President’s May Message

The Fiber Arts group was a vision of a group quilters who wanted to expand into the art quilt techniques.  There were approximately 12 people, led by Colleen Curry, who were the first to attend the group on a consistent basis 10 years ago.  It has grown to a regular attendance of approximately 30.  They welcome any fiber media, including fabric, thread, yarn, paper, wood, beads, roving, etc. and the techniques that can incorporate them into an art quilt, including weaving, embellishments, knitting, felting, spinning, reed, wirework and clay for embellishments and 3-D, dying or painting fabrics, and soooo many additional things that can be done.

Fiber art is defined on Wikipedia as: “Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor on the part of the artist as part of the works’ significance and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.”

The Fiber Arts Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the morning at Colleen Curry’s Studio 911, for Playday to learn a new technique.  Those participating in the Playday, usually go to lunch somewhere.  The Meeting is 1-3 at the Fairmount Branch of the Davenport Library.  At the meeting there is a time to share information of exhibits that members may be in or other exhibits of interest, a demo, star of the month or speaker, and a wonderful show and tell of all things fiber.  It is amazing how much we learn from each other at every get together.

The group sponsors a 6-day event, Farm Fiber Fun, in a Quonset barn at my home May 16-21.   You can find all the info for it at the website.
We have a lot of fun and learn so much at the Playdays, meetings, and the Farm Fiber Fun.  All guild members and friends are welcome to join us.

Thank you to the nominating committee for such quick results in filling the open positions on the board.

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