We meet the 4th Saturday of the month at 12 noon. Due to the Holiday we meet the second Saturday of December. We will post if a meeting is cancelled. Contact the guild for directions.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

May 25, 2019

Meeting held at Earth Fare.  Business:
It's that time of year again.  June is the month to re-up your dues for the year.  $20.00 is the amt agreed on during the meeting.  Next month we are hoping for a Treasurers Report from Cheryl. 

June's meeting will be an egg white batik class with Kathleen instructing us.  Supply list will be coming before the meeting.  July will be a demo from Robin (from the Blue Ridge Guild) on flower earrings.

Everyone should be thinking about whom they would like to come Demo for us in the year 2020.  A suggestion of Lindley Hunani was brought up.

Today's meeting was presented by Sally.  She instructed us all regarding the silk screen process.  She also brought into the mix stencils as well.  Each member was provided a silk screen that Tonja Lederman had sent in.  Tonja also provided a code to receive a 15% off should you decide that you would like more of her silk screens.  An excellent demo.  Hopefully you did not miss it.

Attendees:  Sally, Linda, Bridget, Christine, Laurie, Nancy, Marsha, Michelle, Kathleen, and Laura.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Jan 26th

Meet up at Earth Fare location with a nice number of individuals to attend.  Business:  February meeting will be the Maureen Carlson class for two days.  This class must be paid in advance to Cheryl before attendance.  There are still seats available should you opt to go.  The class will be held at our previous location at the Blythe Construction office.  Regular meeting will not be happening.  There is expected to be a dinner together at a restaurant the Friday before the class.  The 22nd dinner will be open to all members even if you are not taking the class with Maureen.  This will give you the opportunity to meet Maureen and share a meal with everyone since we are not having the usual meeting in Feb.  Laurie is looking into the location for our dinner/meet up for that Friday night. Everyone is responsible to pay for their own meals.  Of course Maureen's meal will be taken care of by the guild.  Laurie will let us know where the location will be in a future notification. There are still a couple members who have not paid dues for this year.  The year goes from May 2018 to May 2019.

Maggie has been having issues with illness and could use any/all communications from all of us.  She is expected to be back home shortly.  Christine also has been having some issues with illness and may or may not be back home as of yet.  Keep them in mind and let them know you are thinking of them if you have the chance.

March meeting will host Linda giving a wire wrap demo.  The meeting will take place at Earth Fare.

Heads Up here; the meeting in April is on a different date than we normally meet.  It will be at the Earth Fare location and will be held on April 20th since the Blue Ridge Retreat is being held on the 25th-28th.

Laurie gave an awesome demo of doodle flowers.  She told us every step she takes to create her goodies.  She also had a couple bowls to view using these methods.  Excellent demo and she also gave us clues where to find tools she used and of course we all were in awe of the footie material she had used for her texture.  Excellent information and a wonderful and very informative class.  Great chance for everyone to express themselves using easy methods to create fantastic pieces.  Thanks Laurie for taking the time to provide so many displays and choices.

Attendees:  Linda, Cheryl, Laurie, Sally, Bridget, Nancy, Pattie, and newest member Laura.

Monday, January 21, 2019

January 26, 2019 noon - 4pm
This is my first post as Queen City Clayers new co-president as of January 2019. Sally will share the office with me. Our first meeting of the year will be at a new location.
Our new meeting place is in the community room of Earth Fare in Charlotte, 12235 N. Community House Road. This location is in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte just off Johnston Rd. If you are traveling on I-485 you will take Exit 61(A) Johnston Road towards Charlotte. Then turn right onto N. Community Rd. at the first traffic light. If you would like to enjoy lunch and social time before our meeting (12:00-4:00), please come around 11:30 and choose from a huge array of food choices. We can eat in their dining area and then members and invited guests can go into the community room for our guild demo and meeting.
At this January 26th meeting, Laurie will demo "Doodle Flowers in Polymer Clay". She asked that we bring:
Regular Clay kit
4-5 conditioned clay colors
Cutters of all sizes from small to large
pan pastels
Paint Pens (e.g. Posco and Sharpie)
A happy, playful attitude.
I look forward to seeing you.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

December Merry Christmas Meet-Up

Due to some varying issues, the location of our meeting/party was moved to a new location so we could include Bridget, who had planned to come to our meet up.  So, that said, everyone seems to be well and moving forward towards the new year. Laurie had taken Dean into the ER and before the meeting was over; they had arrived back and Dean was ok.

Business:  A short but sweet meeting happened where issues of a new location for our next meeting to be held were offered up.  I won't say yet that it is a permanent location, as Linda tells me we are trying this new location out to see if it's a fit.  New location is Earth Fare Store located on 12235 N Community House Road, Charlotte, NC 28277.  After January's meeting perhaps we will know more regarding future meetings. 

If you were not at the previous meeting in Oct., there was a vote for a new President for the guild.  A two party Presidency is happening for the next (probably two year span) and these individuals are Linda Simon and Sally Wright.  As of January 2019 they will coordinate and cover the meetings with our group. 

Remember that as of Dec 15th your payment for the Maureen Carlson class needs to be in Cheryl's hands.  This is #1 the go ahead for others to be able to sign on for the class if they desire, and #2 we do have a minimum required for this meeting.  We of course are looking for the minimum PLUS and if needed, a location that Laurie has secured, could be where we have this class.  It isn't that far away and we have just a few more days to make that payment, set our names onto the list.  No procastinators!! Class is in February.

Nice gathering for the Christmas goodies and a viewing of Laurie's new studio.  Happy Holidays everyone.  Those not there....we MISSED you! 

Sunday, September 9, 2018

August Meet-up

Business discussed was specifics and desires for Maureen Carlson class.  Remember that the next meeting has been changed to accommodate Cheryl's trip away and will be held on Sept 15th.
Cheryl presented for today's meeting.  She gave an extraordinary class on Carol Blackstock's spiral earrings.  Excellent class.  If you missed it, you miss out!!!

Present:  Cheryl, Maggie, Laurie, Nancy, Brian, and Marcia.

Monday, July 9, 2018

July Meeting

The July meeting has been exchanged for a two day class with Julie Eakes.  No regular meeting for July.  If you have paid for your class, we will see you there on the 28th and 29th.  Supply list to come soon.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Jun 23, 2018

Business discussion regarding Julie's upcoming class in July; how many people are expected to attend, two day class being held for members and BRPCG also have invites.  July, Saturday and Sunday, 28th and 29th.   Cheryl had been volunteered to look into lunch being brought in or picked up for these two days so bring cash for your lunches.

Discussion regarding who is doing demos in the next couple months and what they are planning to demo.  Some are still up in the air.  Julie is of course in July.

Many individuals paid their $15 dues for the year and also many paid the fee for the upcoming Julie class. 

Discussion regarding Maureen Carlson coming to do a demo for a two day period.  Laurie will give us an update on the price of a class with her.  It looks like it would be in Feb or March of 2019 so begin saving up.  I think you can expect it to be around $300 class.  Save UP, as you really won't want to miss this one!  Maureen is known for her fantasy figures, trolls, santas, walking sticks, mug dwellers and all kinds of great sculpting.  She has not been in our area for the past 5 years or more; everyone will want to attend this.  Also, let it be mentioned here that Maureen kindly said she was willing to stay with someone and Marsha immediately stood up and said she'd like to be the first to have her come to her home. 

Laurie gave a fabulous demo on Donna Kato's  rock pendants.  She gave excellent direction and literally showed us how to make at least two beads.  Awesome class. 

 Attendees:  Laurie, Cheryl, Sally, Sarah, Marsha, Linda, Nancy, Brian, Maggie, and Kathleen.