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Sidney Volunteers-Olga ‘Toni’ Nelson

Toni Nelson, artist and one of the Sidney volunteers How long have you been a volunteering? Well 1979, I started to volunteer. Are you an artist? Yes, a watercolorist. I teach also. Who are some of your favorite artists in the gallery? I like Bev Pederson, Marti Green, there are a lot of great artists! Do you have a hobby?  I do enjoy putting together floral arrangements in the spring time. Now I focus most of my time painting. Would

Sidney Volunteer–Lynne Little

The Sidney Museum and Arts Association appreciates each Sidney Volunteer and will be introducing some of them to you.  Next up, Lynne Little – one of our long time board members, Membership Chair and a loyal Sidney Volunteer.  If you are interested in membership with the Sidney Museum and Arts Association, Lynne is the person to contact.  And if you are interested in becoming a Sidney Volunteer, please be sure to let us know. Lynne Little,  Sidney Volunteer, Membership Chair

Entrelac Knitting Class

February 17, Monday, 6 pm to 7:30 pm. March 3, 6pm to 7:30 pm.  Christine Stansbery taught an exciting knitting technique called ENTRELAC, a technique used to create a textured pattern that resembles basket-woven strips of knitted fabric.  Entrelac knitting allows for colorwork and is often used to create patterns in socks, hats, scarves, blankets, purses, pillows and more.  The students, who all knew basic knit and purl, finished the bottom triangles, and two types of rectangles.  The class resumed

Needle Turn Applique Class

Needle Turn Applique Class – March 10, 2014 The Sidney Museum and Arts Association is offering a free Needle Turn Applique class March 10th, 2014 from 6PM to 7:30PM.  The instructors for the class are Mary Peterson and Dana Harmon.  Both have been quilters for many years. You will learn the basic techniques of how to mark, cut, and sew the applique pieces down to a base fabric, using the ladder stitch to create an applique block.  The instructors will

Sidney Volunteer–Sally Shuster

The Sidney Museum and Arts Association values each of the Sidney Volunteers and we're going to be introducing you to some of them.  Stop in at the Sidney Art Gallery and Museum any Tuesday through Sunday and you'll find one of these great people there ready to tell you all about the Sidney Art Gallery, the Sidney Museum or the Log Cabin Museum.  And if you're interested in being a Sidney Volunteer, please let us know.  So now, introducing our

Sidney Volunteer – Virginia Collins

Sidney Museum and Arts Association values all of the Sidney Volunteers and we'd like to introduce you to some of them as well as encourage anyone interested in becoming a Sidney Volunteer.  First, of course, is our Sidney Volunteer Coordinator, Virginia Collins.  Virginia is always ready to help out, willing to fill in at a moments notice, and always with that great smile! How long have you been a Sidney Volunteer?  Since 1997, about 17 years. What do you do

How to Help Your Website Every Day – Using Blogs

Wednesday, February 19 — After a little confusion about the class date, we had another useful and informative web planning class with Guy Cook — How to Help Your Website Every Day – Using Blogs.  Every blogger has only so many hours in a day to select great content, write, network, promote and market. Whether growing a new blog or leveraging an old one for more business, Guy discussed the tools you'll need that support you and make you more

Sidney Volunteers–Guy Cook

  Guy Cook, vDomainHosting, Sidney's Web Master and one of the Sidney volunteers How long have you been working with SMAA? Oh, I started being the web master for SMAA around 2004. How long have you been working with developing websites? Since 1995.  I went to the Port Orchard Farmer's Market and looked for someone who would not buy a website so I could practice my sales speech.  I picked someone who sold wool sheep fiber and homemade soap –

Help Your Website Every Day – Planning and Software Set-Up

Monday, January 20–Another successful web planning class by Guy Cook. He covered planning your website and some of the software necessary to get started — how to take your idea from the planning stage to seeing it in your browser.  Part of this process has always been to look at what your competitors are doing online.  Click Help-your-Website-Everyday-Planning-and-Software-setup to see a copy of the presentation.  The next class will be in February and will be How to Help Your Website

TEXAS CAVIAR- Dottie Gauvin

TEXAS CAVIAR   Most people call black-eyed peas – Beans – but in Texas a pea is a pea and a bean is a bean.  Fresh black-eyed peas are wonderful just boiled with a little chopped up bacon in and onion in them, but Texas Caviar is one of my favorites and of course, out here I have to buy canned black eyed peas.  Sometimes I can find frozen ones. In Texas, it is traditional to eat Black Eyed Peas

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