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« on: April 10, 2005 07:20:37 AM »

Hey there.  I started a Richmond Craftster Meetup group in hopes that we can get together and talk about crafts and experiences, etc.  If anyone's interested in joining, here's the link:

http://craftswap.meetup.com/8/

It's currently under the group topic of Craft Swaps, but that's just because there wasn't one for general crafting.  You certainly aren't required to participate in any swap to be a member.

If you have any suggestions or concerns about the group, please let me know.  Thanks!


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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2005 09:35:49 AM »

I'm so glad you created the meet-up group.  I think it'd be cool if people would offer to teach the group(or whoever is interested) their special skill: screenprinting tutorial, basic embroidery, book making, etc...  I hope more people in Richmond sign up!
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2005 08:00:05 AM »

I like the share sessions idea. We art teachers do that allot! Do you have a meet up place in mind?

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005 12:05:56 PM »

Hey there.

I just looked at the Meetup website and they're implementing fees for organizers to pay on behalf of their groups.  As much as I'd love to meet up with other Craftsters on a regular basis, I don't think I need to pay $9/month to do it!  So as soon as the fees go in effect, our group is being abandoned unless someone else wants to pay.  I figure I can make a Yahoo email group or just plan meetings on here for free!  Let me know if you have any other ideas.

I'd love to have a show and teach!  Sarah, I noticed on the Meetup site that you're interested in learning to make bags.  It just so happens that it's the only thing I know how to do well enough to teach, so that works out!  =)

Hey Beth!  I hadn't picked a place yet because I figured I'd wait to see where the majority of people were located.  I'm in Chesterfield and would love to meet in Southside, but I have a feeling that a meeting downtown or something would be more convenient to more people.  Do you have any ideas?

Okay, I'm off to do my long to-do list, including cut out 58 pieces of fabric!  What a fun day!  =(


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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005 04:57:28 AM »

That coffee shop, 17.5 cafe, downtown I menchioned before is great. They have an upstairs with a large dining table, and cozy sofas and such. I also keep a baby gate there for Andy, so he can run ragged upstairs. We could plan a meeting there for free. Beyond that, you wind up with peoples homes, which can restrict some people. I'm sure there are other meeting spots, I just don't know them.

I don't blame you for not paying the fee. I wouldn't either. They should get that $ from advertisers, not the groups. Try a yahoo group. That and here on this thread will be good.

Let me know what you want to do, and  let's start recruiting! It'd be fun to get a big group.

Keep in mind too, that times and days can be difficult with kids and jobs. I personally like early evenings early to midweek.

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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005 07:57:00 AM »

Okay, here's the new Yahoo group!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/richmondcraftsters/

Invite away!

17.5 sounds good.  The only thing I worry about is the smoke we've talked about before.  With Eliza being so young, I really don't like her around a lot of smoke.  But let's plan on that for the first meeting and I'll see if it bothers me or not.

I don't have a job to work around, but I definitely get the kid scheduling thing!  Early evenings work for me.  I figure I'm probably the most flexible in regards to time and days, so I'll go with the group consensus.  The only thing that might pose a problem is that Eliza's bedtime (6-7pm) is so early that I probably won't be able to stay too terribly long, but ANY time spent with other craftsters will be great!

Anyway, gotta run.  Eliza's teething, so she's very needy right now.  She gets bored VERY quickly, so every day's an adventure!  Talk with you later!


Leila
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2005 09:06:31 AM »

17.5 works for me, too.  Let's try it out and see what happens.
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2005 11:02:19 AM »

Hey!  I'd previously put Thur, April 21 on Meetup.com, but would it be okay to meet earlier in the week?  I forgot that Eliza and I are going to my mom's for the weekend while Steve pulls up our carpet and refinishes our floors.  Any other day is great for me!

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2005 11:06:30 AM »

I'm available every day but Wednesday. 
Also, are we communicating "officially" on the yahoo group, and ditching the meetup?  I think so, but just let me know.

Thanks.

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2005 11:19:36 AM »

I think the yahoo group is the way to go.  The other member of the meetup group hasn't joined the yahoo yet, but as soon as she does, meetup is history!


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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2005 12:39:36 PM »

She's a friend of mine, so I will make sure she's in the know when I craft with her tonight!
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2005 04:11:55 PM »

So how about Tuesday?  Does that work for everyone?


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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2005 03:51:01 PM »

6pm seems to work better for the people who've confirmed that they're coming, so 6pm tomorrow it is!

Hope to see everyone there!


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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2005 04:54:39 AM »

We'll try to stop by. That's around toddler dinnertime, and trust me the bigger they get, the more a schedule is important. So perhaps we'll see you there.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2005 05:53:00 AM »

Beth, I don't have a set schedule for that time period since Eliza will be with Steve, so if you'd like to meet up a bit earlier, I could be there at like 5:30pm or so.  I don't know if you'll get this message before then, but just in case!  I really hope we get to meet tonight!


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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2005 07:37:23 AM »

I'll feed him a little early, and we'll get there after. Look forward to meeting you.

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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2005 05:44:49 PM »

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i think i missed the first meeting... where is 17.5? and could you let me know when the next meeting is Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2005 08:40:49 AM »

Friday Sn'B at 17.5 is expanding.
Jen wants to start doing  more of a full on craft night. This fits us perfect.
 (I haven't joined the yahoo group, bc I can't get yahoo at work, so I'm posting this here)

I am doing a collograph printmaking tutorial Friday, and we are going to make some prints. 17.5 Ethos Cafe, 6:30ish, upstairs. My freind Steph is coming with her little boy, and I mine, so upstairs will be non smoking. If you want to print, bring scissors and some small paper to print on. You can also bring aluminum foil if you like. I thought we'd make stationary size work, and mount them on note cards.

hope you can all come

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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2005 01:45:29 AM »

Friday Sn'B at 17.5 is expanding.
Jen wants to start doing  more of a full on craft night. This fits us perfect.

I'm so sad.  I can't do Friday nights as that's Family Night for us.  We all go over to my dad's for dinner and to visit with my ever-growing family (four kids under age 6 and three under 2!).  Plus, if we don't head over to my dad's, that's Steve and I's date night.

Is anyone interested in meeting during the week?  Another Tuesday?  I'm free all of next week, I think.

By the way, who all's going to be at the Bizarre Market?  I know you will, Beth A.  Beth H. (I think it's H) and I will be there selling stuffs.  Beth is selling jewelry and bath stuff and I'll be selling bags, belts, and like items.  I hope to see a bunch of people out!


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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2005 05:30:48 AM »

I will be at the market only as a shopper.
I have lots to do to get my stuff ready for the farmer's market opening. I may try the next  one.

We can surely come up with another evening. Just let me know.
I'm going to start a  thread about tonight.
And I will see you tomorrow. I will bring my checkbook too, for the tee shirt order if you were able to make it.

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