2017 Winter Business Meeting

On Tuesday, February 14, TASA held its annual business meeting in the home of Gail Goodwin.  Future programming was discussed and several members brought textiles they had made or purchased during their travels.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

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2016 Winter Business Meeting

On Tuesday, February 23, TASA held its yearly business meeting at the home of Gail Goodwin.  At the meeting, TASA members discussed  possible uses for TASA funds and made the following suggestions for future programs and activities: Leisa Rich studio, Jon Riis home, chenille, Chinese rank badges, Atlanta opera costumes, Atlanta couture group, field trip to the Birmingham Museum Uzbekistan textile exhibit, a trunk show of batik clothing with Nadya.  After the business meeting, members shared textiles.  Gail Goodwin showed examples of the Indian textiles she bought on her recent textile trip to Gujarat.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

Upcoming: 2015 Annual Business Meeting

Please mark your calendars for TASA’s annual business meeting:

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location:  Home of Gail Goodwin:  2945 Dale Drive, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30305

RSVP: gvgoodwin@aol.com

Please bring with you the following:

1) an interesting textile you’ve made or collected to show others; 2) your ideas and the names of contacts for future programs; and 3) your $10 TASA dues, cash or check made payable to Anne Godsey, TASA.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

TASA’s Annual Business Meeting

The following TASA members attended the 2014 annual business meeting, January 21, at the home of Anne Godsey: Gail Goodwin, Anne Godsey, Michael Mack, Christine Stanton, Helen Thompson, Junco Sato Pollack, Durshi Zoberi, Ellen Apte, Elisa Wood, Clara O’Shea, Jolie Elder, Catherine Hunt, Lucinda Headrick.

Announcements of future TASA 2014 programs included:

TASA Winter 2014 program on hydro-printing, February 19, Karen Reese Tunnell, fabric artist; TASA Spring 2014 program with Merrily Baird on symbolism in Japanese textiles or similar program; TASA Summer 2014 program co-hosted with SEFAA: June 21, 2014, Cloth Roads (www.clothroads.com), at the SEFAA center.  Junco Sato Pollack suggested several future program ideas: Karen weavers, Marla Mallet, Kim Reinman, kudzu weaving, a trunk show of “rag” jackets designed with world-sourced fabrics by Mary Ann Gardler of Safe Keeper Vest, Seattle, WA.  Stephanie Jolluck has offered to do a Guatemalan textile trunk sale at Bill Arnett’s warehouse in Atlanta. Michael Mack suggested a presentation by Andreas Moraga, collector and dealer of African Peruvian textiles, when he comes to town.

In other news:

Anne Godsey volunteered to be the TASA representative to SEFAA board meetings.  TASA will take part in SEFAA’s “square-foot” fabric show and award a “best-as” ribbon on behalf of TASA.

Junco Sato Pollack and Barbara Sherman are working with refugee Karen women from Burma now living in Clarkston to weave marketable products to sell. Mingei Gallery has offered to sell the weavings through their shop. A motion was passed to donate $200 from TASA funds for Junco to purchase yarns and materials for Junco’s project.

Michael Mack showed the TASA group two African fiber items on hold by the dealer: a Tutsi beaded basket and hat from the Cameroons. Michael is suggesting these would be good items for TASA members to donate to the High Museum, African collection, in TASA’s name.

TASA voted to set up a donation fund to which members may contribute money toward the purchase of pieces to donate.  Gail made the suggestion to look into the possibility that TASA donations could be handled by SEFAA, a 501c3 organization allowing individual donation to be tax free.

Several TASA members brought textiles to show at the meeting.

Submitted by Gail Goodwin

 

 

TASA February Meeting

Members gathered recently to discuss possibilities for future TASA programs and other upcoming textile-related events.  Among the topics covered were the TASA Winter 2013 program, the February 20th visit to textile artist, Lucinda Carlstrom’s studio, and the TASA Spring 2013 program, which will be held on April 10th at the home of Stephanie Jolluck.  Stephanie works with women’s co-ops in Guatemala.  In addition, attendees were reminded of the upcoming program sponsored by the Peachtree Handspinners Guild and the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance (SEFAA):  Linda Cortright Live! on March 23rd.  Linda Cortright is the well-traveled editor of Wild Fibers magazine (see the sidebar to link to Seminar details).

Here are some images from the textiles shared at the meeting: