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Whether you are interested in Fretwork, Marquetry, or Intarsia; whether you work in wood, or other mediums; whether you design your own patterns or use available patterns; no matter what brand of scroll saw you use; no matter where in the world you are located, the Scrollsaw Association of the World is for YOU!

Special Notices
SAW would like to send condolences to the Boelman family for their loss.
Dirk Boelman
It is with a sad heart that I must be the bearer of very bad news. My husband and best friend to me - and many others out there in the scrollling community - Dirk Boelman passed away last night. No sickness or suffering lead up to it. He died of a massive heart attack about 8 pm on July 16. We were enjoying a lovely evening with good friends to celebrate our anniversaries and my birthday. Sharing food fun and laughter when he just collapsed. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

Karen Boelman (7/17/2014)

Dirk E. Boelman
July 16, 2014
Service Date: July 21, 2014
Visitation from 4 PM until time of service at 7:30 PM

Dirk E. Boelman age 59 of Platteville and formerly of Richland Center passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Southwest Health Center in Platteville. He was born on December 28, 1954 in South Ruislip Middlesex, England the son of James and Juanita (Fry) Boelman. He was married on July 11, 1981 to the former Karen Thompson. Dirk worked at the Shopping News for 13 years before starting the Art Factory in 1987. Survivors include, his wife Karen Boelman of Platteville, 3 children, Amber (Barry) Wilcox of Edgerton, Jamie Boelman and girlfriend, Brooke Bechen of Mt. Horeb, Mike Boelman and girlfriend, Krisha Williams of Milwaukee, his mother, Juanita “Nita” Boelman of Platteville, 2 grandchildren, Angel and Eli Wilcox, a brother, Duane Boelman of McGregor, IA, a sister-in-law, Kristy Thompson of Richland Center, a brother-in-law, Dave Thompson of Ashland, aunts and uncles, Twila (JB) Gillingham of Boaz, Charlene (Barney) Easterday of Brooklyn, WI, Evelyn Koepke of Denver, IA, and thousands of scrollsaw friends from around the world. He was preceded in death by his father, James Boelman, maternal grandparents, Harold and Erma Fry, paternal grandparents, George and Anna Boelman, mother and father-in-law, Marian and Bun Thompson and a sister-in-law, Sue Stibbe. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 7:30 P.M. at the Stafford Funeral Home in Richland Center. Rev. Craig Peach will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.

It is evident by the responses we're getting that the Sawdust Magazine has begun arriving to our members. Once again, we're very excited about the changes and updates that have been made in this issue.

We're also very excited that we've already received a couple of volunteers for the proposed EXPO in 2016! Once again as we've requested in this issue, please sign up for a position to help us all out!

Thank you!

-Brian Emerson (President, SAW)

*SAW Update*

Members, we had our BOD (Board of Directors) Meeting on January 21, 2014. During our meeting we held our annual elections and made proposals for the upcoming year in the way of the budget. Due to the overwhelming compliments that were received about the SAWDust Magazine having color photos in it, we want to do that again. Right now, the BOD's plan is to have the SAWDust Magazine published with color in it every other issue. This is going to be a big increase in our budget. What we've decided to do to help offset the cost on this change is to skip publishing the "Directory" this year. The information that is placed in the directory is available at any time to any member on our website. This information can be found under "Member Tools" and "Locate Members". As always, we appreciate any and all feedback from our members to help make our organization the best it can be. This is an example of you all speaking up!

Thank you!

-Brian Emerson (President, SAW)


The shirt is a Jerzees 50/50 Pocket Polo Shirt. 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Treated with "Spotshield" for a stain resistant finish. Welt knit collar, 2-button placket, pearlized buttons, reinforced left chest pocket. The SAW Logo is embroidered over the pocket.

Color: Royal Blue

$25.95 includes Shipping and Handling for ALL sizes (s,m,l,xl.xxl,& xxxl0.

Upon the Home office receiving the order, the Howell County Outfitters, West Plains, MO will be notified with the persons order information and the address as to where the order is to shipped. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for order to be shipped.

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Local Chapters are in place or are being founded in many areas of  the country. Members of Chapters are the enthusiastically addicted scrollers from a geographic area. All scrollers are invited to join and share their knowledge with the group. New scrollers can learn from the combined experience of the group's members. This is your opportunity to join in and explore the advantages of membership in this growing and vital Association.

Your membership will immediately give you a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, SAW Dust, and a copy of our current annual Resource Directory. These publications will enhance your scrolling, enlarge your community, and give you a valuable start to learning more about this wonderful craft. You can explore many of these benefits on these pages, but you will not have the full benefit of membership until you join the Scrollsaw Association of the World.

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