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:
|Spring Host||Year||Fall Host|
|Quad Citities/Clinton||2020||Des Moines|
|Waterloo/Cedar Falls||2021||Iowa City|
|Cedar Rapids||2022||Northwest Iowa|
|Iowa City||2024||Cedar Rapids|
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