Sunday, May 31, 2015

Here are some pix of Hooking Group and their hooked pieces from April and May 2015. Please feel free to join us on the 4th Weds mornings, 9:30 AM, at the Redlands coffee shop!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

June 2015 Newsletter

Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Calendar JUNE 2015
Upcoming Specialty Group Meetings
Note: Some groups continue to meet during summer months. See below for more information.
Dyers: Next meeting is in June 13th at Color Creek. Stay tuned for more info.
Rug Hookers: Rug Hooking, punching, etc. group will meet Wednesday, May 27th at 9:30 AM at Coffee Shop in the Redlands. Call Judy Br if you need directions.
Weavers: Taking the summer off. Meetings resume in Sept.
Knitters: Wednesday, June 10th at 9:30 AM at the home of Mary Jo N. We plan to meet through the summer. All members are welcome.
Spinners: Wednesday, June 17th, 9:30 – 11:30 AM at the First Congregational Church on 5th and Kennedy across the street from GJ High School. All members are welcome. Call Lynn H. 462-6641 if you have questions. We will meet through the summer for those who are around.
Rug Hookers: Wednesday, June 24th, at 9:30 AM at Monument Coffee Shop in the Redlands next to Garfields. Call Judy Br. if you need directions. New members are always welcome.
Come join us for coffee, goodies, and hookin’! The group will continue to meet during the summer months, for those who are around.

President - Jared L Vice President - Ricki H and LaVonne H Secretary - Nancy B. Treasurer - Ann K. Newsletter Editor - Margaret E Mentor for President– Dean M. Membership Committee – Lynn H and Mary Jo N Evening Group Leaders – Lynn deB and Mary W

Guild Mission Statement
Article II: Purpose Mesa Fiber Arts Guild is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the preservation of fiber arts: weaving, spinning,knitting, surface design, fiber dyeing and related fiber arts. The Guild seeks to advance fiber arts through shows,workshops, study groups, community involvement and a monthly newsletter. As members of the Mesa Fiber Arts Guild we have a responsibility to represent our Guild in the best possible light. Since we are a fiber arts group, it is suggested the whenever possible our members use high quality fibers in their projects when demonstrating to the public and participating in Guild sponsored events.

Treasurer's Report
May 16, 2015
Balance    3360.92
Sunshine!    8.00
Yarn/fiber sale    10.00
Expense    75.00
BALANCE 4/16/15    3303.92

MFAG Meeting Minutes
2015 Mesa Fiber Arts Guild
May 6, 2015

The meeting was called to order by Paula O, who chaired the meeting.
No guests were present this month.
Approval of minutes: Shirley B motioned, seconded by Dean M to approve the minutes as printed in the May newsletter. Motion carried.
Approval of treasurer’s report: Connie S motioned, seconded by Ricki H to approve the treasurer’s report as printed in the May newsletter. Motion carried.
Sunshine Fund – Connie S donated a lovely knitted hat for the monthly drawing.
Upcoming events: Cross Orchards – Heritage Farm Days on June
6th - Dean M is in charge of this event and is planning on a Sheep-to-Scarf event. Dean M and Nancy B will be combing fleece which will be spun by volunteer spinners and woven by Mary W. Shirley B will be knitting a scarf on her knitting machine. Dean passed around a signup sheet of additional volunteers to comb, spin, knit, crochet, or weave. It should be tons of fun!
Intermountain Weavers Conference – July 23- 26 - Conference organizers are requested volunteers and a donation basket for this year’s raffle. Penny L and Jared L offered to provide a basket from Sheep Camp Wool Mill and Jared. Thanks for the generous donation.
Take Part in Art – June 20 – Lincoln Park Barn
– A couple volunteers are needed to demonstrate fiber arts representing the Guild. Please let Judy B know if you are available.
Event Reports: Yarn Fest in Loveland CO – Nancy B attended the event and reported on event classes and the Yarn Market.
Family History Day – Dean M organized volunteers for this event and reported on how successful our Guild presents was this year. Fiber combing, spinning, knitting, weaving, and the cool knitting machine were demonstrated for attendees. Thanks for organizing Dean!
2015-2016 officers – Please vote via email or
phone to Mary W by May 11th for this year’s officers. The slate of officers is posted in the May Newsletter. Also, the Guild still needs a newsletter helper to assist Margaret E.
United Way Fiber Art Show art pieces will be removed sometime the first week of June. Judy B will send out an email advising everyone who has pieces when and where to pick them up.
Other News:
The weavers group has decided to focus on Asian inspired weaving for next year. They are thinking about having a Shibori weaving workshop. Once the pieces are complete, they can be dyed at Color Creek Fiber Arts.
Connie S motioned, seconded by Judy B to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
After the meeting the group enjoyed a wonderful potluck.
The 2014-15 Challenge winners were: Functional – Delores S and Artistic – Deb R. Congratulation ladies your prize will be mailed to you.
The Show and Tell drawing winner was Jared L. Congratulation Jared your prize will be mailed to you.
LaVonne H was the lucky winner of the Sunshine Fund raffle, winning the beautiful hat knitted by Connie S.
Nancy B, Secretary

ALL photos are posted in glorious color on the Mesa Fiber Arts Blog at
The blog belongs to the Guild. All members may post fiber related photos, articles and/or information. Contact or for password.

The Fine Print...
Newsletter:The Mesa Fiber Arts Guild Newsletter is published monthly from February 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 payment to:
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 Weavers –    gather reports and take photos for submission to the
Group News
Knitters - NTR
We had 7 spinners at the May group meeting. We talked about ideas for the next season's programs while we spun (or knit or crocheted) and told stories that made us all laugh.
Lynn H.
Rug Hookers News -
newsletter editor –
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.

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