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Note from Sheila O’Hara

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News

Dear Rocky Mountain Weaver’s Guild,

I want to send a sincere Thank You to all the guild members who took part in making my trip to Colorado so enjoyable. Everything went so smoothly thanks to all the preplanning that took place between the Guild and the Denver Art Museum and the Recycled Lamb and members of outside guilds as well. You all made me feel like “Queen for a Week.” :-) I enjoyed meeting everyone in person after months of e-mailing and also getting to know the students in the workshop better after three days. Thank you to all who came to my lecture at the museum and laughed at my jokes and sat through 500 slides! :-) Thanks to those of you who have added my artworks to their collections. I hope you enjoy the tapestries for many years to come.

I would like to thank in particular: Dale Zitech, Sandy Hutton, Tina Broderson, and Cheryl Nachtreib who were key in helping facilitate all that took place after Alice Zrebiec so kindly added my “nite flite” weaving to the Denver Art Museum collection in early 2013.

I am back home and immersed in the next project but am thinking back fondly on a great trip to Colorado. The road there and back was not rocky at all, but very smooth and enjoyable. Thanks again!

Sincerely
Sheila O’Hara
www.sheilaohara.com

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WEB Award Nominations Due April 18

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in News

Please get your nomination letter to Annie Scherer by April 18 for your nominee to be considered for this year’s award. No special format is required–just describe his/her contributions to the guild and the reasons you think he/she should be considered for the WEB Award.

The WEB award recognizes a Rocky Mountain Weavers’ Guild member who has interwoven her/his life into the guild. The nominee should not be a board member. Contact Annie Scherer ,President -Elect if you have questions or wish to submit a letter of nomination. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 18th, 2014. The awardee will be announced at the May 2014 meeting.

Past recipients of the WEB Award are listed in the guild yearbook.

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JHB Liquidation Sale in June

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in News

Nostalgia-Plus is selling the JHB property June 4-6 and June 21—see the ad at the link below! Fixtures, buttons, etc., are all being sold.

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More information will be available the week before the sale.

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Basket Weaving Outreach Opportunity

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Outreach

Hello Guild Members, looking ahead to October . . .
We received this inquiry from the American Society of Botanical Artists:
Our 20th anniversary national/international conference will be here in Denver this October. Our conference is 4 days long and consists of lectures, portfolio sharing, workshops and half day as well as full day classes. We are taking conference goers to the Plains Conservation Center to show them the native grasses, etc. that grow there. This tour in particular made me wonder if you have a group member who may be enthusiastic about sharing their basket weaving skills and the plants used in this process because it ties in nicely with the Plains Conservation Center Tour. The 18th of October from 8:30am to 3pm is a time frame I have available.
: www.asba-art.org
If any of you are interested, please contact me for more information.
Meri Moller
Outreach Coordinator

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Denver Post Article Mentions RWMG

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in News

Check it out!

The Denver Post mentions RMWG in an article on natural dyes: “Home craft: Natural dyes offer a burst of spring color”

Home craft: Natural dyes offer a burst of spring color

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