SDG Calendar - Meetings & Events

Upcoming events

    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 30 May 2017
    • Clearwater Main Library 100 N Osceola Ave, Clearwater, FL 33755

    Viewing Hours: Friday - Sunday, 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.;
    Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

    Opening Reception – Saturday, April 8, 2017, 2:30:– 4:30 p.m.

    Call for SDG Artists:
    We work, labor, and toil with cloth, and we succeed in creating exciting and novel artwork. It finds an appreciative audience because people enjoy our handiwork and designs. Work equals success! Cloth, along with pottery making, weaving, and dyeing, are among man's earliest efforts to create practical goods. That history spans millennia, and yet we still come up with new and intriguing ways to make cloth work for the 21st century.
    Create 2-D and 3-D artwork inspired by the long tradition of creating decorative textiles. We will also be displaying our 2017 Member Show Challenge pieces; Surface Design in Many Mediums.  The Guild encourages member’s best work that is originally conceived and created by a Surface Design Guild member within the last two years and has not been shown in a Guild sponsored show.

    Opening Reception – Sunday, April 9, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    Exhibition Calendar:
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017                            Invitation pictures submitted to
    Monday, March 20, 2017                                    Label text emailed to
    Sunday, April 2, 2017                                         Deliver work to Clearwater Library by 3:00 p.m.
    Monday, April 3, 2017                                        Hang artwork at Clearwater Library, 10:00 a.m. until finished
    Saturday, April 8, 2017                                         Opening Reception at Clearwater Library, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017                                 Pick up work from Clearwater Library by 12:00 p.m. *
    *If you are unable to pick up your artwork yourself, please arrange for another Guild member to do this for you.
    • 11 Jun 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785

    LET'S SCRUMBLE! A Workshop in Free Form Crochet
    Sunday, June 11, 2017
    Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Location: Beach Art Center,  1515 Bay Palm Boulevard,  Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
    Instructor: Elizabeth Neily Cell: 727-744-7051 or email:
    Fee: $35, includes a kit of 3 crochet hooks, darning needle, variety of yarn scraps, instructions for several crochet motifs, paper and pencil.
    What to Bring: scissors, straight pins and any crochet hooks you may have. Fat quarter of cotton fabric.(Optional - scraps of yarn to use or swap) You may also want to bring a drink and a snack or lunch.
    What to Expect: The first hour will concentrate on making a free-form sampler by learning basic crochet stitches and  their corresponding symbols.  Learn or refresh crochet stitches, how to change yarns, and how to choose yarns to make your pieces interesting. The rest of the class will be spent learning how to make motifs: circles, spirals, triangles, fans, etc. using contrasting yarns, textures, stitches and making the scrumbles grow. There will be several books on free-form crochet on hand to look at for inspiration. Let your imagination take you to some wild scrumbling!

    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Indian Rocks Beach Art Center
    • 19

    Workshop facilitator is Linda Dawson. This workshop will concentrate on making marks comprised of dots, lines and shapes made with various tools. The techniques can be used with fabric, paper, clay and many other media. It can be done with brushes, pens, rollers, scribers and needles on fabric, paper, and clay to name a few media. You will be working mostly with fabric.
    You will spend the first hour in discussion and in making tools. You will then be working on the fabric and paper with various tools beginning with soy wax crayons and paste. These techniques will require steaming and Linda will either have a steamer available to steam at the workshop or will take the work home with her, steam it and return it at the next regular guild meeting.
    Some techniques will be demonstrated and can be done at home. They require the dyes be batched and the fabric rinsed and washed before a second step can be applied. Creating a piece using mark making can be done with one process or can require several layers each completely processed before the next one is applied.
    Most of the supplies for this workshop will be furnished and their cost is included in the fee as well as the $15.00 per person fee for the Art Center rental. A supply list is available here. Linda will have copies of the list at the next two meetings of the guild or a copy can be obtained by sending your email address to Linda and she will email you a copy of the supply list.

Past events

07 May 2017 FABRICATING ART--Collage Technique for Quilts and Wearables
23 Apr 2017 An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry
09 Apr 2017 An Innovative Approach to Appalachian Basketry
26 Mar 2017 Making an Embellished Frida Doll
26 Feb 2017 Making Discharged Fabric
13 Feb 2017 Call to Artists, Contemporary Fiber in Florida 2017
10 Feb 2017 Guild Tour of the Frida Kahlo Exhibit at the Dali Museum
09 Feb 2017 Florida State Fair Fiber Arts Competition
15 Jan 2017 January Workshop - Resist Printing with Botanicals
13 Jan 2017 Blues Power: SDG Member's Show
26 Aug 2016 Mind Over Matter: wood and fiber
17 Jul 2016 Nuno Felting with Leeann Kroetsch
12 Jun 2016 RE-FASHIONING THE KIMONO—Size, Shape, Embellishment ! with June Colburn
15 May 2016 Resist Painting and Indigo Dying with Angie Knowles
10 Apr 2016 Prayer Flags with Judy Coates Perez
09 Apr 2016 Tea & Ephemera workshop with Judy Coates Perez
20 Mar 2016 Stitch and Slash with Brenda Schlecter
14 Feb 2016 Personal Imagery Workshop
09 Jan 2016 Adventure with Linda Dawson, Facilitator
07 Jan 2016 World Quilt Florida Show
05 Jan 2016 PARADISE FOUND Member Show
14 Dec 2015 Annual Holiday Party
08 Nov 2015 Nov 8th The Great Fabric Cut-up with June Colburn
18 Oct 2015 Decorative Paper Bags with Joey Long
19 Sep 2015 Eco Printed Books, with Kim Sherrod & Margaret Hillman
16 Aug 2015 bohemiannie!bag, with Annie Wade
19 Jul 2015 Encaustic Wax, with Kathleen Fulmer
14 Jun 2015 Felted Wall Hanging with Leanne Kroetche
30 May 2015 Demo Day @ Dunedin Fine Art Center
29 May 2015 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild Member Show @ Dunedin Fine Art Center
17 May 2015 Charm School with Goatfeathers Studio
19 Apr 2015 Coloring with Crayons with Gail Croty
15 Mar 2015 Rusty Treasures with Brenda Ambrosino
14 Feb 2015 Cut Up Your Closet II; with Kim Sherrod
18 Jan 2015 Paper Maché Trees with Dorthy Boyton
08 Dec 2014 Tampabay Surface Design Guild's Annual Holiday Party
15 Nov 2014 Cutting Up Your Closet with Kim Sherrod
19 Oct 2014 Printing with a Gel Plate with Aida Sheets
06 Oct 2014 Tampabay Surface Design Guild's Annual Fashion Show
21 Sep 2014 Eco Printing on Silk and Wool with Kathy Hays
17 Aug 2014 Indigo Dying with Marlene Glickman
20 Jul 2014 Batik with Mei-Ling St Ledger
15 Jun 2014 Making Frabric Covered Note Books with Paula Walker
01 Jun 2014 Member's Show
16 May 2014 Cut Up Your Closet with Kim Sherrod
08 May 2014 "bohemiannie" Fabric Painting and Mixed Media Art Show
13 Apr 2014 Ronald Mc Donald House Quilts
16 Mar 2014 Plaster Studio; Mixed Media Techniques for Painting, Casting & Sculpting with Dana and Davida
15 Feb 2014 Paint your own silkscreen.
19 Jan 2014 Annie's Scrappy Style of Collage
09 Dec 2013 Holiday Party!
17 Nov 2013 Make a Paper Bird Workshop with Dorthy Boyton
15 Sep 2013 Upcycled and Reconstructed T-shirts and Other Clothing
09 Sep 2013 SDG Fashion Show
03 Sep 2013 Clay and Fiber Show
18 Aug 2013 Whimsical Assembly with Dana Maley
21 Jul 2013 Make an Egg, Melon or Potato Basket ...Sort of
23 Jun 2013 A Summer Studio Workshop with Carol Sackman & Blake White
29 May 2013 Fiber Meets Clay
19 May 2013 Create a Mermaid Doll
04 Apr 2013 Female Voices Work Pick-Up
23 Feb 2013 Awaken Your Female Voices Workshops
22 Feb 2013 Female Voices Show Opening
30 Jan 2013 Fiber Meets Clay
13 Jan 2013 Landscape Quilt with Brenda Schlechter
11 Jan 2013 Female Voices Art Exhibit Entry Deadline
15 Dec 2012 Color! Art Cloth Alliance Show Opening
14 Dec 2012 Linda Dawson: For the Love of Fiber Opening Reception
10 Dec 2012 Holiday Party
18 Nov 2012 Silk Screen 2 Resists/Deconstruction with Angie Knowles
21 Oct 2012 Silk Screen 1 with Angie Knowles
16 Sep 2012 Paper Making with Aida Sheets
19 Aug 2012 Aug 19 (1-4) Mixed Media with Cathy Simms
15 Jul 2012 Critique/Creativity presented by Rose Rushbrooke Critic will be Michele Tuegel
17 Jun 2012 Restyle Thrift with Sarah Butz
20 May 2012 Silk Papermaking with Kathy Hayes
15 Apr 2012 Fabrics to Dye For
18 Mar 2012 Creative Basket Making
19 Feb 2012 Paper Sculpture with Dorothy Boynton
29 Jan 2012 Nuno Felting with Vickie Bennett
12 Dec 2011 Members Holiday Party
16 Oct 2011 October Workshop Photo Editing withAngie Knowles
10 Oct 2011 October 2011 Meeting
18 Sep 2011 September Workshop Shibor Silk Scarves with Kathleen Fulmer
26 Jun 2011 June Workshop Screen Printing with Sarah Butz
05 Jun 2011 Member's Show Opening
01 Jun 2011 Galimafry Members Show
22 May 2011 May Workshop "Real Porcelain and Magic Meallics" with Bonnie Bowman
09 May 2011 May Meeting
16 Apr 2011 One Screen, Two Colors with Linda Dawson
11 Apr 2011 April Meeting Spring Fashion Show
20 Mar 2011 March Workshop The Creative Process with Barbara Kazanas
14 Mar 2011 March Meeting Program Project Runway
20 Feb 2011 Crocheted Ruffled Boa with Jean Andrews
14 Feb 2011 February Meeting
25 Jan 2011 Surface Design Show and Tell Group
16 Jan 2011 Coiled Baskets with Donna Isaac
14 Jan 2011 Closet Artists: Art to Wear Opening Reception
10 Jan 2011 January meeting
13 Dec 2010 December Meeting Member's Holiday Party
30 Nov 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
08 Nov 2010 November Meeting
26 Oct 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
17 Oct 2010 October Workshop Basic Batik
11 Oct 2010 October Meeting
28 Sep 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
19 Sep 2010 September Workshop Round Robin
13 Sep 2010 September Meeting
10 Sep 2010 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild's Member's Show
31 Aug 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
15 Aug 2010 August Workshop Personal Imagery
09 Aug 2010 August Meeting
05 Aug 2010 The Red Show
27 Jul 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
18 Jul 2010 July Workshop Fiber and Bobbles Bracelet
12 Jul 2010 July Meeting
29 Jun 2010 Tampa Show & Tell Group
27 Jun 2010 Notan (an exploration of Light and Dark) with Marlene Glickman
14 Jun 2010 June Meeting
25 May 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
16 May 2010 May Workshop- It's Finished So How Do I Show it?
16 May 2010 May Workshop 3-D Wet Felted Vessels
10 May 2010 May Meeting Wearable Art Fashion
27 Apr 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
18 Apr 2010 The Lighthouse Tour of Kitchens
18 Apr 2010 April Workshop Silk Painting
18 Apr 2010 Movie Day Viewing Yoshiko Wada's DVD of Shibori
12 Apr 2010 April Meeting Mini Program: Kumihhimo- Japanese Braided Cord
30 Mar 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
21 Mar 2010 March Workshop Every Picture Has A Story...Don't It?
08 Mar 2010 March Meeting Mini Program:Notan Principles of Light and Dark
23 Feb 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
21 Feb 2010 February Workshop Zentangles
18 Feb 2010 Sewing Expo
08 Feb 2010 February Meeting Mini Program:Color as an Element of Design
26 Jan 2010 Tampa Show and Tell Group
17 Jan 2010 January Workshop Ceramic Buttons
11 Jan 2010 January Meeting Mini Program: Line as an Element of Design

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