Don't Delay, Sign up Today!
SEFAA's first class, In Living Color, is only two weeks from now. Taught by Rebecca Ewing, a dynamic and informative speaker, this is a wonderful opportunity to make color your friend. The class size is limited, so print out a registration form and mail it in today!
When: Sunday, July 25th from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cost: $40.50 (SEFAA members), $45.00 (non members)
Maximum number of participants: 25
Workshop: A Taste of Fiber (Arts)
One Class - Three Techniques
When: Sunday, August 22nd from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $67.50 (SEFAA members), $75.00 (non members)
Maximum number of participants: 16
Registration Form: Click here to download.
Make it into a pillow:
or a purse or the back of a vest or......
Need we say more?
SEFAA Has Furniture!
There's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time: Through the Atlanta Knitting Guild, we learned that James Sibold & Associates was merging with another firm and might have furniture to donate. That turned out to be true, and SEFAA is now the proud owner of two beautiful conference tables with chairs, three desks with chairs, and six filing cabinets. Click here to see photos of our new acquisitions which will serve us well for many years to come.
SEFAA is very grateful for the donated furniture and would like to extend sincere thanks to Karen Sibold and James Sibold & Associates. Thank you, too, to our movers from Jason Taylor Moving & Storage. They did an excellent job on a tight schedule.
SEFAA also has a Blog!
Read all about Feeling Impowered and Marvelous Moments in Fiber and then add your entries to the Alphabet of Fiber Art Techniques. This blog is for all of us, so join in and share your fiber beginnings, upcoming fiber events, sources for fiber goodies, and cool techniques. Really, anything fiber-related is fair game.
E-mail your contributions and check in regularly so you don't miss a thing!
Come visit the SEFAA booth at the Georgia Quilt Show!
When: October 15, 16, and 17, 2010
Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 10am - 6pm, Sat. 10am - 5.30pm
Where: Gwinnett Center
Cost: General Admission is $10
Registration and class information will be posted on the Georgia Quilt Show website mid-Summer 2010.
SEFAA Prepares Application for
Social Venture Consulting Program
The SEFAA board is currently working on a proposal for the Social Venture Consulting program offered through Grassroots.org and the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. If our project is selected, MBA students from Smith will help us prepare select portions of our business plan. One of SEFAA's goals is to be a successful, vibrant, and highly-regarded regional fiber arts organization, and participation in this program will ensure that we are on the right path with a sound financial plan, effective and efficient fiscal processes, a practical staffing plan, and ethical and equitable employee/volunteer policies.
General Liability Insurance
SEFAA has purchased General Liability Insurance from Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance (ANI). Our insurance broker, Brett Cohrs, from Hamby and Aloisio, Inc. recommended ANI because they are a nonprofit whose mission is to provide coverage for 501(c)(3) organizations.
As you know, fundraising is our mantra for 2010. Our goal is $30,000 and, to date, we have $2,200. This is a slight drop from June because we purchased general liability insurance.
Here is what is in the works:
Continue membership drive.
Survey individuals, organizations, educators, and businesses to define and prioritize the services and programs that SEFAA offers.
Continue to apply for foundation grants.
Launch a donation campaign possibly through www.kickstarter.com.
Plan for 2011 fundraisers. Ideas include a possible golf tournament, a garage sale, and a fiber challenge with entries sold or auctioned to benefit SEFAA.
Continue to network.
Help and ideas are always welcome. Just email!HeH
SEFAA programming is starting off with a bang this summer with In Living Color this month and A Taste of Fiber (Arts) in August. In October, SEFAA will have a booth at the Georgia Quilt Show.
Nancy Williams, our program coordinator is working hard to put together future seminars, classes, and workshops. Current suggestions include a one- or two-day conference, a seminar on ethnic textiles, and a presentation from the Service Core of Retired Executives on how to run a successful small business. If you have any other ideas, suggestions, or would like to present a program, please email Nancy.
Possible Collaborative Project(s)
SEFAA is an alliance of all types of fiber artists and enthusiasts. A collaborative project would be perfect to celebrate our diverse fiber techniques while promoting our common interest in fiber arts! Here are two worth considering:
Quilts 4 London - An official 2012 Cultural Olympiad and nonprofit project whose goal is to collect 14,000 pennants - one for each Olympic athlete at the London games. Pennants can be any shape, any design, made by anyone regardless of their level of ability or age (children welcome) and using any textile media. Express your support through the medium of fabric, fiber and stitch, and become part of the whole Olympic event in London 2012.
The Dream Rocket - The Dream Rocket is reaching out to students, teachers, schools, individuals, groups and organizations to create and submit over 8,000 "Dream Theme" or "Visionary" panels that will be sewn together in Huntsville, Alabama. This historical 30,467-square foot quilt will represent dreams from all over the world. For 60 days during May and June 2011 this quilt will completely wrap the 363-foot vertical Saturn V Rocket which stands in front of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® in Huntsville, Alabama.
What do you think? Should SEFAA participate as an organization in one or both of these projects? Would you be willing to coordinate or to help coordinate? E-mail and let us know.
Bulletin Board Items
On You 2 exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta, June 11 through August 14, 2010.
Free Business & Entrepreneurial Expo, Mall of Georgia (Lower Level, Nordstrom Court), Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Summer Dress to Impress Contest entries due July 23, 2010.
American Sewing Guild (ASG) Conference, August 4-9, 2010 at the Hilton Atlanta.
Artisan Search 2011 entries due September 13, 2010.
Midtown Festival of the Arts Artist Market, September 25 and 26, 2010 on Peachtree Street in the Midtown Mile district.
Royal Alpaca Challenge, November 6 and 7, 2010 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, GA.
Indie Craft Experience holiday show, November 20 and 21, 2010 at Ambient Plus Studio in Atlanta.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance
4233 Glenforest Way NE
Roswell, GA 30075