November–Countdown to Christmas?

Seems like Christmas creeps up on us sooner than we expect, but it’s never too soon to start making gifts for those we love!  This month, Mary P demonstrated how to make mesh tote bags, easy and inexpensive gifts for friends and family. Many members auditioned fabric to go with Beverly L’s handwoven straps. See the slideshow for Mary’s demo and shots of measuring, cutting and marking the black mesh that will form the sides of our totes.  We hope to show off our totes at the January Fiber Guild Celebration.

Our Show N Tell included a lacy white shawl featuring yarn from Nancy C’s trip to Canada.  So soft!

Carol is fascinated by the effect given by Angelina fiber butterflies.

Mary brought two small “journal quilts,” experiments with reflective fiber and using beads on sunflowers. The latter featured Mary’s hand-dyed fabric. She also brought a silk dye transfer scarf purchased at the international quilt show in Houston, made from laying sections of men’s silk ties on sheer white silk fabric, rolling it up, and soaking it in hot water.

Cathy brought a colorful minature pinwheel quilt and a mesh tote bag that featured a daisy border print and flap embellished with a faux daisy.

We were eager to see Beverly’s handwoven inkle straps, laying them out on various fabric fat quarters to see what combination we liked best for our mesh tote bags.

The Guild is planning to meet in December to discuss the sampler quilt we are planning to donate to the French Art Colony’s Silent Auction in March 2012.  Each member who participates will make three blocks in their choice of medium (yarn, felt, fabric, etc).  The only restriction is color (any combo of black, white, gray) and size (probably 9 or 9-1/2 ” blocks.)

The Feast! Jan 2011

We are anticipating our annual AOFG Winter Celebration, to be held at Marlene’s farm on January 7, 2012.  We will share a feast–Carl has promised roast pork, and the rest of us will bring our own specialties.  Although Santa is not expected to visit, there will be a fiber gift exchange–last year’s was a great success!

Carl's Pride and Joy! Jan 2011

Can we hope for scenic snow AND clear roads?  Luckily, Carl has offered shuttle service in his ATV for those who park on the road!

Heading Home, Jan 2011

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About apohfibg

I am the headblogger for the fiber guild. I consider myself an art quilter and enjoy using various fibers and fabrics.
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