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Annual Fund Raiser to Benefit the 2018 SWS Members Show May 8

May 8, 2018
SWS Membership Meeting

Location:  Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75220

Please bring Cash or Checks to speed checkout
Live Auction

Jonesy McConnell and Herb Reed will lead the live auction that will start around 7:15 PM after the intro business part of the meeting.  The following Artists have contributed original paintings to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Good luck!

Nel Byrd
Ron Bigony
Michael Holter
Marian Hirsch
Walt Davis
Pat Kochan
Naomi Brotherton
Keiko Tanabe
Jim Richards
Richard Stephens
Autographed Artist Apron

Silent Auction

Naomi Brotherton Personal Library
(Bid on each individual book).

Bring and donate your unwanted Art Supplies, Art Furniture and Art Books.

Bring cookies to munch on during the break.
We love plain and fancy, store bought or homemade.

Donations and Volunteers

Your donations need to be at the church by 6:00 PM
Volunteers need to be at the church by 5:30 PM

We need volunteers to help set up the tables, help take payments, fill out bid sheets, make receipts and other duties.

Meeting starts at 7:00 PM

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Largest Art Materials Expo in the World! Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in Santa Fe

Expo Banner
We are so excited to share this with you and your members! The biggest Art Materials and Workshop Expo of it’s kind in the world is taking place in Santa Fe Sept. 29-Oct. 2.  We have planned it back to back with Balloon Fiesta this year so artists can enjoy BOTH!


  • We have 114 Workshops covering 17 different mediums!
  • Free Demos for Four Days!
  • Deep discounts offered by 68 vendors!

And so much more you can read about and sign up here >>

Your members will be eager to know about the fabulous Artisan Materials and Workshop Expo so they can enjoy all the benefits of attending this event! Can you share this info so they can make travel plans & sign up for their favorite classes and demos right away?

Thank you so much! And, please, let me know how we can collaborate with your organization. I am the Outreach Coordinator for http://artisan-santafe.com/ and look forward to helping your members in anyway we can. Would you kindly add me to your communication list so we can stay informed about your organization?

Thank you again for letting your members know about this fabulous opportunity!

Artfully yours,

Lisa Adams Reed/ Artisan Santa Fe
505-954-4180, ext 119

Submitted by Artisan Santa Fe. Email: artspot@artisan-santafe.com

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Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington June 16 – 18



The Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington offers classes, crop parties and a vendor faire for scapbooking and craft supplies. Location: Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011


Classes – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Early Entrance for Vendor Faire – 9 am; included in GASC All Access Pass Special (or purchase for $10 onsite)
Vendor Faire open for shopping – 10 am to 5 pm; $12 at the door ($10 with online coupon)
Thursday Night Crop – 7 to 11:30 pm

Classes – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Vendor Faire open for shopping – 9 am to 5 pm; $12 at the door ($10 with online coupon)
Friday Character Crop – 7 pm to 11:30 pm

Classes – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Vendor Faire is open for shopping – 9 am to 5 pm; $12 at the door ($10 with online coupon)
Saturday Tea Party Crop – 7 pm to 11:30 pm

Registering online offers many benefits including:

  • The best selection of classes and activities.  Many classes and crops sell out before the convention even starts. Pre-registration helps maximize your time at the convention and get the classes you want when you want them.
  • The chance to take advantage of online specials such as the All Access Pass Special, Two-day Value Pass Special, and One-Day Pass Special.
  • Email updates and promotions leading up to the GASC event – with updates on classes, show specials and other helpful information. (Note: These e-mail updates are sent to the e-mail address you used to register.)
  • Welcome envelope with tickets and wristbands for shopping ready for you when you arrive.
  • Exclusive Pre-Registration Gift for each individual registration.

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DFW Fiber Fest April 1-3


It’s Here!  It’s Here!! 11th Annual DFW Fiber Fest – April 1-3, 2016
at the Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd. Irving, TX 7 5039
The weekend we’ve all been looking forward to since last year is finally here!  In less than 48 hours, y’all will be here and ready to take some awesome classes, shop, swap stitch markers, shop, listen to a great speaker and get books signed, shop, meet up with new and old friends, shop…

Speaking of shopping, we have a very important announcement for those of you formulating your plan of attack on the Vendor Hall. Due to unavoidable circumstances, some of our Vendors are in different booths from what you may have researched.

Erin.Lane will be in Booth #33
Gynx Yarns will be in Booth #34
Kookaburra Products to booth #35
Yarn & Stitches will be in Booths #37 & 38
Check In for the Stitch Marker Swap will be in Booth #33.
Don’t forget – the Vendor Hall is open to the public! You don’t have to be taking classes to enjoy the show.
$5/Day Pass or $10/Weekend Pass
DFW Fiber Fest Students get in with their Student Badges.
Come Visit us in Booth #96 – the DFW booth
DFW Fiber Fest will be in Booth #96, labeled DFW on the vendor map. 
Stitch Marker Swap
Drop off for Knit Your Bit donations
Thank You Cards for you to sign 
for our Sponsors who cannot be with us
If you need help finding an item in the vendor hall, we will try to point you in the right direction. 
If you need a second opinion, color matching advice, does this color look good on me? (ie, enabler), Tasha is happy to help with that! 
Are YOU One of Our Volunteers??
We appreciate each and every one of you who used our Registration Form to volunteer for a shift or two during the event!
If you have not heard from Cris about your assignment, we’ve heard that some of them have been eaten by Spam Gremlins!
Please send me an email at info@dfwfiberfest.org and I’ll make sure we get your assignment to you!
Friday Night Event and Book Signing
A few tickets are still available for our Friday Night Event, “Mending Through the Ages” with Sivia Harding at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here


Immediately following Sivia’s talk, Susan B. Anderson, Romi Hill, Laura Nelkin, and The Shibaguyz – Shannon & Jason Mullett-Bowlsby – will be available to sign books and chat with their fans.
Bring your books for them to sign that night. If you don’t have them yet, some of their books will be available for purchase on-site.
Podcaster Meet Up
Whether you are a listener, a podcaster, or are just curious to hear more, please join us for an informal meet up near the huge potted plant in the lobby of the Irving Convention Center Saturday April 2 at 1pm.

For a current list of Podcaster attending, please see the Podcaster Meet Up

thread in our Ravelry group.



We still have several great classes available!  On-site registration will be available beginning Friday morning!
Notices and Reminders for DFW Fiber Fest Students
  • Don’t Forget to Check on Your Supplies and Homework!
  • Remember that your Student ID/Name Badge will get you in the Vendor Hall all weekend – not just the day(s) you take classes.  So check in at the Student Registration Desk first thing!
Student Check-In
  • Thursday Evening – Check-in opens at 5-7 pm 
  • Friday & Saturday – Check-in opens at 8:30 am
  • Sunday – Check-in opens at 8:45 am
New for us this year, if you get to town early and want to get your Student Goody Bag and Nametags, we will have the Student Registration Desk open at the Convention Center on ThursdayEvening from 5-7 pm (No, you will not be allowed in the Vendor Hall that night – but it should help you get a jump on the wholeFriday morning crowd!)

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Open House honoring Becky Parks Oct. 31


and liquidation of her Supplies(brushes, paints, books, etc), supplies (easels, Ott lights, etc.)
and Paintings, all at nominal prices. October 31 noon – 4pm, 2921 Oak Springs Drive, Garland. Private showings by appt. 214-784-8664.

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Oil and Cotton Store Clearance & Moving Sale

All Store Items are 20% Off now through April 25.

Shop our crazy garage sale Saturday, May 2.


Stock up on art supplies & help us lighten our load!
Oil and Cotton is moving in with Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, just across the street to 819 W. Davis St at the end of this month.
We look forward to a beautiful historic space with an expanded roster of classes for kids and adults, as well as a fresh selection of art supplies and gifts.

We will continue to host adult classes in our original space with Kyle Hobratschk and new exciting artist tenants, coming soon!!!


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