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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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Take a Shibori Dyeing Class

Join Mary Kay Madsen and learn folding and stitching techniques for this traditional Japanese resist dyeing. The class will be held at the Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild’s dye lab. Registration information can be found below.

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Out of This World

The May program featured the Virginia Olsen Competition. This year’s committee members Janice Fobian, Karla Stille, and Karen DeVries, chose the theme Out of This World. Members entered projects completed during the current Guild year and ¬†voted for their favorites … Continue reading

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Open House and Sale

Saturday, April 22 from 10-4 Sunday, April 23 from 12-4 SHOPPING*REFRESHMENTS*DEMONSTRATIONS Browse as assortment of items made by the Guild’s fiber artists such as rugs, scarves, table runners, hats, and bags as well as locally produced yarn and fiber.

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