Austin Fiber Artists

Monthly Meetings and Topics

My town hall meetings are with friends and neighbors, fellow Americans. We engage. —Sheila Jackson Lee
Austin Fiber Arts Creation - Windows by Sheri McCauley

Two Monthly Meetings, Two Meeting Locations!

Members have a choice of meeting day/date and meeting location. Members may attend either or both meetings; the topics generally don’t overlap. (Check our calendar or blog to learn what’s being presented for the current month.)

Our main meeting is south, on Lamar near Westgate, and meetings at 6:45 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4622 S. Lamar Blvd.
Our north meeting is in downtown Round Rock and meets at 7:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at the Baca Center.

We start our meetings with a show and tell segment. Members show current works that are in progress or have been completed. Many members use this time as an opportunity to get feedback about works in progress or ask for possible solutions when they encounter a technical difficulty that they want to overcome. Then we have a short business meeting. The current group president leads the meeting and current board members give brief monthly reports as needed. Our program and workshop chairs update the group on future events or workshops in the planning stages. This part of the meeting typically lasts no longer than 30 minutes. Then the monthly program begins. The program can be on a variety of topics of interest to fiber artists. One program involved a talk with fiber artists was an expert on lace making, another one was from an artist who was an expert on book binding and making. Our program chair is always open to suggestion for future topics that might be of interest to the group.

Inspiration Vs. Emulation August Monthly Meetings

This month North and South meetings will have the same program. Inspiration Vs. Emulation:  Finding Inspiration in Existing Works of Art Heather Pregger often finds existing works of art to be a wonderful source of inspiration.  There is always something...

July 10th North Meeting – Leaf Pounding with Amy

You can transfer the juices from leaves and flowers to paper or fabric by hammering them! Therapeutic and surprisingly beautiful. Try it with us! Bring: 1. a hard surface (hardwood board - solid piece, or a dapping block) 2. an old white towel to cover your board. 3....

June 20th South – Open House Party 6:30 to 8:30

Welcome, everyone, to our summer open house party! Members from both north and south groups mix and mingle. Friends and family can participate in fiber activities. Refreshments will be served. Join us on the 3rd Wednesday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

May 16th South – Fiber Artist Jess Bee

A fiber artist with a show currently hanging in the Dougherty gallery through June 9th, Jess Bee will address the group in May. Jess Bee creates vivid worlds rich with texture that explore dreams and nightmares by representing personal fears, juxtaposed with haunting...

April 10th – North Meeting

This Tuesday, April 10th, AFA Member Mary Ann Nailos will give us a presentation on her recent surface design training with Jane Dunnewold. Come hear about what she learned.  Jane's course is pretty intensive! For more info on the design training, check out...

April 18th South Meeting

SOUTH April Program    Deb McClintock Deb McClintock from Johnson City will be our guest.  She will be sharing her vast knowledge of Nature Dying.  She will discuss some of her processes and show us...