November Meeting Information and Study Group Field Trip

From Nancy Allman:

CWG Monthly Meeting
November 15, 2018
Warrensville Branch of Cuyahoga Public Library,
4115 Northfield Rd. Warrensville Hts 44128 216-363-4180 (North Room)
Gifts from Bertie’s Boys – Victoria Johnson-Parratt will show textile treasures from around the world and the personal collection of Alberta Parkinson. You won’t want to miss this!

STUDY GROUP is taking a field trip and all members are invited to join us.
Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 am.  Meet us in the Atrium to view the Valois Tapestry exhibit.  Described below.
On view for the first time in North America, the recently restored Valois Tapestries, a unique set of 16th-century hangings, are unveiled in this exhibition. These fascinating and enigmatic tapestries were commissioned by Catherine de’ Medici, the indomitable queen mother of France, to celebrate the royal Valois dynasty against a backdrop of great political strife and social upheaval. Soon after their creation in Brussels, the eight room-sized hangings accompanied Catherine’s granddaughter, Christina of Lorraine, when the young princess traveled to the Medici court in Florence as the bride of Ferdinand I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Woven with wool, silk, and precious metal-wrapped threads, the tapestries are rich in both their materials and intricate subject matter. Life-sized, full-length portraits of the French king, princes, and princesses, situated prominently in the foreground, lock eyes with the viewer and present detailed scenes of court pageants and festivities. Juxtaposing the tapestries with paintings, drawings, and exquisite art objects of the period, Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries introduces the colorful and sometimes infamous characters associated with the hangings, and it explores the tapestries’ role as an artistic and political statement involving two of the most powerful European dynasties of the Renaissance—the Valois and the Medici—and their respective power bases in Paris and Florence. Among the most admired, ambitious, and costly artistic endeavors of their time, the Valois Tapestries embody the pageantry, splendor, and political intrigue of Renaissance Europe.

2018 Fall Newsletter

The Fall Newsletter is available here on the Members’ site.

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Spring Newsletter

The 2018 Spring Newsletter is posted here. You will have to log in to access it.

January 18 Meeting

From Nancy Allman:

Join us Thursday, January 18th, 2018 for the Cuyahoga Weavers Guild meeting.

11:30 lunch
Meeting starts at 12 noon

Warrensville Branch of the Cuyahoga Public Library
4115 Northfield Rd. Warrensville Heights 44128
216-464-5280
Program is a Movie Day.
Come share some popcorn with friends as we view the video that won your votes in December.

Winter Newsletter is Now Available

The 2017 December Newsletter is now available here.

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November Minutes

The minutes from the November meeting are available here.

From Nancy Allman

Yes, it’s time to think about weaving news in the aftermath of Thanksgiving and its leftovers.  CWG hopes you will consider submitting items for the Winter newlsletter.

It’s time to gather some thoughts and reveries for your weaving friends. Please jot down your ideas, thoughts and announcements for the guild.

Send your news, events, programs, weaving travelogs, photos, reveries, and all manner of materials for the guild’s winter newsletter.  News and announcements from other guilds and fiber organizations are also welcome.

Submit them via newsletter@cuyahogaweaversguild.com.

Thanks much,
Nancy

216 382 2548

Study Group Schedule Available

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September Minutes and Double Weave Workshop

The September Minutes are posted on the Members’ site.

And the Double Weave Workshop with Jennifer Moore flier is available on the Members’ site, as well.

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Beachwood Library Show Takedown

From Patty Hridel:

Please note date and time change!

The Beachwood Library has us scheduled to take down the show on Wednesday, June 28th, from 5:30-9:00 pm. This is two days earlier than we had on our schedule. So everyone needs to come to the library at those hours on Wednesday to gather their items for the end of the show.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.