Thursday, November 12, 2015

November 2015 Newsletter

Well, hello there, and happy fall to you all!  It's a blustery day out there, but we'll all live to tell about it.

The Quilt Show:

Well, the results are in, and we had yet another successful, well attended show!  Congratulations to you all!  We are discussing what adjustments we'll be making for next year, and what has worked so far.  If you have any input on this, please let us know.  Next year's show may possibly be October 10 - 24, 2016.  Still in the "checking it out" phase.  Thank you to all who made this a success, worked in all of the areas such as set up, take down, advertising, go between with the art league, demos, etc.  Many hands make light work!

Latest Challenge:

We are looking for ideas for our next challenge.  Joan gave an excellent suggestion:  Choose a book title as inspiration, and go from there, with a 96" maximum perimeter measurement.  Don't quote me on this yet, but I BELIEVE this is the next challenge.  We're looking for a catchy title for this challenge.

Madeline Island School of the Arts:

We discussed how much fun, and how educational this school is.  They cover many subjects over the year, and fiber arts is taught during the summer.  Go to for more information.  This school is in La Pointe, Wisconsin.  Several of our members have attended and rave about it.  Check it out!

Denise Havlan's Class:

I was fortunate enough, along with several other Divas, to be able to attend Denise's class.  Oh, what fun!  Although we were all given basically the same materials (backgrounds differed), they all came out so amazingly different and beautiful!  This was the aspen class that she teaches which incorporates colored pencil, ink and fabric paint.  Can't wait to see them all finished.  When that happens, I'm sure Denise would love to see a photo of it.

Signing Out:

Okay, this is short and sweet.  Our next meeting will be on Monday, November 23rd at 7 pm at the Naperville Art League (508 North Center Street, Naperville) with a $3.00 "cover" charge.  Bring your show and tell, please.  Also, ideas for demos whether they are ones you'd like to see, or ones you'd like to demo for us.  Thanks.  Makes it more interesting and educational.

There will be no meeting in December!

Happy holidays.

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