Here is the link to the presentation that was given at the February Meeting:
Reminder: The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will meet this Saturday January 20 at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Please join between 10:15 and 10:30 to ensure that you have your video on and know how to mute your audio.
After the general meeting, we will split up into the four Standing Committees to finish planning programs, exhibits, shows, and special events; tackle membership, hospitality, and communications issues; and plan budgets. We will then return to report back to the full Guild. A committee list with responsibilities is attached.
Our January and February Guild Meetings will both be online meetings using Zoom. The link to the meeting will be emailed about a week before the meeting so check your email for more details.
Here are some pictures from the weaving class of projects that were recently completed. We have
Sherrie Pitts Table Runner :
and Mary Valante’s Scarf
We will meet on Saturday (9/16) at the Watauga Art Council with a Social Get together beginning at 10 AM. The meeting will start at 10:30.
Mona Alderson will be sharing photo highlights from her April 2023 Fiber Tour of Bali, Indonesia. Her two week trip included visiting remote weaving villages, a tour of a batik factory (and opportunity to dye her own fabric), a visit to an indigo dye studio (more dyeing), and shopping for everything from buttons to rare double indigo weavings. Mona will also share have items she purchased on the trip. Bonus: we will have a door prize from Bali for those attending in person.
Susan Payne will be the featured artist at the Jones House for August. She will host a reception on Friday, August 4th starting at 5PM.
Susan Payne has a storied background as an artist and art educator in Virginia and North Carolina. Now retired and living in Boone, Susan recognizes and appreciates the strong sense of community in this region. From backroads and mountaintops, to bluegrass concerts and farmers’ markets, to the view from her porch, sources of inspiration come in many forms.
Rendering in acrylics and oils, Susan explores the emotional aspect of color, using it to capture her personal voice and the memories evoked within the community. Grateful to live in a town that embraces emerging artists, Susan has enjoyed opportunities to exhibit in Edgewood Cottage, the Blue Ridge Art Spaces, the Florence Thomas Art School, among other community galleries.
The Artists in Residence at Edgewood Cottage this week is Susan Sharpe. Edgewood Cottage is open from 10:00 to 5:00 each day.
Here are photos from our Heirloom fiber arts, yesterday’s and tomorrow’s from our July meeting.