During 2019-2020, we enjoyed seven Guild meetings (September to March) at Three Moons FIberworks .Our library was also relocated to Three Moons. When COVID-19 became a concern, we moved to virtual meetings on Zoom where members shared the work by submitting photos.
During the year we also launched our Facebook page.
September 2019 – Moving to Three Moons Fiberworks
We met at Three Moons Fiberworks where Rebecca graciously hosted us for the first time in her new teaching space and shop. The top photo shows our business meeting in the midst of the looms and other fiber tools. The second photo shows only some of the fibers that tempt us during the break.
The program for this first meeting of 2019-2020 was a super show and tell of very attractive and creative projects members had worked on during the summer and brought to show us. Congrats to the members who entered county fairs and won prizes for their weaving! Click here for some photos from the show and tell.
Other Guild News:
On September 21 and 22 the following members volunteered to demonstrate at Art Barn’s Art Blitz: Mandy and Steve Benson, Sue Degnan, Sharon EIchler, Terry Guenther, Margaret Jones and Donna Keeble. Thanks for showing the public the kinds of work we do and for representing the Guild!
October 2019 – Color Confidence
Multi-talented Amy Walsh, who is a quilt designer, owner of Blue Underground Studios and an art teacher, presented our October program, “Color Confidence” and an afternoon workshop on practicing color theory. Check out the photos of the amazing quilts Amy presented as well as our monthly Show & Tell of member projects
November 2019 – Martina Celerin
In Martina Celerin’s fascinating program at our November meeting, she shared her journey as an extremely creative and prolific fiber artist and many examples of her work.
Click here to check out photos of the presentation and click here for the member show and tell photos.
Our Annual Silent Auction was the program for our December meeting. Thanks to the generosity of our members, the Guild received more than $400 for next year’s programs. After the auction, we enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch.
Click here for photos from the members’ show and tell at the meeting.
January 2020 – Felting
Tonya Utkina’s program at our January meeting was a clear and very interesting presentation that introduced felting through its history and covered a broad range of topics on creating felt. Click here for more photos from Tonya’s presentation.
Our February program was our annual Spinners’ and Weavers’ Challenge. Click here to see how our members responded to the challenge. Also, click here for the show and tell presentations.
Members sent photos and captions for Virtual Show and Tell for April, May, June and July. In May we had a virtual workshop led by Denise Kovnat for several members who later sent photos and information for the website to show us samplers and items they had woven.
Our program for March was a presentation by Dagmar Klos, a fiber artist (spinner, dyer, weaver, felter) from Weavers Guild of the North Shore. Dagmar teaches for Fine Lines and Long Thread Media (publishers of Handwoven).
Dagmar shared her rich knowledge of the properties and the history of human use of animal protein fibers, plant-based fibers, and synthetic fibers of many different specific types. After her very interesting talk, members had an opportunity for a closer look at the many samples Dagmar brought to illustrate her presentation.
During April the Chesterton Art Center hosted our annual exhibit. Although the pandemic precluded holding the traditional fashion show, thanks to Lisa and the expertise of Bright Ideas Video, we transformed the in-person show to a video that remains long after the exhibit is closed. Click here for pictures of the exhibit.
In May we had a virtual workshop led by Denise Kovnat on Echo and Jinn. Click here to check out the amazing samples created by the participants of the workshop.
Click here to see the photos provided by the members during show and tell.
During the year, the Guild launched a Facebook site. Have a look at our Duneland Weavers Guild of Northwest Indiana page.