Round Rock Meetings - AFA North!My town hall meetings are with friends and neighbors, fellow Americans. We engage. —Sheila Jackson Lee
AFA Now Meets Monthly in Round Rock!
The Northern Satellite meeting is held on the second Tuesday of the month in Round Rock. AFA members are welcome to attend either or both meeting(s).
Meet in the Art Room of the Baca Center at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Round Rock. There is parking under the building toward the back. There is an elevator to the ground floor. There is also parking on Bagdad, and the entrance is on the EAST side of Baca. Note: the McConico building is located EAST of Baca, to help give a sense of direction.
December 2017 – End of the year party at the Baca Center! Refreshments and fiber arts gift exchange, socialize with other artists, talk about the productive year.
Northern Meeting History
November 2017 – Round Rock artist Tracie Storie, noted for her work mixing vintage textiles with paint and modern sensibilities, will address the group.
October 2017 – Art quilt show and talk by Sherri McCauley.
September 2017 – Monoprinting – Amy Nelson led a mini-workshop on simple printing technique on fabric or paper using Inovart Foam Printing plates.
August 2017 – Dye discharge activity- We made patterns on darker colored cotton cloth by discharging the dye using a bleach solution. AFA provided Tshirts on which to practice the technique.
July 2017 – How To Photograph Artwork– Amy Nelson showed us how to set up lights, camera and backdrop to photograph artwork. These skills are necessary for good quality art show submission pictures.
June 2017 – NO MEETING– the north group journeyed south to party south at Holy Cross Lutheran
May 2017 – Accidental Landscapes Demo and Activity- Marie Welsh taught an “accidental landscapes” activity, where we used layers of fabrics that suggested terrain and skies to create applicqued landscape vistas.
April 2017 – Beth Nelson shares her fiber arts journey, bringing works done in various media to share with us. She is currently a prolific quilter, but she didn’t start out there…..
March 2017- Painting with Dye Demo– Beverly Pedersen showed how she paints with dye on stretched silk fabric.
February 2017 – Fiber Art Name Badges – We had fun playing with fiber and making name badges for use at meetings.
January 2017 Metaphoric Zentangles with Donna Bone- we learned about the relaxing drawing technique of zentangles
December 2016 No meeting in Round Rock! The southern group hosts the year-end party.
November 2016 Speaker had to cancel but group shared their experiences at Houston’s quilt show.
October 2016 Sara Sharp: Using Unusual Tools to Make Marks- a shopping spree in the hardware store yielded wonderful artist’s tools! Sara showed us how she used them.
September 2016 Juliann Krute led a color theory/color play activity. We experimented with blending colors through pointillism.
August 2016 Lynne Brotman demonstrated deconstructive screen printing on fabric. We enjoyed a vivid demonstration of silk screening that took full advantage of the Baca art facilities (the sinks!)
June 2016 PARTY IN ARTSPACE! The southern meeting group joined the northern group to hold an open house. Members wore their favorite piece of fiber art, socialized while playing fiber bingo, and had fun creating quilt squares using shiva oil stick crayons.
May 2016 We tried out a variety of hands-on activities with great results- fiber cloth, fusing, paper beadmaking.
April 2016 Lori Bier showed examples of belly dance costuming and explained the construction and embellishment of these highly glamour-engineered garments.
March 2016 Marie Welsch spoke about techniques for painting on fabric. Attendees saw a sample of Marie’s work and explored using paints and various methods of applying paint and texture
February 2016 Marinda Stewart showed her beautiful punchneedle work and explained the history of the craft.
January 2016 Meghan Jones of the Breast Cancer Resource Center showed slides of wearable art from Art Bra Austin, a great way to combine fiber arts and charity.
December 2015 No meeting- the northern group joined the southern group for an end-of-the-year party and white elephant exchange.
November 2015 Juliann Krute led a mini-workshop on decorating folding silk fans with various media- inks, dyes, pencils, stamps…
October 2015 Dale Ricklefs led a mini-workshop on how to use oil-based paint sticks on cloth for surface design. We achieved rich results on sample blocks of fabric.
September 2015 Mini-workshop to make charming needle felted little pumpkins, for use as pin cushions or decorations, sponsored by Living Felt of Dripping Springs.
August 2015 Amy Nelson shared her lovely handmade dolls and spoke about learning the craft.
July 2015 Kick-off meeting: attendees were surveyed for their interests and suggestions for future meetings.
Learn how to make your our unique stencils. We will be Exploring and using the Brother Scan and Cut machine to make stencils. This machine can also be used to create appliqués for quilting, fiber arts, paper arts, etc. We'll make our own stencil and use it to create...
In September Amy Nelson will lead us in using simple monoprinting techniques using both paper and fabric. If you have them, bring your brayer and pallet, some line drawings or stencils and the fabric or paper that you'd like to enhance. Oh, and an apron, too. The...
We'll be using a bleach solution to discharge the dye from cotton fabrics, either by squirting or spraying. Tshirts will be available to practice on, or bring your own cotton clothes or fabrics. The above shirt was made by spraying bleach onto a scrunched up black T...
Amy Nelson will show how to effectively photograph your work for show submission. Bring pieces for her to photograph for demonstration. This will help you get a jump on your next show deadline!
Come and have fun covering these plain journals. We'll have pretty fabrics and papers and snips and snaps. Use ours or bring your...
It's time for a party on the summer solstice! Everyone will gather at the south meeting site for fun and refreshments. We'll do a dye discharge activity, so bring plain dark Tshirts or other fabrics to experiment with. Refreshments will be served, bring your...
San Antonio fiber artist Silvia Sarinen will demonstrate how to marble paper and fabric. She will explain how to set up the thickened water on which the dyes float, and how to prepare the fabric and papers to accept the dyes. We will have the opportunity to try it...
Marie Welsh will explain how to create 'accidental landscapes' by layering fabrics that suggest terrains and skies. We will have an opportunity to try this technique for ourselves using fabrics from Marie's wonderful...
Basket Weaver Cricket Rose will show the group her basketry that uses a wide range of materials and techniques, then she will lead the group in making a small...
AFA member Beth Nelson is an art quilter, but she has traveled a long fiber arts path to get there. A weaver, knotter, and fiber art preservationist, Beth's body of work is impressive. She will share it with us at the north April...