"Growing Future Artists"
Our Special Exhibit for 2017 will be Anne Podlesak. Anne is a knitwear designer, indie dyer, and teacher. She is the owner of Wooly Wonka Fibers, providing high quality, hand-dyed yarns and fibers to knitters. Her design work has been featured in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Knit.Wear magazines, as well as several Knitpicks design collections and her book, Free Spirit Knits, available through F&W Media/Interweave. She also has a wide variety of standalone knitwear designs available via Ravelry. Her designs and colorways are often inspired by books and art, as well as the gorgeous scenery around her home in northern New Mexico. Anne is sure to be a huge hit in 2017, not only with knitters but with all our fiber artists!
See more of Anne's beautiful art pieces at www.woolywonkafiber.com
Susan's Legacy is a small, non-profit agency that provides intensive recovery support for women with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. The goal for clients is to move from surviving to thriving as self-sufficient, contributing community members. Clients must be committed to recovery and actively engage in the services provided by SL to support the goals of becoming mentally stable and substance free. Findings from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that effectively treating addiction includes a long-term approach that provides treatment for the multiple needs of clients. Susan’s Legacy addresses these needs by providing case management, individual mental health and addiction counseling, and psycho-educational groups. Susan’s Legacy provides services to clients free of charge. Because clients don’t pay for these services, Susan’s Legacy is dependent upon grants, donations, and fundraising to continue its work with co-occurring women.Visitors to Fiesta can offer their support with a $5 donation (or more!). With each donation, the visitor can select a gift item from the table. Gift items (Doo-Dahs) are fiber art articles hand made by guild members.
The Educational Exhibit just keeps getting better with every show! There are surprises in store for Fiesta 2017, so be sure to go by the Education Booth. You will see some wonderful items entered in our Youth Division, as well as see the results of some of the scholarships funded in the past two years.