Athens Fibercraft Guild welcomes all amateur and professional fiber artists including knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, basket makers, quilters and embroiderers who share their talents. Meetings are held on the second Tuesdays of the months September through June at 12:30 pm at the Lyndon House Arts Center, 211 Hoyt St., Athens, GA 30601 and feature programs about the fiber arts. Everyone is invited and is welcome to bring any fiber craft that you have made for show and tell. There will be an opportunity to join the guild if interested.
For the October 8 meeting, the members will meet in the Lyndon House lower parking lot at 12:30 to carpool to the Georgia Museum of Art for a curated tour of an exhibit of Mary Lee Bendolph’s Quilts of the Gees Bend Quilters. This exhibition features quilts created by artist Mary Lee Bendolph spanning three decades. Bendolph worked in textile-related fields until 1992, when she retired and then had more time to devote to quilting. The artist, who is from Gee’s Bend, Alabama, comes from a family with generations of talented quilt makers. Bendolph learned to quilt from her mother, who helped launch the Freedom Quilting Bee during the 1960s. Everyone is invited and is welcome to bring any fiber craft that you have made for show and tell. There will be an opportunity to join if interested. Go to the Athens Fibercraft Guild website at https://athensfiber.org for more info.
Bringing together professional and amateur artists alike, the Athens Fibercraft Guild is home to a network of knitters, weavers, spinners, fabric designers, quilters and other fiber artists. Text inquiries to 678-772-5138.