Sunday, March 22, 2015

Here's another idea for you creative people. I'm calling for garments, accessories, pull toys or anything else you want to create out of re-cycled, up-cycled, down-cycled, side-cycled or just bi-cycled stuff. the date to walk is April 18th, Lincoln Park, GJ CO. No pressure - just great fun. Posted for Mary Hertert's Earth Day Fashion Show. Come join us.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dean's Birthday Celebration at Canyon de Chelly National Monument

Several Mesa Fiber Arts Guild members took a short road trip through the southwest desert to visit the Navajo Reservation and the Hubbell Trading Post. While there, we celebrated Dean's Birthday. Happy Birthday Dean, 88 years young. Thanks Ellen, Bill, and Casey the wonder dog.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Knitters Group March 11

Our March Knitter's Meeting, held on the 11th at Deborah R. home, was attended by 13 members.  Very enjoyable time by all, many show and tell items, plus some tips for easier methods for finishing of projects. Ricki will be doing a demo for the next Weavers meeting, she invited all members of the Knitting Group to attend.
Keep up the good work not only for ourselves but for the charities that some of us participate in for local organizations.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Weavers group meeting April 4th, Echo Weave

photo credit Lynn Hamann 2014,Vesterheim Museum

Per Glenda M, the next meeting for the weavers group is Saturday, April 4th at the home of Shari R, 3339 C Road, Palis. The program will be given by Sally B on echo weave. All weavers are invited.  

This writer had never heard the term "Echo Weave" until the April Weavers group meeting was posted. With Google research, several links popped up. Listed below are two. Send us your own favorite links about Echo Weave.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

March Evening Guild Meeting

As always, we had a lot of fun at our Thursday evening meeting, this time fumbling with yarn, knitting needles, double ended needles, and more. Mary W. was such a great presenter and teacher for the Scandinavian knitting technique Tvaandsstickning. She brought lots of samples to show us. The technique allows the wearer of the item to protected from any wind coming through the knitted piece. Great for cold windy winters like we have here in Colorado. The knitting uses a "Z" twist yarn and several double ended knitting needles.

There were 11 members in attendance at the meeting.

Next month is our exciting and much anticipated "Yarn Swap and Sale". Bring your thrums, unused yarns, ones you have spun, dyed, or make yourself. Also, bring any tools, books, supplies, or equipment you want to sell or share. We will meet back at the Center for Independence, 740 Gunnison, Grand Junction. Enter the gym through the East side door of the parking lot. Starts at 6PM and runs till 8PM. Please call Margaret if you have any questions. 773-1916

Rumor has it that there might be a rug show organized for the event.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March Meeting Minutes - Day Guild 2015

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Meeting

March 4, 2015

by Nancy B.

The meeting was called to order by Judy B, who chaired the meeting.

Guests this month, Marilyn and LaVonne were introduced.

Approval of minutes:  Jarrod L motioned, seconded by Bobbie R to approve the minutes as printed in the March newsletter.  Motion Carried.
Approval of treasurer’s report:  Trulie O motioned, seconded by Dean M to approve the treasurer’s report as printed in the corrected March newsletter.

Nominating committee report:  Lynn deB reported that the nominating committee still has not found someone willing to fill the president position.  Ricki H is willing to serve as one of the vice presidents but she could really use a partner.  This position can be filled by co-vice presidents.  Nancy B and Ann K have agreed to be the secretary and treasurer for another year.  Margaret E is willing to be the newsletter editor and Lynn H and Mary Jo N are willing to serve on the membership committee.

Deb R explained the responsibilities of the president’s job, which are to chair the meetings and write the monthly “Thrums” for the newsletter.  Anyone interested should contact one of the nominating committee members.  The Guild really does need to fill the position this year if at all possible.

United Way Show – Judy B and Ann K will be hanging the art pieces March 13 from 10 am to noon.  The United Way office is located in the US Bank building at 4th and Grand on the 6th floor.  Everyone is welcome to come see the display.

Lynn H reminded everyone of the Southwest Trading Post Adventure trip she has organized for March 14-15.  Anyone interested in the participating should contact Lynn H as soon as possible.  The information is also posted on the Guild’s blog.

Reminder:  The April meeting will be a joint meeting in the evening at the Center for Independence.  The program will be the weaver’s rug show and the annual exchange and sale.   The May meeting will include the election of officers, challenge presentations and awards, potluck, and member of the year.

Meeting Adjourned
Nancy B, Secretary

Jarrod L announced that his family will be shearing sheep March 28th.  Information is posted on the Guild’s blog.  Everyone is welcome.

The raffle for the Sunshine Fund was held and Delores S was the lucky winner of the lovely lace scarf spun and knitted by Dean M from a gorgeous fleece from Jarrod L’s sheep. 

Refreshments were served followed by a wonderful program by Roz H on embellishments.  What an artist she is!  Thank you Roz!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Shearing Day Festival March 28th

SonCroft and Sheep Camp Wool Mill are hosting their Annual Sheep Shearing Festival on March 28. 
We will begin our festivities at 9:00 AM and go until we finish shearing. We have more than 100 animals to be shorn this year. Bring your kids and grandkids to experience this wonderful process.
We will also be having a premium fleece raffle. Three hand-picked fleeces will be raffled off and tickets are only $5.00 each. Get your hands on some of the finest wool in the region.
A delicious lamb curry dinner is also available for only $10 per person, so come for the whole day and enjoy seeing the animals shorn, a petting zoo, lots of yummy yarn and roving, felted scarves, and so much more.
We are so excited to see old friends and make many new ones. Please come and bring your friends.
Contact number: 970.487.0142 

Website: Shearing Day Festival 2015
Please send an email on the website or call in a RSVP if you are planning on attending.

Directions: If you are coming from Junction exit 49 off of the I-70 then turn right at Hwy 330 to Collbran.  Turn right after you pass under the pipe on Hwy 330. Then left at the fork in the road. Then turn right on LE 3/4 Road. Continue until you see a large gray schoolhouse at 10787 54-7/10ths Road – Watch for the signs.

Revised Newsletter and MFAG Trading Post Adventure

The newsletter is revised to fix a typo on the treasurer's report and also to change the dates for the Trading Post Trip.  Click here to view. The newsletter list will open in a new window.

Speaking of the Trading Post Trip, if you are thinking about going on this adventure, here's a surprise: Ellen H. who moved to Santa Fe in January will meet us there!

The rooms at Sacred Canyon Lodge look inviting and the Navajo tacos in the dining hall are delicious.