Pins & Tales is the quarterly digital newsletter of SAPFM, published in Adobe PDF format. Issues are sent to current members at the end of March, June, September and December with the latest listings of classes, events, news and articles on research, construction and finishing of historical forms of furniture. Members also have access to all previous issues of the quarterly. This is just one of the many benefits of SAPFM membership.
The SAPFM editorial team proudly presents the Autumn 2022 issue of our quarterly eMagazine Pins & Tales.
In this issue you will enjoy a report on our recent Mid-year conference and an announcement about next year’s conference. There are a few changes to our conference to take note of, in particular a new name, new (earlier in the year) dates and the inclusion of our Cartouche banquet in the conference schedule. What hasn’t changed is an outstanding location, an incredible program and all the wonderful things that happen when SAPFM members gather together. We also announce the recipient of the 2023 Cartouche award in this issue.
While we are moving our Cartouche banquet, SAPFM continues to sponsor the Colonial Williamsburg “Working Wood in the 18th Century” Conference as well as other events. The 2023 conference will be held January 26-29, 2023. Details were announced too late to be included in this issue of Pins & Tales, but registration is now live. You can find out all about it and make your reservation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y37uvb8h
You’ll also read about the latest gatherings held by our local chapters and upcoming meetings for this fall. As always we list relevant classes coming up in the next few months, including one conducted by yours truly. We all know that we are a group of winners and the rest of the world is finding out also. We detail awards received by three of our members (including two Cartouche recipients) in recognition of the excellence of their work announced recently. Other members share their recent projects and we point you to in-person and online resources (many on our own website) where you can learn about great furniture from the past and how to make it in your own shop.
Pins & Tales is one of the many benefits of SAPFM membership along with our newly revamped website and our annual journal, American Period Furniture. This year’s journal is well underway and a preview of what’s ahead is one of the features of this issue. Don’t forget to check your membership status online to make sure you are up to date before November 1, 2022. That puts you on the mailing list to receive the journal in December. If you have an idea for an article in either of our publications get in touch with me to find out how easy it can be and how much it helps everyone in the organization when you share what you have been working on.
Our publications, events and chapter meetings all depend on you to share your efforts in making furniture and helping our organization run smoothly. If you have some extra time to volunteer there are many ways to contribute and every volunteer is important. Your local chapter always needs assistance planning, organizing and conducting meetings. At the national level we are on a search to fill some important leadership roles in the organization, and you just might be the ideal candidate.
What we gain from our membership is directly related to what we give back, so we hope that you will get involved in keeping SAPFM healthy and growing.