​​TThe Spring 2019 Iowa Federation meeting will be Hosted by the Little Sioux Spinners and Weavers Guild, in Northwest Iowa,at the Nature Center in Pocahontas on April 27, 2019.  Anastasia Williams, owner of Garden Wool and Dye in Elk Point, South Dakota.  She is a hand dyer who uses natural sources, such as plants, flowers and insects to obtain the colors.  The morning program will be about the importance of ethics and sustainability when choosing fibers.  The afternoon program will be a "Yarn Tasting," where we will learn about natural dyeing and each attendee will receive mini skeins to "test" and feel the difference of these dyes while knitting. 


Tentative Schedule for the day:
7:00 - 9:00     Vendors set up 
9:00                Registration - $25 fee
                        Attendee Sign in and Vendor Shopping
                                    Hanging of Popular Choice Entries -

                                     Shop Vendors

10:00                Conference begins with Welcome message and Announcements

10:00                Anastasia Williams - Importance of ethics and sustainability                                     when choosing fibers.                 
11:30-1:00        Break for lunch

                        Vote for Popular Choice

                        Vendor Shopping
11:30 - 12:30    Board Meeting:  Officers and Guild Reps
1:00 - 2:00      Iowa Federation Membership Meeting 
                        Awards for Popular Choice 
                        Door Prizes
2:00 - 3:30      Anastasia Williams - Yarn tasting
3:30 - 5:00     Last chance to Shop the Vendors
Load up and doors lock at 5:30.

 Federation Meeting Rotation:

Spring Host
YearFall Host
Northwest Iowa
2019
Decorah
Quad Citites/Clinton
2020
Des Moines
Waterloo/Cedar Falls
2021
Iowa City
Cedar Rapids
2022
Northwest Iowa
Decorah
2023
Quad Cities/Clinton
Iowa City
2024
Cedar Rapids