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Monday, September 12, 2011

Kickstarter, Open Studio Tour, and More Member News!

Westminster West member L Carlene Raper has a new endeavor underway that we could help support!

She's planning to use an image of one of her wallhangings for a wooden jigsaw puzzle. It should be an incredibly beautiful aesthetic object, with pieces cut in the shapes of birds, leaves, butterflies, etc.

To fund this project, Carlene is raising funds via Kickstarter.

For more info please visit her page at Kickstarter.


Dianne Shullenberger will be among the many artists participating in the
Vermont Crafts Council's Fall Foliage Open Studio Tour.
Her Gallery will also feature some works by other SDA members Elizabeth Fram and Karen Henderson.

This is the first time for the VT Crafts Council to host this annual event in the autumn season. Artists all over Vermont will open their studios to visitors while the fall leaves are at their peak!

Saturday and Sunday
October 1 & 2, 2011
10am - 5pm

Dianne Shullenberger Gallery
228 Nashville Road
Jericho, VT

Visit HERE for a link to maps and directions at the Vermont Crafts Council website.


Vermont SDA Members: Pamela Druhen, Elizabeth Fram, Marilyn Gillis, and Mary Jane Russell, will all have their work featured at Creative Space Gallery in Vergennes, VT in an exhibit that opens this week.

Flights of Fiber Fancy
September 15- November 5, 2011

and they are also participating in the VT Crafts Council Fall Foliage Open Studio Tour
October 1 & 2, 2011

Creative Space Gallery
235 Main Street
Vergennes, VT 05491

Gallery Hours:
Thursday 1-5 pm
Friday 1-5 pm
Saturday 10:30am-5 pm
Sunday 10:30am-2pm

For more information:


Mary Jane Russell also has some work shown as part of the SEABA Art Hop.

While the hop part happened this past weekend, you can still see her work through the end of September at:

Champlain College

Miller Building
175 Lakeside Ave
Burlington, VT

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Member News!

Jericho member Dianne Shullenberger will be exhibiting her work at the upcoming

Art at the Coach Barn
Shelburne Farms'
24th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

The show runs September 23 - October 23, 2011.

Exhibit is open daily from 10am - 5pm, and free with property admission and to members.

Shelburne Farms
1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482
Website Link for more info here

Friday, September 9, 2011

Help Vermonters affected by Irene: Please Participate in the Winter Warmth Project

Vermont SDA member Pam Druhen is launching a new endeavor to help our VT neighbors affected by tropical storm Irene.

"The Winter Warmth Project" has begun.

She is contacting Vermont Quilt Guilds, Shops, and individuals and asking for participation in the way of donating fabric, sewing time, quilt tops (twin and queen size), quilts, batting, and quilting labor.

The goal is to have a brand new quilt for every man, woman and child who lost their home and/or their personal belongings. The first distribution will be by Thanksgiving, the second by Christmas.

Here is the Blog,,

She will be a setting up a newsletter as well. Pam has already picked up one sponsor, and she's hoping to get more.

If you know of a business who would like to help sponsor, please get in touch with Pam.
If you would like to donate materials or your time, please get in touch with her.
Visit the Blog for all details.

Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be interested in this project, or who could pass it to others.