Friday, January 1, 2021

January 1, 2021 Scribnote



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!

Can’t say I am sad to see 2020 go. Probably everyone is glad to see it go. In with the new year is the hope that the vaccine will be successful and we can start seeing one another in “real time” instead of virtual. Even with that said we are still in for a long haul to get everyone vaccinated so PLEASE- SOCIAL DISTANCE and WEAR A MASK!!!!!

 The year in review has been very sobering and I do not want to dwell on it, so I won’t! For me  creatively it has been wonderful in that I have learned so many new things and this year I plan to focus on using those new abilities

to actually create something! I still plan on taking classes but not so many. I took at least 25 different classes last year, and that was too many. I wasn’t really able to use what I had learned. So far I am signed up for three classes: Laurie Doctor – “Speak to Me From Everywhere: Simple Practices for All Makers” Jan. 4-8. I have never taken a class with her and am very excited. Heather Held- “Notes for the New Year” Jan. 9th and 10th. I love Heather and have taken several classes with her both private and on Zoom. Barbara Close – “Pointed Pen Uncial” I have taken a flourishing Copperplate class from her in the past via Zoom. I have played with pointed pen uncial for years but have never taken a class, so exited to do that. The best part is that I didn’t have to buy anything – I had supplies on hand!


OCTOBER 10, 2020 Meeting

Quote: “Mistakes are the part of the dues one pays for a full life” Sophia Loren

 We had a book exchange that we had all been working on and the results were spectacular!!!  This was co-chaired by Judy Theurel and Ginny VanderHey, thank you ladies for a job well done! We have such a talented and generous group. Below are a small portion of the slide show that we had at our meeting, I had about 100 slides of all the books!. So much fun!

Made by Sharon Esmont for Pat West

Made by Renee Tuveson for Angie West

Made by Pat West To Judy Theurel

Made by Lindy Warner for Laura Fuderer

Made by Linda Elder for Anna Schlemma

Made by Laurie Heyden for Ginny VanderHey

Made by Laura Fuderer for Renee Tuveson

Made by Judy Theurel for Sharon Esdmont

Made by Ginny VanderHey for Linda Elder

Made by Anna Schlemma for Lindy Warner

Made by Angie West for Laurie Heyden

NOVEMBER 7, 2020 Meeting

Quote: “True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written, in writing what deserves to be read, and in so living as to make the world happier and better for our living in it”.  Pliny the Elder.

Below is a sample of our Show and Tell for November.

Work of Angela Michielutti

Work of Pat West

Work of Ginny VanderHey

Laura Fuderer working on old family album

Mittens knit by Linda Bigger

Nib holder by Linda Elder

Work of Rose Kopec

Card by Tonia Stouder

DECEMBER 5, 2020

Quote: “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboat.” Voltaire


We made our annual donations this Christmas $100.00 to Christ the King Lutheran Church, to thank them for their continued support of our guild and $200.00 to the Food Bank.


We had our bookplate exchange, chaired by Laura Fuderer. Thank you Laura for your ideas and work in putting this exchange together.

Here are the photos, unfortunately I misplaced my list of who received which one!

Made by Angela Michielutti

Made by Angie West

Made by Anna Schlemma

Made by Ginny VanderHey

Made By Judy Theurel

Made by Laura Fuderer

Made by Laurie Heyden

Made by Linda Elder

Made by Pat West

Made by Renee Tuveson

Made by Rose Kopec

Made by Sharon Esmont

Made by Tonia Stouder


January 2: Planning Meeting

February 6:

March: 6

April 3: Easter is April4

May 1:

June 5:

July 10:

August 7:

September 11 : Labor Day is Sept. 6

October 2:

November 6:

December 4:



These are websites from a previous post that I thought would be nice to re-run.

Heather Held -

Maria Helena Hoksch -

European Pointed Pen Collective -

Harvest Crittenden – Acorn Arts -

Nina Tran -

Gemma Black-

Ardington Academy -

Yukimi Annand -

Yukimi’s website is currently under construction , but you can see some of her work.

Pen Dragons -

Carol DuBosch -

Joy Daniels -

Rachel Yallop -



Amity Park- A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye -




Due to a lack of much mail at our Post Office box in South Bend we have suspended any mail sent to that address. If you have anything to send to the Michiana Calligraphy Guild, please send to Laurie Heyden, 18292 Courtland Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46637 or Renee Tuveson, 928 Finch Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46614.




Our workshops seem to have people sign up and then decide not to attend. We have been very generous in returning monies paid for the workshop if someone decides not to attend at the last minute, but we are going to have a change in this policy. There will be a nominal fee if you drop out of a workshop. If there would be an emergency, for instance the birth of a grandchild, illness, etc., then the board will take this under advisement to decide on a course of action regarding a refund. Also, if the workshop is filled, and there is someone to take your place, that would also qualify for a refund. So please, if you want to sign up foe the workshop, make sure that you put that date on your calendar as a commitment. We have a small calligraphy group and we struggle to fill workshops at times. We need all of you to attend as many as possible so that we can continue to have quality instructors.



If so, look up your favorite calligraphers, because they are on Facebook also. I like to look at Barbara Blose, Reggie Ezell, Julian Waters, John Stevens, Rachel Yallop, Pendragons, Capital City Scribes, Yukimi Annand, etc.. There are lots of beautiful




Just a reminder that if you order from American Frame, please mention MCG, and  they will give us a small stipend.




Annual dues of $15 are due at the July meeting. Our annual dues have not changed in many years and are put to good use for supplies for our Make It/Take It at meetings and our annual raffle in August, and in December our donation to local charities. Please remember to bring your dues to the July meeting or send to Laurie Heyden, our treasurer at 18292 Courtland Dr., South Bend, Indiana 46637.




Renee Tuveson, President and Blog,

Marty Mitchell, Vice President,

Laurie Heyden, Treasurer,

Judy Theurel, Secretary,

Sharon Esmont, Study Group