July 30 Meeting Recap

July 31, 2016
Members of Fantastic Fibers Miami met yesterday, July 30, at the cozy studio of Pamela Palma Designs int the Bakehouse Art Complex. We set a schedule of montly programs for the coming year. We now have programs for 4 months and lots of openings. See the full list on the Meetings Page MONTHLY PROGRAMS.
Do you have a technique to share? A discussion to lead? Email Pamela@PamelaPalmaDesigns.com and get on the schedule!

We talked about our ongoing collaborative project, formerly known as Call and Respond. We agreed to call it a (Fiber Art) Mural. It is truly lovely with the underlying theme of nature/flowers/endangered species, a subject we can all relate to. It now has 4 components by 4 artists: Top Row- Marilyn Griffiths. Bottom Row L-R: Mabelin Castellanos, Aurora Molina, Nadiya Shulhan. The Mural has been passed to Beatriz Calderon who promises to surprise us with her addition as she Keeps the Conversation Going!

Martha Kent has been busy coordinating the blanket squares for Lotus House. She has single handedly stitched them into 2 large blankets and is now crocheting the edges of each blanket to make all the squares unified. Thank you Martha! We can’t wait to see the finished products! If anyone still has squares, please contact her.

Monthly Challenge Piece – back by popular demand! At the suggestion of Dorina Scalia, we are jumping on this significant moment in history. Each member is tasked to create a fiber artwork that speaks to WHAT IS GOING ON? It can be political commentary, satire, something that references SIGNS OF THE TIMES. No size constraints. Due at the August 27 meeting.  Keep your eyes and ears open for potential exhibition opportunities for this very timely body of work. We are part of history. We are creating Herstory!

Natasha Middagh brought to our attention the Textile Society of America Symposium October 19-23, 2016 at SCAD. Interested? Check it out.  https://textilesocietyofamerica.org/tsa_symposium/symposium2016/

Become an active part of your fiber community! Volunteer to help with exhibitions, membership, monthly programs, PR/media, workshops. Email Pamela