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  • 18 Sep 2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The 2017 Teacup Challenge was a big success.  We had 16 teacups entered this year.  For the first time out that is over a 20% response to the challenge given to those in attendance at last year's Alice in Wonderland themed dinner.  We will be posting photos of the winning teacups on the website once the dust settles a little from this past weekend.  Until then I wanted to post this year's winners:

    1st Place & Grand Prize Winner - Dorothy Hamilton

    2nd Place - Wilhelmina Johnson

    3rd Place - Gaby Layne

    All the teacups entered were amazing.  Thank you all for playing.  This recognition is the best kind because the winners were chosen by the SAM members present at this year's event.  A very talented group of ladies and gents.

    Gotta go and get all the sand out from between my toes. . .I heard Elvis calling me from Las Vegas see you all next year    -Keely Carson



  • 02 Aug 2017 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Society of American Miniaturists Membership,

    All membership renewals were due at the start of our new fiscal year which was July 1, 2017. All current, active  members were given a 30 day grace period to renew, either online or through the "snail" mail, before their memberships were considered lapsed.

    If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes and renew your membership with SAM if you still desire to be an active member.  Attending to this matter as quickly as possible will really help us get ready for our upcoming annual event WWW's in Killeen in September.

    Thanks in advance to everyone who has already renewed for the new year.  The September weekend is going to be a lovely time with lots of learning, laughing & relaxing with all our friends who share a common love of miniature making.

    See you all in September.


  • 01 Mar 2017 2:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are now being accepted for teaching a workshop for the upcoming Wonderful Workshop Weekend in Killeen September 15-17, 2017.  Workshops are Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon or all day Saturday.  Please fill out one application for each workshop.  Applications may be completed online under the Events heading.  Please email photos of your workshop prototype to Carolyn Denning or contact her if you have any questions about teaching a workshop.

  • 29 Dec 2016 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The San Antonio Birthday Party Committee has asked that we advise everyone that Hobby Lobby stores are stocking new domes (with a item number) that have a thicker glass so the project, A Dome of My Own” won’t fit in it.

    As previously announced, the correct Hobby Lobby glass dome is 12 ½” tall and 8” diameter.  The item number is 184507.  The Hobby Lobby wood base is 9” diameter.  The item number is 104489.

    If your local Hobby Lobby doesn’t have the correct dome, the Hobby Lobby website has the correct dome on sale for half price but doesn’t indicate how long it’s on sale.  


  • 20 Sep 2016 6:58 AM | Terri Young (Administrator)

    Itty Bitty Retreat

    Feb 27, 28, Mar 1

    We've reserved the Retreat House for Feb 27, 28 and Mar 1 for another great Itty Bitty Retreat! We have a wonderful project for this retreat! Watch for more details.

    You pay for the 2 nights stay, the project (if you want to do it, you can always do your own thing) and we all chip in for food. Easy, inexpensive weekend.

    We know it is soon after the birthday party but the San Antonio group can sure use a break after their hard work and the rest of us, well, we just like to play with our miniatures!

    If you would like to join us let me know as our limit is 16. Watch this space for details!

  • 24 Jun 2016 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    When calling the Courtyard by Marriott Killeen at 254-616-2000 to make your hotel reservation, our block of rooms at the group rate is listed as AMERICAN MINIATURISTS.  If you call and are told there are no more rooms with 2 queen beds, please contact Keely or myself and Keely can get more rooms released by the hotel.  20 more rooms were released to our group yesterday.

  • 22 Jun 2016 8:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We've had a great first three days of registration with only a few computer hicups.  The Saturday Afternoon class SP2, Vintage Ornament Wreath is full but there are still many great classes available.

  • 03 Jun 2016 8:37 AM | Terri Young (Administrator)

    The SAM Yahoo Group has been deleted. It is preferred the members use the form on this website.

    You will find it under Social Forum at the left.. I'll post shortly and start a discussion so y'all can see how it works.

    Have a great weekend!

  • 02 Jun 2016 3:14 PM | Terri Young (Administrator)

    We are accepting reservations for those who wish to join us in Rockport, Texas, August 8, 9 and 10 for another great relaxing few days.

    It's bring your own project time and it doesn't have to be miniature related. It's just a great time for the ladies! Bring a friend. Go shopping, scrapbook, quilt, paint, mini, or just sit on the screened in porch and read. There is no television but there is free WIFI.

    If you are interested in joining us please let me know so I can reserve your spot!

    terriyoung@grandecom.net

  • 15 Mar 2016 10:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you were thinking about teaching a class for W3-2016 but haven't gotten your application submitted, there's still time.  I'm in the middle of packing up our house and moving from Katy to College Station so it will be April before I have time to finalize the classes.  

    Are you like me and would rather have more classes to choose from than not enough?  Our new location in Killeen has a much larger ballroom, so we can accomodate more classes than we could in the past.  

    So keep those applications coming.  If you have any questions or problems, please email me.  

    Carolyn Denning
    1st Vice President


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