Featured Bead Society - 1
The Bead Society of Greater Washington
I think of the BSGW as one of "my" bead societies. In 1980 I met with several bead people in Washington and encouraged them to start their own group. They were a little hesitant, thinking of the work involved and "after all, this isn't California."
In 1982 Helen Banes came to Lake Placid with the Parsons School of Design summer program. We had her over for dinner and she thought a society was a possibility.
Helen was elected president. A classified ad had been placed beforehand and quite an audience came to hear me speak. I don't recall my exact topic, but I made a plea for a new bead society. Thirty people signed up and it was off and running.
Part of the reason for featuring the BSGW is that I have some nice photos of my last visit there in October 1996, thanks to Jo Carpenter. Sorry, I'm in them all.
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