The Spring 2020 Iowa Federation meeting will be hosted by the Valley Weavers & Spinners & Gateway Fiber Artists on Saturday April 4.  The Meeting will be held at the Eldridge Community Center 400 South 16th Ave Eldridge, IA. 

5/16/2020  Spring meeting has been Cancelled due to the Covid-19 CDC guidelines.

 Federation Meeting Rotation:‚Äč

Spring Host
YearFall Host
Quad Citities/Clinton
Des Moines
Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Iowa City
Cedar Rapids
Northwest Iowa
Quad Citites/Clinton
Iowa City
Cedar Rapids
Northwest Iowa

Schedule for the day

Categories for the Popular Choice Items:
Handknit or crocheted  with handspun         Handwoven with handspun          Handspun skein - novelty

handspun skein - regular        Felted Articles

9:00 am - 10:00 am  Registration - $20.00 fee

                                 Coffee, tea and refreshments will be provided

                                 Hanging of Popular choice entries

                                Shop the vendors

10:00 am                  Welcome and Annoucements

10:05 am                 Kimberly Darling  - Spinning,  aka: Sanity Maintenance

                    Kimberly will discuss her philosophy of Purposeful Spinning, even if that purpose is solely for sanity                            maintenance.  She will also poke fun at the "spinning police," since in her universe there are no mistakes,

                   only yarn that is unfinished, or that may need a re-aligned purpose.  Being a bit of a rule challenger                              herself, she will share of few of her spinning/life tenets.  Come and discover your personal purpose of                    spinning

11:00 am      Shop - Vote - Lunch

                    Lunch is on your own at one of the Eldridge restaurants, or bring a sack lunch.

                    Voting for Popular Choice

11:00 am   Officers and Guild Reps Meeting

12:30 am   IA Federation Meeting, Popular Choice Winners, Door Prizes

1:30 pm       Kimberly Darling - The Zen of Spinning with Color

                    Kimberly is a true chromaphile, she LOVES color.  Her first spinning wheel came with undyed Corriedale, and the first thing she did was dye it, there was no way she could learn to spin without color!  Since that time she has immersed herself in spinning brilliantly dyed fiber.  She will discuss a few of her favorite ways to spin hand painted rovings, from fades to fractals.  Come and listen to Kimberly, and find your own path to Color Enlightenment.

2:45 pm       Shopping until 3:30