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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.


2023 VCG Virtual Exhibit
All VCG members may submit up to three pieces
Deadline for submission - August 31, 2023
(see AUGUST below for details)
Past programs currently available 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.
MAY 2023
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The theme for May is Memories. We can make cards out of memories in a fun way. The photos show how to make collage cards out of photos, papers and other scraps of memories we’ve collected. So, here’s your challenge:  Create a card using the collage technique and show us at the May 11th meeting.  

Please take a photo of your card and email it to Judy Black ( for inclusion in the VCG Newsletter. If you have fun with this project, consider making some cards for the VCG to sell at our tables at the “Authors and Artists Fair” in December. 

Thanks for participating!


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

Valley Calligraphy Guild - Show & Share
9:30 AM - 12 PM - In person
Emmaus Lutheran Church
1250 West 18th Street, Eugene

JULY 2023

Valley Calligraphy Guild - Serendipity Day
9:30 AM - 12 PM - In person
Emmaus Lutheran Church
1250 West 18th Street, Eugene


Valley Calligraphy Guild - Annual Virtual Exhibit deadline for submissions

2023 VCG Virtual Exhibit information
All VCG members may submit up to three pieces
Deadline for submission - August 31, 2023
Calligraphy pieces should be submitted as e-mail attachments and sent to
Your piece does not need to be matted or framed.

Please include:
name of piece
actual size
materials used (for example - nib brand and size, paper used, ink/watercolor/gouache, etc.)
Details on special techniques would be welcomed, but not required

Submit LARGE files (up to 2 MB), so the images can also be reproduced in the VCG newsletter. Large files may have to be mailed individually, rather than all attached to the same email
Take pictures with a digital camera or phone (without glass or plastic covering on your pieces). If you are unable to photograph the pieces and do not have a friend who can do it, make an appointment to bring them to the home of Reeva Kimble for photography help.


Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
Program- Travel Journals by Betty Locke

1 Valley Calligraphy Guild - 2023 Annual Virtual Exhibit

Valley Calligraphy Guild Members Show
open through December - details to follow
at Seize the Cafe
2465 Hilyard St, Eugene

TBA Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting
TBA Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting

23rd Annual Authors & Artists Fair
Lane County Events Center
796 West 13th Ave
Eugene, Oregon

TBA Valley Calligraphy Guild General Meeting

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

To report web page problems - click to contact Webmaster Reeva Kimble

Page Updated - May 2023