Saturday, January 25, 2014

February 9th Our Annual Workday has become a All day workshop !!!

A special message from Mary Warner, who has done a marvelous job arranging our February meeting!  Just one additional note: We will NOT have a swap table at our February meeting because we anticipate needing all of our table space for this shared meeting.  

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Members of the Book and Paper Arts Guild and  the Midwest Collage Society…
We’re planning on a sunny day together for our
Book and Collage Festival
on Sunday, February 9 from 10-3
at the Darien Municipal Center
1710 Plainfield Rd. Darien
(This location on Plainfield Rd is about 1 mile west of Cass Ave and about 2 miles east of Lemont Rd. 
Plainfield Rd is 83rd Street west of Lemont Rd.)
We’d like to get started on the Envelope Book at 10am, so try to come a few minutes early to set up. We hope members of both groups will intermingle during the day and inter-mix at the tables so that members get to know each other. We’ll have the tables covered, but bring some wax paper to work on to keep your books and collages clean.
For the Envelope Book, supplies needed are a piece of handmade paper  5 ½ x 14” for the cover, another co-coordinating piece of handmade paper 4 ¼ x 11 ¾” for the inside cover, scissors, 12” ruler,  glue stick and tacky glue. (If you have a scrap of either paper measuring about 2” x 4 ½’, bring that along.) We will have extra of these supplies for those who need them. The cover boards and envelopes will be provided.
If staying for the whole day, bring a sack lunch and drink. We should have our lunch break from at leastnoon ‘til 12:30.
Work on the Collages will start at 12:30. We’ll be using scissors, glue stick and /or gel (decoupage) medium with brush to apply and small water container, a couple of magazines from which to cut images and words, and any other images or papers you’d like to use, particularly if you want your collages to have a common theme. The 4 x 5 ½” substrates will be provided. We’ll have plenty of extra papers and magazines you can use.
During our work time there will be several collage techniques demonstrated.
Don’t worry if you need to be late for either project. We’ll do our best to help you catch up.
For those who cannot make it in the morning, we will have a short demo on how to make the envelope book later in the afternoon.

We’ll need to clean up at 2:30 since we need to leave the room as it was at 3pm.
Any questions? Send me an email at or call 630-833-0125.
See you there. 
Mary Warner

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Meeting Cancelled tonight due to pending weather

Hi to all the members of the Book and Paper Arts Guild and the Midwest Collage Society,

I’ve received several calls about the meeting scheduled for tomorrow night in Lisle. Although the weather should be much better than it was earlier in the week, many of us are still concerned about ice and night-time driving. So… after a lot of back and forth discussion… the meeting is being canceled so that no one has to worry, particularly if coming quite a distance.
What we’ve come up with is changing the Sunday, February 9 meeting in Darien to more of a full day workshop for both groups. The envelope book will be presented in the morning from about 10 to noon and making collages for the pages will be done in the afternoon from about 12:30 to 2:30. A few demos of collage techniques will be given during that time.
Besides the supplies listed for both meetings, bring a sack lunch and a drink. If anyone cares to bring something to share, please do so.
We’ll be sending out a reminder note again with the supply lists and the directions to the Darien Police Station in a couple of weeks.
I know some of you have been ready to come tomorrow evening and that some may now find that they cannot make it on Feb 9; I’m so sorry about that.
Any questions, email or call Mary Warner at or 630-833-0125.
Hope to see you there,

Thursday, January 2, 2014

In Memory of a Creative Soul and Good Friend

Tammy, JoAnn's daughter shares,

My heart has been broken by the sudden passing of my mother, JoAnn Deck.
If you did not have the opportunity meet her, you may have seen some of her
work in our own gallery and in other venues as she was active
in many local art groups and guilds.
A memorial service for my mother will be held
Saturday, January 4th
Children & Arts Center (At Highpoint Friendship Center)
174 Highpoint Dr.
Romeoville, IL
Service: 11:00am

Obituary available at:
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to:
JUSTembrace, 4942 North Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
or Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Ln, Naperville, IL 60540 .
Tammy L Deck ~ ArtWear
TLD Design Center & Gallery
26 E Quincy St.
Westmont, IL 60559
ph: 630.963.9573
Regular Hours:
Wednesday through Saturday
11 am to 6pm

January 9th Meeting

                                                 The Book and Paper Arts Guild
Invites the members of
The Midwest Collage Society
To join us in each making an envelope book at our January meeting, Thursday evening,
January 9, 2014 from 7-8:30pm at the Lisle Public Library.
If you care to come early, we set up the room at 6 and have a short meeting at 6:30.
Please bring along scissors, a piece of handmade paper  5 ½ x 14” for the cover, another co-coordinating piece of handmade paper 4 ¼ x 11 ¾” for the inside cover, scissors, 12” ruler,  glue stick and tacky glue. We will have extra of these for those who need them. All other supplies will be provided.
Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many are attending or if you have any questions, contact Mary Warner at or 630-833-0125.
Directions to the Lisle Public Library
77 Front Street   Lisle, IL 60532
Mary Warner’s cell phone: (630)-441-0198
The Lisle Public Library is South of Ogden Ave.,
And north of Maple Ave. (55th St.,) between
Rt 53 and Interstate 355.
From Ogden Avenue:
◊ Turn South onto Main St.  ◊ Cross the RR tracks.
◊ Turn left on Front St.  ◊ Bear right onto Kingston Ave,
◊ Turn left onto Front St.  The library will be on your right.
From Maple Avenue:
◊ Turn North onto Kingston Ave ◊ Turn right onto Front St.  ◊ The library will be on your right.
Enter the east doors. The meeting room is on the right just after the double doors.