The 2017 calendars are almost ready to be turned to February, making us wonder, where did the time go? I guess we can say that the days have been spent preparing this year’s Sievers schedule and getting all the class descriptions and information ready for February 1st and the opening of registration. Featured on the cover of our flyers and brochures this year is a photo of the colorful and intricate Japanese Temari made by Judie Yamamoto.
Many of the teachers who offered classes in 2016 will be back to teach in 2017. Those on sabbatical this upcoming season are Lorrie Grainger Abdo, Janine Bajus, Betty Carlson, Mary Hettmansperger, Julie Lambert, Rich Prange and Connie Westbrook. We welcome back Ruth Manning, teaching a “Tapestry Weaving: Color Blending” class focusing on Washington Island water landscapes and a new instructor, Nancy Akerly. Nancy is a paper artist who makes her home in Sister Bay, WI. She teaches a variety of paper art and box making classes throughout the Midwest and has been a student at Sievers several times. Nancy will be offering a “Handmade Treasure Boxes” class in October.
Some reminders…Registration will begin Wednesday, February 1st. Classes that receive more registrations during the first week (Wednesday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 7 at 4pm) than have space available will be subject to a drawing and we will begin a waiting list for those classes. All registrations received during that registration week time frame will be treated equally, that is, there’s no advantage to register at midnight on February 1st. Also, your credit/debit card will not be charged until you after you receive a personal email or call from us, confirming your registration and spot in the class. The auto-confirmation email you find in your inbox after registering online just lets you know your class and housing choices have come through.
Here’s a preview of the new classes offered in 2017:
Back-to-Back Wooden Books – Daniel Essig – Aug. 23-26
In addition, we have scheduled additional “Quilt Studio” times in 2017. Besides the 5-day session in June, there are three sessions in July, a 2-day, 5-day or 3-day option. The July “Quilt Studio” dates fall after Ellen Graf’s “Drafting in Design” class and before Susan Hoffmann’s “Landscape ‘Painting’ With Fabric” class.
If the past few months have gone by quickly, imagine the years! It (almost) surprised us when we realized this is the 39th year of classes. You can really only be 39 once, so we plan to enjoy this year to the fullest!