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Valley Calligraphy Guild
Schedule of Meetings, Events and Projects

General Meetings

All Valley Calligraphy Guild meetings will take place via Zoom until further notice.
Members will receive invitations by email.
Most general meetings will be
open at 6:45 PM, Pacific Coast time with time for greetings and show & tell before the start of the evening program.

All VCG members, everywhere in the known universe, have an opportunity to attend monthly meetings,
see old friends and learn new techniques.

A Zoom invitation will be sent out to all members before the meeting.


Valley Calligraphy Guild Membership
Dues for 2023-2024 are due September 2023
See the Membership page for details and our new PayPal link.


The 2023 Valley Calligraphy Guild Virtual Exhibit
is available for viewing.
Click on 2023 in Shows in the orange bar above
and enjoy three pages of new calligraphy
by members of the VCG



For those of you who knew Pat Brasch, our former Chairperson who passed away earlier this year, we challenge you to use a skill you learned from Pat to create a memory to put into a special section of our next VCG Newsletter.
Please take a photo of your creation and email it to Edie Roberts for inclusion in the section honoring Pat Brasch! Thank you, and hurry: the deadline is September 30th.

Your second challenge is to think about what is special about Autumn, (for me, it’s the beautiful leaves), and find a way to express it in calligraphy, watercolor, colored pencils, anything. How about calligraphy on actual leaves? (Think of dried leaves as parchment!) It’s your chance to shine!

There will be time at the October Meeting for us to see what you created for your challenge!
Also, please take a photo of your creation and email it to Judy Black for inclusion in the VCG Newsletter!



Pat's Extensive Calligraphy & Craft Supplies Sale
Large assortment of calligraphy tools, pens, markers, cardstock, decorative papers, scrapbooking supplies, punches, stamps galore, laminator, storage containers, embellishments, calligraphy and craft books, etc. for sale.

10 AM- Noon - Saturday Sept. 30th
Emmaus Lutheran Church
1250 West 18th Ave.
Eugene, OR
All sales cash or check only.
Proceeds will be donated to the Valley Calligraphy Guild


Valley Calligraphy Guild - 2023 Annual Virtual Exhibit opens





Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
Program - Folk Art and More! A Pilot Parallel Pen class with Violet Smythe

See flyer

Click for Violet's blog


Valley Calligraphy Guild Members Show
at Seize the Cafe
2465 Hilyard St, Eugene
Watch this space for details

9 Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
2 & 9

Valley Calligraphy Guild Workshop
Rachel Yallop — Copperplate Variations
9 AM - 11:30 AM (Pacific Daylight Time) on Zoom
Cost $60 for members, $85 for non-members

view more samples of Rachel's Copperplate variations
click for flyer


VCG Sale at the 23rd Annual Authors & Artists Fair
10 AM - 5 PM
in the Atrium of the Lane County Events Center
796 West 13th Ave
Eugene, Oregon

DONATIONS Please create and donate cards and other calligraphy related items. Envelope sizes for cards should be 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" or 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" and please put them in clear cellophane sleeves if you have them. Arrange to drop off your donations with Judith Bailey, (541) 505-9926, or Angela Miller, (541) 515-0874,

NOTE The deadline to drop off card donations, etc. is Thursday, November 30.

VOLUNTEERS If you would like to volunteer to be a scribe or an elf on the day of the fair, please contact Angela Miller, (541) 515-0874,

TBA Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
TBA Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
Past programs currently available only to VCG members

Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting - Februrary

Sue Greenseth is a professional calligrapher and graphic artist. She is an officer with the Portland Society of Calligraphy and teaches calligraphy workshops throughout the US. Her program will be teaching us her Neuland along with fun ways to embellish the script.


  • 6mm Pilot Parallel Pen (inked up and ready to go!) 
  • Paper: I prefer Gilbert Bond, but I'll leave it up to each individual to choose what they like best. 
  • Guidelines: People can rule their own lines, or they can use the guide I've attached. We'll also talk about working at a very small 2 pen width X-height, but not spend much time there. 
Optional materials:
  • Pens: Glaze pens, glitter gel pens, Signo Uni-Ball
  • Markers: thin black markers such as Pigma Micron 01, or Pilot Hi-Tec-C 03 (or whatever they have)
  • Pencil for shading.
  • Click to download Neuland exemplar and guidelines

Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting - March
: Carolingian demonstration by Yuki Tanaka
Supply list
• Nib — 3mm — nib like  Michell #1/ Speedball C-2,  pen holder & ink  or
• Pilot Parallel Pen 3mm 
• practice paper — layout bond or your favorite

click for exemplar, guidelines and samples



by Sheila Waters from Under Milkwood

Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting - April
PROGRAM - Embellishing Copperplate with Aries Manoff
Watch Aries as she adds simple embellishments and cartouches to Copperplate pointed pen lettering. See designs that would work with any pointed pen script and can be used to add extra pizzazz to an envelope or card.
Supply list
Practice paper – HP Premium 32lb or whatever you prefer to practice with
Blank card
Straight pen or Oblique pen
Sumi Ink
Walnut Ink
Fintec (Colorio) Watercolor
G Nib (more stiff)
Brause 66EF Nib (very flexible!!)
Paper Towel

Sample & supply list

  Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting - May

Program: The Magic of Mica with Suzie Beringer
Who doesn’t like a little sparkle and shimmer? Come and learn why Suzie loves to work with mica. She will discuss some of the many things she does to make hers unique.

Special Information
Check Workshops web page for upcoming events

Send camera-ready submissions and holiday cards for the next issue of the
Valley Calligraphy Guild Newsletter
Please turn in items and
information to the Newsletter Team

Judy Black
2684 Chad Drive
Eugene OR 97408
541 485-2336

Edie Roberts
2366 Washington St.
Eugene OR 97405

Index to Valley Calligraphy Guild Newsletter 1981-2012 click for pdf

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Page Updated - September 2023