New Weavers

Jennifer's First WeavingTeresa's First Weaving The weaving studio at the Western Watauga Community Center has been very busy this summer. Here are pictures of two of the new student’s work. Susan Sharpe teaches this class which meets on Monday and Friday mornings. If you wish to learn to weave or to continue your weaving skills, feel free to join them.

Boonerang June 18th 2022

Here are photos of some of our guild members demoing and selling at the Boonerang festival. It was very successful and the weather was great.
Karen Critcher at the booth
Beth Reavis Mary Valante and Susan Sharpe demoing
Beth Reavis and Mary Valante demoing

Susan Payne at Edgewood Cottage 6/24-7-3

The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild is invited to Edgewood Cottage June 27 – July 3 from 10-5 to see the paintings, quilts and art quilts by of one our members, Susan Payne. She will be exhibiting with Blowing Rock photographer Lonnie Webster.

Thursday, June 30 at 12:30 will be a great time for guild members to meet, see the exhibit, enjoy light refreshments and hear music by the Banjo Buddies. Remember our guild will be exhibiting the week of September 5-11. Please join us to check out Elliott Dangerfield’s incredible cottage located in front of BRAHM on Main Street in Blowing Rock and help us plan our upcoming exhibit.
Brasstown Musicians
The Artists in Residence Program at Edgewood Cottage is a juried art show that features different artists each week. For more information, visit https://www.artistsatedgewood.org

May Meeting Program

BRFG members enjoyed an inspiring program by Susan Payne in May.  Susan shared her inspiring collection of “stash slashing” quilts and had many of us motivated to try her process!

Jones House Reception June 3rd

BRFG Group Exhibitor Photo at the Jones House ReceptionHere is a group photo of most of the exhibitors of our Jones House Show at our reception last night. We had a great turn out and the music by Buzz and Ellie (The Repossessed) was wonderful.
 
The show will be displayed until June 29th so be sure and see it.

Hickory Ridge Fiber Frolic May 7, 2022

Although the weather was damp and chilly, the enthusiasm more than made up for it.  The audience was treated to knowledge and hands on demonstrations at Hickory Ridge Fiber Frolic.  Several members of BRFG shared their expertise and love of their craft.  Here’s hoping this will become an annual event!

Fiber Frolic May 7th at Hickory Ridge

Hickory Ridge CabinHere is info on the Fiber Frolic on Saturday. The address is: 591 Horn in the W Dr, Boone, NC 28607

Press Release: Fiber Frolic
Hickory Ridge History Museum – May 7, 2022 at 1 pm
Hands-on history is what Hickory Ridge History Museum is all about – a little village of six authentic 18th and 19th century log cabins where visitors can smell, taste, and feel a sample of early mountain life over 200 years ago.
This Saturday, May the 7th, join us for our “Fiber Frolic”: explore the art of clothes-making from a period when nearly everything you wore was “local”. From hat to shoes, and from underclothes to coat, everything was hand-made using natural fibers raised on the homestead.
For this special event, costumed interpreters will demonstrate the many processes required to make thread, yarn, fabric, and the final product – clothing. Learn how flax seeds were planted and harvested before going through a multi-step process to become linen. Sheep’s wool was also spun and woven into warm fabric for clothes, hats and more. We will discuss the various natural dyes used to give color to the homespun fabrics, and the skills of knitting, sewing, and quilting. Visitors will see a spinning wheel in action, turning wool into yarn and thread – then woven into fabric on an actual 18th-century barn loom; and there will be samples of period-correct garments of the type that early settlers would have worn in the 1700s.
The event begins at 1:00 at Hickory Ridge History Museum at Daniel Boone Park (adjacent to the Horn in the West Amphitheater.) Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. The support and love of our visitors enables Hickory Ridge museum to continue creating unique opportunities to step back in time. We would also like to thank Watauga Art Council and the NC Arts Council for their year after year support in bringing events like this to the museum. We look forward to seeing you there.

Blue Ridge Fiber Guild April Meeting

Dog Stuffie
Agenda for BRFG April 16, 2022 Meeting
Call to Order and Welcome
Treasurer’s Report
Secretary’s Report and Approval of Meeting Notes
Committee Reports: Executive
Communications
Membership/Hospitality
Programs/Workshops
Shows/Exhibits
Unfinished Business
New Business
Judith Spencer (jspencerrn@gmail.com) ProjectLinus.org
Handweavers Guild Convergence
Workshop/Program: Your Maker’s Statement
1. If you have a statement that has already been submitted, please
forward to Rhonda for inclusion into our future online directory.
2. See examples of maker’s statements at Member Directory |
Southern Highland Craft Guild (southernhighlandguild.org).
3. A form is available for your use.
4. Discussion and questions
SHOW AND SHARE: What have you been creating?
Guild Calendar:
May 7, 2022 Hickory Ridge
May 21, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30, Program: Susan Payne, “Slash
Your Stash”
June 3-4, 2022 Blue Ridge Fiber Fest, Sparta, VA
June 18, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30 from the Jones House Show;
BOONERANGFEST – not confirmed?
July 15-21, 2022 HGA’s Convergence in Knoxville TN (info at

Convergence


July 16, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30 Christmas in July including gift
exchange, refreshments, location TBD (?)
August 20, 2022 Meeting @10:30 Program TBD
September 5-11 Edgewood Cottage Show
September 17, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30 Program TBD
October 15, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30 Program TBD
November 19, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30 Program TBD
December 17, 2022 Meeting @ 10:30 Program TBD