Category Archives: Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

January 2015 – “Fly By”

Please send all announcements, fiber related articles, and classified ads for the next issue of The Flyer to newsletter editor Bob Devol (e-mail).

Please include all contact information—including name, address (email and/or snail mail), important dates, and/or phone number.

  • Important Note:  A group picture of the Guild membership will be taken at our January meeting.
  • 2015 Dues: Membership dues will be collected at our January meeting. Dues are $10 and are payable by cash or check made out to the “Tennessee Valley Handspinners.” If at all possible, we’d like to collect all the dues at the January meeting. Please direct any questions to the treasurer Erin Kelley.

Upcoming Guild Programs:

  • January: Special Event: Roc Day Celebration featuring a presentation on the Walker Sisters by Merikay Waldvogel. Merikay is an internationally known quilter and author.
  • February: Program: Show and Tell


From Penny Tschantz:

At the request of the newly formed Weavers of the Tennessee Valley, members of TVH (Jessica Cantu, Joan Galbraith, Kathleen Marquardt, and Penny Tschantz) demonstrated various ways of spinning on various spinning tools at the weaving group’s December meetings. Here’s a Ravelry link with photos.


From Jessica Cantu:

The Guild website has moved to a new platform and has a new web address. The new URL is The old .com site will be up for a while yet as an archive but will not be updated.


From Debra Adams:

The Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival classes are now listed online. They also have a Facebook page.  Please show your support and share this page with your friends. I hope everyone has had a chance to look over the web site for the Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival and decided which classes they will take. I think we have a good selection and hope everyone sees something they would enjoy. We are booked on all the inside vendor spaces and we still have tent spaces of which you provide your own tent, tables and chairs. This is the first time that I know of getting all this together at this early date. So now we have to promote and get people to attend. Any social media you are on we would appreciate spreading the word, any guild, free newspaper, free newsletter, fiber news or anything you can think of help us get the word out. Thanks to a lot of people behind the scenes to make this happen from marketing, planning, web page, advertising, and just plain getting the job done and I hope you saw the pull out section in Spin Off with the event listed in the winter issue.