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Achieving Excellence and Mastery

We all know people who we look up to as being skilled at their craft, but we may not know what goes into officially becoming an Excellent or a Master craftsperson. Our very own Guild member, Nancy Simet, has earned … Continue reading

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Never Too Old to “Play” with Dolls!

  Becky Metcalf shared her love of doll collecting with Guild members during the January program. When asked how many dolls are in her personal collection, Becky answered, “A LOT!” They are carefully displayed in cabinets throughout her home. Becky … Continue reading

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Holiday Fun

The December meeting of the Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild was highlighted by the holiday brunch. There was far too much delicious food and just the right amount of holiday cheer. Brunch was followed by show and tell and … Continue reading

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Making the Ryoanji Quilt

Karla Stille came in as a last-minute substitute to present the November program. Wearing a kimono she introduced us to the interesting and multi-talented Margaret Fabrizio.   Before she became a recognized quilt maker, Margaret was famous harpsichordist, once performing … Continue reading

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Irish Fiber Traditions

Guild member, Dee Kruger, is proud of her Irish heritage and is an active participant in the Iowa Irish Fest held in Waterloo each summer. Through this connection the Guild was invited to have a booth at Irish Fest in … Continue reading

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Guild Hosts the Iowa Federation Meeting

After more than a year of planning, our Guild rolled out the welcome mat to the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners on October 7, 2017. Sixty-three fiber aficionados and vendors gathered at the beautiful New Aldaya Lifescapes facility in Cedar … Continue reading

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Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival

  The Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild was well represented at this year’s Iowa Sheep and Wool Festival held June 17-18 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center in Ames, Iowa. Sarah Humke was on the festival planning committee. … Continue reading

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