Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Happy holidays to one and all!  The season started off with a blast of snow.  There's a part of me that knows that it's much needed to keep us from a drought, but there's another part of me that prefers not to shovel!  Our snowblower was in the shop!  Argh!  But I lived to tell about it, and am now here to tell you about the meeting that I missed.  Thank you, Linda, for providing me with notes.

How to inform the guild:

For those of you who would like to inform the guild of anything, upcoming event, about the next meeting, looking for something or info....  It's really not a hard thing.  Keep a recent email that has been sent to the group on hand.  When you need to contact the group, open it up, hit REPLY ALL, and it will go to everyone with email addresses.  It's that simple.
The reason I say this is because that as a general rule, I check my email pretty regularly.  But there are times when I'll go for days without, and it never fails that this is when someone will send me something urgent.  So, I encourage you to bypass me, and just talk to the group directly instead.
Another option is to set up your own Divas mailing list by entering the addresses in the directory that I sent to you a month or so ago.  Easy peasy!

Challenge Info:

Our latest challenge will be very interesting, thank you, Joan.  Choose a title of a book, and go from there.  Find inspiration from the title alone, or perhaps the content of the book!  Dimensions are as simple as a 96" perimeter maximum.  There are more details in the previous newsletter.

Wasco Show in June:

The Fiber Art Divas have been invited to submit garden/nature related works of small to medium size for the gallery in the garden center.  There will be more details coming in January.  It seems that all of us are inspired by nature, so this should be a very easy show to fill!  How exciting!

Burning Bush Gallery in Wheaton:

This gallery is exhibiting fiber art work, some of which are by Sharon Malec, Cynthia Boudreau, Natasha Lehrer Lewis, and Lela Luetger.  The gallery is located in the Gary United Methodist Church, 224 N. Main St, Wheaton, IL  (630-668-3100).   The gallery hours are Sundays 10-12:30, Monday - Friday 9 - 4, or by appointment at 708-705-8669.  I do not have any info as to the length of the show, only that the reception was November 29th.  (My bad!)

Naperville Art League's Gallery of Gifts holiday sale:

Is running from now through December 19th.  Lots of unique items, reasonably priced, include jewelry, ornaments, cards, fiber art, decor, wall art, and more.  Open Wednesdays through Sundays.  Check out the hours at

That's all the news that's fit to print!

There will be no meeting in December due to the holidays.  Our next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on January 25th, 2016.  Three dollars will help us continue to cover the cost of the room, please and thank you.  I wish you all a very merry winter, an extremely happy new year filled with all of your dreams come true.  Thank you for being a part of this group.  You all add so much to what makes us Divas!