Annual Holiday Luncheon
“Giving Art Giving Hearts”
Monday, December 14, 2015
LOCATION: San Antonio Garden Center
The annual holiday pot luck luncheon will be preceded by social time 9:30-10:00 and a short business meeting at 10:00 am. Lunch and luncheon activities will follow. Please bring a festive dish to contribute to the feast! Show off your skills or stop at the grocery — it’s the sharing that counts! Kitty Janiga will be in charge of meal set up and decorations, and we’ll be participating in a community volunteer effort as a before-lunch activity: “Giving Art Giving Hearts”.
Here’s how it works:
Members are asked to bring kid-safe gently used or new art supplies (markers, rayons, sketchbooks, watercolor sets, kid’s scissors, coloring book, etc.) children’s socks and toothbrushes that will be contributed to the Interfaith Welcome Committee, coordinated at University Presbyterian Church.
These materials will be added to ziplock bags, decorated with stickers (provided) and added to backpacks that are being given to women and children who are leaving the South Texas Detention Centers. Many families are now being relocated fairly quickly, but often have few or no possessions to use and help them on their journeys. For more information, see the website here: http://texasiwc.org/news/
We will also make shoe box collections of other art supplies and school supply materials (anything a teacher could use is welcome) to donate to the four elementary schools near the Center for Refugee Services.
This Center supports legally settled refugee families in the area. The schools that most of the children attend are near the Medical Center, and by mid year most teachers are out of their art supplies and
must either buy their own or do without. Member Diana Kellerman is an active volunteer with this agency and is our liaison for the project. For information, see this link: http://www.sarefugees.org
Each table of members will be given wrapping paper, ribbon, tape and stickers, collage materials, 1 shoe box for a school and 5 Ziploc bags for backpack supplies. After 15 minutes, an “impartial” panel of judges will select one table with their choice for the best decorated bags and boxes. All members will also vote on a Givers’ Choice Award for a second table. The winners will receive a small gift of recognition.
AND OF COURSE: Your donations of goods and cash for the Alamo Heights Christian Church Food Bank are greatly welcome as well. Peggy Foerster will let us know what items are particularly needed this time of year.
Let’s make this a record year of giving for FASA. We all have so many blessings (you really don’t need something else to unwrap, right?) and our organization and our members are generous participants in the community — this pot luck will feed our festive spirits, our appetites and our giving hearts. Hope to see you there.
November 9, 2015 – 9:30 AM
LOCATION: San Antonio Garden Center
The Cobweb Sale will begin at 9:30. The sale will be suspended for the business meeting 10 – 11, and resume immediately after the business meeting. NO sales allowed until 9:30 when doors open.
Come shop our studio overstocks! Fiber Artists of San Antonio annually clean up their studios and you get all the benefits! You’ll find studio and art items from artists and fashionistas at the sale, as well as hand printed fabrics and garments, weavings, and art supplies. This year, FASA adds “The Closet” which will feature new, never-worn artist made garments that did not sell at local and national art-to-wear shows.
Garments featured in the CLOSET have all been previously juried into local or national shows. They are top quality, brand new and in pristine condition and are now being offered at reduced prices.
For your shopping convenience, cash, check or credit cards will be accepted.
FASA is collecting a 10% commission from participating artists which will help to fund our educational projects. You take home a treasure and FASA continues its excellent programming. It’s a WIN-WIN for everyone!
Here is a sneak peak at some of these treasures:
FASA Issues a Special Invitation to Experience the CLOSET
This is your opportunity to purchase original art-to-wear that is brand new, in pristine condition and has been featured in past local or national shows. [Read more…]
CrisStan Clothes – Witte Museum Collection
Presenters: Harriet Christian and Margaret King Stanley
September Meeting Program
September 14, 2015 – 9:30 AM
Location: Witte Museum – Memorial Auditorium
Harriet Christian and Margaret King Stanley will speak about their former business, CrisStan Clothes, manufactured in San Antonio in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The ChrisStan line was carried across the state in exclusive boutiques and written up in Woman’s Wear Daily. [Read more…]
Monday August 10, 2015
LOCATION: San Antonio Garden Center MAP
- 09:30 – 10:00 Social Hour and informal show-and-tell
- 10:00 – 11:00 Business Meeting
- 11:00 – 12:00 Artist Buffet
Six demonstration stations feature six volunteer FASA members dishing up a tasty assortment of textile ideas, techniques and demonstrations. These bite-sized (10 minute demo) servings include: [Read more…]