Monday, September 7, 2009


Nebraska Bead SocietySeptember 2009

Newsletter: The next deadline for this newsletter is October 1. Send your tips, tricks and stories to Thanks in advance and see you at the next meeting, September 17!

BEAD BAZAAR – Put the date of October 10 on your calendars. The NBS bead bazaar will be going strong! Join us 10 am to 5 pm, Lancaster Building at State Fair Park. If you can, volunteer to help out. Organizer April Stevenson can always use more people. Contact her at

NEBR. STATE FAIR – Congratulations to all who entered projects in the fair! And to all who won ribbons! Way to go, gals!

LIBRARY – We had a great response to our request for new books for our library. Our books were lost in Librarian Nan Henry's house fire. Kate McKinnon and Kalmbach Publishing have sent a wonderful supply of great books. Members enjoyed them and already checked several out to read this past month. If you have double copies of books or magazines, we can always use a few more. Also, if you have a favorite artist and can supply an address, I will gladly contact them for a possible donation.

FREE BEADS – came through with some absolutely beautiful beads. And they were free! Members picked out favorite colors and were provided with instructions on giving feedback to Artbeads online. Artbeads even wants to see pictures of our creations, so we hope to see some amazing projects in the next month or so!

CHALLENGE – Pam Ritchey came up with a really cool idea for a bead challenge. She got the idea from a quilting magazine where quilt club members chose a word out of a bowl. Our members came up with a great list of words and voted on each one. The word "tree" won, and members have until the November meeting to present their interpretation.

SEPTEMBER MEETING – Join us for Charlene Zweerink's Dragonfly project. This beautiful little dragonfly can be used for a pin, a charm or just about anything you can imagine. The supply list will be coming your way soon, so gather up the beads and come to the meeting!

FALL WORKSHOP – Plans are coming together for our November bead retreat. Mona Jenkins is gathering information for a wine tour and tasting, a catered lunch and an afternoon bead project. It all sounds delicious, and we can't wait.

CALENDARSeptember 17 – NBS meeting, Charlene Zweerink will present a beaded dragonfly project.September 19 – Acquired Taste, wine tasting and art show. Proceeds to support the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. For more information, contact
October 10 – Bead Bazaar, Lincoln, Lancaster Building
October 15 – NBS meeting, April Stevenson will present the bead restorers from the Nebraska State Historical Museum.
November 21 – Ironwood Boutique, a show and sale in Omaha, snow date November 22. Admission will be cans of food to be donated to the Food Bank. For more information, contact Jan at
April 10, 2010 – Bead Bazaar, OmahaOctober 10, 2010 – Bead Bazaar, Lincoln
October 16-17, 2010 - Sherry Sarafini Workshop. Stay tuned for more info!


Nebraska State Fair blue ribbons and free beads and new bead books and a bead bazaar and a bead retreat… How cool is this!

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