What we're about

We are women in the Tacoma, WA area who do arts and crafts. Some of us are professionals, some have Etsy stores or market online, and some of us just want to get together, make things and have a good time. We talk, do show and tell, and sometimes lead each other in closed workshops. We love the variety of skills and talents among us, knowing that each of us enriches the group experience.

We are now in our tenth year and our group has evolved and grown into an amazing entity, a better community than we had originally hoped for. Our mini workshops have been varied, abundant, and well attended. Our group is warm, accepting, and the friendships we are making are priceless. Our Art Journal group and our Needling Together group (fiber arts) have developed as inviting introductions to non-threatening art for all talents, skills,and visions. Monthly Craft Camp sessions are a great way to work on your unfinished projects while being inspired by others. Our semi-annual weekend retreats are a great get-away for fun and creative surges.

If you are new to our group, you may attend one of our events to get to know us. We recommend the Saturday morning meet-ups where we share what we have been working on and enjoy lunch together. If you decide to become a member, you will need to pay membership dues of $25 (reduced for the year 2021 only) for a the year. This will enable you to attend all our activities. Membership dues pay the cost of the meetup site, refreshments, administrative fees and subsidize some of our workshops.

This can be paid on Paypal (preferred method of payment while the January membership drive is open), by check, or with cash at the door. If Paypal is not an option, send a check to Lorri Andrews 8403 147th St. Ct.E. Puyallup, WA 98375.

If you'd like to, just stop by and visit us before joining, or you can email us. We'd love to have you.

elisapetersondesign@gmail.com or lindabatway@aol.com

Happy Crafting,

Elisa Peterson, Founder, Queen of Everything & Star Photographer

Kathy Koch, Programs

Linda Batway, Membership and Art Journaling

Lorri Andrews, Treasury

Rachel Saxton, Special Events

Upcoming events (5)

Zoom chat time for Mask Sewers and Friends

Online event

As the need for home sewn masks seems to dwindle and agencies purchase more disposables, we continue to meet to see if there is a need we can fill and to check in with each other for a weekly chat. Should you like an hour with friends catching up, please grab a cuppa and join us. You don't need to make a mask. Anything Else? MEETING LINK UPDATE: We will be using the Zoom platform to host our meetings. You can participate on your computer, smart phone, or tablet (iPad, etc.). If using your computer, please go to http://zoom.us and sign up for a free account. If using your phone or tablet, please download the Zoom app and sign up for a free account. Troubles with the links, call Kathy Koch. Sunday Mask Stitchers Meeting: Link is visible to RSVP members. Please sign up prior to the start of the meeting.

Time to pay dues for 2021- If you've already paid -THANKS

Fircrest Community Center

$25.00

In 2021, the Steering Committee voted to reduce our dues as this year our expenses have been reduced! All dues will be $25 and due in January, 2021. To pay your dues: you can pay by check (made out to Tacoma Arts and Crafts), cash or PayPal. The PayPal fee is set at $25 and will be extended to February 7, 2021. Checks can be sent to Lorri Andrews[masked]th St. Ct. E. Puyallup, WA 98375 or given to Lorri or Linda Batway at the meet-up. WORKSHOPS, CLASSES, CRAFT CAMPS, RETREATS AND OTHER EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO THOSE WHOSE DUES ARE UP-TO-DATE UNLESS THAT ACTIVITY IS OPEN TO GUESTS. Those who have joined the group on-line are encouraged to attend one Saturday morning meetup to get to know us a bit before paying dues. Dues are used to pay for operating expenses and supplies for our meet-ups and supplement special events. Workshop fees primarily pay our instructors for a small portion of the time and effort they put into creating great classes. This is not a meeting but a vehicle to pay dues. Ignore directions, times, etc. as these are a requirement of "the system." WHEN YOUR DUES ARE PAID YOU WILL BE LISTED BELOW AS ATTENDING. IF YOU ARE LISTED AS ATTENDING YOUR DUES ARE PAID FOR THIS PERIOD. Unfortunately you may continue to receive this notice because the meetup website only enables it to be sent out to the entire group. We apologize for any frustration this causes. If you have a question, check with Linda, Elisa, Kathy or Lorri.

Zoom chat time for Mask Sewers and Friends

Online event

As the need for home sewn masks seems to dwindle and agencies purchase more disposables, we continue to meet to see if there is a need we can fill and to check in with each other for a weekly chat. Should you like an hour with friends catching up, please grab a cuppa and join us. You don't need to make a mask. Anything Else? MEETING LINK UPDATE: We will be using the Zoom platform to host our meetings. You can participate on your computer, smart phone, or tablet (iPad, etc.). If using your computer, please go to http://zoom.us and sign up for a free account. If using your phone or tablet, please download the Zoom app and sign up for a free account. Troubles with the links, call Kathy Koch. Sunday Mask Stitchers Meeting: Link is visible to RSVP members. Please sign up prior to the start of the meeting.

Zoom Monthly Meeting!

Online event

This meetup is our most popular one because it's more social than structured. It is our monthly general get together and is the best meeting to get to know us. Typically we meet in person but these days due to the pandemic, it's through Zoom. We will share what projects we've been working on (this is always optional). Instead of passing things around, we hold things up to camera. It's fun to touch base and see all the great creativity and each other. There is no charge for this monthly meetup if this is your first time attending (and you want to check us out), or if you are a member in good standing and have paid your dues. We pay dues yearly in January. If you are new to the group, contact Linda Batway and she will prorate your dues, if applicable. This and many other TACG meetups and classes are offered as part of our membership dues benefits. To enjoy all we have to offer, become a dues paying member of TACG!

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