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I am very please to say that this year we raised $1288 via the Fiber Art Show, which brings the total amount contributed to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in our 3 years to just over $4,000. A really nice amount for a little event like ours.


The next Art Show will be held in the fall of 2008, so start thinking about what you want to enter now. Remember: it need not be fancy. The goal here is two-fold: to raise money for a worthy cause (breast cancer research) and to inspire others. As you can see by the photos, entries were at all levels. While fancy knitting, for example, may have a “Wow!” factor, it might be out of the immediate reach of a new knitter and the cute-but-not-so-hard-to-knit felt purse may be more inspirational. So, don’t hesitate to enter next time around – everyone loves to see your work! In fact, I think it is pretty cool to have so many hand crafted pieces in one place. As I gazed at the collection during the week it was up I wondered just how many HOURS the group collectively represented. It was mind-boggling!


Now, take a stroll through the show and meet some of the winners:



These are the winners who attended the evening awards ceremony:


L to R:  Sabine, Sybil, Gayle, Maureen, Judy


L to R: Sally (Grand Prize winner), Jae, Martha, Doug (knitter supporter) & Jill


2007 Fiber Art Show Award Recipients

(Note, if an individual won in more than one category, they were awarded only one prize, with the exception of the winner of the Grand Prize. Staff members are judged in their own category and are not eligible for the Grand Prize.)


Category                 Judge’s Choice              People’s Choice

Felted                      Joyce Gasior                   Lisa DemianS

hawl                         Lisa Demian                    Lisa Demian

First Project              Sybil Williams                 Sybil Williams

Handbags                 Judy Dinneweth               Judy Dinneweth

Handspun/Handknit   Maureen Keenan             Maureen Keenan

Hat                          Sally Pituch                    Sally Pituch

Most Artful                Dorothy Dusenbury          Dea Chesnutt

Scarf                        Jill Bastian                      Jill Bastian

Socks & Mitts           Indra Mertens                  Indra Mertens

Sweater – FI              Sally Pituch                   

Sweater – Lace          Tress Bare                     

Sweater – Etc.           Sabine Mills                   

Sweater Overall                                               Dea Chesnutt

Skein (Spinning)        Martha Y                         Martha Y

Woven                      Lori Rapp                        Lori Rapp

Grand Prize              Sally Pituch                   

Staff                         Jae K.                            Gayle Durkin



A HUGE thank you to these companies for providing gifts for our winners:Brown Sheep Co., Bryson Distributing (one of our notions vendors), Cascade Yarns, Fantail Fibres (yarns from New Zealand), Henry’s Attic (naturally colored fibers), Interweave Press, Jaggerspun (coned yarns), Lantern Moon, Louet Sales, Mountain Colors, Russi Sales (distributor of Heirloom yarns), Schacht Spindle Co.,  Stonehedge Fiber Mill, South West Trading Co. (SoySilk™, Water’s Edge Jewelry (fancy stitch markers), Westingbridge (Chiao Goo bamboo needles), XRX – Knitter’s Magazine.  

Comments on: "3rd Annual Fiber Art Show" (1)

  1. What fun, I recognize Jae’s peacock shawl from her blog.

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