Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I know it's not quite April yet, but as long as I have the info, I'm passing it on to you!
Thank you very much, Linda, for sending me the notes for the meeting last night.  Sorry I missed it, but my mother had doctor's appointments.

We welcomed 2 guests.
October show. Dates are being finalized. All Divas are encouraged to work on items for the show. Linda VanderKolk volunteered to head up publicity. Linda Kurz has updated guild lists for mailings. A quilt registration form will be used and due 1 month prior to the show.
Member list update. We hope to reconnect with past attendees. Laurie is updating the list.
April 22 movie night.  A great opportunity to bring a friend. “Who Does She Think She Is” will be shown. A signup sheet was passed around for set-up, treats and clean up. If you were not at the meeting, feel free to bring snack food. Cheryl will print Diva informational flyers to have available at the evening. The evening will be co-sponsored with the Naperville Art League.
Nature Artists Guild show at the Morton Arboretum is April 5 to 7.
White Oak Library in Romeoville is interested in displaying artists’ work.
Specs Eyeglass stores also display art.
There will be a spinning show in Sept. or Oct. at Pheasant Run.
Catherine Redford won some recent awards including Best Miniature at QuiltCon. Congrats! She will be teaching at AQS Des Moines.
Cheryl Slevoda will be taping four Quilting Arts TV shows and has several other projects pending. Super!
Show & Tell was fabulous. Dimensional challenge pieces were truly innovative.
Next meeting: Monday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.  Movie night.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 2013 Newsletter
Hello one and all!  My, how time does fly.  I just realized that the next meeting is in 2 days, and I haven't written the newsletter yet!  Argh!
February's Meeting was sort of quiet and shorter than usual.  We covered some interesting things so please read on so you can catch up with the happenings of the group.
Silent Auction Donation:  The Naperville Art League is requesting a piece or pieces of art, or contributions of money for the league.  They would like to buy cabinets, tables, invest in some safety measures, etc.  Yvette will scan the registration form and send it to me, and I will forward it to you,...as in you who may be interested in contributing to this fine organization that helps to keep a roof over our heads, and a venue to show our work.  You may bring your donation to the March Diva's meeting, or drop it off at the art center.  The drop off date is April 6th if you'd like to drop if off yourself.  I believe the silent auction is on April 13th.
June Demo:  Laura Lein Svencner:  It will cost Divas $125 for a 60 to 90 minute demo about collage, steps and the art through process.  We could perhaps split the cost, with Divas covering a portion from our "pot of gold", and the rest being split between those that are there.
April's Meeting will be a movie night!  This is on April 22nd at 7 p.m. at the Naperville Art League, as always.  "Who Does She Think She Is?" is a riveting documentary by Academy Award-winning producer Pamela Tanner Boll.  The film features five bold women who navigate what it means to nurture children and family, and keep the creative fire burning.  Tanner Boll's energetic camera documents artists' actual work, giving us a feel for the creative process.  This movie raises thought provoking questions about how art is valued in our modern culture.  the evening is co-hosted by the Naperville Art League and the Fiber Art Divas.  There is no charge.  Refreshments will be served.
See you there, and please don't plan on trying out your big hat or bee hive hairdo that night!
Three Dimensional Challenge Due at March Meeting!  Did you do it?  Is it finished?

Okay, that's it for tonight.  Not proofreading this, so if it's wrong at any point, please forgive me.
See ya!