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Cover Art by Maggie Gillikin

Thoughts From the President

Once again the holiday season is upon us. It is a time to reflect gratefully on the things we treasure in our lives and to share with those less fortunate. Please do not forget to bring donations to the Battered Women’s Shelter- Kimberly Hartzog will be there to collect them and make sure they are delivered to the shelter. We have two new co-chairpersons for the Exhibit Committee- Kimberly Hartzog and Fran Boffo have graciously consented to collaborate on our Exhibit program- thanks to you both! I have invited Rebecca Gonzales to our potluck to inform us about the Pony Express Loveletters program in February. Please consider signing up- it is a fun program and a great way for us to connect with the community. We will also have a Share table at the Potluck- please bring any items you have completed or are working on- everyone loves to see them! Best wishes to you and your family for a blessed holiday season.

Karen Fridlund

Recent Happenings

General Meeting - November 2019

A slide of the Akim hand, developed by Hans Joachim Burgert, from Beth Morton’s presentation.
Brian Zampier’s photo of his needle-felted alphabet. (Share Table)

Also at the share table, Suzan O’Connor shares this piece that she owns.
Beth Morton, answering questions, at her Early Bird table, before her presentation on Hans Joachim Burgert. Some members are practicing the Akim hand, at the Early Bird table.

Laura Herold’s handmade books, at the share table. These books, “Rosie Kelly style”, were made in a class with Maggie Gillikin and Leslie Winakur.

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December 13th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Holiday Potluck
Christ Episcopal Church, Outreach Building, 510 Belknap
*Don't forget your Battered Women's Shelter Donations*
No Mini Workshop in December

January 2nd
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
General Meeting
Gettting to Know Hermann Zapf with Suzan O'Connor
Early bird will be Examples and Books from Hermann Zapf
Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap
January 16th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mini Workshop
Valentine's Day Cards for the Women's Shelter

Christ Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 510 Belknap

Upcoming Events!

Holiday Potluck 2019

We have our General Meeting coming up on Thursday, December 5, 2019, 6:30-9 PM at Christ Episcopal Church. This is our annual Holiday Potluck Dinner, so be sure to bring whatever dish you signed up to bring!
Also, please note that we will NOT be in our usual meeting room, but rather in the new Outreach Building that we watched them build all last spring and summer.

Parking is in the same place as always, and if it’s full, then park in the Belknap parking lot, as we’ve done before.

We are expecting Rebecca Gonzales of the Briscoe Museum to join us so that we can take a few minutes to discuss the Valentine’s Day Pony Express activities at the museum. This is always fun and it’s a great opportunity for us to engage in outreach for our community.
And last, but very definitely not least, please remember to bring your gently used or new items and/or gift cards for the folks at the Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter. Note that gift cards can only be $10 each, in order that they an be given directly to residents at the shelter. And please remember that there are women AND their children at the shelter, and the children include teens, both male and female. They are all always grateful to be remembered at the holidays. Kimberly Hartzog is our liaison with the shelter and will accept donations in the parking lot, so there will be no need to bring everything into the room and then back out again. Thank you, Kimberly!

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Join Us!

The San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild meets on the first Thursday of the month, September through June, at 7:00PM in the Parish Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 510 Belknap Place. An “Early Bird” Program begins at 6:30PM followed by a business meeting and program. Membership in the Guild is open to all who are interested. The dues are $24.00 annually to cover the period from July 1st through June 30th of each year. Secondary memberships are $12.00 for each family members. Visitors are welcome and may attend two meetings before paying membership dues.