Austin Fiber Artists

Current Board Members

Lori Bier

President: Lori Bier

LLori has been sewing, knitting, crocheting, tatting, embroidering, macrame-ing, and weaving since grade school (quilting came later in life- in junior high).  She considered a career in fabric design but played it safe and went into computing instead.  Now after many decades, she is taking the path not traveled and spends her time painting silk with dyes and making belly dance costumes.  She finds the Austin Fiber Artists group to be a perfect opportunity to continue learning fiber arts techniques. If you have any questions about our organization, or want to contact our President, just send an email to:

1st VP (Programs)

Email: Mary Macaulay

The position arranges our monthly meeting program as well as works with our workshop coordinator to feature workshop leaders.


Email: Debbie Seitz

The person in charge of membership maintains the membership records, processes member applications and represents the organization to potential members, explaining the benefits that joining the Austin Fiber Artists provides.


Email: Sue Foss

The position  disseminate AFA information to the AFA website, events calendar, workshop calendar, twitter feed, Facebook posts and the group’s newsletter

Treasurer & Newsletter

Email: Anita Mester

Please provide Anita with any information that should be included in the Austin Fiber Artist’s monthly Newsletter.

2nd VP – Workshops

Email: Juliann Krute

This board position arranges workshops for the group on a variety of topics.

Secretary Historian

Email: Patricia Day

This role compiles the board meeting notes and also the general business meeting notes from the monthly meeting. They also work with other members to record a visual history of the group and related events.


Email: Marie Welsch

The position coordinates exhibits for our group.  If you have ideas, please contact Marie.

Member at Large – Northern Meeting Coordinator

Email: Amy Nelson

This role leads the northern satellite meeting at Baca Center Round Rock.


Member at Large – Hospitality

Email: Diane Barney

This role arranges hospitality for the meetings.


Members at Large

Email: Naomi Uesake

This role works with guests and members during our monthly meetings.

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Members at Large

 Member at large – Naomi Uesake

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This role works with guests and members during our monthly meetings.  If you have a question about the monthly program she can help you.