Of Purses_ Poems_ and Prose Access Arts Update

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					May, 2007

The Tie-Up

Volume 25, Number 9

Celebrating 60 Years Next Guild Meeting
May 15, 2007 7:00 p.m. St. Andrew’s Church 914 West Blvd. S. Columbia, Missouri

Founded January 9, 1947

Of Purses, Poems, and Prose
Because the January program was cancelled due to the weather, the May program will combine two themes: purses and literary examples of weaving, spinning, felting, or anything related to fiber. On the subject of purses, members are asked to bring their favorite patterns, tips, finishings, or examples of interesting purses. What techniques or materials do you like to work with? How do you make your product fashionable? What ingeneous features do you incorporate in your bags? Come show us! In addition to the pocketbook visions, we invite our fiber bibliophiles to share prose, poetry, fairy tales, essays, and other literature related to fiber arts. Tell us a story. Take us back to simpler times. Inspire us with verse. Come share with us!

Hospitality for February meeting:
Rita Morgan Robin Quint

Access Arts Update
Don’t forget the Access Arts Fundraiser May 20, 2007. Plan to attend Access Arts’ First Annual Spring Fundraiser -- and please consider donating a piece of art for sale. Art items will be auctioned off during the celebration on the campus of Access Arts on Sunday, May 20th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. Access Arts, Columbia's community arts school, provides quality instruction to any member of our area (adults and children) with classes in photography, weaving, ceramics, jewelry making, and more. They try to keep their tuition prices down so all members of our community can have access to art instruction. Please consider donating today! Thanks to all the folks who joined us for the guild’s latest Access Arts fiber studio cleaning on April 1st. This is a service project for the guild and a "thank-you" to Access Arts for hosting so many of our weavers. We plan to clean on the first Sunday in March, June, September and December. We'll meet at 1:30 p.m. at Access Arts and vacuum, dust, scrub and polish. A reminder announcement will appear in the Tie-Up each quarter. June 3 is the date for the next clean-up. Since we just cleaned in April, things probably will go quickly for this cleaning. See you June 3rd!


Deadline for Tie-Up submissions is the 25th of each month. Email your articles to <williams.jeanandbill@>

Columbia Weavers & Spinners Guild

P.O. Box 124 Columbia, MO 65205

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format. The date will be sent to the email list. The next general meeting will be Sunday May 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Lenoir Community Center (across Hwy. 63 from the BCH Museum). The agenda will be jurying, pricing of sale inventory, tags, quality control, funds, promotion, and other details. Amy’s May brainstorming session relating to finishing, fiber, color, and ideas for new sale items is Thursday, May 10th, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Sign-up with Amy is required as the group is limited to four ExSale members.

Study Groups
Designing Weavers
The Designing Weavers will be at the Orr Street Studios (106 Orr St. downtown-ish) on Tuesday May 8 at 7:00 p.m. to view the film "Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision". Go to <> for more information. Join us for the documentary and drinks afterward. For information, contact Rose Roberts at 573-445-0636.


For information on what the Feltmakers are up to next, contact Ruth Walker at <> or call 573-4492940.


Fiber Arts

The Fiber Arts group will meet Wednesday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. at the studio of Edwinna Prinster, rug hooker. She has planned a hands-on make-it-and-take-it project for us guaranteed to get us hooked. Her fabulous home-based studio is about 25 minutes east of Columbia. It will be worth the drive, both for the program and to see her studio and her gallery of rugs. You won't want to miss this! Let Suza know if you plan on attending so we can have enough supplies. Suza is coordinating carpooling. Contact her soon at <>. Study group coordinator, Paula McFarling 874-0982.

The Knitters Study Group will celebrate Harry Truman's birthday by meeting on Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 p.m. in the Access Arts weaving studio. Bring your current knitting project and join this spirited group for an evening of knitting and discussion. Contact person: Jenny Sennott, 573-682-2239.

Guild Equipment Rentals:
Columbia Weavers & Spinners Guild has the following equipment available for members: Four shaft table loom: $10/month Eight shaft table loom: $12/month Spinning wheels: $10/month Carder: $10/month Knitting machine: $10/month Triangular frame loom and stand: $10/month Hat blocks: $2/week Hat brim blocks: $2/week Most items are stored at Access Arts. Call Wayne Pfeffer, 573-682-2239, to rent this equipment.

Holiday Exhibition and Sale Group

Our Guild's 18th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale will be held November 9-11, 2007 at the Boone County Historical Society Museum, Nifong and Ponderosa near Hwy. 63. Any new members are encouraged to attend these meetings, as the cut-off date for full participation is June. Nearly all meetings will be held the last Sunday of the month. Jurying guidelines and other information are available on our website. Much of our information will be by email, so contact Ann McGinity at <> to be on the list for 2007. Feel free to contact our mentor, Amy Preckshot, for ideas and input on sale items. Our study group will have an Advisory meeting at Amy Preckshot’s place, to discuss the current sale’s outline and

Advertising rates for the Tie-Up:
$2.50 – business-card size $5 – quarter page $10 for half page $15 for three-quarters page $20 for full page

Members may place classified ads (jpeg or gif format) to sell extra equipment or goods at no charge. For non-members there is a $2 fee for such an ad. Email Jean Williams, Tie-Up editor, for more information <>

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More Study Groups:
More Than Four
More Than Four Study Group will meet Tuesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. at 3700 Lenoir So, Maplewood Apts. 114. We welcome members and guests whose interests cover the whole spectrum of weaving. We love to share what we have discovered over many years of study. Call 449-8514 if you wish to share your ideas with us. Amy Preckshot, coordinator.

Hospitality for 2007-2008
Do you enjoy socializing after guild meetings? Do you like healthful snacks while you meet and greet? Do you crave chocolate at 8:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month? Time to sign up for bringing in those munchy morsels for the next calendar year. I'd like to get three people for each month. Call me -Rose Roberts- at 445-0636 or send an e-mail to me at <> to reserve a coveted date. The sign up sheet will also be at guild meetings.

CWSG 60th Anniversary Exhibition Take Down Reminder
Sunday, May 13 is the last day of our 60th Anniversary Exhibition at the Boone County Historical Society Museum. We will take down the exhibition the following day, Monday, May 14, at 11:00 a.m. Please pick up your artwork between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (the earlier the better) or arrange to have someone pick up your piece. Please call Jenny Sennott (573-682-2239) for alternate arrangements. Thank you to all of you who helped and to all who submitted a piece. It was an excellent representation of our Guild.

For those of you who are closet math fanatics, check out this link from Ruth Walker < html>. It’s an article entitled “Algebraic Expressions of Handwoven Textiles” by Lana Schneider and is very interesting!

Funding Assistance
Thanks to a generous donation by long-time guild member Verna Wulfekammer, the Verna Wulfekammer Memorial Trust Fund was set up to provide support for fiber-related educational activities for the benefit of guild members and other artists. The trustees meet four times a year to appropriate funds to applicants. For information or applications, contact current Wulfekammer Trustees” Sammy Eber (573-4430820), Vicki Smith (573-449-6982) and Debbie Prost (573-443-1731). The Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild Educational Scholarship Fund was initially begun as the Lois Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Later the Helen Carter and Helen Solter Memorials were added. This memorial fund provides funding for scholarships for guild members for fiber-related activities. For information and applications, contact current administrators Jenny Chicone (573-449-0368), Lois Goldschmidt (573-446-2176), or Maggie Walter (573-999-0663), or pick up an application at the guild library at Access Arts.

Alpaca Day June 23rd , 2007
Sponsored by Mid-Missouri Alpaca Alliance Hosted by Osage Alpacas (Rob Long) 275 East Mauller Road Columbia , MO 65202

There will be demonstrations and animals, fiber and products for sale. Time to be announced later. Watch the newspaper for details or contact Linda Coats <>.

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Outreach Committee Issues
Shelda Eggers, President As I mentioned at our last meeting, we have not been able to fill the position of "Outreach Committee Chairperson" for the past couple years. As I read through the description in the guild handbook, I think I can see why! There's a lot for one person to do. The job was clearly planned for a committee. As written, the description says that "The Outreach Committee shall be responsible for promotional activities for the guild." These activities are defined in three areas: Demonstrations, Brochures, and Publicity. For Demonstrations, the committee schedules participants for demonstrations, sees that a loom is warped and transported to/from the site, obtains the banner from the president (who does not currently have the banner, but that's another issue) and displays it, has guild brochures available along with other promotional materials, submits news articles of demonstrations and acknowledgements of demonstrators in the guild newsletter. For Brochures, the committee sees that the membership brochure is up-to-date and in good supply, makes the brochures available to members and distributes to local fiber teachers and shops, and sees that a brochure is on display at the Daniel Boone Regional Library. To clarify, this is the promotional brochure encouraging folks to join the guild, not the membership booklet handed out to members. For Publicity, the committee will submit monthly meeting announcements to the local newspaper, etc. for publication in the calendar or meeting section, and submits guild news, events and schedules to national fiber journals, for publication in the calendar or news section. I suspect that we would all agree that at least some, if not all, of these activities are relatively important to the guild. I'm hoping we can troubleshoot this problem and get a group of people working as a committee or individually to do this work. Your thoughts would be most welcome at our next meeting!

Weaving Equipment For Sale
Ø Ø Leclerc Metal Guides for sectional warping – 16/$20.00 Leclerc Colonial I Loom with Dobby – 60” weaving capacity, 12-harness. This comes with many extras. The loom is not fully assembled but has all the components and parts, bench and sectional warping beam. Serious inquiries please. All specifications for this loom can be found on the <> website. Leclerc Tension Box with English counter, extension and comb - $250. Leclerc Spool Rack with Thread Guide $200. Leclerc Warping Board 22.75” x 40.5” – accommodates up to 13 yards of warp - $90.


Inquiries please email <> or phone 417443-3617.

Directory Changes

New Members Betty Sundermeyer 12818 County Rd. 4021 Holts Summit, MO 65043 573-295-6033 <> Basic weaves and Multishaft weaves Margaret Coplen 1915 Hwy. 179 Jefferson City, MO 65109 573-636-4238. <> Interests: Basic weaves and multishaft weaving Naomi Sugino 114 W. Leslie Lane Columbia, MO 65202 573-256-2112 <> Interests: Basic Weaves Change of Address: Jean Sensinstaffar 312 E. McDowell St., Sturgeon, MO 65284

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Columbia Fiber Art Tour and Exhibits
Twelve Fiber Art exhibitions will take place simultaneously in downtown Columbia this summer to coincide with the International Surface Design Association (SDA) conference being held in Kansas City from May 31 to June 3. The Fiber Art Tour and Exhibitions (FATE) will run from June 1-June 30 and will feature such established and emerging fiber artists as Carol LeBaron, resist-dyed felt; University of Missouri professor Jo Stealey, sculptural handmade paper; Vicki Weaver, fiber sculptures; and Patti Shanks, cloth and paper, will all be featured in one-person shows at individual venues. Besides the one-person shows, a series of group shows will feature the work of Janet Ghio (contemporary narrative quilts); Leandra Spangler (contemporary baskets); Jenna Weston (sculptural works inspired by nature); Ruth Walker (felted hats), Luanne Rimel (photographic images on textiles); Annie Helmricks-Louder (narrative quilts) together with original work by University of Missouri graduate students. VENUES: 1. University of Missouri George Caleb Bingham Gallery A126 Fine Arts Exhibition: Endangered Species Artist: Carol LeBaron. May 29-August 9 2. Main Squeeze Natural Foods Café 28 South Ninth Street Exhibitor: Ann McGinity, basketry. June 1-30 3. Columbia Art League, 111 S. Ninth Ste 140 Exhibition Title: Figuratively Speaking Exhibitors: Annie Helmericks-Louder's contemporary quilts; Luanne Rimel, mixed media; Patrick Nolan, recycled cloth pieces; Paula Keintzel, mixed media fiber and paint work. May 1-June 29th 4. Cherry Street Artisan, 111 S. Ninth Ste 10 Exhibition Title: Connections Artists: Bob Hartzell, Nicole Ottwell, and Hannah Reeves. June 3-July 8 5. Bluestem Missouri Crafts, 13 S. Ninth Exhibitors: Leandra Spangler, sculptural baskets; Jenna Weston. sculptural handmade paper; and Ruth Walker, hand felted hats and bags. June 1-30 6. Tellers Restaurant and Gallery, 820 E. Broadway Artist: Josie Sullivan. June 4-30 7. Perlow Stevens Gallery, 812 E. Broadway Exhibition Title: Memoir Artist: Jo Stealey. May 22-June 30 8. Boone County National Bank, 720 E. Broadway Title: Common Thread Artist: Patti Shanks. May 7-June 8 9. First National Bank, 801 E. Broadway Exhibition Title: Surface, Structure & Space: Selections, First National Bank Collection Artists: : Lanny Bergner, Barbara Cooper, Ann Coddington Rast, Helen Solter, Leandra Spangler, Jo Stealey, Annie Young. May 21July 6, 2007 10. Poppy, 920-922 E. Broadway Exhibit: Spring Views Exhibitors: Janet Ghio, embellished art quilts; Gay Bumgarner, nature photographs (giclees on canvas); Craig Carey, painted neo-folk objects; Elizabeth Garvin contemporary jewelery. May 3- June 8, 2007 11. Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St. Exhibition Title: Descendants Exhibitor: Vicki Weaver, gut and mixed media. Dates: May 28-June 18 12. Stephens College Fashion Design Department Tour of working collection of garments from the early 20th century featuring surface design. June 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Guild Meetings

Guild meetings are held 7:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 910 West Blvd South, Columbia unless otherwise noted. You are urged to bring your weaving, spinning, or other projects to each meeting for Show and Tell. Besides recently made fiber projects, bring topic-specific examples of items to augment each program. In July and August, no formal meetings are scheduled.

Membership Form

Name :_________________________ Street: ______________________________ City ___________________________ State _____________ Zip_____________ Phone _______________________________ Email __________________________ __Basketry __Basic Weaves __Computers and Weaving __Dyeing __Feltmaking __More Than Four Shaft Weaving __Knitting __Marketing __Needlework __Papermaking __Spinning __Surface Design __Wool/Fiber Producer __Other__________________________


The Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild is open to all. The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30. Dues are set at the following levels: • $35/individual • $50/Patron • $60/household • $10/limited income • Free to all members over 80 years old Send check to CWSG at P.O. Box 124, Columbia, MO 65205.

Columbia Weavers & Spinners Guild P.O. Box 124 Columbia, MO 65205

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