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Printed design on silk by Maryann

Printed design on silk by Maryann
Printed design on silk by Maryann

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Time Capsule Story Quilts Workshop 
with Susan Shie 
at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild 

View a better picture of this at the St. Louis Artists Guild website.

A three-day workshop with world 
renowned quilt artist Susan Shie 
Friday, February 17th, 2012; 10am–5pm 
Saturday, February 18th, 2012; 10am–5pm 
Sunday, February 19th, 2012; 10am–5pm 
Registration Fee 
SLAG Members: $400 
Non-Members: $450 
To register, please call 314.727.6266, or 
register online at our website: 
St. Louis Artists’ Guild 
Two Oak Knoll Park 
Clayton MO 63105 
Create intuitive whole cloth art quilts about life 
around you, using fabric paints, markers, and 
optional airpen. Reconnect to your inborn ability to 
create  spontaneously, while drawing, painting, and 
possibly writing in your stories of today in a small 
starter painting and a second larger piece you’ll quilt 
in class. Sketchbook work will lead to the stories 
and images for our class projects.  Instead of 
judging your work, switch to enjoying the thrill of 
taking art risks, which turn into leaps of creative 
freedom.  I's fine if you thing you can't draw, 
paint, or write. 
 In this class you'll find it easy to express yourself, 
like you did when you were little. 
Artists must provide supplies. A supply list will be  
provided when the workshop meets the minimum  
registration requirement. 
About Susan Shie 
Susan Shie describes her artwork as “personal diary 
work with themes focusing around the kitchen and 
family...astrology, tarot, peace and the environment, 
with a whole lot of emphasis on peace and  
compassion-centered politics.” Her work is a 
combination of painting, drawing, and quilting. In her 
current work, Shie draws on to blank fabric with an 
current events. 
Shie holds a BA in Painting from the College of 
Wooster in Ohio and a MFA in Painting from Kent 
State University in Ohio. She has been awarded two 
Individual Artist Fellowships from the National  
internationally, including venues such as the  
Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts (Houston, 
TX), the Ohio Craft Museum (Columbus OH), and the 
Arrowmont School of Art (Gatlinburg, TN). 


Weaver’s Guild of St. Louis Presents:

  Silk Fusion
   Karen Selk

Monday, March 5, 2012     9:00 am – 4:30 pm

TOPIC: Silk Fusion

Format: 1 day workshop


What ever you call it, it is hot and beautiful.  A spectrum of unspun silk fibres will be arranged and fused with textile adhesive to produce a “felt” of varying thicknesses.  Silk fused fibres can be crinkled while wet and hold its shape.  Other fibres, feathers and ribbons can be incorporated into the silk fusion.  It becomes a perfect canvas for machine or hand stitching, quilting, three dimensional sculptures, jewelry, wearable art, book coverings, collage and on and on.  We will make one or two pieces to be taken home to dry.

Ability Level:


Student Supply List:
Will be sent to participants

Maximum class size: 20

Karen has been a textile designer and artist since 1972.  Her primary focus has been weaving and fusing felt with silk.  A quest for knowledge of all aspects of silk has taken her throughout Asia researching the history and heritage of silk traditions.  She travel teaches sharing her approach through lectures and workshops.  The cloth, culture and people of other countries as well as the life in Karen’s garden are the source of her creative spirit.  Karen is the author of numerous magazine articles, an educational poster about the life cycle of the silkworm and a silk fusion video.  As managing director of Treenway Silks for 30 years she has designed and developed new yarns, fibres, kits and colour palettes.

Registration Form

Registration:  Please complete the form below, detach, and mail with a check** to:

Dale Pessin
831 Fairfield Lake Dr.
Town & Country, MO 63017

Cancellation Policy:  A 100% refund until one month prior to the workshop and a 50% refund between 4 and 2 weeks prior apply.  There is no refund for cancellation within 2 weeks of the workshop.

Questions:  For further information, please contact:
Dale Pessin at:  314-392-9999 or 314-614-7375                                                                             

Note:  A maximum of 20 students will be accepted.

Location:  The workshop location is still to be determined.

Reserve early!
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Silken Fusion
with Karen Selk

Monday     March 5, 2012    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Name: _________________________________                        Daytime phone number: __________________

Address: _______________________________                        Evening phone number: __________________

City: _____________________                        State: _______            Zip: ________            E-mail:__________________________

Total:  $100.00*_____________Member                   $150.00*__________ Non-member

                                                Membership fee: $35.00______________________

Please make your check payable to the Weavers Guild of St. Louis

Deadline for registration February1, 2011

*Workshop fee:  The workshop fee includes all materials from Karen:
50 grams of Tussah fibre, 25 grams of dyed tussah roving, 4 oz bottle of textile medium, handout
shared bottles of gloss, silk hankies, & misc. ribbon
Lunch is also included

This workshop is underwritten by the Doris Oglander Scholarship Fund and is priced accordingly!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Submission deadline is February 1, 2012 for CURRENTS MoFA

Refuse/Reseen Refuse/Reseen
April 14-June 2, 2012
Reading, PA                                                                                           

Refuse/Reseen encourages artists working in fiber to become infatuated with the idea of exploring the possibilities of disposable and disregarded stuff as the basis for this submission. Our challenge for fiber artists everywhere is to take the most ordinary, non-precious and every day materials and to create the most extraordinary. The reuse of every conceivable material is already imbedded in the psyches of many working artists today. This exhibit will require the use of materials which are not durable and are normally considered ephemeral and short lived. Exhibit will be on display at some things looming in Reading, PA. 
Submission deadline is February 25, 2012.

Juror Warren Seelig lives and works in Rockland, Maine. He holds the rank of distinguished visiting professor in the Fibers/Mixed Media program at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he teaches, curates and writes on various subjects related to textile, fiber and material studies.
    CURRENTS CURRENTS: MoFA Conference 2012 Exhibit
April 18-May 29, 2012

The Vine Gallery, Osage Beach, MO                                                                                    

Juror and Speaker: Bob Adams
Opening Reception: May 18, 2012

CURRENTS, an exhibition in conjunction with the 2012 Missouri Fiber Artists Conference, seeks submission of artworks that, literally or figuratively, explore the artist’s story and use fiber media or other media using fiber techniques to transform concept into substance. CURRENTS is open to all artists using fiber as a media or other materials using fiber techniques, and artists are invited to submit up to three artworks. 
 Submission deadline is February 1, 2012.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

SDA Members and MoFA Members (FYI)

There are several Upcoming Exhibitions 2012 for all Fiber Artists who are members & non-members from the Missouri Fiber Artists website:

Deadlines starting this coming February 25, 2012 for CURRENTS:  MoFA Conference 2012 Exhibit at the Vine Gallery, Osage Beach, MO

New INNOVATION IN TEXTILES (tech textiles online) Industry Events in 2012.

If you are going to be in NYC starting January 16-18, 2012 then go to the Texworld USA   This event will focus on newest collections for Spring/Summer 2013 Season  At the Javits Convention Center.

Do not forget the Surface Design Association Conference called (Identity:  Context and Reflection) 2012 in Philadelphia.  (You can review past conference events at both the SDA website and the MoFA website.

The details for the 2013 International Surface Design Association Conference June 6-9, 2013, San Antonio, Texas  Go here to check out guidelines for submissions at this site with proposals for each in (workshops, exhibitions & demo's starting January 17 - March1, 2012