Upcoming Guild Events

May 15
Field Trip to the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center Yarn Sale. We will be sending out details on time and where to meet soon.

May 22
Spinning & weaving demo @ Saloon Studios Live, W. Jefferson, NC
volunteers needed

June 4-30
Member Group Exhibit @ the Jones House, Boone NC
Volunteers need for installation and spinning & weaving demos

July 1-Aug 31
Member Group Exhibit @Northwest NC Visitor Center, N. Wilkesboro NC
Volunteers needed for installation & spinning & weaving demos

April 17th Guild Meeting

BRFG Agenda, Apr 17, 2021—Zoom Meeting
Rhonda Gladden host

10:30—11:15—show and tell in the order of your sign in

11:15—11:45—new business
BRFG Member Forms Presentation—Rhonda Gladden

BRFG Exhibition Forms Presentation—Rita Collie

BRFG Workshop Proposal–Designing Ikat Warps—Susan Sharpe, presentation and member survey

11:45-12:30—online streaming of BRFG Natural Dye Workshop w/Rita Schwabb, 1993 (we were not successful in showing this last month, but we think we can do it this time!)

March 20th Guild Meeting

Blue Ridge Fiber Guild March 2021 agenda

 

10:30-11:00 show and tell

11:00-11:30 Reports

Janeene Ross—membership/finance

Rita Collie—Lost Province/Lansing festival- booth sale and demos in May/June? TBA

Susan Sharpe—Jones in June—exhibit, demos & reception

 

11:30-12:30

 Natural Dyeing Presentation —First we’ll take a closer look at the Peruvian wool yarns that were donated last year, along with the natural dyestuffs that we have for an upcoming workshop in April. Then we will view a 45 min video of a dye workshop presented to the guild back in the late 80s (or early 90s?) at Hickory Ridge Homestead. (Jane Campbell can possible verify the date as she is a featured participant!) The workshop was given by Rita Schwab, a founding member who has since moved away. The video is very informative regarding the basic process of natural dyeing and is a good place to start planning our workshop.

February 20, 2021 Guild Meeting

We will have our February meeting on Saturday the 20th at 10:30 EST. Our presenter will be using her Zoom account for the meeting so I will send that link out once I receive it. She will also send out a tools and materials list that I will send out so you can follow along.

 

Agenda:

 

10:30-11:00-welcome and show and tell

 

11:00-11:30-business meeting: intro of officers and reports from each

Rita Collie, Co-President, programs/workshops

Susan Sharpe, Co-President, exhibits/publicity

Janeene Ross, Treasurer–membership/finance

Rhonda Gladden, Secretary—communications/technology

 

11:30-12:30—Rosa Dargan-Powers will give a Zoom presentation about her work as a fiber artist and art educator. Rosa teaches Fiber Art and Art Education at AppState and is one of the founding members of the guild. Rosa will demonstrate and guide us through the creation of a folded paper lantern.

 

Don’t forget to send your membership dues to Janeene if you haven’t already.

December 12th Guild Meeting

Our December meeting will be held via Zoom on Saturday, Dec. 12th at 10:30. I am including the link below. We will have a show and tell session and a program from the Surface Design Association  https://www.surfacedesign.org/  on the Mandator Color Panel Discussion. Susan Sharpe is a member and can introduce this and discuss the benefits of being a member.

 

The Holiday Market is going on downtown in the space where we exhibited in October, so if you are looking for  a unique gift, be sure and check this out. Amber was even talking about offering a virtual shopper option.

November Meeting 2020

Our December meeting is Saturday via Zoom at 10:30 AM.
Our Agenda is as follows:
  1. We will discuss the committees needed and our  upcoming shows for Jone’s House and the Visitor Center in Wilkesboro
  2. Treasurer’s Report from Janeene
  3. Membership Report
  4. Workshop Interest
  5. Holiday Market info from the Art Center
  6. Show and Tell
  7. Program “How to Prepare and Artist Statement” from Susan S. and Beth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October 24th Guild Meeting

Don’t forget our meeting tomorrow at the space behind Doe Ridge Pottery and via Zoom. We will have a business meeting first and then do a tour of our show. Don’t forget that we are open this weekend and next plus we now have access to open the gallery at anytime if you wanted to have a private showing with someone (family, friends from out of town, etc.)

We have also been requested by the Art Gallery to have a Local night this coming Thursday from 5-8. We will be discussing this tomorrow.

American Craft Week Photos

Here are photos from the 1st weekend of our show. I took pictures as I knew everyone would be anxious to see what’s been done. The lighting is bad on some of these but hopefully we will have better lighting installed soon. First two days were successful. We made a few sales.

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