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Sunday Fiber Arts Gatherings at Denver Art Museum

April 7, 2015

Our new member, Billie Geist, hosts Sunday afternoon events for local fiber artists at the Denver Art Museum. It is a casual, bring a project to work on and socialize activity. The event is always by invitation/RSVP due to space limitations. If anyone is interested in being added to the weekly invitation/RSVP list, please send your name and email address to Billie at

Marie Vescial Risbeck in Interweave Crochet

April 5, 2015

Marie Risbeck was the focus in the Designer Profile of Spring 2015 Interweave Crochet.  She does wire crochet jewelry and sculptures.  Her current focus has been on floral representations.  Marie engages in making art every day, no matter where she is. She finds inspiration in the world around her, as well as in books and magazines.  Find out more in the latest Interweave Crochet!  Congratulations, Marie!


Gay Lasher at National Center for Atmospheric Research

March 29, 2015

Gay E. Lasher will be showing work from her Transformations and Playing In Traffic series at National Center For Atmospheric Research March 30-May 30th, 2015.    The opening reception is April 3 from 6-8PM.  Gay’s work uses computer altered photographic elements from digital photographs to create abstract compositions of deeply saturated colors.  Her work is inkjet printed on cotton and stitched.


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Upcoming Denizen III Show at Helikon Gallery and More

March 28, 2015

Upcoming Show

My work will be part of the annual tenant show at Helikon Gallery, April 24 – May 30. Helikon Gallery is located at 3675 Wynkoop, Denver in the RiNo Art District. Opening Reception is Friday, April 24 from 6 – 10pm. First Friday is May 1 from 6 – 10 pm. Hope to see you there!

thornton_denizen_show_4x4Need Your Help for Website Cleanup

Our website needs your help. Many of our pages such as Members Who Teach and CO Member Spotlight have very old information. I will be updating these pages over the next few weeks and would really like to include the latest and greatest information from everyone. Please check the pages and send your updates to This is also an excellent time to send me your information if you would like to be added to the website pages.

New Format to Newsletter

I would like to expand our blog and newsletter to highlight our local artists monthly. If you would like to be in the newsletter, please email the following information to me (

  • Photograph of you
  • Photograph of a representative piece of your art and a description of the media and techniques used
  • Brief description of what you enjoy about surface design
  • Website link (if applicable)

I will include them on a first come, first serve basis so everyone has a chance to be highlighted.

Local SDA Meetings

For those who would like to meet other SDA artists, there is a local group meeting monthly and still open. Please feel free to contact the group lead, Rose, if you have any questions. This is a great opportunity to meet up with other SDA artists!

South Denver Fiber Artists

Rose Legge

(303) 663 3181

The group meets on the 4th Friday at Holly’s Quilt Cabin (County Line and Holly in Centennial) at 1pm.

Let me know if you would like to set up an SDA group in your area.

Sue Miller Evening of Caring Survivor Fashion Show

March 10, 2015

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Join SDA member Brooks Luby from Denver, Colorado as she showcases her Spring Clothing Collection at a gala for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Breast Cancer survivors will model the designs based on “Here Comes The Sun”.  The gala is sold out, but you can view it LIVE, as we are streaming it Thursday nite 7:45 MST.  Go here to get notified or just join in Thursday night:

New Local Rep and Latest News

March 1, 2015

Hello to all!  I am Jan Thornton, the new Colorado SDA Rep.  As many of you know, Barb Beasley had to step down after several years in this role.  Many thanks to  Barb for all her support on the SDA blog and for her help getting me started!  I am excited about taking this on and look forward to hearing from each of you.

Laurie Hill Gibb has some exciting news to share:

Up until March 2nd, Monday, you will be able to see a video of my appearance on THE QUILT SHOW, a worldwide online quilting magazine. I share Episode 1512 with the featured guest quilter Debby Schanbel, so you will need to scroll to about 38 minutes into the segment in order to catch my segment.  It was both intimidating and exciting to be part of this experience.  Journey 65, the story of the year long journey I took in my beloved VW van, Turtle, has really had a life of its own.  The Journey has been written about by either me or others in THE QUILT LIFE, SAQA JOURNAL, QUILTING ARTS, and QUILTERS NEWSLETTER.  If you have time in the next few days, give a look.

Laurie’s website:

Here is a link to her video:


February 27, 2015

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Brooks Ltd. to Showcase Spring Collection

At Day of Caring Colorado.

Downtown Embassy Suites

March 11, 7-8 PM

Please go to the website for more info and tickets.

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Mary Hertert Fashions at

Fashion Extravaganza

Carbondale Recreation Center

March 13 & 14, 2015, 7 PM

Tickets at Carbondale Arts.

Animals with Attitude

Animals with Attitude

March 6–April 25, 2015

Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Ft Collins, CO

Opening Reception March 6, 2015, 5–7 PM

Tuesday—Friday 12:30-5:30

Saturday 1:00-4;00

Closed Sunday to Monday


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