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.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Convention 2018

Details of the available classes are on the 2018 Convention page - check out the pictures - click on the link - book your seats!

Hurry - they're selling fast!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The newsletter is out there!

OK Folks! The latest newsletter has been sent to members. I've called it Issue 104. It would have been the December issue, published in January, so to save confusion it's 104.

Anyway, there's not much to report this month, but there are a couple of exciting links. One to a committee nomination form, and the other to ...

The Convention Class Booking Form

(Please note the following errors on the booking form:

1 - Suz of Surrey Crafts should be Humphreys, not Humphries, and

2 - Suz's Friday afternoon class should read : Poppies, Rosebuds, and Blossoms)

We look forward to your bookings, and remember - it's first come, first served!

And as always, contact me if you have any questions.


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Attention BADFA Teachers!

Remember - at our 2018 convention we need to have some alternative classes to offer. So, you - our teachers - have the opportunity to showcase your skills.

You can submit either half or full day sessions - and those who are chosen will be handsomely rewarded.

See the latest newsletter for full details - and remember that the closing date for submissions is 30 November 2017.