We are just a few days away from the 19th Sievers Gathering! Tomorrow we’ll begin our two Gathering Workshops and are looking forward to seeing all of you who plan to attend any of our events.
Some of what’s been added to the Gathering weekend since the last update include a silent auction of baskets made by Jeanette Biederman and Rich Prange in the vendor area on Saturday.
Joining the demos/show & tell in the Walter Studio on Saturday afternoon will be Cindy Steinke and Ginnie Killough with their handmade, tailored garments. Both Cindy and Ginnie have been long-time students at Sievers and just finished the Garment Construction class with Daryl Lancaster. They’ve brought a beautiful array of their finished pieces.
Diane Fitzgerald reminds everyone to “…bring some beads for my Beads and Beadwork Roadshow on Saturday morning, 10:30 am to noon. I’ll tell you stories about your beads, where they were made, why they are important and a little about their value and more! See samples of beads from the smallest on up.”
The garage sale seems to be getting bigger and bigger each day! Besides spinning wheels, a 36″ Sievers loom, quilt frame, Patrick Green carder and picker, sewing cabinet and more, there will be some Navajo looms (the kind used by Fran Potter). Thank you again to everyone who has donated!
With some of the garage sale silent auction items, we would like to offer any of you who will not be at the Gathering the option to send in a “reserve bid” by email (email@example.com) or by phone (920-847-2264). Let us know your maximum bid for any of the following items and we will be your proxy. Note: All “reserve bids” must be received by 5pm on Friday, September 28, as we won’t be checking emails until after the Gathering weekend is over.
Here are the items:
Used Sievers 36″ Loom Used Patrick Green carder Used Kromski Symphony
Minimum bid $ 350 Minimum bid $150 Minimum bid $175
Used Ashford Traveller Used Ashford Kiwi Used Louet S-15
Minimum bid $100 Minimum bid $100 Minimum bid $100
Used Louet S75
Minimum bid $100
We also want to update you on restaurant hours and/or reservations needed during the Gathering weekend. We will have a sign in the studios and in the shop of more complete information, but some we want to mention now are:
Sailors’ Pub – Open Wed-Sun, 5-8, Reservations 920-847-2105. Leave a message.
Hotel Washington – Open Wed &Thurs, Sat & Sun, 5-8 (Closed Friday, Sept. 28), Reservations 920-847-3010.
Findlay’s Holiday Inn – Open 7 – 10:30am; Perch Fry Friday, Sept. 28, 5:30 & 7:00, Reservations 920-847-2526.
Jackson Harbor Soup & Sandwich – Closed Thursdays. Otherwise 9:30 am – 4:00pm.
Red Cup Coffee – Open 7 -11 am (Thurs, Fri & Sun); 7am – 2pm on Saturday.
Island Café and Bread Co. – Open Wed – Sat, 6:30am – 2pm; 7:30am – 1pm Sunday.
Sunset Resort – Open Sat & Sun, 8 -11am.
Albatross Drive-In – Open Fri-Sun, 11am – 5pm.
We’ll also remind you about the Trueblood Performing Arts Center maritime-themed concert on Saturday night at 7:30, led by Julian Hagen. Cindra will be performing a few pieces with Dan Hansen, including the song “If Once You Have Slept on an Island”. Tickets are available at the Red Cup or at the door and are $18 for adults. This is a benefit for the TPAC.
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I’m so excited about the weekend! I just can’t wait.
Carolyn Foss says
Us too! I hope you come knit for awhile on Saturday at the Knit-In in the Walter Studio.