Wednesday, November 23, 2011

REGIONAL MEETING DATE APPROACHING FAST - WILL YOU JOIN US?

As a reminder, please mark your calendar today and plan to attend the upcoming November 29th Regional Meeting for our SAQA Central Canada group - everyone is welcome. We are hearing that some members missed the suggested November 15th RSVP date established to get a feel for whether the hall rental was appropriate, and are unsure about whether they can attend - ABSOLUTELY! It is so important to have many regional members with us, and the hall we have secured will hold a large group, so please feel free to bring a friend that you feel might benefit from an introduction to SAQA and all of it's benefits. Fibre Artists and Quilters from all areas of experience and interest are most welcome.

The details about the meeting are in the post immediately below this one, and a Google Maps link is included. The drive is an easy one from areas all across southeastern Ontario, and yes, we know it will not likley be possible to have members from long distances with the timing in November, but please consider the advantages of a trip to Kingston area. The shopping is wonderful here, so make it a special trip with friends. Opportunities abound for a quick visit downtown Kingston (just 15 minutes from Odessa), or the hub of shopping in west end Kingston just 10 minutes from the meeting site.

Please plan to arrive for a 10:30 am START of the meeting. Bethany will be at the hall by 9:30 am for keen visitors wishing a bit of time to relax with friends. We will share our usual potluck lunch and there is refrigeration and several lovely stoves at the hall. Coffee and tea, and water provided. After lunch, several of our terrific members will share some techniques and new tools to inspire your creativity.

Don't forget your new work, as we all love to see what YOUR studio time is producing. Our "Creative Buffet" sharing of work is a favourite feature at our Regional meetings. Looking forward to seeing many of you on Tuesday, November 29th at the Odessa Fairgrounds Hall. This is YOUR time to meet and network with SAQA members from Ontario, so do plan to come enjoy the day. Contact Bethany Garner with questions at garner@kingston.net and watch for  your Meeting Agenda in a separate email to all SAQA Central members.