Each meeting will begin with a Business Meeting, followed by the program for that month, then a Show and Tell.
September 9, 2023 – Destash/Restash Event. Trade or sell fiber-related items. Need to be a member to have a table but everyone is welcome to shop. Membership is $10 per year. Members can bring items such as yarn, fiber, tools, books, magazines, etc. Each person is responsible for their own money.
October 14, 2023 – How to use the Knit Companion app. There are free and paid versions available for mobile devices.
November 11, 2023 – Annual Fall/Holiday Home Decor Competition. Bring your fall or holiday themed fiber-related home decor items for a friendly competition.
December 9, 2023 – Annual Potluck Holiday party.
The Paulding Fine Arts Association will host the first Friday of each month as a day (11-4) open to any fiber artisan that wants to drop in and work on their weaving, knitting, crochet, spinning, etc. in a friendly, low-key setting.
Please bring all your own equipment and supplies. There is no formal instruction, although students in upcoming weaving classes can begin on their project early with the teacher’s help. Great for those learning how to warp a loom. For more information, check out https://www.fiberbecomesewe.com/.
PFAA is located west of the courthouse complex on Hwy 278 at Seaboard Drive, near the Ace Hardware and Piece of Heaven Bakery. The address is 105 Village Walk, Suite 181 (around the back side behind the bakery).
Feel free to bring your treats from the Piece of Heaven bakery and coffee shop. We’re all into getting that fiber fix in multiple ways.
The North Georgia State Fair will be September 21st-October 1st, 2023 at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta, GA. Be sure to enter your fiber-y items in the competition! Please check out the website at https://www.northgeorgiastatefair.com/ to get all the details.
The Georgia Mountain Needle Arts Festival will be held April 21-23, 2023 at the Gilmer County Civic Center in Ellijay, GA. For more information please refer to the GMNAF website at https://georgiamountainneedleartsfestival.com/.
SAFF – The Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair will be held from Thursday, October 19th through Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 in Fletcher, NC, just outside of Asheville and near the Asheville Airport. Classes will be Thursday through Sunday and the market will be open Friday through Sunday. The website is https://saffsite.org/.
SC Knitting Guild Knit Inn – The South Carolina Knitting Guild hosts an annual Knit Inn. The dates for 2024 will be Thursday, February 1st through Sunday, February 4, 2024. Classes will be posted as the dates come nearer. Be sure to check out their website for more information and to reserve a room at https://scknittingguild.com/index.php/knit-inn/.
Rhinebeck – The New York State Sheep and Wool Festival will be held on October 21st through 23rd, 2023 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY. More info on their website at https://sheepandwool.com/.