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October 12

Multi-fiber-media Dallas artist Rebecca Mattingly Shanks will speak on all the ways that she loves fiber. She'll share images of her works- she does quilts, weaving, basketry. Catch an early glimpse on her Facebook page:

November 10

Susan Axel-Bedsaul will show examples of cyanoprinting and explain its history and process.

December 8

Virtual party! Socialize, share your pandemic creations, share your studio, play games and wrap up the year with your fiber art friends.

Jan 12 – Joy Swift

Joy started working in fiber by growing up in a cotton growing family, where she learned to card and seed the cotton, then use it for quilting. In 1963, while pregnant with her second child, she took a class from Jean Ray Laury. Jean, a student of Stanford University's Matt Kaun, was doing banners, quilts, and writing books about what […]

Feb 9th- Gene Looman

Gene will explain all the different types of threads and when to use them. There are some really interesting threads out there and some you should stay away from- learn all about it! Gene has worked as a Bernina repairman and has much experience repairing Machines Gone Bad from broken needles and crazy threads.

Apr 13- Katy Schmader

Katy is interested in the connection between tactile traces of physical environment and the system of landscape semiotics that have traditionally been derived from them. Her works are abstract landscape collages made with an interesting and unexpected process. Learn more at the meeting.

May 11 – Hannah Busekrus

Hannah does punch needle large scale installations. She will demonstrate her power punch needle and share her works and past exhibitions.

Jun 8 – Laura Maclay

Laura Maclay will show her art dolls and explain how she makes them. Laura is also known for her whimsical embroidered purses and clever details. See her work on instagram.

Mar 9 – Hallie Rae Ward

Hallie Rae creates with a variety of media. Pipecleaners! Yarn, found objects, wood! She wraps yarn around lights to illuminate them. She photographs her works and makes fabric, then makes clothing and housewares. Cool stuff! Hear her artistic journey and see her creations.

July 13 South – In-Person Open House

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall - South Austin 4622 S Lamar Blvd, Austin

Join us at Holy Cross for our first post-pandemic meeting! July is our open house event, where members can bring all the friends and family members they can to partake in a fiber arts party. We'll have hands-on creative activities, fiber arts to view, and light refreshments. Come on over!

Aug 10 – Native American Quilting

Baca Center Round Rock 301 W Bagdad Bldg #2, Round Rock

Due to increase of COVID-19, this meeting will only be on Zoom. Program is a webinar on Native American quilting.

Sep 14 – Sondra Primeaux

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall - South Austin 4622 S Lamar Blvd, Austin

Sondra Primeaux, embroiderer, embellisher, teacher, podcaster, will address the southern group. See more about her at