PTA Board 2016

Mission Statement

Pacific Textile Arts is a 501-C-3 educational non-profit existing to support, share, and celebrate the fiber arts.
VIA PAYPAL


Located at 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 - the east end of Laurel St., turn left, first house -


email: pacifictextilearts@mcn.org phone: 707-409-6811


Houses a gallery, library, demonstration studios, sales room, and classrooms.


Open:
Wednesdays 10:30-NOON Thursdays 1:30-3:30 Saturdays 11:00-1:00


For additional hours call the PTArts phone number - outgoing message has information on contacting board members: Jackie, Nancy or Lolli

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer: Nancy Denison
Newsletter: Jackie Wollenberg
Monthly Programs/Gallery/Classes: Lolli Jacobsen
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Gardens: Laine Escola
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Mickie McCormic
Historian: Nancy Denison, Laine Escola
Office Help: Sue Arnold
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis, Kat Wade
Spinning Group Leader: Ann Brezina

PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
WebMaster: NormaLee

HAPPY NEW YEAR – time to renew your PTArts membership !

May you enjoy fiber, fabrics, surface design … in fact, all textiles in 2018.

January is the start of PTArts’ membership drive.   You can use the online membership form version here.  You can also print this PDF and send it to PTArts 450 Alger St.  Fort Bragg, CA  95437

 

Support Textile Arts at Mendocino College Fort Bragg …

In support of Northern CA fire victims ….

Hi All,

I have started a Facebook page to match up equipment with people that have lost looms, spinning wheels, etc. in the recent California Fires.  Please help me spread the word so that people and organization that have equipment to donate can post what they have and fiber artist can post what equipment they need.
This platform allows for the “wants” and “have” to communicate directly with each other through Facebook without the need for extensive monitoring/coordination.
It would be great if you could post photos or just list equipment that is available to get the ball rolling.  I will contact guilds, CNCH, HGA, SDA, Schacht and other organizations to let them know of this site.  It would be great if we could post a few sentence along with a link on PTA’s website/homepage, add to our next newsletter, and add to our next constant connect email.
Here’s the link:  fb.me/CAFireAffectFiberArtists Also, people could do a Facebook search using the terms: “Assist CA Fire Affected Fiber Artists
Thank you and send any additional ideas to me.
Cheers, Pavlos

September bring monthly PROGRAMS back …

Visit the Gallery during September:  Exhibit of Oaxaca textiles from June 2017 trip by Elaine Todd, Jackie Wollenberg and Lolli Jacobsen and then plan to attend the program on Saturday September 23rd for a slideshow of the Oaxaca trip.   Come at 10am for coffee and sharing of things done over the summer and then at 11 sit back and watch the show.

Busy Weekend August 5th

PTArts worked the ART IN THE GARDENS event and Linda Hartshorn’s Indigo Dyeing class was at the PTArts campus !

Here are a few pictures from Art In The Garden …

PTArts Spinning Group

Meetings to spin and chat …
1st Thursdays from 1:30pm-3:30pm
3rd Saturdays from 10am-noon
All are welcome to come and participate in spinning fiber under the leadership of Ann Brezina.

Peg McBride LIFE CELEBRATION August 12th

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Come One, Come All to celebrate Peg’s life
POTLUCK  11am   on August 12th
Caspar Community Center
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Peg McBride passed away Sunday evening, June 4. She was 1 month shy of 92 years old.

On Thursday, June 1, Peg enjoyed a day in her garden and dinner & dessert with friends who were staying in her cottage. Friday morning she went to the Mendocino Coast Hospital ER and was diagnosed with an aneurism of the aorta. In keeping with her wishes, Peg opted not to be transported to Santa Rosa for a high risk surgery. She made a choice to stay in the hospital’s hospice family suite for comfort care where we could all be gathered and where IV pain meds could be administered.

Peg remained alert through Saturday. She wasn’t in pain and the hospital staff did a great job caring for her (and for us as we kept round-the-clock vigil!) All five of her children made it to her bedside (even Jim and Jiggs from Oregon, and Rebecca from Switzerland!). Peg was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and close friends as she took her last breaths Sunday evening. Peg’s passing happened just as she wished.

I know you and many of the Pacific Textile Arts community knew Peg when she was active as a weaver, so wanted you to know. A local memorial in Fort Bragg will be planned sometime later in the summer.
Diane
(Peg’s daughter-in-law)

June 2nd FIRST FRIDAY gallery show 5pm-8pm

Come see the work that’s being done at Mendocino College.  Curated by the instructor, Adriane Nicolaisen.

MAY 27th: Sewing Circle 11am & 1:30pm

Come join in the sewing circle for the Rhinoceros Project as our last program gathering before summer break.  You can visit their website at rhinocerosproject.tumblr.com which has a bunch of photos & some information about the project.

Coffee and Show&Tell  at 10am
A presentation by Anne and Michelle from 11 to noon followed by a lunch break, and sewing circle to begin at 1:30. No charge to participants.

 

“Basically, we’re embroidering a 7 x 9′ version of Durer’s Rhinoceros – the 1515 woodcut – in order to eventually create a watermark in handmade paper.  Michelle, my collaborator, and I are hosting public sewing circles to accomplish this endeavor & to create forums for conversation about colonialism, habitat decimation, vanishing species, and shifting value systems.   The sewing circles can be a one day event or an extended installation. ”

Kindly & Looking Forward,  Anne Beck

SAD NEWS …Fort Bragg Fabric Studio destroyed in 4-26-17 fire.

This tragic fire engulfed Lolli’s studio. . .she and Eleanor drove by after lunch. . . everything gone.  No one in her studio at the time, thank goodness, but all her screens, etc. are gone.  Ron Hock, her petanque partner, has started a GOFUNDME page in support of Lolli and her studio mates, Jacob and Shawnee.