SDG Calendar - Meetings & Events

Upcoming events

    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 18 Aug 2019
    • Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL 34698


    @ Dunedin Fine Art Center

    June 7 – August 18, 2019

    Opening – June 7, 2019

                      Artist Talk 6–7pm

                      Reception 7–9pm

     -Pick up work @ DFAC August 20, 10 am–2 pm

    - Send out evites & invitations to your mailing lists

    -Come and enjoy the opening.  DFAC wants docent/gallery helpers    the night of the opening

    There will be 4 fiber shows at DFAC at the same time.

    New Quilts from An Old Favorite: Bow Tie: Jane Sassaman; Sheila Frampton-Cooper: Tribute to Rainbow’s End: Lorraine Turner, and our show.

    SDG Show Committee – Donna Isaac, Angie Knowles, Sarah Butz, June Coburn, Mei-Ling St. Leger, Aida Sheets, Cindie Townley and Pat Grice.

    • 28 Jun 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Dr, St. Petersburg, FL

    Refashion Renegades, open to everyone, upcycles and creates Art to Wear Clothing and Accessories. It will be held Friday, June 28, 11:30-3:30, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 100 Mirror Lake Drive, St. Petersburg. Parking is on the right side facing the Church. The entry is through the gate across from the parking lot, it’s the first door on the left.

    Bring all materials that you need to sew or bring handwork. If you bring a machine, bring an extension cord. We are asking for a donation of $2-5 to cover the cost of the room.

    If you have any questions, call Karen Frank at 727-612-4546.
    • 06 Jul 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Pete Coliseum

    Come see our TBSDG Make and Take Table

    2 weeks to go!

    That's right! The 8th annual TBEC Etsy Craft Party is a mere 14 (well, 13.5) days away. Where has the month of June gone? 

    Here's a quick list of important, shareable links for easy access:
    Facebook Event
    Eventbrite Listing
    Etsy Event
    Ready For Life (raffle beneficiary)
    FB Swag Stuffing Event (tomorrow 6/23 @ 4 PM)

    We have promo flyers on hand! If you would like some to pass out at your pre-Craft Party show(s), we'll have them at tomorrow's Swag Stuffing event. Ask your show-friends to pick up a stack for you. If you're not in that area but would like to help us promote by handing out flyers or posting them on community boards, send us a note and we can either mail them or meet up to get them to you.

    SHOW SPONSORS: The remainder of this email is just an FYI for you.

    Make & Take projects and Live Skill Demos will take place within your own vendor space. Most of you will have 10'x10' corner spaces or alcoves, which means plenty of space to showcase your wares AND for the line of attendees that will queue up in the oversized aisles waiting to participate in your activity. A full vendor map will be sent in an email to all vendors on or around July 1st.(No, we do not know exactly what day yet, but we're working hard.) Please plan to be flexible with your layout. If you need an extra table or chairs for the crafters, let us know. NOTE: Standing crafters move along faster and take up less space, but comfortable crafting is great too.

    This cannot be stressed enough: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MINIONS!
    Unless you are fully prepared to stop selling while crafting is taking place, you will need a helper (or two or three) to keep up with the crowds. It is impossible for one person to both sell and lead projects successfully at the same time during this show. You could even have minions rotate during the day if that works best for you.

    If you signed up for... 

    Make n Takes (M&T):
    You agreed to provide a minimum of 75 FREE M&T projects to the general public. Here are some tips -
    • Yes, you can absolutely limit those to 1 per age-appropriate person.
    • Please do not limit them to 1 per family.
    • No, you cannot charge them for any M&T components.
    • Do feel free to divide your M&T projects into hourly limits if that works best for you. Having a chunk of them ready for the VIP hour is fantastic, but do try to have them available for the general admission crowd as well.
    • The beginning of the Craft Party is always busiest, but there is a steady, crafting crowd throughout the entire event. 

    You agreed to provide Live Skill DEMOnstrations throughout the Craft Party.
    • Two or three rounds of the same/similar Demo works great. However, a variety of technique demonstrations and/or continuous Demos are welcome if that works best for you. Let us know if you have subject/title variations.
    • There is no set time limit on Demos.
    • Party attendees really like published schedules; schedules help attendees plan their Craft Party attack strategy, er, participation. Please help us help you by sending a quick email with the number of times you plan on Demo-ing during the 11:30 AM - 4 PM day, or note if the Demo will be ongoing. We'll then add you to the rotating, published lineup.
    • If you need a specific time slot, please tell us that, too. The faster we get your emails, the earlier we can publish info!

    Please, please, please email us your demo/project pics if at all possible. Party-goers LOVE these pics AND it means a potential double shout out for you. We'll be sharing them continually beginning July 1st. If you do not send your pics before the 1st, we can not promise they'll make it into the scheduled frenzy.

    Again, detailed setup instructions, layout, parking info, and any other updates will be emailed on or around July 1st. Until then, be sure to keep us in the loop if you have any changing info. 

    See you soon!
    • 21 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd, Indian Rocks Beach, FL

    Learn the Japanese Shibori technique that uses a simple running stitches as a resist for dyeing. After the stitching of a piece of cloth is completed, the threads are pulled into tight gathers. Because the cloth within the gathers is protected from the dye, a variety of designs can be created.

    All the materials will be provided for this workshop.