Calendar of Events - SEPTEMBER 2016

September 10

DAFA Board Meeting

Saturday, September 10, 2016

10am - Noon

C.C. Young

September 22

North Texas Giving Day

6 am to Midnight

Online Only

Please consider making a donation to Dallas Area Fiber Artists on Thursday, September 22. The donations we receive will enable DAFA in its mission tp offer speakers, workshops, and opportunities which further artistic fiber expression as well as stimulate interest in fiber through community outreach.


Every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied! Get the most out of your donation to our organization.


Get Up and Give!

Thursday, September 28, 2016

6 am - Midnight

Online donations only


5 Easy Steps to Donate

1. Wake up on September 22.

2. Log on to your computer between 6 am and midnight.

3. Go to and search for Dallas Area Fiber Artists.

4. Make a donation!

5. Tell your friends, family, and contributors about #NTXGiving Day.


North Texas Giving Day


Thursday, September 22


Thank you for your donation to Dallas Area Fiber Artists during this year’s North Texas Giving Day. We received 14 gifts for a total of $535. Because of your generosity we will be able to take advantages of opportunities to further our mission.

September 26

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.

DAFA Members Meeting


Monday, September 26, 2016 

5:30pm - 9pm

C.C. Young


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

Mushroom Button Pincushions

Mini Workshops - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Instructor: Traci Hutton

Start time is 5:30 sharp.

Please do not be late!


Supplies Needed:

Your To-Go Kit (see below).

You will need scissors to cut felt and thread, your favorite needle for hands sewing, and about 6 straight pins. Make sure you put your name on your scissors so they don't walk away!


And, of course, bring a big smile!



The fee for the kit for this project is $5. Please bring exact change to speed things along. The kit will include directions and supplies to create two different style mushrooms.


Traci Hutton will give a short demo at the beginning of the hour to help everyone get started. This includes help for creating both mushrooms. You can sew on your given buttons at home to have more time creating the mushrooms themselves.


Due to the time alloted, you may not complete both mushrooms provided in your kit. You will have printed instructions to take home plus patterns if you want to create a garden of mushrooms for later.

To-Go Kit

Traci suggests that each member assemble a Go-To Kit so you will always be prepared for the Mini Workshops.


Here are some of the items you will find useful.


* Scissors to cut fabric and thread. A second pair for paper only. 

* A notepad and pencil or pen.

* A few straight pins and several needles you like. Store them in a piece of felt.

* A measuring tool. Traci has both a 12" ruler and a measuring tape.

* An extra name badge in case you forget your favorite one from home.

* A small spool of black and white thread.

* An envelope with $5 tucked in your kit, just in case.

* Spare reading glasses.

* A travel package of Wet Ones.

* Some candies in case your blood sugar needs a boost.

** Important: Be sure to put your name on your Go-To Kit just in case it wanders off. Same goes for scissors etc.


Program: Buttons!  Buttons! Buttons!

6:45pm - 9 pm

Whether you collect the extra button that comes with a new blouse, or you have stashed your grandmother's fruitcake tin with shiny, colorful discs, you have a favorite button memory.


Buttons are made of almost every material under the sun. The history of buttons is fascinating. This month Frederica Braidfoot will share her love and knowledge of buttons with us. She will bring samples of her competition buttons and also jewelry she has created from these much-loved objects.


Says Frederica: I have been button crazy all my life. My parents took me to antique auctions and I played on the floor with the auctioneer's button box. After each auction I got to choose some buttons to take home. I was hooked!


Arts and crafts were always a part of our lives. I lived across the street from a park that had craft times and I loved those afternoons. By combining my love of buttons and making fabric yoyos, I have created several pieces of jewelry in my line.


I am a retired music teacher (43 years) and love my freedom now to create differently, enjoy membership in two button clubs, and love being a new grandmother ... nothing quite so special.


Members, want to know more about your older buttons? Bring your old buttons so Frederica can take a look and possibly provide interesting information about your buttons. 

September 28

C.C. Young Event

1:30 pm - 4 pm

Advertise what DAFA does

September 30

Materials Hard and Soft Entry Deadline









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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