Sunday, March 1, 2020

Welcome 2020 Members!

 After our fall hiatus,  our meetings  end in September and  we have a Holiday party in October, we are back to monthly meetings.  Meetings are held January to May.  Summer hiatus is June -July.  Meetings resume August and September.

We welcomed two new members in January, Nedal Kalbi - Yarn Slut and Tracy Jones, Sign Doodles.  In February, Erin Orozco and her mom, Debra Chase of Country Bonnet Soaps joined the LVCG Guild.  

We are excited to have them as part of our group.  Our creative family also includes:

All Occasion Wreaths - Nancy Kucichn
Cinsiri Glassworks - Cindi Clark
Crafty Girl - Beth Pollock

Devine Designs by Debbie - Debbie Williams
Embroidery by Judy - Judy Osness
High Style Boutique - Cathie Godges

K & S Collage - Kristin Petronek and Dana Russell
Little Me - Merriam Olds
Lynn Meetz

Lucylyn Designs, LLC & Oleander Moon - Diane Davis Garcia
North Shore Collection - Gerry Hackney
Pearlized Designs - Denita Rowland Whitehead

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Holiday Party 2019 Carraba's Italian Grill

We always end our year with a Holiday Party in October.  Many of us are busy during the fall with different craft shows, parties, and events.  October is the perfect time to celebrate another year of the Las Vegas Crafters Guild.

Merriam Olds, Debbie Williams and Beth Pollock took charge of the party that was held at Carraba's Italian Grill on Charleston.  There were great salad and entree choices and the servings were very generous.  The staff provided a private dining room that was decorated for the upcoming Christmas season.

We had a gift exchange and celebrated some birthdays.  Such a lovely way to bid farewell to another fun year.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Fall 2019 Harvest Boutique Craft Show

Our fall craft show was held on October 11th and 12th.  With so many craft shows as it gets closer to the holidays, October turned out to be a pretty good show for  us.

We love doing the shows and we love how our members showcase their handmade items.   Just need to share and show off some of our talented artisans and what they create.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Las Vegas Crafters Guild 2019 Handmade Gift Showcase Video

The last time we did a video of our members works was back in 2017.  It's about time for another one.

Here's the link to Youtube.

Hope you enjoy it.  Thank you for watching it!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Obon Festival 2019

For the past three years, members of the Guild have been invited to be a participant in the Obon Festival in Las Vegas held at Clark High School. Tilda Silao, a Guild member has been the event organizer for this festival.

Here's Wikipedia's description of what the festival is about.

Obon (お盆) or just Bon (盆) is a Japanese Buddhist custom to honor the spirits of one's ancestors. This Buddhist-Confucian custom has evolved into a family reunion holiday during which people return to ancestral family places and visit and clean their ancestors' graves, and when the spirits of ancestors are supposed to revisit the household altars. It has been celebrated in Japan for more than 500 years and traditionally includes a dance, known as Bon Odori.'

In modern times, it has changed into a celebration and quite a big event in the Japanese community. The Obon Festival includes dancing by kimono clad people, some in Happi coats and even street clothes. Many people travel a circuit that encompasses Northern & Southern California, Nevada, and Arizona to represent their church and dance.

Japanese and Hawaiian food was sold for hungry dancer and attendees. The gym aka Exhibition Hall is where crafters, authors, and businesses offered their wares to everyone between dances and entertainment. Entertainment included Taiko drummers, always impressive and Hawaiian hula dancers.

Nine of our members participated in this years' event, Sarah Adams - Sassy Pants Creations, Linda Clark- Purses by Linda, Kristin Petronek, Sharon Takahashi, & Dana Russell - K & S Collage, Judy Osness - Embroidery by Judy, Cathie Godges - High Style Boutique, Merriam Olds - Little Me, Gerry Hackney - North Shore Collection, and Tilda Silao - Happi Hawaiian. Sharing some pics.

Thank you Tilda for including us in the festival. Very organized and well run. Proceeds for the Obon Festival help fund the Las Vegas Buddhist Society and the Sangha.

Looking forward to next year!

Welcome 2020 Members!

  After our fall hiatus,  our meetings  end in September and  we have a Holiday party in October, we are back to monthly meetings.  Meetings...