2019 Exchange themes

January: What I Collect or Why I Collect

February: Valentines

March: Hedi Kyle Structures

April: Words

May: Project Page from Compendium

June: Sea Creatures: Real or Mythic

July: Americana, or Another Roadside Attraction

August: Murals or Graffiti

September: Second Chance

October: Poetry

November: Music or Musical Instruments

December: Holiday Cards

2018 Exchange themes

January: What I Collect or Why I Collect

February: Valentine

March: Book-in-a-Box

April: Asian

May:Compendium Book

June: Miniature Pop-up Book

July: Imaginary Maps

August: Cats

September: Second Chance

October: Paper Made or Decorated by You

November : Clothing

December : Holiday Cards

Exchange Archive

Book Exchange

exchange booksEach month we have a book exchange, which is voluntary and based upon a pre-chosen theme. Those who wish to take part make a book of their own design and bring it to the meeting. There is a blind drawing and each participant receives another's book. Out-of-town members can participate by mail. Your book and colophon just needs to arrive before the exchange takes place on the second Saturday of the month.

workshop imageThe exchanges provide a deadline to meet and a subject to stimulate ideas. Some members never make a book, but everyone enjoys seeing the multitude of interpretations on a theme and hearing the artists describe their working processes. Often, one member's book will provide inspiration for another.

exchange books 3In December we have a holiday card exchange in place of the regular book exchange. Each participant who signs up in advance makes an edition of cards. However many take part is how many cards that need to be made. Everyone in the exchange receives a complete set of everyone's cards.