• NUMBER 8 •
August, 2021
Cheri Jolivette
Dear members: after 1 1/2 year absence of live meetings for CFG we are going to meet together again on Sept. 8. I have been in the sanctuary of Grant Park Baptist Church and it is spacious, with individual chairs. You may move your chair to give yourself space… we will be SAFE! All will wear masks. We will also attempt to zoom the meeting, for those of you who cannot come…. Please come and enjoy our fellowship.

At our meeting, we will elect a slate of Officers. We have all positions filled, except for President-Elect. 
Please consider stepping up for this position. You may be nominated from the floor, or call me at 503-524-5419 and I will put you on the slate. Your first year is easy! As President you will receive lots of help from rest of the board. Remember, you can delegate work… we need continuity to keep our Guild working. I have spoken to many of you , about 50 of you, and you declined. Someone MUST step up, or our Guild will weaken and die in a year.. that means no more Creative Wearables, no more High Fiber Diet, no more Surface Design…….

Also we are adding some items to our 52 year old bylaws to be more inclusive. Read them and prepare to vote on them at the meeting.

See you again at Grant Park Baptist Church!
2021-2022 Slate of Officers

President: Susan Allen
President-Elect:       ??
Treasurer: Beth Wells
Secretary: Lottie Smith
Past President: Cheryle Jolivette
Asst. Treasurer: Linda Hansen
Online Exhibits: Jill Hoddick
Publicity: Elizabeth Glaser
Membership: Carolyn Walwyn
Newsletter: Sue Redhead
Program: Karen Miller
Program Elect Committee:  Emily Stevens, Peggy Ellis, Lottie Smith
Outreach: Katie Walwyn
Webmaster: Judith & Doug Quinn Garnett
Business Meeting Information
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Our Bylaws have probably not been added to since they were originally written. Amended yes, The committee used the Modern Quilt Guild Bylaws for reference in an attempt to update our bylaws to better reflect guild needs in 2021 and beyond. Attached is a copy of the Guild By-laws with proposed changes from the Board. Changes include the following:

Article IV Membership Section 3
Amending the Membership levels to include a Student Membership Level. The proposal is a 50% discount, however, that will be addressed next fiscal year when the Standing Rules are reviewed.
Article VI. Officers and Elections.  
Section 4
  • Amending to remove the 2 year limitation for members of the board. The change is made for the following reasons:
  1. Board members are voted on each year, hence an opportunity to initiate change
  2. More financial transparency is available than when the Bylaws were originally written
  3. The addition of the removal procedure provides direction if there are issues with a board member (see section 6)
Section 6
  • Addition of additional language regarding vacancies on the board occurring through resignations or removal. It is felt that it is the responsibility of the board to remove an board member that is not performing the duties to the guild.
Article VIII. Meetings.  
Section 1
  • Removed the month meetings are held and replaced with quarterly
Section 2
  • Removed month of the Annual meeting and replaced with language referencing the final meeting of the year
Article IX. Finance. This entire section is new
Section 1 Budgeting
Section 2 Financial reporting and transparency
Section 3 Definition of income types and parameters for working with excess funds
Section 4 Conflict of Interest (Attached as a separate document)
Article X. Maintenance of Guild Records. This entire section is new
Section 1 Permanent records and documents included
Section 2 Limitation of time physical financial records are maintained
Section 3 Indefinite retentions of statistics and data and guild busienss
Article X. Photography Policy. This entire section is new, directing the new board to develop a Photography Policy.
Please click on the red boxes below to read
Please read minutes from
June quarterly meeting.
Treasurer's Report for July 2021
September Meeting
September 8
Grant Park Baptist Church 9-12AM

Grant Park Baptist Church
2728 NE 34th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Directions from downtown Portland:
Take I-84 East. Exit at 33rd Ave. North.
Drive past Grant Park.
At next light turn right onto Knott St. you will see church at 2728 NE 34th Ave.
Park across the street in parking lot.
Oregon felt maker Kristy Kun is speaker and workshop presenter in September. We will meet at This is a large sanctuary space with lots of room to spread out and mask. At the moment it is planned to be an in person quarterly but given the increasing delta virus we may need to make it virtual at the last minute. We are still working on how to do a hybrid meeting. We will keep people informed. 
You Are Invited
Member Mingle
Invites you
Summer Garden Afternoon Tea

New members come meet and mingle and find out more about the Guild. After so many months of Zoom meetings (!), we are inviting old members to join in welcoming and getting to know our new members! 

Date: August 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Home of Cheri Jolivette
15783 SW Rockrose Lane, Tigard 

Bring a small piece from your stash to contrast with our “overwhelming” RED fabric giveaway!!!! 

RSVP: Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough cookies!
Just send an Email to: sallenow1@gmail.com
Tips From Your Vice President
Susan Allen
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How do you store those left over bindings and ribbons? 
I prefer to keep them as flat as possible and found by winding them on empty toilet paper rolls they stay flat. I pin the end through the roll to keep them from unwinding. 
The rolls can be stored in a drawer, on a shelf, on a rack, or pinned to your design wall for auditioning them for next use! 
News From Your Program Chairperson
Karen Miller
As I am sure you all understand arranging this years and next years programs has been and still is something of a moving target. I do have speakers and workshops set for this coming year but details change almost daily. As it stands now we will have a Zoom presentation in December from David Owens Hastings. I have invited garment designer Diane Ericson to join us from Ashland in March, to do freeform draping and detailing on wearable art. June was to have been two three-day classes with Kerr Grabowski on her signature improvisational screenprinting. She called today and asked to work with me to develop two sessions of a live Zoom presentation instead. Having learned a lot this year about what can be done this way we agreed this will be safer and in some ways easier. September will be one (or two) classes with the fabulous stitcher Susan Brandeis, author of the wonderful book Threads. I am relieved that we still have such great opportunities ahead. We have a genuine committee beginning to plan for the following year. 
Mary Arnold 
is delighted to announce that her piece, Rockin' Raven has been selected for Martha Sielman's new book about birds that will hopefully be published in 2023.
Karen Miller has a blog article in the Surface Design Association about her vestment project.
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Karen Miller's quilt "Lost in the Land of Lizards" was selected for the SAQA Global exhibit Fur, Fangs, Feathers and Fins.
Deadline for Online Gallery August 10
the Color of COVID
Our Second CFG Member Gallery is Almost Here!

"The Color of COVID" is the theme for the next CFG Member Gallery. Submissions open July 1st and continue until August 10. The exhibit will go live on our website September 1st. We hope you will share some of the fiber work you have made in the past 18 months. We are looking for all things fiber - such as art quilts, weavings, wearables, felting, and surface design, paper, wood etc. Artwork will be juried by the Exhibit Committee. 

To complete the submission form you will need a good photo of your piece which focuses on the art, title, dimensions, and a 250 character or less artist statement about the work. You can enter up to three pieces each quarter.
Submission Form link https://forms.gle/qB66hLoNwUqeA1tDA

If you haven't seen our first exhibit, please go to the website to check it out. We have a very talented group of artists in this guild. You too can be in our next Member Gallery! Please contact Jill Hoddick at hoddick@up.edu if you have any questions.
High Fiber Diet Group
A collection of color quilts called Vibrant Fibers will be on exhibit at The Corvallis Art Center from August 12th through September 26th. 
Please check the gallery website for current hours due to possible covid restrictions. (https://theartscenter.net/vibrant-fiber/

These pieces have been selected from the five color exhibits that High Fiber Diet has put together over the past several years. There will be an artist talk on August 12th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. 

The opening reception will be on August 19th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm.
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Pushing Through the Blues,
by Kimberly Connelly 
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The Green Gate,
by Lulu Moonwood-Murakami
Life Takes Us on Many Journeys

There is nothing like the excitement of a red dot on a gallery tag. It means SOLD! Artist Kimberly Connelly engaged in an interesting conversation with a viewer at Latimer during our open house reception and the visitor ended up purchasing the artwork. How exciting is that?????  

You too can engage with this piece, and others in the Journeys exhibit, at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook until September 5th. Plan a day at the Oregon Coast and spend an hour looking at art! The Center is open MWFS 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Double check Covid days/times at 503.842.8622.
photo credit      I Looked Away For a Moment created by
                Kimberly Connelly    60 x 36 inches
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Wearables Group
We will meet on August 16th at 10 am. Our speaker this month is Kathy Powell. She will share the history of and her love of Blog coats. The meeting will be both virtual at the Zoom café and at her house. An reminder will go out the week before with the address.
Be ready to share the projects you've been working on for the last few months as well as materials you would like to donate/trade. Reminders with the Zoom and physical address will be sent out the weekend before (same address as last month). If you aren't already on the mailing list, contact Jane Wolfe at 
If you would like to see any of our challenges, click here. Our annual challenge due September 1st is Layered, Wild and Reused.
Everyone is invited to stay in touch and share projects on our Facebook page at Creative Wearables Group.
Member's Request for Assistance
 Selling an antique spinning wheel (not currently functional)and accessories. Looking for resources to find buyers. 
The Fine Print
Please send items for publication in the newsletter to:
The Columbia FiberArts Guild meets quarterly in March, June, September and December. No newsletter is published in those months. The newsletter is published seven times a year: October, November, January, February, April, May and a combined issue in July/August. Deadline for articles i6 around the 10th day of the month of publication. 
2020-2021Executive Board & Committee Chairs
President:  Cheri Jolivette
President Elect: Susan Allen
Secretary: Lottie Smith
Treasurer: Joanne Carpenter 
Past President: Gloria Richardson
Exhibits: OPEN
Historian: Lynn Deal 
Membership: Carolyn Walwyn
Newsletter: Deb Sorem 
Outreach: Katie Walwyn
Program: Karen Miller
Program Elect:   
Publicity: OPEN
Webmaster: Doug Garnett &
Judith Quinn Garnett
CFG Board Meetings 
Meetings are held monthly on the first Monday when there is no quarterly meeting and are open to the membership to attend. Contact the President for more information.
Committees are: Exhibits, Historian, Membership, Newsletter, Outreach, Programs, Publicity and Webmaster
Minutes of meetings are posted in the CFG Newsletter.

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