New England / Lone Star Chapter first fall print Exchange 2018

This year we partnered with our east coast cohorts, the New England chapter, for a joint fall print exchange with theme: Autumn Equinox. We had equal participation from both chapter membership (which made the mailing list much easier, thank you!) and these are the results! Enjoy.


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Conception of the first Lone Star / New England chapters joint print exchange went something like this:

::Scene: GBW Standards of Excellence, at a counter somewhere… ::

NE Chair Erin: “Hey, we should do a chapter something together”

LSC Events Jeanne: “okay.”

Are you going to GBW Standards of Excellence this year?

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upcoming late summer and fall events

Hello friends,

Here’s a list of what we’ve got planned over the next couple of months. Please check your inboxes for more details!

August 25, Austin: Self guided group tour of the Austin Public Central Library at 10:30, followed by lunch, and then a tour of the lab with highlights of the fine bindings collection at the Harry Ransom Center at 1pm.

Joint Chapter Autumn Print Exchange, Lone Star and New England: Signup deadline is August 17, and prints should be postmarked by September 22. The theme is “Autumn Equinox”.

September 15, Dallas: One-day workshop with Catherine Burkhard on Iris Folding.

October 19, Minneapolis: Chapter MeetUp at Standards, Friday lunch.

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2018 Valentine’s Print Exchange

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Valentine Print Exchange online exhibit. Lone Star members sent original prints in small editions to fellow members for Valentine’s Day. Nothing like getting original artwork, sharing the love, and getting mail!

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Join us again next year!

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Books Available for a Charitable Donation, in Memory of LSC Member Sharon Schoech

 Books of The Saint John’s Bible Available for Donations to a Charity

Most all of the 7 books that make up The Saint John’s Bible are available for suggested donations of $30 to $50 each. They are the books co-ordinated by Saint John’s Abbey in Minnesota, with Donald Jackson as the Artistic Director. The books were originally $60 to $75 each, are in excellent condition, and exact copies of the original St. John’s Bible.

Titles of books available: Pentateuch, Psalms (in original wrap), Historical Books, Wisdom Literature (2 copies in original wrap), Gospels and Acts, and Letters and Revelation. Books measure 10” x 15-1/2”.

Contact: Catherine Burkhard, 214.363.7946 or ><. The charity requested by the family of bookbinder Sharon Schoech, who owned the books, is “River Legacy Foundation”. The donations will go as a memorial to Sharon for the foundation’s Nature/Living Science Center in Arlington (

Catherine will have the books and receive the donations in order to send them to the Foundation as a memorial to Sharon. If the book(s) need to be mailed, shipping costs would be additional and payable before shipping.

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Gold Finishing with Samuel Feinstein

This past weekend was the Lone Star Chapter’s Gold Finishing Workshop with Samuel Feinstein.  It was a whirlwind couple of days but everyone learned a lot.  Thanks again to Samuel for taking the time and for being an excellent instructor.  Thanks also to Bridwell Library for the use of their conservation lab for this workshop.



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Lone Star Chapter Annual Meeting 2017

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Annual Meeting in Austin last weekend a success.  Special thanks to Austin Book Arts Center ( and Mary Baughman for hosting and helping to arrange several interesting activities, including letterpress printing of our own commemorative coaster! The studio tour of Flatbed Press ( and print demo by Alfonso Huerta ( were excellent, as was the open studio tour of Smith and Hawley ( from paper toy maker Kyle Hawley. Our tag sale/swap was a success too – an entire hallway was packed with goodies for sale and giveaway. Our business meeting took place in the beautiful space at CAMIBAart, which had just opened a new show the night before. We all came away feeling quite inspired, it was an entire building full of creative energy!

We hope that everyone will be able to join us for the next Annual Meeting in Dallas Texas, set to coincide with the DeGolyer Triennial Book Binding Competition in 2018.

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chapter meeting coming up!

Please join us for the Lone Star Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers annual meeting, to be held Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Austin Book Arts Center, beginning at 2pm. ABAC is housed in the Flatbed Press building, as is the gallery where our business meeting will be taking place, along with a number of other creative studios and galleries. We encourage you to arrive early to explore the spaces, and take part in an optional tour and demonstration at Flatbed.

2832 E MLK Blvd
Austin, TX 78702

Here’s the schedule for the day:

12:00 Flatbed gallery and studios are open for visitors. (optional)

12:30 1:45p Print making demonstration in the Flatbed gallery (optional)

2:00p-3:30p Letterpress printing, demonstrations, refreshments, and tag sale:

We’ll be printing drink coasters (so you’ll have a souvenir) with the kind help of ABAC in using their platen presses. The 2-color design for the coaster was dreamed up by our own Jesse Hunt, and you’re gonna love it!

Concurrently, there will be an open studio with paper toy makers Kyle Hawley and Veronica Ceci. Kyle Hawley, ABAC board member, has a studio located next to the gallery. She is a printer and paper toy designer.

We’ll also have an area set up for a tag sale during this time. Participants can bring in extra materials, bags of scraps, unbound textblocks, and used tools or presses they’re looking to sell or give away. Items should be labeled with the seller’s name and asking price (if there is one), then a buyer can find the seller and pay (or say thank you). We think this will be a great idea to facilitate mingling!

3:30p-4:30p annual meeting (business):

This portion of our afternoon will take place in CAMIBAart, a gallery space in the same building. We’ll do further introductions, review the health of our chapter, highlight the activities of the past year, discuss upcoming events, and begin thinking of nominations for chapter officers. I’ll be sending an agenda ahead of the meeting, and welcome thoughts from anyone, especially those of you that might not be able to attend.


Wrap up and clear out.

After 5p:

If you like, continue socializing and join us in the neighborhood for dinner and drinks. Dutch treat, but a round of appetizers will be on us! We’ll be gathering for some Tex-Mex in the back room at Mi Madre’s, 2201 Manor Rd. 78722 (Manor Rd./Coleto St.)

Cost for the meeting: FREE. We have worked to make the cost of this meeting and its related activities totally free to you, our members, thanks to the ability to do this through our chapter finances. We are also immensely grateful to the ABAC for their assistance and generosity (in both planning and hosting), including the use of their presses and space during the first half of our afternoon. Thanks also to Smith & Hawley studio for planning such an interesting demonstration for us, and to Camiba Art for working with us on the rental of their inspiring space.

Kindly RSVP by April 15 if you’ll be attending, so we can best prepare for setup. You can respond to this email, or email us directly at <>
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