Welcome to Dallas Area Fiber Artists!
Calling all art quilters, doll makers, stampers, bead crazies and mixed-media maniacs. If you've got fiber in your work, join us and come get your art on! See the calendar of upcoming programs here.
DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at The Point, Center for Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4829 Lawther West, in Dallas.
$5 Off DAFA Membership Dues!
DAFA will be starting a new and exciting year June 1. Renew your membership at a discounted rate from May 1 through June 30. Not a member? Now is the time to join. Don't miss the fun and join today!
CONGRATULATIONS to DAFA's newly elected board for 2013-2014! These officers will be leading us in the new year: Vet, president; Barbara Kirksey, vice president; Carol Regan, secretary; Carrie Noess, treasurer; Alisa Banks, membership; Carolyn Skei, programs; Chuck Baber, mini-workshops; Michelle Knoerzer, communications/website; Sherrie Tootle, exhibits; and Brenda McKinney, community liaison. We're gearing up for another great year!
Congratulations to Our Winners!
On April 22, DAFA celebrated the closing of High-Fiber Diet, the guild’s 2013 member show, with a reception and awards ceremony at The Point. Winners included Best of Show prize winner Jules Rushing, shown here with juror Cynthia Padilla (left) and mistress of ceremonies Sherrie Tootle (right). Jules won the top prize for her innovative “Truck Quilt.”
Watch our website and blog for pictures of the exhibit and other winners, as well as winners of Connections, our exhibit of small quilts made by members for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. Thanks to everyone who exhibited, and thanks to juror Cynthia Padilla, show chair Lu Peters, the staff of The Point, and all who made the 2013 show possible.
Coming in May: DAFA Scholarship Winners
University of North Texas faculty member Amie Adelman will introduce the two students who will receive DAFA $500 scholarships for their work in the fiber arts. Come to the May meeting to meet these impressive young artists and hear their stories.
Please note: The May meeting takes place on the Tuesday after Memorial Day -- Tuesday, May 28. Read here about the meeting and the mini-workshop, "Art Doll Pin," led by DAFA member Louise Schubert.