Past Meetings

What we did in the 2015-2016 season

DATE ACTIVITY PRESENTER
09 Sep 2015 Wabi Sabi: The Japanese Art of Impermanence. Focusing on the natural, the impermanent and the humble – the innate beauty found in the exquisite random patterns left by the flow of nature.
Minutes for September
Holly Dean
14 Oct 2015 “Tricks of the Trade” Membership Participation (everyone who shares a tip(s) will have their name entered into a prize draw)
Minutes for October
Gayle Quick
11 Nov 2015 Part 2 of a report from the 32nd International Association of Paper Historians held in Fabriano and Amalfi, Italy in 2014 including a hands-on examination of watermarks and information recording.
Minutes for November
Geneviève Samson
Maria Bedynski
09 Dec 2015 Christmas Party/Gift Exchange (Bookbinding Supplies)
Minutes for December
Gayle Quick
13 Jan 2016 A Bookbinding Retreat in England
Minutes for January
Paul Champion-Demers
10 Feb 2016 Movie Night and a short presentation on the making of the Christmas Keepsakes by Weathervane Press.
Minutes for February
Gayle Quick
09 Mar 2016 Annual Swap, Part 1
Minutes for March
Swap participants
13 Apr 2016 Ottawa Book Arts Show and Sale Planning Meeting
Minutes for April
Spike Minogue
11 May 2016 Annual Swap, Part 2
Minutes for May
Swap participants
08 Jun 2016 AGM & Next Year Planning
Minutes for June
Roxanne Lafleur

What we did in the 2014-2015 season

10 September Show & Tell – My Favourite Book on the Book Arts. Bring in your favourite book (or books) on the Book Arts and share with the group why you like it.  If the book inspired you to make something bring that in as well for “show and tell”. 
Minutes for September
8 October Accordion Folder Demo Gayle will demonstrate a few different ways to make accordion folders. 
Minutes for October
12 November Overview of Japanese Bookbinding Paper, tools, & structures.
Minutes for November
10 December Meeting was cancelled due to weather. Celebrate the Holidays! Join us for an evening in celebration of the Holiday Season. The festivities begin with a gift exchange of bookbinding supplies followed by treats and a chance to mix and mingle with other members. To participate in the gift exchange, bring in a wrapped parcel that contains some type of book binding supplies and these will be exchanged in a fun & festive way. If you can bring in a small amount of holiday treats to share with others that would be a great help. Ho Ho Hope you can join us!
14 January Book Binding Adventures in Wales
Minutes for January
11 February Ten Years Romancing the Press Larry Thompson will discuss the romance and reality of fine press printing at Greyweathers Press after a decade (more or less) of challenges and opportunities, and offer a peek into future plans. FOR THOSE WHO SIGNED UP FOR OUR ENVELOP/PER SWAP: Remember to bring your Swap Envelopes to exchange at this meeting!
Minutes for February
11 March The Altona Haggadah: The History and Conservation Treatment of an 18th Century Illuminated Manuscript at Library and Archives Canada
AUTHORS: Maria Bedynski, Leah Cohen, Lynn Curry & Doris St-Jacques from Library and Archives Canada, AND Season Tse from The Canadian Conservation Institute.
PRESENTERS: Leah Cohen, Maria Bedynski & Lynn Curry from Library and Archives Canada.
Minutes for March
8 April Show and tell of ENVELOP/PER SWAP bindings.
Minutes for April
13 May Maria Bedynski & Geneviève Samson, both conservators from Library and Archives Canada will report on the activities on the 32nd International Association of Paper Historians held in Fabriano and Amalfi (Italy), two important cities with an early history of European papermaking. The evening program will start with a Powerpoint presentation of the conference followed with hands-on examination of watermarks and information recording.
Minutes for May
10 June Annual General Meeting & Next Year Planning.
Meeting for June

What we did in the 2013-2014 season

11 September Origami (Yuka)
Minutes for September
9 October Copyright (Ariadne)
Minutes for October
13 November Trip to Italy and artists’ residencies (Wendy & Shlomo)
Minutes for NovemberArtistResidency PDF
11 December Flea market and festive fun – bring an ornament just for show An overview of Intellectual Property issues relevant to book artists
Minutes for DecemberCBBAG Copyright Presentation
8 January Movie night: Americans at Work and The Restoration of Books
Minutes for January
12 February Popups with Roxanne Lafleur
Minutes for February
12 March Managing digital collections: documenting your work with Roxanne Lafleur
Minutes for March
9 April ABCs of archives with Mary McIntyre and swap
Minutes for April
14 May 17th century single section sewing with Geneviève Samson
Minutes for May
11 AGM Workshop and program planning; elections
Minutes for June

What we did in the 2012-2013 season

12 September What I did over the summer and Maggie with ox plow folds –
Minutes for September
10 October Cristina and my favourite things
Minutes for October
14 November Susan and flexigons
Minutes for November
12 December CBBAG OV Swap and flea market
Minutes for December
9 January movie night, movie TBD
Minutes for January
13 February Lilian and Japanese heraldry
Minutes for February
13 March Holly & Larry and softoleum (stamps and stencils)
Minutes for March
10 April Book Arts Fair planning, presentation of finished swap pieces & Geneviève and album structures
Minutes for April
8 May Post Fair wrap-up & Review of Workshop plans and process
Minutes for May
12 June AGM
Minutes for June 

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