2018 A FibreWorks Gathering
Featured Speaker at Noon: Saramma "Shanti" Michael
Textiles of India: Saris
Shanti was born in Kerala, South India and grew up in Delhi North India & in Nepal. She graduated from college with a degree in Literature and Psychology. She likes the arts, painting, reading, music, singing, dancing & she loves shopping for textiles and jewelry. She is involved in activities with students at Messiah College where her husband, Bernardo, is the Special Assistant to the President & Provost for Diversity Affairs, and is currently employed part-time as an interpreter for Hindi & Nepali. She is the mother of 3 and grandmother to 2 lovely boys.
Blackboards: FREE, Held in the Sanctuary
9:30 am - 2 pm
9:30 am English Paper Piecing Demo, Letort Quilters
10 am Pre-Cuts and what to do with them, American Sewing Guild
10:30 am Charm Square Mug Rugs Demo, Middletown Piece Makers
11 am Sewing Trunk Show, Lanc Area Sewing Network
11:30 am Self Care for Handwork (massage and movement tips), Sage Heart Studio
NOON: Textiles of India: Saris Lecture, Shanti Michael
1:00 pm Benefits of Handwork on Mental Health, Sage Heart Studio
1:30 pm Portable Ironing Board Demo, York Quilters' Guild
Schoolhouses: Offered at 9:30 am and repeated at 12:30 pm.
Held Downstairs, Nominal Fee for Materials ($5-$20)
Needlework - $12-15 Bullion Bird's Nest AM: Small Tart PM: Large Tart
Create a miniature bird's nest enhanced with beading, easily executed with bullion knots and sitting in a vintage tin.
Beading - $12 Earrings
Make a pretty pair of earrings using super duo and seed beads.
Rug Braiding - $15 AM: Trivet PM: Mug Rug
Learn the basics of rug braiding.
Needlefelting - $10 Flat to 3D Creations
Learn the basics of needle felting
NOTE: Please visit these rooms downstairs, even if you are not taking a Schoolhouse. They have displays and information on these techniques.
NEW this year - several guilds will be offering on-going demonstrations at their respective booths in Drop Spindle & Wheel Spinning, Basketweaving, Oxford Punchneedle, and Rug Hooking
Guilds/Groups participating this year include:
Central PA American Sewing Guild
Central PA Basketweavers Guild
Cental PA Bead & Jewelry Society
Lancaster Area Sewing Network
Letort Quilters of Carlisle
Piecemakers Quilt Guild
Sage Heart Studio/Oxford Punchneedle
Sisters of Saint Joseph
South Cumberland Fiber Guild
Thimble & Thread EGA
Twin Ponds Fiber Farm
Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild
York Quilters Guild
York White Rose EGA
Guilds unable to participate this year include: Blue Ridge Mtn Lacemakers, Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild, Central PA Guild of Handweavers, Sewin Sisters Sewing, Susquehanna Stitchers, Teaching Museum for the Fiber Arts and Textiles, Those Yarn Crocheters.