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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Local INNOVATIVE THREADS GROUP (evenings) to meet on second Mondays at St. John's Church

At a meeting of the local Kingston INNOVATIVE THREADS GROUP last evening, November 11th, the members in attendance agreed that meetings will continue on the second Monday of each month through June 2014. Meetings are now moved to ST. JOHN'S CHURCH HALL from St. Lawrence College as agreed by the members attending the Nov. 11th meeting. The church offers a safe and centrally located place to meet that is a good solution for members as agreed. The goal is to have as many local, threads and stitch interested members/guests out to meetings as possible...won't YOU join the group and enjoy some networking time?
 
Membership/attendance is open to everyone and YOU are most welcome and invited to join the group members for evenings of social fun, sharing of new work and an opportunity to chat, learn from one another and enjoy each others company. The next meeting is December 9th at 6:30 pm.

A vote was taken of members in attendance on Nov. 11th, and a donation of $20 per person for the yearly "dues" for the group was established. The dollars collected from all regular members are to be donated in full to the St. John's Church as a thank you for offering us the meeting space each month.
 
Meetings may be in the lower Church Hall or alternatively in a Sunday School classroom if Church activities take precedence. Entry will be through "side door" at 6:30ish pm...unless the main front doors of the church are open. Parking is along Church Street or at the end near sports field.
 
 
December 9th, 2013
Those attending the evening should bring a treat to share and Holiday Smiles.
There will be a DEMO by Diane Hogan on her use of "WASP NEST" "fabric" in new work.
 
January 14th, 2014
 Lee Goodchild will share a demo of Long and Short Embroidery Stitch (or her favourite variation). You will b advised about supplies in December if required (fabric, needles, floss, scissors etc)
 
 
Volunteers to demo or share a technique they love are always welcome. There is not a FORMAL program. The ITK group does have an extensive library to share with members.  (Soon a library box will be chosen, and location of the group's books will be at the Church if all goes as planned)
 
Please plan to join members in ITK if you have time and would like a great opportunity to network with like minded fibre friends. Meetings start at 6:30 and may be cancelled in case of inclement weather.
 
ITK Day Group meetings continue at the St. John's Church Hall on the fourth Tuesday from 10:30 - 3 pm...and you are welcome at either or both groups. The "dues/donation" from the evening group mentioned above do not apply to the day group which may have their own membership policies re:  monetary donations. 

Please contact Donna Hamilton at Hamilton@queensu.ca for details or with questions. Donna belongs to both groups and maintains the email/contacts list of members.  (Donna can add you to the email list of notifications if you ask.)

Join local artists JANE OWEN and JUDITH CLELAND for Holiday Exhibition


Holiday Fibre Art SHOW AND SALE
Kingston Frontenac Public Library
FOYER, Second Level
December 2013 - Closed for Christmas
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1-5 pm
 
Call the Library for details of Christmas hours/closing dates.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

6 Squared Exhibition opens this coming weekend at Smith Robinson Building downtown Kingston

HomePage - event info
 
Please plan to mark your calendar and attend the opening of the Public Sales of 6 Squared Art this coming weekend - November 16th - 11 am - 6 pm.
 
Each piece of 6" square art is $20 and supports the Kingston Seniors Association. All 700+ pieces may be previewed online at http://6squared.ca/
 
Art Pick-up begins on November 20th before the ongoing online sales begin.
 
Smith Robinson Building (formerly S & R Dept. Store)
at the corner of Princess Street and Ontario St.

You do not want to miss two stellar Exhibitions in Kingston and Belleville this fall

Please make time in your busy fall schedules for a visit to two of the most beautiful Fibre Arts Exhibitions I have seen in quite awhile... EVOLVING TRADITIONS, Quinte Fibre Artists Group opened last week at the John M. Parrott Gallery at the Belleville Public Library (see posting below) and SOULPLAY (details below in a previous post) has opened today at the Window Art Gallery, Kingston School of Art.
 
Both shows show a large number of truly wonderful pieces created by very talented Ontario Fibre Artists. While the numbers of techniques vary in each show, both share the diversity, the wide ranging talent of the individual artists and a commitment to putting strong, colourful and well executed art out for the public to enjoy.
 
I hope you will make time to be there during the run of each Exhibition and perhaps a piece or two to your fibre collection.