AFA again rented a corner of the Weavers & Spinners’ studio stop, where eight members displayed their works for sale. Beth Nelson sold art quilts, pieced table runners, wallets and purses. Jess Bee offered several of her fabric collage artwork as well as handmade journals and postcards reproductions of her works. Although much of her work was on display at Magnolia Cafe at that time, April Sullivan still contributed several yarn paintings. Sue Foss showed her hand dyed, uniquely designed clothing. Beverly Pedersen had several silk kimonos and Lori Bier showed some silk scarves. Marie Welsch offered pieced and embellished art quilts as wall art and tableware. Diane Barney cheered the booth with her crocheted wishing owls and Anita Mester wowed the crowds with her ecodyed T shirts, scarves, notecards, and table runners.
Our participation in West allows our members to experience the thrills of selling their works conveniently and possibly pick up some extra art supplies money, but it also exposes the public to fiber arts and our organization. We hope to see some new faces at our meetings as a results of the West exposure.
Next year, if all goes according to plan, we will have our own stop on the West tour. See you next year!