Fiber Fair Guild Activities

Highland Fiber Artists Guild

Where it All Began

In 1995 the Webster County University Outreach & Extension Small Farm Family Program sponsored the first Fiber Fair held in Marshfield, Missouri.   Gladys Gaeke, Becky Garton, Doug and Helen Grace Muzzy headed up the project. The Fair was a success and the next year a list was started at the fair to sign up those interested in beginning a Guild of Fiber Artists.  The first Guild meeting was held June 26th, 1996. The Guild has continued to grow both in numbers and in the types of fiber arts in which members participate.

 

 

~ Guild Officers for 2014 - 2015~

(To contact see HFA link below.)

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Helen Grace Muzzy

Rebecca Garton

Cheryl Weldon

Lorena Grimm

 

Guild Meetings

Our guild meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, usually in the basement community room of the Empire Bank in Marshfield.  Included are a short business meeting, "Show and Tell," and a program teaching some aspect of Fiber Arts.  We are a fun and diversified group and would like for you to join us! 

Verify time and place when you plan to visit a meeting.

To contact the Guild, click on our name directly below and enter "Fiber Guild Information" in the subject line of your e-mail message.

Highland Fiber Artists

 

Community Outreach

Members wishing to participate in charity work may contact Helen Grace Muzzy for directions, materials, and instructions.

Warm Up America & Victims Assistanceafghan

The Guild has made and donated many afghans that were distributed to those in need.  Afghan "squares" knitted or crocheted, any color, any pattern, to finish 7" by 9" are made through out the year.  These are put together and donated to the victims assistance Center in Springfield as they are finished.

Newborns in Needknitted Baby Clothes

The Guild also sews/knits/crochets sweater sets. bibs, crib quilts for the Newborns-In-Need program. There are patterns in the Guild library sized to fit these tiny needy ones.

The Missouri Hotel

Every year the Missouri Hotel hosts a Christmas party for children of families that need help.  For the last few years Guild members have made gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves to be given out at the party. Over 200 of each in any color and any pattern in sizes from infants to teens are needed by Thanksgiving every year.

The Kitchen

The Kitchen in Springfield, Mo provides many services to the homeless and those in need. The Guild has raised and donated money to help with their efforts.

 

An Active Membership

All Missouri Spin In

In 1998 Highland fiber Artists hosted the All Missouri Spin In. There were lots of vendors, classes, a fun skit about fiber production, and much visiting. The Guild made 200 name tags in handspun yarn and canvas work in the shape of sheep.

All Missouri Spin-In

Weavers Group

Separate meetings for weavers and spinners are held each month for in-depth study. Those interested in knitting and crochet also have a separate study group.

weaving group

Teaching Workshops

Mary Ley has taught several Tatting workshops for the Guild. Small specialty workshops are held when there are enough members interested in a technique.  Mary Ley and other members have also taught Fiber Classes at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri.

Tatting workshop

Community Participation

Many guild members demonstrate their skills and sell at local Craft fairs during the year.

weaving at the craft show

Holiday Party

A Christmas party and gift exchange is held each year. We also have a potluck picnic in the summer.

Christmas Party
a day for dyeing outside

Fiber Dyeing

Members always enjoy getting together outdoors for a day of fiber dyeing.

dyed yarn