January 2021
Flourishes Headline
Cover art by Maggie Gillikin

Thoughts From the President

Hope y’all had a wonderful “distant” Thanksgiving! Are you sorry to see 2020 coming to an end? I sure won’t miss it over much. Remember our Valentine creating project that we do each January for the Women’s Shelter? Well, its ON again. Please make sure you let Maggie know if you would like to participate in this special Mini Workshop and we will make the materials available for distribution on January 12th, BEFORE the “Zoom” Mini on January 21st.

This Mini will require 2 exchanges! You will need to return all the completed Handmade Valentines to the place where you picked up your materials packet No Later Than January 28th.


If you would like to purchase some of those boxed Valentine Cards for the kids at the shelter to exchange with each other and their classmates, please bring them with you when you drop off and we will deliver them with the completed Handmade Valentines.

This Community Service activity is vital to our role as a Guild in San Antonio and it warms the hearts of some folks that are in need of tenderness and compassion. I wish we could see how moved the recipients are when they see the love that goes into creating these.

Watch your email for updates. We are using the same 4 locations for materials.

Laura Herold

Upcoming Events!

--- JANUARY 2021 ---
Jan 07 - General Meeting: VIA ZOOM
Early Bird: Chat after Zoom Log in!, 6:30 PM
Program: Anything but Black Letters on White Paper,
with Maggie Gillikin, 7:00 PM

Jan 14 - Show and Share: Via ZOOM, 7:00 PM

Jan 21 - Mini Workshop: VIA ZOOM, 7:00 PM
Valentine Cards for The Women's Shelter

-- February 2021 --
Feb 04 - General Meeting: VIA ZOOM
Early Bird: Get your Zoom ON and show us your smile, 6:30 PM
Program: Envelope Exchange Slide Show and Sign up,
with Laura Herold, 7:00 PM

Feb 11 - Show and Share: Via ZOOM, 7:00 PM

Feb 18 - Mini Workshop: VIA ZOOM, 7:00 PM
Eastern Butterfly Book with Becky Hughes

January 2021 General Meeting

Maggie Gillikin will be doing a combination of slide show and demonstration of the exciting possibilities that occur when color meets letterforms - either in backgrounds or in the letterforms themselves.
Come join in the fun on Zoom as we see “ Anything but black letters on white paper.”

January 2021 Mini Workshop

We are going to have our annual Valentine Card Making for the Battered Women’s Shelter on 21 January via Zoom so you will need to sign up with Maggie Gillikin by 28 December 2020 if you want to participate in this mini. Again we are distributing packets for you to pick up or to receive in the mail for out of town members. This time, you must agree as you sign up to return the finished cards by 28 January to the place you picked them up or mail them to Maggie to be received by 28 January. We will be sending out emails to remind everyone of the dates, and when you can pick up your packet - as in November, you will go to the same person to pick up your packet. What a long explanation this is!!
Please see the list of supplies for you to have on hand that night :
  • Pencil, eraser, ruler(6”or so)
  • Double stick tape and/or glue stick
  • Gel pens, markers, colored pencils
  • Crayons - any or all of these
  • Micron pens - all sizes that you have
  • Preferably in red and black
  • Blue painter’s tape or masking tape

As ever, if you do not sign up you are welcome to watch the card making demonstrations via Zoom with all of the other Guild members. See you on the 21st of January at 7:00 pm!
There is a basic list of supplies for most SACG workshops. Check the Calendar for additional supplies required for specific workshops. If you need help understanding something on the list, ask an established member. They'll be happy to help!

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.