Wednesday, January 1, 2014

We've Moved!!!

We are closing this blog and moving over to bigger and better digs.  Find us at and see what we're all about.  You'll find the current list of Societies and Guilds posted on a separate tab.  TJ

Monday, November 25, 2013

Group Tour of Passages

Anyone interested in joining several guild members to see rare and original manuscripts being displayed at the old Hobby Lobby at Palmer Park and Academy should gather at 10 am on Friday, Dec 6th.  Karen will have a $3-off coupon waiting for you!  I've been and it's FABULOUS!  Book-binders and illuminated manuscripts lovers will see a feast for your eyes!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November 2013 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 12 Nov 2013
31 present (6 guests-Jean, Thurman, Linda, Barbara, Lauren, Connie)

Welcome & Announcements:
**Cecelia began by reminding us that our meetings start at 6:30.  Candy will open the doors at 6:00, we can come in anytime after that, welcome and announcements will be from 6:30-6:45, demos from 6:45-7:00 and our presentation from 7:00-8:30.  Clean up will be from 8:30-8:45 in the hopes that we are out of the door for the janitors by 9 PM. 
**Meeting themes for 2014 will start with Jan thru March featuring the Foundational hand for beginners and intermediate.  April is TBD and May Colored Pencils.  15 minute in-house demos will be Versals in Jan, Gothic in Feb, Copperplate in Mar, Uncial in April, and Pointed Brush in May. 
**4-week classes are $60 for 4 lessons, and after all 4 are attended, the guild will reimburse each student $20. Feb dates are Thurs 6/13/20/28 3-5 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm with Cecelia teaching brush lettering for beginners and intermediates in her home.  Cheryl will teach Italic on Tuesdays in Mar in her home. Cecelia will teach Gothic in April and Cindee will teach Uncial in May.
**Workshops booked for 2014:  January 25/26-Jill Berry teaching Painted Papers (16 students/$75 each)  March 22/23-Yves Leterme teaching Modern Versals open to all (16 students/$75 each)  March 2425/26 Yves Leterme’s Master class (10 students/$110 each)
**Save your Thanksgiving and Christmas card tops to send to St. Jude’s so they can make them into other cards for sale.
**Our annual Christmas party will be at Deb’s.  Start time is 6:30.  Please bring food to share and 25 cards if you’d like to participate in our card exchange. 

**Cecelia used the camera/projector to demonstrate samples of Foundational hand with a Pilot Pen and showed us the difference between the basic round style and the waisted version with a manipulated angle. 

Presentation: A Cut Above
**Kay showed a variety of cards and projects she cut into letters and shapes to create a foreground.  She passed out black cardstock to fold into a card and then we cut tree forms out and slid marbled paper in behind it.  Some opted to cut a horizon and/or add a moon.  It was important to keep the borders connected to the interior forms in order to stay connected.  Some good ideas for Kay came from a book on stained glass.  It was a great make and take night!  Thanks, Kay!

Friday, October 11, 2013

October 2013 Meeting

Meeting Minutes 8 Oct 2013
22 present

Welcome & Announcements:
            We welcomed 6 newcomers to our meeting!  The workshop Rustics Re-visited and Re-elaborated by Marie Catherine Letendre and Lia Malfermoni will be held in Italy from April 18-22, 2014 (with another workshop in Berkley, CA).  Passages is still on tour until January in the old Hobby Lobby building on Palmer Park/Academy with manuscripts and illuminated texts.  Discount tickets available at any Hobby Lobby/Mardel store in town.  Cecelia laid out sign up sheets for the 5 study groups we’ll be forming over the next several weeks for those who’d like to get together during the month to work on projects together.  We’ll start with a 6 month commitment and re-evaluate after that. 

            We had two round-robins to get us in the spirit and giving us a jump start on making our Christmas cards this year.  Melinda demonstrated how to make origami trees with square, lightweight, decorated papers from the handout she had.  Simple enough to make many more when we got home.  Cecelia gleaned some ideas from Pinterest and added them to a few of her own to give us some fun and fanciful ways to address our envelopes this Christmas using Dr. Martins Bleed-Proof White and a pointed pen or white gel pen.  (We discovered no one knew how to get dud gel pens to work again, but did find out Uniball Signo Broad is an excellent white gel pen.)

Friday, September 20, 2013

US/Canadian Guilds and Societies

US/Canadian Guilds and Societies
Current Sept 2013

(Summit Scribes will maintain this list with updates each Jan/Jul)
Send additions/corrections to

Birmingham Calligraphy Guild
POB 660323, Birmingham, AL 35266

Calligraphic Society of Arizona
PO Box 27695, Tempe, AZ 85285

Calligraphy Guild of Arkansas
917 W 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

Central Coast Creative Arts
796 Arlington Street, Cambria, CA 93428
Friends of Calligraphy
PO Box 425194, San Francisco, CA 94142-5194
Pacific Scribes
PO Box 3392, Santa Clara, CA 95055
San Diego Fellow Calligraphers
PO Box 500911, San Diego CA 92150-0911
Sea Scribes-Monterey Bay Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 2581, Monterey, CA 93942
Society for Calligraphy Southern CA
PO Box 64174 Los Angeles, CA 90064-0174

Colorado Calligraphers‘ Guild
PO Box 102672, Denver, CO 80250-2672
Summit Scribes
10032 Pinedale Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

PO Box 267, Mystic, CT 06355

Coastal Calligraphers Guild
PO Box 48216, Sarasota, FL 34230-5216
Gulfcoast Calligraphy Guild
5889 Greenfield Street, Pace, FL 32571-7323
Scribes of Central Florida
PO Box 1753, Winter Park, FL 32790-1753
South Florida Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 16891, Plantation FL 33317

Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet
PO Box 682, Decatur, Georgia 30031
Atlanta Penablers
3330 Piedmont Road, Suite 18, Atlanta, GA 30305

Idaho Inkspots Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 88, Idaho City, ID 83631

Chicago Calligraphy Collective
PO Box 316592, Chicago, IL 60631

Calligraphy Guild of Indiana
PO Box 30495, Indianapolis, IN 46230-0495
Kentuckiana Calligraphy and Paper Arts Guild
916 Brookwood Drive, New Albany, IN 47150
Michiana Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 11513, South Bend, IN 46601

Iowa Scribes
3712 Wenig Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)

Kansas City Letter Arts Exchange
14832 Goddard Street, Overland Park, KS 66221

Louisiana Calligrapher’s Guild
18690 Magnolia Estates, Prairieville, LA 70769-3216
New Orleans Lettering Arts Association
PO Box 9400, Metiare, LA 70055

Casco Bay Scribes
14 Roosevelt Street, South Portland, ME 04106

Cape Cod Calligraphers Guild
12 High Street, Orleans, MA 02653
Masscribes-New England Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 67132, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Michigan Association of Calligraphers
PO Box 2229, Birmingham, MI 48012-2229
Pen Dragons Calligraphy Guild
1029 Essex Circle, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Valley Scribes
1800 Deacon Drive A8, Saginaw, MI 48602
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)

Colleagues of Calligraphy
PO Box 4024, St. Paul, MN 55104-0024

St. Louis Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 16563, St. Louis MO 63105

Big Sky Scribes
1122 Garfield Street, Helena, MT 59601
Bridger Mountain Scribes
515 West Cleveland Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
Great Falls Scribes
1320 16th Street S, Great Falls, MT 59405
Missoula Calligraphers Guild
PO Box 3448, Missoula, MT 59801-3826
Queen City Scribes
1122 Garfield Street, Helena, MT 59601
Yellowstone Calligraphers Guild
1001 Senora Avenue, Billings, MT 59105

         **NEW MEXICO**
Escribiente-Albuquerque’s Calligraphic Society
PO Box 30166, Albuquerque, NM 87190
Southwest Calligraphy Guild
390 Watson Lane, Las Cruces, NM 8805

         **NEW YORK**
Genesee Valley Calligraphy Guild
66 Belcoda Drive, Rochester, NY 14617
Greater Rochester Penmanship & Calligraphy Club
175 Mildorf Street, Rochester NY 14609
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)
Island Scribes
PO Box 1043, Baldwin, NY 11510-1043
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)
Society of Scribes NYC
PO Box 933, New York, NY 10150

         **NORTH CAROLINA**
Carolina Lettering Arts Society
PO Box 2234, Fairview, NC 28730
Coastal Calligraphers
216 NE 59th Street, Oak Island, NC 28465
Mountain Scribes
PO Box 250, Black Mountain, NC 28711
Triangle Calligraphers Guild
215 Wintermist Drive, Cary, NC 27513

Calligraphy Guild of Columbus
PO Box 14184, Columbus, OH 43214
Greater Cincinnati Calligraphers Guild
9467 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Guild of the Golden Quill
PO Box 1221, Dayton, OH 45401-1221
Marietta Calligraphy Society
60674 Somerton Hwy, Barnesville, OH 43713
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)
Scripts & Scribes of Summit County
PO Box 1348, Akron, OH 44309-1134
Western Reserve Calligraphers
PO Box 40275, Bay Village, OH 44140

Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma
2435 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74114
Sooner Scribes
PO Box 188, Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Calligraphers Guild of Ashland
PO Box 304 Ashland, OR 97520
Capital Calligraphers
PO Box 2294, Salem OR 97308-2294
Coast Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 5848, Charleston, OR 97420
Portland Society for Calligraphy
PO Box 4621, Portland, OR 97208
Valley Calligraphy Guild
2684 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97408

Calligraphers Guild of Northeast Pennsylvania
106 Robert Road, Shohola, PA 18458
Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh
5700 Fifth Ave. #34B, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Philadelphia Calligraphers’ Society
PO Box 1372, Southeastern, PA 19399-1372

Memphis Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 13708, Memphis, TN 38187-0308
Nashville Calligraphers Guild
1637 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076

Capital City Scribes
PO Box 5427, Austin, TX 78763
Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild
PO Box 101732, Fort Worth TX 76185
Houston Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 421558, Houston, TX 77242
San Antonio Calligraphers Guild
PO Box 291232, San Antonio, TX 78229
Texas Lettering Arts Council
PO Box 3126, Coppell, TX 75019
Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society
PO Box 831118, Richardson, TX 75083
Waco Calligraphy Guild
PO Box 8470, Waco, TX 76714-8470

Utah Calligraphic Artists
PO Box 1086, Draper, UT 84020-1086
The Vermont Study Group
13 Barber Farm Road, Jericho, VT 05465
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)

         **WASHINGTON DC**
Washington Calligraphers Guild
PO Box 3688, Merrifield, VA 22116

Nib ‘N‘ Inks
PO Box 12354, Olympia, WA 98508-2354
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)
Peninsula Scribes
PO Box 1794, Sequim, WA 98382
Rain Writers Calligraphy Guild of Northwest WA
PO Box 29508, Bellingham, WA 98228-1508
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)
Scripts & Scribes
24210 East Maxwell, Liberty Lake, WA 99019
Society for Calligraphy & Handwriting
PO Box 3761, Bellevue, WA 98009-3761
Tacoma Calligraphy Guild
2009 South 12th ST, Tacoma, WA 98405-3019
661 Ranch House Lane, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(Active without a web address Sept 2013)
Write On Calligraphers
PO Box 277, Edmonds, WA 98020-0277

         **WEST VIRGINIA**
Charleston Calligraphers Guild
RR4 Box 334, Hurricane, WV 25526
Huntington Calligraphers Guild
RR4 Box 334, Hurricane, WV 25526

Cream City Calligraphers
PO Box 1468, Milwaukee, WI, 53201

Alphabeas Calligraphy Guild
20025 36 Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 2R5

Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild
P. O. Box 1647, Station M, Calgary, AB T2P 2L7

Calligraphers Guild of Manitoba
214 Thurlby Road, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1Y3

Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto
56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1V7

Calligraphy Society of Ottawa
P.O. Box 4265, Station "E", Ottawa, ON K1S 5B3

Edmonton Calligraphic Society
Suite #119, 14032–23 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6R 3L6

Fairbank Calligraphy Society
PO Box 5458, Victoria, BC V8R 6S4

Hamilton Calligraphy Guild
P.O. Box 57144, Jackson Station, Hamilton, ON L8P 4W9

Kelowna Calligraphers’ Guild
233 Dalgleish Court, Kelowna, BC V1X 7A4

La Societe des Calligraphes de Montreal
P.O. Box 204, Snowdon Station, Montréal, QC H3X 3T4

Lettering Arts Guild of Red Deer
PO Box 242, Red Deer, AB Canada T4N 5E8

Regina Calligraphy and Paper Arts Group
170 Parker Avenue, Regina, SK S4S 4S1

Royal City Calligraphy Guild
87 East Tree Drive, Breslau, ON N0B 1M0

Warmland Calligraphers of the Cowichan Valley
PO Box 2, Duncan, BC V9L 1M3

Westcoast Calligraphy Society
PO Box 18150, Vancouver, BC V6M 4L3

Wheatland Calligraphy Guild

PO Box 3445 
Melfort, SK S0E 1AO


Allied Body of Calligraphers (Grants Pass, OR)
American Academy of Calligraphy and Lettering Art (Chicago, IL)
Association for the Calligraphic Arts (South Bend, IN)
Battleford‘s Calligraphy Guild (Battleford, SK Canada)
Berks Calligraphers’ Guild (PA)
Black Hills Calligraphic Society (SD)
Buffalo Pencrafters (NY)
Brazos Valley Calligraphers Guild (Abilene, TX)
Cactus Quills Calligraphy Guild (Las Vegas, NV)
Calligraphers Alliance (Alliance, OH)
Calligraphers Guild of Amsterdam (NY)
Calligraphers Guild of Jacksonville (FL)
Calligraphers Guild of New Haven (CT)
Calligraphers Guild of the Peninsula (Newport New, VA)
Calligraphers Guild (Corsicana, TX)
Calligraphers Guild of Wichita (KS)
Calligraphers of Maine (Portland)
Calligraphic Arts Guild of Central Iowa (Des Moines)
Calligraphic Arts Guild of Huntsville (AL)
Calligraphic Arts Guild of Sacramento (CA)
Calligraphic Society of Grand Rapids (MI)
Calligraphic Society of Richmond (VA)
Calligraphy Club of Sun City (AZ)
Calligraphy Guild of Arkansas (Little Rock)
Calligraphy Guild of Ashville (NC)
Calligraphy Guild of Chattanooga (TN)
Calligraphy Guild of Ft. Smith (AR)
Calusa Scribes (Ft. Myers, FL)
Capital Engrossing (Columbus, OH)
Carlsbad Area Practicing Scribes (NM)
Carolina Calligraphers Society of Scribes (Greenville, SC)
Center for the Calligraphic Arts (Wichita, KS)
Central Coast Calligraphers (San Luis Obispo, CA)
Central Oregon Calligraphers (Bend)
Central New York Society of Calligraphers (Liverpool)
Chesapeake Calligraphers (Columbia, MD)
Chinook Calligraphy Guild (Purple Springs, AB Canada)
Columbus Calligraphy Guild (Phoenix City, AL)
Concord Scribes (MA)
Connecticut Calligraphy Society (New Canaan, CT)
Connecticut Valley Calligraphers (Farmington, CT)
Corpus Christi Calligraphers (TX)
Creative Calligraphy Club (Bartlesville, OK)
Creative Quill Calligraphers (West Milton, OH)
Delaware Calligraphy Guild (Wilmington)
Desert Scribes (Las Vegas, NV)
Fellow Calligraphers (Chula Vista, CA)
Florida Gulf Coast Society of Scribes (Tampa/St. Petersburg)
Fraser Valley Scribes (Abbotsford, BC Canada)
Gallatin Valley Calligraphy Guild (Bozeman, MT)
Ghost Ranch Scribes (Albuquerque, NM)
Goose Quill Guild (Corvallis, OR)
Granite Scribes (Merrimack, NH)
Hampton Scribes (Baltimore, MD)
Heartland Lettering Arts Guild (Leawood, KS/Kansas City, MO)
Howard County Scribes (Columbia, MD)
Indiana Calligraphers Association (New Albany, IN)
Ink Slingers Calligraphy Guild (Rocky Mount, NC)
Inland Empire Calligraphy Guild (Temecula, CA)
Jersey Shore Calligraphy Guild (Eatontown, NJ)
Kalispell Calligraphy Guild (MT)
Kamloops Calligraphy Guild, (Kamloops, BC Canada)
Kentucky Calligraphers Guild (Louisville)
Lettering Arts Guild of Boston (MA)
Lubbock Calligraphy Guild (TX)
Niagara Calligraphy Guild (St. Catherines, ON Canada)
North Coast Calligraphy Guild (Astoria, OR)
North County Calligraphy Guild of San Diego (Carlsbad, CA)
Northeast Baltimore Scribes (MD)
Northern Lights Calligraphers (Ft. McMurray, AB Canada)
Northern Scribes (Prince George, BC Canada)
Northern Utah Association of Calligraphy (Logan, UT-2009)
Ohio Valley Scribes (Evansville, IN)
Omaha Scribes (NE)
Opulent Order of Practicing Scribes (Roswell, NM)
Ozark Society of Scribes (Eureka Springs, AR)
Panhandle Scribes (Amarillo, TX)
Pendancers Calligraphy Guild (Medicine Hat, AB Canada)
Pen Crafters Guild of El Paso (TX)
Pen Dragons (Afton, MN)
Pen Dragons West (Kalamazoo, MI)
Penobscot Bay Scribes (ME)
Piedmont Society of Scribes (Greensboro, NC)
Puget Sound Association of Lettering Arts (WA)
Quad Cities Calligraphy Guild (Davenport, IA)
Red River Calligraphers (Shreveport, LA)
Rochester Area Scribes (MN)
Skagit Whatcom Calligraphers (Bow, WA)
St. Clair Society of Scribes (Harrow, ON Canada)
St. Petersburg Society Of Scribes (FL)
Society of Scribes (St. Petersburg, FL)
Sonoran Desert Scribes Calligraphy Guild (Green Valley, AZ)
South Maryland Society of Scribes (Hollywood)
South Peace Penpals (Dawson Creek, BC Canada)
Southern Arizona Scribes (Tucson, AZ)
Southern Valley Scribes (Bakersfield, CA)
Sparkling City Scribes (Corpus Christi, TX)
Suffolk Scribes (Port Jefferson, NY)
Suncoast Scribes (Sarasota, FL)
Tampa Calligraphy Guild (FL)
The Calligraphers Guild (Crugers, NY)
The Society of Desert Scribes (Southern NV)
Tidewater Calligaphy Guild (Virginia Beach, VA)
Tuscon Calligraphy Guild (AZ)
Village Calligraphy Guild (Jamison, PA)
Wisconsin Calligraphers Guild (Madison)
Worcester Quilligraphers (MA)
Wyoming Scribes (Laramie)

Information was gathered from, Special Collections and University Archives-Wichita State University and their Librarian, a pdf of Exchanges, and current guild presidents or representatives Jan-Jul 2013.

tjk-Summit Scribes Secretary