Posts made in August, 2013

Englewood Education Foundation

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in News

The Englewood Education Foundation is celebrating over 20 years of supporting
Englewood Schools, in their work with children on reading, math, science, early
childhood development, reading skills programs, and much more. We look forward to
you joining us this year with your attendance at our event and your generosity in donating
silent auction items.

The Fall Fling will be November 9, 2013, 6:00p.m. at the Englewood City Center.
The funds we raise through our Fall Fling and Silent Auction help fund grants for teachers who desire to provide extra programs for our
children and we provide college scholarships for worthy graduates. In 2012-13, the
foundation funded more than $20,000. in creativity grants and over $15,000. to 2013
graduates of Englewood High School and 2012-13 Colorado’s Finest Alternative High
SchooL We also reach out to businesses and other local sponsors who assist us in
funding additional grants and projects.

One project, Kid quest, is a safe, inexpensive, innovative. academic program for
after school and summer care for our students K-7 which is supported in part by the
foundation. EEF also participates in various community-oriented projects and other
worthwhile endeavors.

To help us in this important endeavor, or if you have questions, please contact us
by October 18,2013 at the following:
Karen Miller, 303-781-9373 or Millkam
The Englewood Education Foundation office, 303-806-2042 or

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Props Help for Sale Needed!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in News


Would you like to have fun and be a part of the Annual Sale without having to spend a lot of time volunteering and attending meetings?
We are in need of people to assist with the following shifts for the props detail:

1. Help load the van and vehicles at the storage area on Wednesday evening October 23. You would need to be there by 4:30 P.M. This is where the fun begins.

2. Help unload the van and vehicles at the library at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 24.

3. Help load the van and vehicles on Saturday after the sale. This would start around 6:00 P.M. October 26

4. Help unload the props and put into the storage area October 26.

We are also in need of “door monitors”. This is a fun job–you just need to open the doors for those who are bringing the props in. You could even sit on a chair between door opening times. A great way to meet and greet RMWG members and a lot of laughs!

If you want to serve the guild by helping out in any of the above areas, please contact Nicki Scheurwater at
Nicki and Audrey

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Family Dye Day at the Art Museum

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Outreach

SPEND THE DAY AT THE DENVER ART MUSEUM! Volunteers needed to help with activities!

RMWG has a wonderful outreach opportunity to work with the DAM–

A Family Dye Day at the Dye Garden is scheduled for September 14 from 10-4 (regular museum hours are 10-5). A series of stations will be set up that need volunteers to help with the the activities out on the plaza (outside of the Hamilton Building entrance). There will be a few opportunities to explore natural dyes inside the museum. Here is the event listing with a picture of our Pop-up Dye Garden if you haven’t had a chance to visit it in person:

Here are the stations that we are developing at this point with a brief explanation. Except for the Indigo Dyeing, all stations will be out on the plaza:

1. Touch/Feel Dye Plants (Visitors can explore an array of dye plants, see the colors they produce, see samples of dyed fabrics)

2. Plants Steeping/Preparation for Dyeing (learn about the steps taken to prepare plants for natural dyeing)

3. Painting with Natural Dyes (Visitors can paint with natural dyes)

4. Compost (Eco) Dyeing/Bundle Dyeing (demonstration of compost and bundle dyeing techniques; visitors can take home instruction sheets to try at home)

5. Tour of the Dye Garden (with landscape architects that contributed to project; pick up creative tips on how to create your own dye garden on any scale)

6. Indigo Dyeing (visitors will be able to sign up to dye a bandana in the Lower Level Art Studio): Donna Brown will need help with this activity

The event runs from 10-4, so if we have enough volunteers to cover, we could easily divide it into a 10 AM-1 PM shift and a 1 PM-4 PM shift. We can expect that Education Department staff and interns will also be on hand to assist where needed.

Please contact Meri  Moller, Outreach Coordinator, if you are interested.  Email

RMWG volunteers will receive free parking for the day along with a ticket to visit the museum another time

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Sneffels Fiber Festival–Ridgeway, CO

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in News

Greetings from Ridgway, Colorado. Here’s an update on the Sneffels Fiber

Festival Dates: Friday, September 13th from noon till 7pm and on Saturday,
September 14th from 9:30am till 4pm.

Where: the Ouray County 4-H Events Center at the intersection of Highways
550 and 62 in Ridgway.

The vendor list so far:
Aizada Imports from Absarokee, MT
Barbara Manzanares from Medanales, NM
Bijou Basin Ranch from Elbert, CO
Bludamsel Fiberworks from Grand Junction, CO
Cat Mountain Fiber Arts from Ft. Garland, CO
Fire Mountain Fiber from Hotchkiss, CO
Fuzzi Bunni from Montrose, CO
Greensleeves Spindles from Provo, UT
Greenwood Fiberworks from Genola, UT
Heartfelt Creations from Montrose, CO
Lisa Knight from Placerville, CO
Lucy Boody Art from Ridgway, CO
Magpie Woodworks from Grand Junction, CO
Mora Valley Spinning Mill from Mora, NM
Nelson Wool Works from Cedar City, UT
Pagosa Peak Fiberworks from Pagosa Springs, CO
Pikes Peak Alpacas from Monument, CO
Raven Mavens from Grand Junction, CO
Suncrest Orchard Alpacas from Palisade, CO
The Felted Dog from Pueblo, CO

* Food from The True Grit Cafe
* Silent Auction
* Workshops and demonstrations of knitting and double knitting, felting,
crochet, spinning, weaving, and the harvesting and processing of wool.
* Live Animals! Alpacas, sheep, angora rabbits, llamas, yaks and even a
* Admission is FREE

There’s something for everyone at the Sneffels Fiber Festival. Join us in
beautiful Ridgway and enjoy all the creative and beautiful works of art.
For more info, contact Susie with Weehawken Creative Arts at 970-325-4005
or You can also look online at or

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Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Outreach

Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center– Fairplay, CO

“Supporting and promoting awareness in people of all ages about green energy generation, conservation of the environment, native wildlife and plant life, horticulture and domestic livestock.”

We are a resource for teaching about sustainable practices and we are looking for a way to use fiber, as well as to teach others about the fiber and animals and tie it into sustainable practices. We use the beans for fertilizer in our greenhouse, mostly hydroponic applications. If we could encourage a group in our area, we have some teachers and others interested in learning fiber arts. The fiber artists I have as contacts are all so super busy, they would love to do something but time is restrictive.

I have a 8 harness loom, a warp board, am borrowing the Montessori Louet wheel, have a smaller loom for kids, and drop spindle and wet and needle felting supplies. I have the warp to set up for a rug on the loom ready to go.

If you are interested in teaching classes or workshops in the fiber arts, contact

Kirsten Springer, Managing Director
Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center
2234 Busch Run Rd, PO Box 995
Fairplay, CO 80440
office: 719-838-0431
home office: 719-836-1543
cell: 970-389-4833

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