6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- 1150 N. 25th St, Grand
- September 4th, 2014
will be held at the studio of Mary Hertert, Color Creek Fiber Art,
1150 North 25th St. Unit B Grand Junction, CO 81501,
Come explore her studio and its equipment with our members.
For more information about the Mesa Fiber Arts Guild email firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Guild does not have an elected President this year, some of your Executive Committee members will be writing Thrums for the newsletters and taking turns chairing the Guild meetings. We invite “guest thrummers” to also participate. So if you have a fiber arts idea or inspiration you would like to share, please contact the editor or any officer and let them know the topic and when you would like to submit the “thrums” for our newsletter. We have many talented fiber artists, and this forum is open to all. The deadline for newsletter news and articles is the THIRD MONDAY of each month.
The Program Committee has planned an exciting year of activities and programs this year on the topic Reusing, Recycling, Repurposing, and Busting Your (Fiber) Stash . The first Wednesday of September, Laura Pedge will be presenting her felted wool designs, while incorporating our theme for the year in her presentation. And wait till you hear about the fun challenge activity for this year! I won’t spoil the surprise; you’ll have to come to the meeting to learn all about it.
The Executive Committee, recognizing that attendance and membership ebbed a bit last year, has made a decision to limit the number of business meetings, while keeping the number of programs, raffles, Show & Tell, and exchange activities the same. The Thursday evening meeting will continue to be an alternative for those who find it difficult to attend day time meetings of the Guild. (See the Calendar for the dates/times/locations). We have also created a membership ad hoc committee to greet attendees at meetings and follow up on member and visitor questions. If you have some membership enhancing ideas and would like to join this committee, please contact one of the officers.
Even more fiber fun is in store this year. There is a Palisade Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. (There is no longer a fiber festival associated with the Peach Festival – it seemed too hot for both people AND animals in August.) In keeping with our mission to promote the fiber arts, our Guild will want to be visible, demonstrating all the many fiber skills and talents manifest in our membership. Don’t forget to reserve the dates on your calendars.
This is the first year that I attended the Mesa County Fair. In past years I wasn't sure I could handle the heat, the walking, or the crowds. I'm so glad I moved past those concerns and attended this year.
I had a meaningful time that day. It was not all that hot, I didn't have to walk all that far, and there weren't crowds. Instead, there were helpful fair volunteers; young kids fascinated by the colorful yarns, machinery; and our giving, gracious, and dedicated guild members demonstrating their crafts. I wondered if I really wanted to bring all my tools for spinning and knitting, but they were all sought out and explained to the folks walking by.
We had stiff competition from the draw of the woodcarvers on one side of us and the noxious weed display across from us. I thought for awhile that we were going to have to duke it out with those customer thieves. And, lo and behold, we had not one, but TWO guild members who are in the Woodcarvers group. One of them came over when I was busy and showed a guest how to use the knitting board. Is that not the coolest thing ever?
Our thanks go out to Jude S., Judy Br., Glenda M., Deb R., Nancy J., Dean M., Lynn H., Mary W., (and anyone I might have rudely forgotten) for spending their whole day at the fair representing the guild, but more than that, because they changed the life of at least one person and child that day even if they don't know it. Also, I must mention that Glenda M. won THREE prizes at the fair but I don't have pics of them.
Kudos!!! Our MFAG member Glenda M entered 3 pieces in the Mesa County Fair and won ribbons on all three. What a great example! Let's see if more of our members can enter our fiber pieces next year, and let them know we are members of this most talented fiber arts guild!
We've Got You Covered is a group knitting for hospitalized veterans - hats, afghans, pillows for thoracic surgery patients, stump covers for amputees.
Here's the very simple hat I made in the car yesterday, on the way home from Denver. Made from weaving thrums and leftover tag ends of knitting yarn. I'll donate it to the cause if I can pry it out of Terry's hands!
- September 3rd - 7th – Meeker Classic
- September 6th and 7th - Salida Fiber Festival 2014
- October 4th and 5th - Taos Wool Festival 2014 http://taoswoolfestival.org/The Fine Print...Newsletter:The Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Newsletter is
published monthly from September through June.
Deadline to submit material is the third Monday of the month prior. Publication of articles and advertisements does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Guild.
Business ads: must be computer ready. Monthly rates
are $5 for up to 5 lines; $10 for 6 lines up to 1/4 page;
$10 for a half page; and $25 for a full page. Payment
must be received before ad will be printed. Send
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Treasurer
PO Box 4945 GJ, CO 81501
Please indicate that the payment is for a business ad.
Personal ads: are free to members. Cost to non-
members for non-business ads is $5/month.
Membership Dues: Payable in September-$25 for
individuals, $35 per household. Send dues to:
Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Treasurer
PO Box 4945 GJ, CO 81501
From the Newsletter Staff:
MANY thanks to all who submitted news and photos
for the newsletter! Individual group reports are in the
newsletter so we can focus on programs and new
business at our meetings.
Please designate specific members of your group to
gather reports and take photos for submission to the
newsletter editor - email@example.com
The deadline for inclusion in the newsletter is the 3rd Monday of the month prior. We appreciate you emailing the group reports by the monthly deadline. THANK YOU in advance for all your contributions.