Calendar of Events - January 2017

January 1

New Year's Day

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January 14

DAFA Board Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 2017

10am - Noon

C.C. Young

January 23

DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, January 23, 2017 

6pm - 9pm

C.C. Young



Mixed Media Mania


Start time for January 23rd is 6pm. A short business meeting will take place before the fun begins with four different planned activities. Please let Denise Spillane and Traci Hutton know if you plan on attending, We want to make sure there are plenty of kits for everyone who plans to come. Even if you are undecided or on the fence about attending, give us a "maybe" response. This will help us be better prepared and not overstocked with our supplies. 


Members will rotate through four stations, making a different project at each table: a new name badge, a fun little felted item, a cool zipper flower, and an interesting knotted project.


We have four fun events lined up. The fee is only $5 per person for the whole evening. What a deal! Exact change is always encouraged and appreciated. Don't forget to bring your kit as you may need it. 


We hope that you decide that you have fun with this event,  starting off the new year with your DAFA friends. Come for fellowship, come for fun, come to learn and share, come to be a part of a great group of creative people.


Make a New Name Badge


April Soncrant will help you make new name badges. She will have various materials for you use to adorn your new name badge. Be as creative as you like, using various materials, in the size of your choice, etc. Keep it handy for every DAFA meeting!


Don't forget to receive a pin for the back of your badge.


Spring Flower


Traci Hutton will help you create this beautiful and interesting flower. You can make it into a pin or decide to use it in some other fashion. It is amazing what you can make with a zipper!


Sweet Felted Sheep


Carol Kovacs will show members how to create a felted sheep with googly eyes! Use it as a pin or in a pocket or anywhere for fun!

The Art of the Knot


Chuck Baber will lead us on a knot making adventure. We always learn something from Chuck's wealth of knowledge. He will do a simple single knot. Once you learn that you can add to it for more intricate knots. 


January 27

Florence Barry has passed on. She was born on November 11, 1928, and passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017. She was a resident of Dallas, Texas at the time of her passing.
Flo is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and holds degrees in art and education from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her love and passion for art since childhood led to a successful career as a professional artist. She worked in various media: fiber, paint, wood and paper and was renowned for her sense of design. She has exhibited throughout the United States, received numerous awards in her career and her works are found in many corporate and private collections. She donated many of her works to churches, hospitals and charities. Flo taught art in a number of school systems  and gave many lectures and workshops with emphasis on design. 
She was a member of Fiber Artists of Texas, Texas Visual Arts Association and Friends  of Fiber International.
From the Barry Family:
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. CST, Friday, January 27th at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church located at 861 Wildwood Lane, Grapevine, TX  76051.  A reception will be held immediately after the mass in a meeting room at the church. 


Her obituary, along with more information on the location and time of the services is available at the following website:!/Obituary


She also wished that in lieu of flowers or any other showing of sympathy donations be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association:

There is a tentative plan to have a memorial reception on SATURDAY April 15, at either CC YOUNG or another venue, to honor Flo and to exhibit her remarkable range of art.









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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