October marks the start of another year of the Golden Isles Fiberarts Guild meetings and activities. We are hopeful that you are healthy and feel comfortable in the group and Guild meetings. This year we are high-lighting members’ talent at the monthly Guild meetings and at the GIFG show that is scheduled to open on February 4, 2022.
I’d like to share how I became involved in the GIFG. My family moved from central New York to St Simons Island in August 2017—just in time for my daughter Julia to start her senior year at the Glynn Academy while my other daughter returned to Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Three weeks later we faced evacuation from Hurricane Irma. We were clueless as to what that meant…
When things settled a bit, one of my new neighbors asked me about my interests and hobbies and then invited me to join her at the next Guild meeting. In fact, she picked me up and drove me to the meeting. What a welcoming and talented group of women! Over the next few months, I gathered up my equipment, plugged in my GPS, and showed up at the group meetings. The projects inspired me. The meetings were always fun and the members were so gracious in sharing their knowledge. At that time there was an opening for Secretary and I volunteered to do that be-cause I wanted to be more invested in the group. One of my new friends encouraged me to join Garment Girlz and so I did that too. Not only did I learn techniques, but more about the history of my new home.
And this is the beauty of the GIFG. There are so many ways that people express themselves in the context of fiber arts and share friendships. Check out groups that are different from your own and reach out to en-courage others to do so too. My thanks go to Dee James, Wanda Ruger and Leola Holton for encouraging me. I’m looking forward to sharing a great year with you.
The October 4, 2021 meeting of the Golden Isles Fiberarts Guild will be held at 3:00 pm at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, 615 Mallery Street, Saint Simons Island. Members are encouraged to bring one or two fiber art projects that they completed over the summer to show and share with the membership.
The Beading Group will meet at 2:30 pm on Monday, October 18 at Wanda Ruger’s home.
The Embroidery Group will meet Wednesday October 20, 2:00 at Frederica Presbyterian Church, 6540 Frederica Road. We will continue to work on our indi-vidual projects. For information, contact Jeanine Ge-hringer, 912 434 9906..
Lois Vogelmann has kindly offered to host the Felters at her home, 129 Arthur J Moore Drive. We are tenta-tively thinking about meeting on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month. If you are interested contact Lois or Marion so we can work out the best time for everyone. We will be focusing on needle felting. There will be more details at the next meeting.
Garment Girlz will meet the second Wednesday of the month at Janie’s at 2 0’clock. Bring anything you’re working on and ideas for future projects.
Knit & Crochet
The Knitters will meet Monday, October 11, 2:30 pm at the home of Marion Kennedy, 116 Asbury Street. SSI. We will be doing a show and tell of anything we have been working on since we last met. Bring along any scarves you have made for the Guild show. New members are always welcome. If you can’t knit we can teach you.
To get in touch with Paula TEXT her at 912-399-6212. At present, this is the only way to contact her.
The Quilting group will continue to meet at Frederica Presbyterian Church, 150 Delamotte Rd. on SSI.
You are welcome to drop in but text Paula first to make sure someone will be there.
Rug hookers meet in various members’ homes on Thursdays at 1:00 PM.
We will meet on Saturday, October 9, 10 a.m., to set up what we want to do this year. Bring a list of ideas and whatever you did over the summer.
Weavers will meet at 2:30 on Monday October 25, at Jean Sucher’s home, 131 Worthing Road in Devon-wood. It will be “explore Kromski looms” day. A number of members now have Kromski looms and we will share our knowledge and weaving tips for these looms. Bring your Kromski and/or your questions.