Thursday, January 8, 2015

December 2014: Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction

DAFA members ended the year 2014 with the guild’s traditional Holiday Potluck and Silent Auction – bringing good food for fellow guild members to enjoy and handmade art for colleagues to buy. Thanks to VP Patsi Davila for organizing both events!

Left to right: Hungry guests help themselves to potluck fare. Shoppers examine the handmade art of fellow DAFA members and record their bids. Gay Young celebrates her win of the highest-dollar item, a birdhouse made by Traci Hutton.

"Signed, Sealed and Delivered"

Led by DAFA program chair VET, a panel of members presented “Signed, Sealed and Delivered” at the November 24 meeting. Gay Young, Patricia Dillingham and Linda Disosway shared their tips for successfully finishing show entries, shipping them safely and presenting them as part of a thriving art business. During the mini-workshop hour, Beth Swider taught participants several forms of Furoshiki, the Japanese art of wrapping gifts and other items with cloth.

Left to right: The panelists, Gay Young, Patricia Dillingham and Linda Disosway smile for the camera. Assisted by Patricia, Linda, who works for UPS, explains proper labeling and shipping processes. At the end of the meeting, Gay shows Mary Masal and JoAnn Musso the finished edges of several of her quilts.

Left to right: Beth Swider explains intricate Furoshiki wraps that often begin with square knots. A bandana wrap conceals a book. Beth’s shoes demonstrate that virtually anything can be wrapped in cloth!

Left to right: Sheila Hill wraps two bottles in a lovely silk scarf. Beth’s instruction packets for participants featured colorful tied fabric fish. M.E. Wilcox (on right) tackles a large fabric wrap as Nancy Terry and Sherrie Tootle look on.