Welcome

Image of winter, knitted gloves, knit hat
A handmade gift like knitted mittens or hat made from colorful yarn is one activity of our members.

The Zumbro River Fiber Arts Guild is a group of fiber enthusiasts from Southeastern Minnesota who meet once a month to knit, crochet, weave, spin, felt, dye, quilt, talk, network, and play with fiber. 

Meeting Information

The Zumbro River Fiber Arts Guild normally meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month* at the Oronoco Community Center 115 2nd St. NW, Oronoco, MN. (Click here for a map). The meetings start at 1:00 p.m. and include a short business meeting, show-and-tell, and a speaker presentation. *Our November/December meeting is combined, with date to be announced.

Upcoming Meeting:

Future Meetings …January 18 & February 15,
2023 @7:00PM
Because our winter is cold and dark, these meetings will be via Zoom. This allows our working members to join the fun while keeping us in the house in the worst of the weather. Stay tuned to learn about a Zoom work session beginning at 1pm, January 18. The guest speaker in January will be Mary Anne Wise from Cultural Cloth to talk about the work they do with women around the world and the textiles the women create.

Past Meetings

Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

The Festival of Trees gala is behind us, but we will take a moment to reflect on what we accomplished and celebrate with our Holiday party. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite treat to share. For our program bring your vintage ornaments and/or textiles for show-and-tell, plus, your show and tell of all the wonderful hand-made gifts you are giving away this year!

A Past Meeting: Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Oronoco Community Center

Our October guest speaker was artist Natalie Norman.  Natalie has been a part of the cultural needlework community for over 20 years specializing in embroidered  kjolväskor, or Nordic waist bags which were once used to carry oats or salt so the cows could follow you home.  Sponsored by the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC, her embroidered pieces were included in a traveling exhibit which included 5 major American cities and completed a one and a half- year tour in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2019, Natalie received a fellowship from American Scandinavian Foundation to study a cultural, traditional form of folk art.