RAFA – December 2012 Meeting

Last week I attended my monthly Rochester Area Fiber Arts meeting, and we had outstanding Show and Tell.   Those of us who are participating in an upcoming show “Nature Behind Bars” had brought our quilts, and they were absolutely stunning.  It was quite impressive, and I can’t wait till I can share pictures with all of you.  Not quite yet though, as it is a judged show.

There were plenty of other items to inspire though, and I’ll start with Anne:

Anne shawl

Nobody would know that the stripes on the shawl edge were a matter of necessity.  Anne ran out of yarn, but luckily, had very nice coordinating yarn in her collection.

Some members attended a wrapped basket making class:


I didn’t get the name of the person who made that gorgeous basket, but Liz made this one:

Liz basket

And Donna made a Donna basket:

Donna coiled basket

That is so Donna.  😉  She also brought a wonderful jacket:

Donna Jacket

Marcia had taken a class by Janet Root and made a small quilt:

Marcia small quilt

She liked the graphic look of this technique so much, she decided to make a King size quilt for herself:

Marcia quilt

She did a magnificent job with color placement, didn’t she?

Sue has been experimenting with circles inspired by Libby  Lehman:

Sue Circle Play

Those are little sewing tool carriers.  Another member,  Margaret, made some for herself, and genersously shared the pattern with us.

Last but not least, Terryn showed some necklaces she made:

Terryn white necklace

Terryn black necklace

Terryn likes to purchase vintage laces, and uses them to create one-of-a-kind jewelry.  She has a website where you can see more of her pieces.

We had a gift exchange, followed by a potluck meal.  I do so like it when we all eat together.  There is something about sharing a meal with friends that reinforces relationships.   I went home happy, inspired, and with some extra goodies for my fiber art.  It doesn’t get any better than that.



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