Posts made in February, 2014

Retrospective–Edwina Bringle

Posted by on Feb 22, 2014 in News

Going to North Carolina this summer? Plan ahead!

Many of you will remember Edwina Bringle from Colorado Weavers Day 2012 (featured speaker) and the workshop with Elda Kohls last fall, when she became a member of RMWG. Edwina will have a retrospective exhibit in the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery of The Toe River Arts Council. The Spruce Pine Gallery is located at 269 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC (828.765.0520).

Dates and Times: August 7 through September 20, 2014. Opening reception August 16, 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours: 10:30am to 5:00pm , Tuesday – Saturday.

More information (more details available later on): http://www.toeriverarts.org/exhibits-and-events-schedule/

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Colorado State Button Society

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in News

Colorado State Button Society Annual Show and Sale.
April 5-6, 2014
at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Stapleton North
4040 Quebec Street, Denver
Saturday 11-7pm, Sunday 11-4
$5 entry works for both days.
Vintage and new buttons on display and for sale
9 National Dealers
Contact: jane.e.hill@gmail.com

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January Fund Raisers a Success!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in News

The Silent Auction in January brought in $132 for the guild.
The yarn sale selling donated yarns brought in $171 totalling $323 for the guild.

Thank you to all of you who participated by donating and by buying! Plus, we were able to donate a lot of raw materials for the knitting group Ann Lederer’s group to use. Good Job, members!

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Outreach Volunteers, Past and Future

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Outreach

OUTREACH

The Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild worked 182 hours at the 2014 National Western Stock Show. We got contact information from new people to let them know about our guild and our annual guild sale. With that many hours and all of those people coming by, I am confident that we have educated a great many people. Good Job to all Volunteers!

We have more opportunities coming up:
Broomfield Heights Middle School has asked us to do weaving with 2 classes of 6th graders. We have the plan set but can use volunteers to help execute it. We will train you, you just have to like kids! The date is Thursday, February 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 at the school. Contact Meri Moller, Outreach Coordinator
The Gathering of the Guilds will be held on Sunday, April 27th at the Boetcher Mansion. This is an opportunity so sell your wares. A cost of 15% of your proceeds is requested in lieu of a rental space. Admission is $5 and free to guild members. Many guilds participate. If you are interested, contact Meri Moller, Outreach Coordinator before February 17th.
Greenwood Village is having a 100 year celebration on Saturday, May 3rd from 11:00 – 2:00. They would like to have a weaver and a spinner to demonstrate at their event. The demo loom can be available for this. If you are interested contact Meri Moller, Outreach Coordinator.

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Need Volunteers for Guatemalan Weaving Demonstration

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Outreach

Friendship Bridge is a nonprofit organization that supports women in Guatemala through education and microfinance. We are based in Lakewood Colorado but have more than 20,000 clients in Guatemala. About 25% of our clients are artisans, specializing in beautiful textiles.

In April, we will be hosting our annual fundraising event in Denver. I am looking for someone who can demonstrate back strap weaving as tradition in Guatemala. Or even foot loom weaving. We nee dsomeone who specializes in backstrap or footloom weaving that could demonstrate for a few hours to our audience. We have many people attending who are VERY interested in this art and the culture behind it.

Our event is April 24, and we would be looking for a few weavers from 5:30-7:30p.m. (arrive at 4:30p.m. to set up, would pack up after 7:30p.m. when our formal presentation on stage starts). I would love for them to simply be weaving throughout our social hours – while people are munching on appetizers, bidding on silent auction and shopping at our Guatemalan marketplace. I am specifically looking for people who can weave in the tradition of our Guatemala clients and be able to answer the odd question that a guest might have. I’ve attached a few pictures of our clients just to give you an idea. For more information, email Tori at tbarnett@friendshipbridge.org.


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