receiving the paper newsletter, or wait for the April newsletter. E-mailed newsletters are still free!
April Newsletter Deadline
Tuesday March 25, 5:00 p.m., is the deadline for contributions to the April newsletter. Send contributions by e-mail to CullmanFiber @yahoo.com.
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