• NUMBER 7 •
July, 2021
Cheri Jolivette
Business Meeting Information
Please read minutes from
June quarterly meeting.
Treasurer's Report for June 2021
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
News From Your Program Chairperson
Karen Miller
Kristy Kun Workshop

Dates: Sept 9-11, 2021

Location: St Rita Catholic Church 10029 NE Prescott Portland 97220

$250 Workshop cost for three days 9:30-4:30 with an hour for lunch 

Max 14 students. $40 materials fee payable to instructor.

August 1 cut off date for registrations, register through our website.

After promising a wonderful class with Kristy Kun for several months with everything locked down we are pleased to offer an in person class for our first post pandemic meeting. It has been tricky to make the arrangements until venues became available but it looks promising. Kristy is familiar to many of you and she will be in Art in the Pearl immediately prior to this fabulous class so you are invited to drop in there as well. She is currently living in Ashland so we are lucky to have her with us. I was really excited to see what she has planned just for us!

Karen Miller
Workshop Information
Instructor: Kristy Kún
Workshop title: Reach Beyond the Surface
A study of texture and applications on forms with volume.
Medium: Feltmaking
Duration: 3 days
The objective of this workshop is to explore botanically inspired, three-dimensional surface textures, from lightweight to rigid and durable, with applications suitable for sculptural or wearable felted work. Resists will be used to create 3 dimensional hollow forms that will serve as the vessel for sampling these techniques. Students will create a series of small vessels over the course of the workshop, exploring a wide range of approaches. Focus will be given to the development to the student’s individual visions and personal aesthetic for further exploration at home.
Methods explored include:
  • Using a resist to create a hollow form
  • Laminating fabrics (also known as nuno or hybrid felting)
  • Encasing objects
  • Making and working with preliminary felt
  • Building and attaching solid felt forms
  • Color blending
  • Proper fulling
  • Using sizing to create rigidity and definition in delicate felt forms
A List supplies students will need to take the workshop:
student supplies list:
·      foam pad for needling 20cm x 30cm (roughly)
·      towels- Two bath and one hand size
·      salad bowl size container for water… something you can fit both of your hands in while holding a tennis ball
·      olive oil soap (small bar)
·      ball brauser or small water bottle sprinkler
·      Full Size sharp scissors that will cut through thick felt
·      three needle felting tool (No guard! Bring a simple tool, not the plastic Tulip brand one with a guard… they do not work for this technique.)
Or purchase from instructor during class
·      a small amount of fiber for embellishing… NO large tote bins of fiber. Instructor provides all other materials
Students who have participated in my Texture Techniques course will find the techniques presented in this workshop to be mostly new. We will not be working with prefelt as I do in my own work and have taught previously. Rather, students will gain experience working with carded wool batt that is easily purchased from local suppliers. Hooray!!! It will be good fun!
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News From Your Outreach Committee
Heading Here
Contact information:
Katie Walwyn 541-953-2412, ktwalwyn@comcast.net or Lynn Deal 503-388-5341, ideallyspeaking@yahoo.com
Next summer, eleven large, fiber art dioramas (4’h x 4’w x 6’l) will be commemorating the Columbia River as it flows between the Willamette and Snake Rivers. This invitational fiber arts exhibition, known as Exquisite Gorge 2 (EG2), is now in its second year of development and the brainchild of Maryhill Museum of Art Education Director Louise Palmero and the EG2 planning committee which includes CFG. 

One possible activity in 2022 could be a CFG members group tour during August, when all eleven dioramas will be at Maryhill Museum in Goldendale, Washington. If you might be interested in a group tour with other guild members, please call or e-mail Katie or Lynn (see above) before the Sept. 2021 guild meeting. Also, if you have or would like to gain experience developing a group tour, Katie and Lynn invite your input!  
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Kathie Kerler has a wall hanging titled “P is For Poppy and Periwinkle” juried into the Pictorial category of the International Quilt Festival in Houston
Kathie Kerler alsoI also has an entry titled "Baltimore Wreaths and Roses" accepted into the special exhibit "In the American Tradition."
Teresa Ruch invites you to a gallery show/sale at the Lakewood Center in Lake Oswego, Or.
July 10-30, 11 to 5. 
I will be doing a demo on July 11 5-6:30 along with other artists.
I will be in the gallery on July 15 from 11-5 and July 20 2-5pm. Come and see some new work.
Come along with Pam Pilcher's Edgar as he journeys over hill and dale to Tillamook for our reception 12-4 pm Sunday July 25.
Journeys at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center

Please mark your calendars for a return to in person artist receptions!  On Sunday July 25, 12-4pm we will have the opportunity to celebrate all that is fiber and our CFG special interest group, High Fiber DietTheir latest exhibit, Journeys, will be hung at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center in Tillamook June 29-September 5th. Current days and times are Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. Please check before you come for the latest changes. All Columbia FiberArts Guild members are encouraged to attend our reception and share this event with friends.

Questions? Contact Jill Hoddick at hoddick@up.edu
Tips From Your Vice President
Susan Allen
WHOOPS! I didn’t mean to do that……. 

Recovery from those “whoopsies” can be easy with a couple of tricks! 

 On the bottom (bobbin side), use your seam ripper to snip every
3rd or 4th stitch. Then, turn your piece over and pull the top thread! Voila! Undone!!!! 

My favorite tool for “whoopsies” is my Galaxy. It was originally designed as a mustache trimmer for men, and of course, we women created a purple version to rip seams quickly. It takes a single, AA battery which last forever! No sewing room should be without one! 

Forgive yourself, and decide to repair or start over! So simple! 
Member's Request for Assistance
Perhaps someone from the group can hep me. I found an old quilt top at a garage sale. It was filthy so I soaked in oxyclean and air dried. It has some damage but is mostly there. It is hand made of very small piecework. I’d like some guidance if it is worth restoring and or quilting. And who could do the repair work. I’m a bit intimidated in doing it myself. 

The damage is not from wear but from improper storage and it had been spilled on. Coffee or blood. I could tell it hadn’t been washed. Some of the holes were from whatever had been spilt, eating through the material. The cream muslin pieces are stained. I don’t mind that. I just want to preserve what’s left. I’d like to have it quilted. The colors are nice.
If you could give some advice it would be greatly appreciated. 

Elizabeth Merrill

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.
Wearables Group
Our speaker this month is JoAnne Carpenter. Her program is
“T-shirt Refashioning.” T-shirts can be altered to fit better. They can be cut up and parts sewn into another garment. Or they can be the basis for creating a dress, coat or vest. Joanne will be showing some possibilities and techniques to refashion simple t-shirts.

Meetings will again be held virtually at Zoom café. Call in at 9:45-10:00 am and be ready to share the projects you've been working on for the last few months. Reminders with the 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 jwolfe@quantumleaders.com.
High Fiber Diet Group

We hope you are all finishing up your entries. Keep in mind that dues paying members who have a resume, bio and artist statement on file are all eligible to submit up to three pieces. Documents don’t have to be updated, you just have to have one on file!
Below is a quick list of useful information:
• July 18, 2021 is the deadline for submitting your entries. Here is the link:


• Quilts can be delivered on July 20 at the High Fiber Diet meeting/picnic at Commonwealth Lake Park. Anyone unable to drop off at the meeting can arrange to drop off at Sherri Culver’s, 1400 NW Marshall St., in the Pearl. Call Sherri at 440-724-9725 to arrange pick-up. You can just drive up to the building and she will come to your car to get it. Do not arrive without arranging a time.
• Review the prospectus and make sure you have followed all requirements. Here is the link:
We look forward to a stunning exhibit of work from our talented artists. See you at the picnic!
Gloria Richardson morninggloryg@gmail.com Pam Pilcher pilcherpam@gmail.com
Mary McLaughlin mary.mclaughlin@mac.com Diane English denglish70@earthlink.net    
The Fine Print
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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.

Creating with FiberArts together for over 50 years . . .