Many culture-shaping events occurred in 1948. The first Polaroid Land Camera went on sale in Boston MA. The Summer Olympics were held in London after a twelve year hiatus. Mary Doulas Leakey discovered a fossilized skull on Rusinga Island in Kenya. Nascar held its first race in Daytona Beach FL. And in the fast-growing city of Phoenix AZ - with a population of less than 100,000 - Arizona Desert Weavers and Spinners Guild was formed.
In order to celebrate our milestone and honor the participation and achievements of those who have gone before us and those who continue to raise awareness to the Fiber Arts, we are sponsoring a wide variety of activities throughout the years leading up to and including our milestone.
Each year our Interest Groups spearheads activity to showcase a themed year of fiber focus.
A picture gallery of our members in action at Pioneer Living Museum, Pueblo Grande Museum, Arizona State Fair, etc.
To commemorate the 75th milestone, all members are invited to participate in creating a Diamonds in the Desert wall hanging and/or quilt. It would be made of strips of fabrics that are woven to shape a diamond. Esch strip or section would be a facet of a diamond. An appliqué approach could also be used. Artist’s discretion at work!
A cookbook of favorites recipes, a collection of samples with a Diamonds in the Desert theme, a woven bookmark, Commemorative Jewelry - all are possibilities. If you’d like to lead a project contact Claudia Cocco at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea.
Stay tuned as we research potential venues and/or catering options. Save the date will be announced as soon as it is feasible.
TBD - local venues are being researched
Members are requested to submit Diamonds in the Desert themed projects from all fiber art disciplines