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Attendees: Diane, Debbie, Christine, Deborah, and Kim.  We welcomed Carol J, Jennifer Z, and Lorraine V to their first meeting!

Please be aware that we have changed our October meeting date. Bead Affaire is scheduled for Saturday, October 21. Several members have expressed interest in attending. Therefore, the October meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, October 22, 12:30-4:00. Stay tuned for more information.

It is not too early to think about the holidays! Since we do not meet during the month of December, the Guild is proposing a "Secret Holiday Swap."  Similar to a secret Santa, members would swap items on a one-to-one basis. Those who wish to participate would write on a piece of paper their name, address, favorite colors, piece of jewelry, favorite animals, etc. Members would pick names from a bag. It would be that person's responsibility to create a pc item for their secret swapper and mail the item to her.  Names will be chosen at the October meeting. For those unable to make the meeting who want to swap, you can send your information to me. More details to follow!

Bottles of Hope Project: Cassie Doyon has initiated a Bottles of Hope Project for our Guild. Cassie provided information on this project, which was initiated by the Connecticut Guild. (Refer to http://www0.delphi.com/polymerclay/bh_1.html for more information.) Though only four bottles for covering were available at the meeting, members are encouraged to cover small bottles that they might currently own for donation to the project. Contact Cassie for more information at cmdoyon@prodigy.net  Thank you Cassie for taking on this wonderful cause.

Future Meetings: All meeting dates are tentative, pending library approval. All winter meeting dates are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Use your best judgement.

Saturday, November 11, 2000, 12:30 - 2:30

Guild Swaps -- October

Amy Crawley will host the October swap.

Please note that you must mail your beads to Amy, even if you plan on attending the meeting.

In an effort to devote more meeting time to discussion, demos and claying, Amy asks that you mail your beads to her before the meeting. This will give her time to separate the beads and take pictures before the meeting.

Please make sure you send 15 beads. Our swaps have grown and Amy cannot guarantee that you will get to keep a bead for yourself. She encourages you to make extra beads if you wish to keep one for yourself.

Here are the details for the October swap.

Theme: Leaf cane swap. For instructions, please refer to

Format: Beads

Requirements: 15 beads. The cane must incorporate, at a minimum, two of the following colors: Orange, yellow, gold, red, copper, brown. The beads should be no larger than one square inch and no smaller than ¾ inch. All beads must be ready for stringing.

Due Date: Wednesday, October 18.

RSVP: By Friday, September 8.

Please put the beads in a baggie and include your name. Please include money or stamps ($3.20 priority stamp) for return postage and a return label.

One or two beads will go toward the guild bead strand. If you have any questions, please email Amy at aac@thecia.net

Polymer Clay Classes

October 14-15, Stretching the Polymer Canvas, Elise Winters, Keene, NH. Sponsored by the Southern New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild. Visit www.snhpcg.org/elise.html for more information.

November 11-12, Working with Precious Metal Clay, Linda Kaye-Moses, Worcester Center for Crafts, www.worcestercraftcenter.org


Upcoming Craft Shows

October 7-9, Paradise city arts Festival, Northampton, MA. Saturday and Sunday 10-6, Monday 10-5, www.paradise-city.com
October 21, BeadAffaire, Watertown, MA.


Other Guild Meetings

Southern New Hampshire Polymer Clay Guild meets the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 - 9:30pm at the Peterboro Craft Center, Peterboro, NH. Contact Betty Abdu, 603-774-0011 or badu@Lr.net.
Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild meets the third Saturday of each month, except December, at The Rock Garden, Branford, CT. Contact Diane Villano, 203-467-7090 or DianeVillano@yale.edu. Web site: http://members.home.net/melanctha
Rhode Island Polymer Clay Guild meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:30 - 4:30. Each meeting is a clay day! Locations currently vary. Contact Sandy at smbeaudry@ids.net or Antoinetta at aphilibert@netzero.net for more information.  The Rhode Island Guild will be meeting on the following dates: Saturdays Sept 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, and December 23 (tentative)