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, 4847 West Lawther Drive, in Dallas. 

August Program: JoAnn Musso: Imagination, Creativity and Synchronicity

Monday, August 24th

The Point (see map below)

5:30 p.m. - Mini-workshop: Fabric Paper
6:45 p.m. - Announcements and program

 

Program: JoAnn Musso: Imagination, Creativity and Synchronicity

DAFA president JoAnn Musso presents on how she went from ordinary seamstress to designer and international teacher. Come hear a story of ambition and determination plus a trunk show of some of her beautiful couture garments.

 

Bio: JoAnn Musso has been designing and creating original clothing and altering original clothing designs from major couture designers for her clients for over 45 years. Her clients, some of whom are notably the best-dressed women in Dallas Society, consider her an expert on garment fit and suitability. Her process of selecting and fitting the right clothes to the woman has taken her from a career as a fashion designer and seamstress to a national teacher of wearable art. JoAnn has traveled the United States and abroad, teaching wearable art and embellishment techniques, judging competitions, writing commentary, and has made several garments for the Fairfield and BERNINA® Fashion Shows. She exhibits and sells garments in galleries around the world.

 

Note: If you have completed dresses for the Dress a Girl project. Please bring them tonight.

 

Mini-Workshop: It's Fabric! It's Paper!  It's Fabric Paper!

Paula Pillow is presenting a mini-workshop on fabric paper. Please bring an apron, scissors, gloves and $5 for supplies.

 

Fabric paper can be collaged, painted, stamped and stenciled like paper. It can be layered and embellished with hand and machine stitching like fabric. Perfect mixed media art piece for a mini quilt, fabric collage, handmade card, or journal cover. In the mini workshop we will make the fabric paper (the project will have to dry before you can later stitch and add embellishments.) Samples will be shown of finished projects.

 

Bio: Paula explores patterns, shapes, and textures using water media and fibers. Mixed media explorations are the perfect way to connect both! Paula has studied art at TCU.  She is a signature member of the Society of Watercolor Artists, the International Society of Experimental Artists, and the International Society of Acrylic Painters. Her work has been published in Mary Todd Beam's book, "The Creative Edge: Exercises to Celebrate Your Creative Self."
 

August 21st Deadline for "Fiber Visions"

August 21st is the due date for initial member submissions to "Fiber Visions" - DAFA Showcase at Richland College, Dallas. No entry fee. Submission details are here.

"Fiber Visions" - DAFA Showcase at Richland College, Dallas

Fiber Visions will be a juried showcase of recent work by members of the Dallas Area Fiber Artists at Brazos Gallery at Richland College, Dallas from October 1-31, 2015.

 

All DAFA members in good standing (dues paid in full prior to entry deadline date) are invited to submit up to 3 original works created within the last 3 years with no entry fee. All fiber media are accepted. Maximum size is 6.0 ft. high with no width limitations.

 

Start thinking about your entries. Last date to submit entry form and jpg images will be August 21, 2015. Juror submission is digital images only. Thanks to Brenda McKinney and Richland College for this wonderful opportunity to exhibit the talents of DAFA members!

 

Submission details are here.

New DAFA Mailing Address

Note our new mailing address:

Dallas Area Fiber Artists
P.O. Box 38077
Dallas, Texas 75238-0077

Time to Renew Memberships

June 1st began the new membership year for DAFA. You can renew your membership online here or in person.