Lost Province Craft Fair in Lansing, NC

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.

Jones House Show 2021 Preview

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.

Jones House Preview

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



 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.




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