We are finally going to meet in person on Saturday for our guild meeting. It’s so exciting. We are having our annual Fiber Swap and Potluck at the Western Watauga Community Center at 10:30 so please join us. Bring something to swap and something to eat or just bring yourself. See you on Saturday.
The High Country Modern Quilt Guild has an exhibit at Edgewood Cottage this week through June 13th and the hours are 10 am – 5 pm each day. Susan Payne just said she sold several wall hangings yesterday so major congratulations to her. Our Banjo Buddies group will be playing there on Thursday at noon so stop by and listen, view the show and say hello.
Rita would like to get word out to anyone who would like to participate in this craft fair at Lost Province in Lansing. She has reserved a table and tent for BRFG. The fair runs from 10 am – 5 pm and features many craft vendors, music, and a food truck, etd.
Location: Historic Lansing School lawn – address 9710 NC 194 in Lansing NC
Those demonstrating and/or selling may set up as early as 8 am. Rita will be there at that time.
May need to bring extra chairs – there are two with the table, We have a 10’ x 10’ space. Please come out – I’d hate to be by myself.
Here are some preview photos of our show at the Jones House which opens June 4th and runs to the end of the month. Please thank Hope and Beth for organizing and hanging the show for us. They did a fabulous job.
We decided to have a Zoom Meeting on Saturday, the 22nd to discuss the Jones House Show. We will also have show and tell.
Field Trip to the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center Yarn Sale. We will be sending out details on time and where to meet soon.
Spinning & weaving demo @ Saloon Studios Live, W. Jefferson, NC
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
BRFG Agenda, Apr 17, 2021—Zoom Meeting
Rhonda Gladden host
10:30—11:15—show and tell in the order of your sign in
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!)
Blue Ridge Fiber Guild March 2021 agenda
10:30-11:00 show and tell
Rita Collie—Lost Province/Lansing festival- booth sale and demos in May/June? TBA
Susan Sharpe—Jones in June—exhibit, demos & reception
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.
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.
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.