PGHW’s new website was unveiled at our meeting last night. It’s been expanded and updated and tweaked to give us a fresh, new look. Let us know how you like it. I will be blogging for PGHW, and bringing you news of fiber events taking place in our guild and elsewhere. Also, just to let you know, Kathy Selbst and I will be representing PGHW and demonstrating weaving at the Philadelphia International Airport on Friday, April 12. We’ll be holding a “Walk up and Weave class in the PIA food court.
Then, on April 27, PGHW will have space somewhere on the Avenue of the Arts during PIFA’s all-day Street Fair. I will be there and would love to have company as I show the expected million and a half visitors what we at PGHW do. I’d love to have your help, even if it’s for part of the day. Let me know if you want to be involved.
I will also be posting information about workshops from our guild, (like the one on Mud Cloth, taught by Bette McCarron – details here) and those offered by other guilds, and any “fiber-related news and happenings in our region. If you have news about these sorts of events, do let me know.
I’m also on the trail of a mystery. In 1976, our guild created a lovely LARGE tapestry, called Equality, to commemorate the Bicentennial of our nation. This lovely work was displayed in the Penn Mutual bank building for many years. We have tracked down information from our guild board notes that suggests it may be now housed in the Federal Reserve Bank Building in Philadelphia, as it was delivered there in April of 1984. January, 1985 notes from the guild board show that we received a check from the Fed for the purchase of the Tapestry, but to date, we cannot get information from the Fed building that it is in fact there at the present time. Do you like “cold cases?” Want to help? I’ll share the information I have if you’d like to help in the search.
That concludes my first blog…. Please let me know if you have contributions to the blog you’d like to share. I’ll talk to you again soon… Maryanne