May Guild Meeting and Other Events

The next meeting of the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will be Thursday, May 17, at 6:30. We will meet at the Western Watauga Center and have a program and demonstration of knitting machines. If you have one, please bring it.

The Yadkin Valley Fiber room has moved to Elkin, NC as of May first.
Our March newsletter discussed change, creative evolution, and springtime refreshment. On this note, it is my pleasure to share some exciting news with you!

As of 1 May, 2018 the Yadkin Valley Fiber Room is becoming the Yadkin Valley Fiber Center, relocating to historic Elkin, North Carolina! In addition to occupying the top floor of the Foothills Arts Council, our new location offers a wide range of dining, lodging, and area attractions, all within a short drive of the Center.

Our new location is an easy drive up I-77 from Charlotte or Hwy 421 from the Triad area. In addition to housing the Center, the Foothills Art Council, features a gallery, gardens, amphitheater, and gift shop filled with local heritage arts and crafts.

I am thrilled to invite you to visit our new space and continue to help us in our mission of fostering creativity in the fiber arts either as a student, instructor, or visitor to the Center.

I look forward to seeing you at the Center soon!

Leslie Fesperman

On May 26th there will be sheep shearing and a sheep to shawl demonstration at the Ashe County Farmer’s Market in West Jefferson (on Back Street). Needed are spinners (we will spin from the grease); pickers and drum carders, and any other fiber demonstration showing how wool has been used. Demonstrators may sell their wares that day. contact Rita or Jane Campbell if you can help out that day. It’s fun – also anyone who wants to “skirt” the sheared fleece is welcome. Learn it all here.

September Arts council show from Susan Payne:

Unfortunately, I will not be at the meeting Thursday nite due to a quilting retreat- but wanted to share some info about the Art Space display. I did hang Cindy Weaver’s weavings this week and used some empty frames to hang/ display some scarves & smaller work. Artspace has plenty! There are some pedestals as well and at least 2 black velvet upper torsos that will work for wearables.

In addition Cherry simply changed the light bulbs in our gallery space making the area seem larger & more professional.

Stop by any Wednesday – Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 to check it out!

Please keep checking our blueridgefiberguild website to find dates and information about upcoming fiber festivals and shows.

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