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. 

September 22 Meeting: Suzanne McNeill on Zentangle and Gelli Printing

Quilt and journal by Suzanne McNeill

Author, fiber artist and certified Zentangle® teacher Suzanne McNeill will present DAFA’s program on Monday, Sept. 22, at 6:45 p.m. A new member of DAFA in the last year, Suzanne will share the story of her journey in translating the basic Zentangle® concept into large watercolor paintings, canvas art, quilting with “tangles,” and her books.

 

Suzanne will also lead the mini-workshop session at 5:30 p.m. Using Zentangle techniques, participants will create a Peek-a-Boo Window Card. Find more details here about Suzanne and the inspiring evening of arts and crafts she has planned for us.

JoAnn Musso to speak at The Point on Sept. 9

JoAnn Musso

DAFA's president, JoAnn Musso, will be a C.C. Young guest speaker at The Point, Center for Arts and Education, in September. Repeating a presentation she gave for DAFA members several years ago, she will speak on "Imagination, Creativity and Synchronicity." The talk is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium where we meet for DAFA.

 

JoAnn says, "The theme is how I went from ordinary seamstress to designer and international teacher. It is how my friends helped and encouraged me to realize my dream."

 

Come hear the adventures of an accomplished clothing designer and fiber artist!

Community Service Project: Dress a Girl Around the World

Brenda McKinney and Barbara Kirksey invite your participation in a DAFA community service project -- making dresses for "Dress a Girl Around the World." DAFA's efforts will be part of the well-known international project that supplies simple dresses for young girls in need of love, respect and something to wear.

 

Members who sew are encouraged to use their spare time this summer making "pillowcase dresses." Others are encouraged to help with supplies and other kinds of assistance. (Find more information on the Community Service page.) More group play days/ work days like the one on May 17 will be scheduled soon.