President’s Column February 2022

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and is back to weaving tapestries for upcoming TWS exhibits. The first one coming up is in June 2022 in conjunction with the Annual TWS Retreat in Elkin, NC at the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center. After that, there is an exhibit in the planning stages to be at the Folk Art Center in Asheville and then moved to Elkin, NC that year. Members’ work has sold in both places. It will be wonderful to see the gorgeous work TWS members create for these exhibits. Betty Hilton-Nash, Leslie Fesperman, and April Price are working on exhibits and the retreat now. Be watching for information in upcoming weeks.

We just had our first 2022 board meeting; we do need help and only members can do these things. Please post works in progress on Facebook on the TWS page. Hélène Crié-Wiesner, who takes care of social media for TWS, can then post your pictures and comments to Instagram. Hélène has an article about social media in the newsletter. Please be sure to read it. Hélène reports that we now have 627 followers on Instagram.

Janet Hart, Historian for TWS, needs pictures, brochures, or any other material documenting our activities. She would like to have lists of participants in the exhibits as well.

We also need volunteers for the Board. Please contact us if you can share some of your time with TWS. TWS is all volunteer and it’s good to have new volunteers and rotate some of the other members off the board to help keep things fresh.

Newsletter Editor, Allie Dudley, needs your articles for the newsletters. TWS members are the source of newsletter content and the best part of the newsletter. Please share classes you take or teach, exhibits you have work in, tapestry tips, and/or any news and tips related to tapestry weaving. If you send pictures, please list who the people in the picture are. We are all spread out and don’t know everyone by face.

If you have questions, comments, ideas, or anything tapestry related, please let us know! Even if the pandemic news isn’t what we want it to be yet, we are making plans for activities. It will be wonderful to get back to “normal” if that comes. In the meantime, weave on.

Best wishes,
Terri Bryson

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