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Welcome to Dallas Area Fiber Artists!!

Calling all art quilters, doll makers, stampers, bead crazies and mixed-media maniacs. If you have fiber in your work, join us and come get your art on!


DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:45 pm at The Point, Center for the Arts and Education on the campus of C.C. Young Retirement Community, 4847 West Lawther Drive, Dallas, TX. 

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Membership Cards and Member Booklets


Be sure to stop by the Membership Table at Monday night's meeting to pick up your new membership card. 


Also, there are a limited number of printed manuals available for those who requested one as well as for our NEW members.

October 2016

DAFA Members Meeting


Monday, October 24, 2016 

at C.C. Young, 5:30pm -9pm


* If you have an original handmade name tag, search out Traci Hutton and claim your prize!

Mini Workshop

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm



Deborah Boschert

Deborah  Boschert will be leading the Mini Workshop for October. There is no kit fee for this month. She will walk us through creating a tiny fun foam stamp and we'll each print a small piece of fabric to use in our own art quilt collage. You may want to bring an apron.






Deborah Boschert will be showcasing and signing her new book Art Quilt Collage: A Creative Journey in Fabric, Paint and Stitch. Deborah will have artwork from the book so we can compare real-life to the print version. She'll talk about the process of writing the book and answer all your questions!


Deborah will bring books to sell and sign. She will accept cash, checks, and credit cards for payment at the book signing.


6:45- pm - 9 pm

James Thurman - Thurmanite® Paper & Resin

James Thurman is an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas' College of Visual Arts & Design, where he coordinates the 3D Core program as well as teaches in the Metals & Jewelry area. More than ten years ago, James began experimenting with the combination of paper and resin, which would become the material he somewhat humorously named "Thurmanite®".


Coming from a background in Sculpture, he had always been interested in a wide range of processes and materials. even while working on his MFA in Metalsmithing at Cranbrook Academy of Art, his final body of work was a series of vessels that incorporated woodturned components and spun metal. He now incorporates Thurmanite® in nearly all of his studio work, from jewelry to tableware to furniture.


Visit James Thurman to learn more and see a video of his process at www.thurmanite.com.



It's time to start quilting, knitting, felting, weaving, embroidering, crocheting, needlepointing, dyeing, printing, sewing, knotting, beading, painting, and collaging! Step up your chin colle', cyanotyping, screenprinting, devore', shibori, Gelli art, and sashiko!




You may enter up to 3 pieces.

Deadline is March 6, 2017.


The prospectus will be available in October.


In addition to the juried show, we are pleased to have the Members' Challenge return to our 2017 show.  Christine Miller and Lu Peters will present the new challenge at the September meeting, and they will have the mysterious new packets available for sale!


All will be revealed, so bring your A-game, your imagination, and your $5 fee (which covers the prizes presented at the show reception).


Join the fun and don't miss out, as there are a limited number of packets.









Brenda McKinney

DAFA is a non-profit organization with creative, enthusiastic members who promote fiber art through education, workshops and exhibitions.


Monthly programs include lectures and demonstrations on subjects such as thread and fabric painting, surface design, papermaking, mixed media collage, garment design, fiber jewelry, altered books and many other fiber techniques.

DAFA meets the 4th Monday of each month, 5:30pm - 9pm at:


The Point, Center for

Arts and Education,

C.C. Young Retirement Community

4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas, Texas

Learn more about DAFA at the Dallas Area Fiber ARTists Facebook page. 

DAFA Postal Address


Dallas Area Fiber ARTists

PO Box 38077

Dallas, Texas 75238-0077

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