Memphis Calligraphy Guildsince 1987

since 1987


(displayed with most current first)

December Guild Meeting

When: December 8, 2017
Where: Judy Bilbrey’s House
8462 Lansingwood Cove
Germantown, TN
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Party

Our December Party is our annual holiday party. This year it will be held at Judy Bilbrey‘s home on Friday, December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

This year, we have the honor of having Reggie Ezell at our party as our guest of honor.

Judy Bilbrey will provide the meat for the dinner (reimbursed by the Guild). Everyone attending should RSVP to and bring a side dish, dessert, or appetizer. Like last year, there will also be an optional gift exchange with a limit of $15/gift.

Send your RSVP to Judy Bilbrey with what you plan on bringing, so we know how many people will be coming: (901) 753-3708 or

November Guild Meeting

When: November 6, 2017
Where: Church of the Holy Communion
4645 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Greeting Cards That POP!

Presented by Sandra Hudson

Don’t miss our hands-on November program, as longtime Guild Member and our current Corresponding Secretary, Sandra Hudson, shows us ways to create our own pop-up, 3D holiday cards. All you’ll need to bring is scissors! Other materials generously supplied by Sandra. 

See you Monday!

Location: Church of the Holy Communion, 4645 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117

October Guild Meeting

When: October 2, 2017
Where: Church of the Holy Communion
4645 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Calligraphy 101: Fraktur

Presented by Beth Mitchell

Our program on October 2 will be a hands-on demonstration of Fraktur, a lettering style dating to the 16th century and more recently seen in the beautifully decorative folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch to commemorate birth and baptismal certificates, marriage and house blessings, bookplates and floral and figurative scene.

Supplies needed: wide, broad-edged pen (Speedball C-0 or C-1 nib or parallel pen) ink, grid paper

Need supplies? The Guild will have these supplies on-hand for members, guests and visitors to use at no charge.

Visit to learn more about the Fraktur style.

If you have any samples of Fraktur that you would like to share, please bring them to the meeting for display.

(pictured: the Seven Rules of Wisdom by Fraktur artist Susanna Heebner)

For older meeting notes, please search the archives in the sidebar.