President’s Column, September 2020

What a year this has been! There have been so many cancellations, isolations, disruptions, and unexpected events personally and professionally for so many people. Even nature seems to have gone berserk with fires and other potential disasters. It’s an understatement to say we’ll be glad when the pandemic is under control.

The TWS Board is looking ahead optimistically. Laurie O’Neill has been working to update the website. Five hundred dollars was voted to donate to the Archie Brennan retrospective in Scotland and has been sent. April Price is working on planning a retreat for June 2021. Leslie Fesperman is working on planning a TWS workshop and member’s exhibit to go along with the retreat. Even though we don’t know what the status of the pandemic will be by then we do hope that we can go forward and have a real, in- person retreat and exhibit.

Our Facebook page is getting a lot of new “likes.” I’ve posted some things there and TWS does have an Instagram page. It would be so wonderful to see more members’ work there. We have such talent in the group! Your postings on both of these social media pages would be an asset. Please utilize these pages to promote your work and tapestry in general. Input from members is needed and welcome. What would
make TWS more valuable to you? Can you take a job on the board? Remember, this is all volunteer and members make the organization.

Sadly, the reports I’ve been hearing from Membership Chair, Sarah Thomsen, is that membership is down. If you have friends who are former members, please encourage them to re-join. We need the strength of everyone’s talent and membership.

As we go forward, we’ll be looking forward to seeing everyone in person as soon as it’s safe. In the meantime, please share your work and inspiration on TWS Facebook and Instagram.

Stay safe and creative as you weave on!
Terri Bryson

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