Good turnout at first Fiber Club meeting

November 8th, 2012 Comments Off on Good turnout at first Fiber Club meeting

The first meeting of the Fiber Club was held at Barnes & Noble Cafe on Nov. 7.

Representatives from all across campus as well as members from The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild showed up for the first meeting of Mississippi State’s new Fiber Club.

According to Department of Art Professor Adrienne Callander, the club is open to everyone. “The only requirement is that you want to do something fiber related,” she said at Wednesday (Nov. 7) night’s meeting in the Barnes & Noble Cafe.

That can include anything from sewing, knitting, felting, weaving, quilting, fabric dyeing, paper making and more.

Dessirrie Clardy, a sophomore in the Interior Design Program, said she wants to get involved in the club because she’s really interested in textiles and how she can use them in her field of study.

Brittany Sullivan, a junior apparel, textiles merchandising major, agreed that she needs to learn more about fiber art. “You aren’t going to be able to merchandise something if you don’t understand it,” she said.

Fiber art was displayed for everyone to view and enjoy, including various works from The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild.

Nancy Losure, the outgoing president of the guild, briefly explained some of the pieces that included denim, silk, wool and even a photograph made into a wall hanging. She said the members are skilled in many different areas, so if someone wants to learn a specific technique, it’s likely one of their members can teach it.

The Golden Triangle Quilt Guild will hold a “Sit ‘n Sew: Lucky Star Blocks” workshop on December 8 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m at the Sportsplex. The workshop will include cutting techniques, straight sewing and quilting/binding. (For more information or to sign up for the workshop, contact Adrienne Callander at

A free lecture, “The Quilt is Flat: The Globalization of Women’s Creative Activities,” will also be held on Friday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Forum Room in Griffis Hall. Dr. Marybeth C. Stalp, associate professor of sociology at the University of Northern Iowa, will discuss quilting as a potentially subversive leisure activity among women and the recent global trends in quilting that lead to positive impacts on both local and global economies.

At next Wednesday’s meeting (also at 5 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble Cafe), Adrienne Callander will teach those interested how to knit.

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