General Meeting OCTOBER 22ND, 2019

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To Altar or to Alter

Join us at the October General meeting where Mary Gobet will present a visual journey researching a 19th century and a 13th century Antependium (Altar Cloth). Comparing the two cloths, one in Germany and one in Czech to find out if one was a copy and why was it copied? Who designed it, who actually sewed it. And where did they get those tiny seed beads?

Mary has been working in tandem with a Dutch artist who is also as curious about the two cloths as she. Together they reveal an interesting history of mimic and outright copying of ancient works. Is imitation the best form of flattery? Or is it intellectual property theft?

Compare for yourself which altar wore it best!

Remember to check out our huge library at librarything.com/lib/pbslibrary where you can reserve a book to be picked up at the meeting,


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.

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.

2019 PBS TRAVELING LIBRARY SHOW

PBS Traveling Library Show at Hillsdale Library

PBS Traveling Library Show at Hillsdale Library

This year our challenge had the theme - "Change".


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

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