General Meeting MARCH 26, 2019

Nuno Scarf with Flowers by Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Nuno Scarf with Flowers by Flóra Carlile-Kovács

Flora Felts - Flóra Carlile-Kovács will be our speaker for the March 2019 General Meeting.

Here’s a little about her:

She was born and raised in Hungary. Her interest in textiles drew her to graduate studies in ethnography and museology, but she had always felt a deeper passion for creating with fiber than analyzing it. She has experienced creating many types of fiber arts, including embroidery, knitting, weaving, sewing, lace making, and basket weaving. One day she discovered a felting class by accident, and was immediately drawn in. She was soon experimenting with the vast possibilities of making art with raw wool fiber, not returning to the other fiber arts but transforming all her previous fiber experiences into felt making. 

Over the past 13 years, she has improved her traditional techniques and invented new ones of her own. Until now, she has mainly focused on wearable art as well as teaching her craft on all levels as well as fulfilling her roles as a wife and mother of two children.

Flora will mostly talk about felting but also how to incorporate beads with it.


CALL FOR DONATIONS

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Rummage in your garage, workroom, studio and closets.

We are looking for items for a monthly raffle. Proceeds will go toward the monthly meeting. They can be bead, craft, house, or just cool stuff related.

MONTHLY RAFFLE, BRING CASH. Tickets will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.


General Meetings are held at Multnomah Art Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. For more information and directions go to Meetings.

GATHERING OF THE GUILDS

THE GATHERING OF THE GUILDS COMBINES FIVE REGIONAL ART GUILDS WITH THEIR CREATIVE ENERGY, WHICH INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

PORTLAND BEAD SOCIETY
CREATIVE METAL ARTS GUILD
GUILD OF OREGON WOODWORKERS
OREGON GLASS GUILD
PORTLAND HANDWEAVERS GUILD

Oregon Convention Center Exhibit Hall A Gathering of the Guilds Exhibit Hall A1 Oregon Potters Association Portland, OR

April 26-28, 2019

FREE ADMISSION

To download applications, and find general information, go HERE. You will also find a new and easy way to sign up online for volunteer opportunities.


NorthWest Bead Society - Spring Bead Retreat

For information on the retreat - go here.

For registration for the retreat - go here.


READ ABOUT FREE ADVERTISING FOR BEADING CLASSES AND OUR NEW POLICY FOR SELLING ON THE PORTLAND BEAD SOCIETY FACEBOOK PAGE

Please see the new policy/protocol on how the PBS is promoting beading classes in our media.  We developed it to encourage more beading classes.  A regular question people ask is “where can I find beading classes”.  We have members who teach and bead stores that are owned by PBS members who host and promote classes in beading.  The more classes the better!  If you used to teach, here is a way to easily get the word out and teach again.  If you are new to teaching, go for it, with these tools for advertising! This protocol is also found on this website at at http://www.portlandbeadsociety.org/classes-1/, the Portland Bead Society Facebook Page and the January 2019 Newsletter .  

 Selling on the PBS Facebook page.

Long needed and long awaited, PBS now has a policy on what things are ok to post. It was created to help people understand that the PBS Facebook page is not a place to promote their own work/products/business.  Why? You may ask.  Because it IS a place to post your jewelry or bead related creations as “bragging rights”, discuss all things beads, share techniques, and connect with this wonderful beading community!  There are lots of other venues for selling.  We hope this will avoid confusion and encourage folks to post without confusion that their post might be considered advertising.  And hopefully, it will keep people from complaining that something “looks like” advertising.


2018 PBS TRAVELING LIBRARY SHOW

PBS Traveling Library Show at Wilsonville Library

PBS Traveling Library Show at Wilsonville Library

This year our challenge had the theme - "Out There...Extraterrestrials and Other Beings". Go have a look at what some of our members did - you can see pictures of the artwork here.

BEAD BAZAAR PLUS 2019

Calling PBS members!

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As many of you are aware, we will be hosting Bead Bazaar Plus at the Double Tree Marriott near the Lloyd Center Mall this October 12 and 13, 2019.  We are in need of Bazaar Committee members that can input and assist in organizing the event for this year.

Do you have any experience with event organization? How about with designing table set up for an event with vendors? Formatting an application with vendors to include table fees and return policies? We need your expertise in planning the event this year.

YOU are a vital part of Portland Bead Society! YOU ARE IMPORTANT!

Please send an mail to:  PBSBeadevent@gmail.com

Thank you!

Darlene and Gwen


QUILTFEST NORTHWEST/CLARK COUNTY QUILTERS

To read more about the event go to https://quiltfestnw.org/events

To read about the Quilt Fest go to http://www.quiltfestnw.org/

Please sign up for Clark County Quilt Show Look Over My Shoulder 2019 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 


1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/login/entry/3770304850551820113 


2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com) 


3. Sign up! Choose your spots - SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Thanks,
Shirley Kloss
pbsmembership@gmail.com


Margaret Scovil Challenge 2018

Here's a group photo of the contestants for last year's PBS Bead Retreat challenge.

Margaret Scoville Challenge 2018 Contestants



Sponsors

TO ALL PBS MEMBERS!

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