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The next Fibreworks meeting will be held on 17 May at the University of Johannesburg at 10 am.
It will be followed by a walkabout. The TAGG members have been invited to attend thi and members of the public are also welcome.
MINUTES OF FIBREWORKS MEETING
Held at MACS in Pietermaritzburg on Friday 2 March 2102
Present: Sue Akerman, Helga Beaumont, Margaret Ruxton, Jeanette Gilks, Odette Tolksdorf, Carolyn Zelenka, Jutta Faulds, Annette McMaster, Sue Physick, Jean Powell, Leonie Malherbe.
Apologies: Rosalie Dace, Margie Garratt, Dana Biddle.
Jeanette Gilks chaired the meeting. She welcomed everyone and thanked Jutta and MACS for hosting the meeting.
Major Minors IV
We received 55 little art works and they are awesome. Well done.
There was a lengthy discussion about the catalogues and Jeanette has documented the outcome, please see below.
Jenny Hearn is very keen for photographs of work for publicity, and for members to contact her a.s.a.p. re their work, to give their personal definition of fibre art also for publicity purposes. It is a very big gallery and she wants work to fill it. We need at least 40 pieces. Below is a picture of the gallery space at FADA.
Closing date for entries: 18 April
Closing date for work to arrive: 8 May at Jenny's house.
Leonie came up with the following titles for the exhibition - 'Imagineered, Layered Lives, Contexturized, Ebb & Flow, Rhythm of Life, The tree is known by its fruit.'
The title of the exhibition will be "Contexturised - content, text and texture".
The Major Minors IV art works were laid out and members did a walkabout on their works. Denise was there to photograph the work for the Fibreworks catalogue.
The meeting ended and we then enjoyed lunch together catered by MACS.
Fibreworks Major Minors IV: Update from Jeanette
After exploring various paper types and binding options earlier this year, we have decided to have a catalogue that looks and feels very similar to the Major Minor I and II catalogues. They will form a good set! We did have a close look at a spiral binding on Jutta Fauld's suggestion, but this option proved too expensive, bearing in mind that spiral binding needs paper that is considerably heavier.
At our meeting on Friday 2 March 2012 we decided that the membership should know the costs involved in the printing of Major Minors IV. Here below are the figures thus far:
*If you recall, we had One Liners in both MM I & MMII catalogues which brought in a revenue of R3,000 in total. Any friend or colleague could sponsor your page. Any takers for Major Minors IV?
Considering the pretty hefty costs involved, and the fact that we want to make the catalogue pay its way, and not use the Fibreworks money which we need for exhibition costs, we thought it fair to suggest that all participating artists are required to sell at least 4 catalogues, at R50 each. Initially then, we will supply each member with 5 catalogues; one that will be yours to keep, the other 4 which you must sell. As a group, as a team, we all need to share the responsibilities and consequences of decisions jointly made, and I have no doubt that everyone will be supportive of this idea. The R200 that we will receive from each of you initially, as participants, will go some distance in replenishing our somewhat empty coffers!
For your interest, we sold 700 Major Minor I catalogues, but only 436 Major Minor II catalogues. We really must make a concerted effort to sell MM IV. We can do it.
Members who have not taken part in the catalogue this time but who are keen to sell them, will be duly supplied with the requisite stash they feel they can easily dispose of!
Thanks to all of you who help to spread the Fibreworks word.
Dana has been asked to write a couple of articles for HAND/EYE's 09/South Africa issue.
HAND/EYE is an American magazine that concentrates on global art, craft and design. Visit their website www.handeyemagazine.com They are a non-profit organization who strive to connect cultures and unite the world with creativity, inspiration and respect through their magazine and online news letters. They fund each issue through subscriptions and donations http://www.indiegogo.com/HAND-EYE-Magazine-South-Africa
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from Colleen Roberts via Helga
This biennual quilting retreat is taking a new format this year. In the past it was often held at a 'Berg resort where we had to pay for accommodation. However, this year we are holding it locally in conjunction with the KZNQG exhibition RRR at Highbury School in Hillcrest from the 29th June to the 2nd July. We will be advertising the courses at our meeting. ALL bookings will be made on line and if you cannot wait until next month's meeting then here is the website http://www.bookwhen.com/quiltindaba2012 which is full of useful information. It might be preferable not to go through Google. Please take note of the corrected bank account number.
None were submitted for this newsletter, please let me have some for our next one.
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