Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Hiatus at the Craft Guild of Iowa City

As most of you know, the craft guild takes a summer hiatus during June, July and early August, however, there is still much happening. Knitting for the local Premie Project. (Check online for more information at thepremieproject.com), taking classes and watching demonstrations at the Midwest Weavers Conference in Indianapolis or at Iowa Sheep and Wool in Ames, sharing your passion at Local Spin-ins,  visiting Kalona Days where local Quilt history abounds from the sidewalk motifs to the Quilt Museums or a Summer of the Arts Festival, or simply enjoying the Iowa Outdoors.  Here is a montage of some of those activities.  Much more is available than could be mentioned here, but know that art, be it fiber, clay, fabric or paint lives on all summer long.  FYI: we are alive and accessible via email all summer and some of our work will be on display at the Coralville Library in August and at the Iowa State Fair.
(Thanks Stephanie for the photos.)

Sharing her love of Spinning at Davenport Spin-in
Knitting for the Premie Project. 
Iowa Sheep and Wool...Sheep dog at work
Learning a new Plying technique.
Weaving up that spun wool at the Guild House

Finding motivation for the next quilt
While a way a summer day turning this 

Into this.