(and Warp Drives)
Flight Deck Duty Roster: Volunteering
CHT is an all-volunteer organization and we need volunteers to keep our organization relevant and vibrant. This conference needs you! A variety of jobs are listed on the signup genius – some happen before the conference and many are specific to times between June 24 and June 28, 2015. Check out the website and sign up, early and often! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094ea4af23a46-contemporary
Speed Spinning Warp! Competition
We are hosting a spinning competition to see who can spin the best, longest warp yarn in 30 minutes. Each spinner will be given a selection of fiber to choose from. Detailed rules will be published in the CHT newsletter before the conference giving more specifics about the definition of warp yarn along with time and place. Please note your potential interest on the registration form!
Holo-Deck: Guild Exhibits
We invite all guilds to create an exhibit showing off your guild’s efforts and skills from the last two years. You will be given one draped 6 ft. table for your exhibit. Email Meg Wilson at email@example.com to RSVP, by May 20, 2015, with the subject line: Guild Name Exhibit yes or no (e.g. WSSA Exhibit Yes).
Space Suit Accessory: Scarf Exchange
You still have time to make that scarf to exchange at our conference. You might even want to make two and get two in return. Your challenge is to use at least a little of the new fibers such as stretchy linen, hemp, corn, bamboo, stainless steel, raffia, paper, or maybe your own handspun blend. Or at least, use a yarn that you haven’t adventured to use before (different or finer). There are many options! That is your choice.
Weave a scarf using the following parameters: 1. Finished width: 6-7 inches. 2. Finished Length: 70-72 inches. 3. Finishing technique: fringe, twisted fringe, Möbius circle. Your choice.
The easy part: Bring your scarf and hand it in when you pick up your registration packet at the Conference, OR you may mail it to Sylvia Keiser after June 18, the week before the conference. We’re planning a display table to show off our creative works, so give Sylvia a quick “yes” if you plan on participating. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flight Gear: Goody Bags, Raffles/Raffle Baskets, Drawings
We have lined up some magnificent, hand-made goodies for you. You will find them charming and useful! We will also have maps, information on Austin’s nightlife and more.
Guilds and maybe even some individuals are putting together raffle baskets for our conference. We will send each guild raffle kits so that even those who can’t attend can participate in the drawings.
We will have a lovely selection of door prizes which will require your presence to win: we will draw for those door prizes starting at our opening meeting Friday at 1:30, all the way through our brunch on Sunday.
Frontiers of Science: Textile Research Posters
In addition to having a keynote speaker from the UT Textile Program, we will also feature a number of Research Posters completed by masters and PhD students in the Textile program. We hope you will take the time to look them over!
Starfleet Academy: Scholarships
CHT has approved offering scholarships for weaving and interlacement educational efforts. If you are interested in a scholarship, contact email@example.com or contact your local guild since many of them also have scholarship opportunities.
Suit UP! Members’ Exhibit
Two of the most important elements of the Conference are the Members’ Exhibit and the Fashion Show, where we strut our stuff! There is one easy form to fill out for each entry; all items entered are part of the Members’ Exhibit, and will be displayed during the Conference. We will have a Fashion Show, which will feature Members’ Exhibit entries meant to be viewed and appreciated on the human form. Best of all, there is only one date to remember: May 15, 2015. This is the due date for sending in your work with a form attached to each of your entries, with only one address to send it to! We are doing everything we can to make this process as user-friendly and inviting as possible. Why? Because we want a great Members’ Exhibit!