Monday, 11 June 2018

Issue 108

The newsletter has been distributed to all those members who have opted in to receive it. Those
current members who have not received the newsletter must either:

a) Opt in from the email I sent to members explaining the GDPR, or
b) Email me at the editor's email address and ask to be included, or
c) Accept their fate and go without.

You really do want to read it - it has this year's convention report inside!

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Until next time ...

Well, that's another year done. The next convention will celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

Once the committee has got its breath back, we'll get stuck in to the process of putting the 2019 event together. And as soon as I have gathered all the scandal details of this year's do, I'll send out a newsletter.

Ah! Talking of newsletters, all current members will have received an email from me asking for their permission (to OPT IN) to carry on using the email address they provided to contact them - including sending the newsletter - or to contact me to change their requirements.

Until now only 25 of you have opted-in. This means a substantial number of members won't be getting a newsletter. So, if you are one of those who have not, either forward the email to me to opt in, or email me (at the usual address) and tell me what you want.

Don't forget our BADFA On-line Facebook page, keep in contact and tell us what you are up to

I'm sure I'll get a few, "my newsletter hasn't arrived" contacts ...

Friday, 27 April 2018

Belvoir Art Trail

Hi All

News from member Dian Harrison;

The Belvoir Art Trail is open from 4 to 7 May 2018 for more information visit or Facebook;

There is also a brochure to download - here.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Shara's Sunday Class

Hi to all those who are doing Shara's Sunday Class at convention - the Christmas hanger.

I have made all the sets of substrate that have been ordered, and I'll bring them with me when I travel up on Thursday. You will need to prepare the surface and add the pattern before class. I have drilled the necessary holes.

If anyone else wants a set, please let me know in good time, so that I can get them cut. (£7.50 per set)

Thursday, 12 April 2018

The Last Chance Saloon

Hi Members,

Issue 107 has been sent out to you, check your spam folders if you can't find it.

This issue is the last one before convention, so it is your last chance to:

1) - book classes - sorry, you've missed the early bird deadline
2) - make nominations for committee posts
3) - make your reservation for Saturday evening group dinner
4) - renew your membership - Not a paid up member - no vote at AGM - AND no more newsletters!

But ... there is a free to download project pattern waiting for you.

Hope to see you at Crick!

Monday, 5 March 2018

Invitation to non-members

Hello World!

BADFA is pleased to announce that on 11, 12, 13 May 2018 we are holding our Annual Convention, and the event is at the Ibis Hotel, Dirft East, Crick, near Rugby.

The convention features three days of classes with Shara Reiner from the US, and classes with two of our finest, homegrown teachers, Suz Humphreys and Clare Holmes.

Shara is renowned for her unique design talents of a light and whimsical style – she will teaching three different classes over the weekend

Also on Friday afternoon and Saturday, Suz Humphreys will be teaching Blossoms and blooms, and a mixed media project. On Sunday, Clare Holmes teaches her Friendly cow. There will be traders tables during the day and lighthearted fun on Friday and Saturday evening.

Visit the Convention 2018 page on this site for full details, and how to book your place - there is a separate form for non-members. Applications for membership (if you like us) will be available at the event.

Contact the hotel direct for BADFA event rates if you wish to stay overnight (details on the booking form).

Any questions please email

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Class bookings - Convention 2018

Now, you may not have noticed, but we are holding our convention on 11,12,13 May - and Shara Reiner is our guest speaker.

I'm sure you have! Anyway - a reminder to you you that, if you want to book at early bird prices, we must receive your booking and payment by 31 March. After that the price goes up.

Not only that, but we open the bookings to the public! So book early and save!

Booking form is in the newsletter, and linked in a previous blog post.

Any problems - email me.