Guild September E-News Update

If it's magic

Then why can't it be everlasting

Like the sun that always shines

Like the poets in this rhyme

Like the galaxies in time

- Stevie Wonder, If It's Magic


We just completed a magical season of Sustenance this summer at the Guild, and one does wonder why can't it be everlasting.  Though as George MacDonald so eloquently said:  


"Many feelings are just too good to last...but the virtue of a mood depends by no means on its immediate presence.  Like any other experience, it may be believed in, and in the absence which leaves the mind free to contemplate it, works even more good than in its presence."   -from Robert Falconer


As we contemplate the transformational experiences we've had together, we look with anticipation to the future, and the many magical things that God has in store for this magical place.  Our theme for 2016, Jubilee: Fling Wide the Doors reflects this expectancy, as we transition to new leadership and directions for the Guild.  Here are some ways that you can join with us in celebration:


Meet the Guild in Tacoma, October 10, 2-4pm, Christ Episcopal Church.

A free event to celebrate the induction of Jean Tudor as our newest Guild Master, a honor bestowed by the Guild Board of Trustees to an artist who uniquely exemplifies the mission of the Guild in their life & work.  This special afternoon will include appetizers from the produce of L'Arche Farm, local craft beer, our Traveling Art Exhibit, and a concert on Christ Church's amazing organ.  Invite friends and RSVP your intentions to


Something Magical Fundraiser Concert, November 14, 2-4pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood, WA

Classical string music in the beautiful sanctuary of Trinity Lutheran, our Traveling Art Exhibit, Director Dan Oberg's Farewell Address, and a Wine & Appetizer Reception.  Tickets are available directly through Eventbrite at the following link:




Other Upcoming Events:

Fall Art Week, October 25-31.  Missed the Summer classes or just excited for more?  Enameling: Transformation by Fire with (new Guild Master) Jean Tudor, Beadwork: On & Off the Surface with Larkin Van Horn, and Exploring Mosaic in Autumn Colors with Anne Mullenniex are available for registration.

Advent Weekend, December 11-13.  A great time for friends & family to take in the magical season of Advent, Guild-style!  Worship, celebratory meals, a family-friendly bookmaking project and Christmas movies by the fire await.

Story of a Soul: A Women's Weekend Book Retreat, January 15-17.  Join bestselling author Karen Spears Zacharias and Guild Faculty Member Sally Freed for a nurturing time to enjoy friends & fellowship around great stories of the soul.


Registration for Summer 2016, Jubilee, is already available!  Sign up now for your favorite classes & instructors.


Traveling Art Exhibit 2016, Jubilee, is now taking reservations for its journey around the greater Northwest.  If your church or school is interested in hosting this interactive exhibit, contact Sarah Jane at


As always, if you would like to contribute to the Guild, especially in light of the upcoming transition in leadership, you can donate online here: