The Northeast Iowa Weavers and Spinners Guild will host our Fall 2017 meeting on October 7, at the New Aldaya Lifescapes, 
7511 University Avenue, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
John Mullarkey is a nationally-recognized teacher, author, and weaver.   Some of his creative tablet-woven artistry has been displayed in museums, fashion shows, and weaving magazines.  A star of two Interweave Press DVDs, John loves to teach

Schedule for the day:


​Registration - $20.00
Please preregister at by October 1 so the host guild can order enough snacks and beverages.

9:00-9:50        Registration for those who did not pre-register    
                        Fill out a notecard with information about your fashion show item.
                        Shop the vendors: fiber, tools, books, and more!

                        Deliver your Popular Choice entries in these categories:

  • item handwoven from handspun or commercial yarn
  • item handwoven using a small loom (e.g., rigid heddle, pin, tapestry, inkle, cards)
  • item handwoven from other fibers (e.g., fabric, t-shirt, reed, willow)
  • felted item using any method
  • handknit or crocheted item from handspun or commercial yarn
  • handspun skein
  • hand-dyed item

9:50-10:00       Welcome and introductions

10:00-11:15      John Mullarkey: What to Do With All of These Bands!

11:15-12:55      Shop the vendors

                         Lunch  Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for lunch ($12 additional cost) to avoid congestion at the on-site café.                            Those who do not pre-register may choose to wait in line to order off the café menu, enjoy lunch brought from home                                 outside the venue in a park-like setting nearby, or drive to dining options off site. As a licensed food service venue, New                           Aldaya Lifescapes does not permit outside food into the building, as per state regulation. 

                         Pre-purchase lunch at by October 1!

                          Vote for Popular Choice winners            

11:45-12:15      Meeting of Iowa Federation Board officers and guild representatives
1:00-2:15          Iowa Federation Members meeting

                          Popular Choice awards and door prizes

                          Fashion show: Wear your stuff, strut your stuff on the runway

2:30-3:30         John Mullarkey: Why I Take Weaving Workshops               

3:30-4:30         Last chance to shop! 

John Mullarkey

 Federation Meeting Rotation:

Spring HostYearFall Host
Des Moines2017Waterloo/Cedar Falls
Iowa City2018Cedar Rapids
Northwest Iowa2019Decorah
Quad Cites/Clinton2020Des Moines
Waterloo/Cedar Falls2021Iowa City
Cedar Rapids2022Northwest Iowa