February 2021 E-Newsletter - Week 4
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Around the Region

Volunteer Corner

We're delighted to announce that Diana Quinn is SEFAA's 2020 Volunteer of the Year! Diana has helped immensely explaining the nuts and bolts of Zoom, she's moderated and taught online classes for us, and she's been very gracious and generous sharing her technical expertise and experience. She has enabled our pandemic pivot to online programming, and we have her to thank for all of the wonderful online classes and events we've offered since May of 2020. Thank you, Diana!
SEFAA News
This Sunday and Monday!

The 2021 Pop Up Shop will close for good on Monday, March 1st so that we can return the SEFAA Center to class-ready status. That means you only have two days to stock up on textile supplies at rock bottom prices! You'll find a wide selection of fabric (fashion, home decor, quilting, and sari), yarn (knitting, crochet, and weaving), basketry supplies, old textiles to repurpose, magazines, books, notions, and much, much more. Trust us, you don't want to miss these deals!

This bargain hunter’s delight is designed for your safety: Mask wearing is mandatory and there will never be more than 10 people in the SEFAA Center at any time. Reserve your shopping time or shop spontaneously and you’ll be admitted as soon as it is safe to do so.
Annual Meeting Recap

We won't hold you in suspense about the Board elections any longer:

  • Katrina Stone and Kim Wall were elected to second terms.
  • Swaantje Sass and Betsy Stark were elected to their first terms after being co-opted to the Board in 2020.
  • Diana Quinn was elected to her first term.
  • Your 2021 Board is rounded out by Jolie Fainberg, Nancy Thompson, and Gale Evans who were elected in 2020.
  • Katrina will serve as President; Betsy will serve as Secretary; and Nancy will serve as Treasurer.

Click on the link for our 2020 Annual Report.

We had some great suggestions for new classes and instructors during the meeting. Share your ideas (and any other comments) by emailing or by calling 678.235.4328.
Getting Creative

We've put together packages with five small pieces of kimono fabric and they'll be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to anyone who wants to use them to create a Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Shop Entry. Hurry, though, there are only three packages left!

You can choose to pick up your package at the SEFAA Center on March 1st during the Pop Up Shop or we can mail it to you for a small fee. Click here to claim your package and get creative!
Two New Classes

Hand Printing on Cloth with Natural Dyes will be the first in-person class at the SEFAA Center in a year. Screen and/or block print, paint, and stencil with dye pastes. Due to pandemic protocals only 5 slots are available!

Hitomezashi (One-Stitch) Sashiko will be an online class in a different type of sashiko - one that produces small, dense designs that look like weaving patterns. Explore multiple patterns while you create two beautiful coasters.
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