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Pins and Tales Magazine

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 presents the latest issue of our quarterly newsletter Pins & Tales.

SAPFM P&T Spring 2022

Inside you will find the latest news about our organization, upcoming classes and events, including our annual Mid Year Conference to be held in Fredericksburg, Virginia at the end of June. Registration for the Mid Year will open soon and space is limited so make sure to read all about it and reserve your place before this event sells out. It has been a while since we’ve been able to all gather together and this is a “can’t miss” event.

Many of our chapters have returned to meeting in person this spring. We report on recent meetings as well as upcoming gatherings. If your chapter hasn’t held a meeting recently, step up and offer to help! The secret to effective local groups isn’t a secret; our active chapters spread the effort among several members. Visit the website to find your local chapter and find out the simple things you can do to help your group or SAPFM as a whole. We are still searching for someone to fill the role of Vice President, and our committees can always use your help. Upcoming events include a marquetry conference at Winterthur, and the SAPFM Mid Year. You can read all about these and find links to register online.

The big news is the launch of our rebuilt web site. Keith Doney and Joe Kunzman have been hard at work since last summer and the results are something we can all be proud of. In this issue we walk through the improvements and help you navigate. All of the existing content has been retained and is now easy to find. You’ll be surprised at the quality and amount of valuable information we have online. The Forum and Gallery each have new platforms that are huge improvements. Check them out, start a conversation in the Forum and consider adding your work to the Gallery. The entire site now provides a better impression of who we are and what we have to offer. Many thanks to Keith and Joe for their dedicated effort to help SAPFM put our best foot forward and to make an incredible group of resources readily available.

Our members are also the creators of our content. The first Phil Lowe Makers Challenge entries and winners are featured in this issue, and several of them share additional details about their work. Start thinking about your entry to this year’s edition of the contest. We also ask our members to consider writing an article for either our Pins & Tales newsletter or our annual journal American Period Furniture. As a group we produce some amazing pieces and our mission is to share what it takes to recreate historically important American furniture. Get in touch with our editor to get the process started. What we gain from being SAPFM members is directly related to what we give back to our organization.

-- Bob Lang, editor  

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