Monday, February 9, 2009

Meeting Feb. 17 - Program on Alpaca Batting & Needle Felting

Sue Bunch from Back to Back Fiber Products, Mesa, AZ, will share her alpaca fiber products with the Nimble Thimbles at their February 17th meeting. When Sue began her quilting business and her sister, Linda, an alpaca ranch at the same time, their common love of fiber arts and their entrepreneurial spirit directed them to find a way to manufacture their Pacafil alpaca blended quilt batting. She will explain their journey from the alpaca farms in North America to finished Pacafil products and expansion of their products into the felting craze.

Throughout this hands-on evening you will also learn the techniques and tools of needlefelting. If you have not given this fiber craft a try you will be amazed at its versatility and visualize how you might blend it into your fiber crafting. Rita Blocksom, a familiar face to quilters in Arizona, collaborates with Sue. See where this new art form has taken her as she joins Sue in the presentation.

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