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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
See the Membership page for details and our new PayPal link.


Past programs currently available to VCG members
Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting - January
Program - Carole Sterry demonstrated Flat Brush Techniques using Winsor and Newton Cotman brushes
sizes 10mm/ 3/8" and 6mm/ 1/4"
Flat brushes (see above for the ones that Carole uses)
a variety of inks for practice
water container
paper towel (for refreshing brushes)

Download Brush Lettering Samples and lined papers to print

See Book suggestions for flat brush techniques and samples

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
MARCH 2023

Challenge for March 2023

March is leprechauns and luck. 
Dare to do something you’ve never done before with all those extra special lettering embellishments we just learned with Sue Greenseth!
Prepare to present it on March 9th at our next VCG meeting so we can all see what you have created!
Please take a photo of your creation and email it to Judy Black ( for inclusion in the VCG Newsletter!
Thanks for participating! 


Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting

Program: 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
APRIL 2023


Spring means fresh and new, whether it’s bulbs, tender flowers or baby lambs.
Use pastel colors to express yourself and create something you’ve never done before.
Show us at the April 13th meeting.
Please take a photo and email it to Judy Black for inclusion in the VCG Newsletter!
Thanks for participating!

13 Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting  
MAY 2023
11 Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting

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. Please be sure be bring pencil and paper for note taking.


Valley Calligraphy Guild Workshop
One Stroke Letters with Decoration
taught by Yukimi Annand
10am - 12pm and 1pm -3pm
Cost $85. VCG & Capital Calligraphers members
      $110. non members

Click for flyer and registration information

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JUNE 2023
3 Valley Calligraphy Guild Show & Share

9:30 AM - 12 PM

Valley Calligraphy Guild Workshop
Copperplate Variations with Rachel Yallop

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

For information - contact Valley Calligraphy Guild Chairperson Cindy FitzGerald

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Page Updated - March 2023