Mike & Cindy McDermott of SunCrest Orchard Alpacas, near Palisade, began coordinating the Fiber Art Show held during the Peach Festival every August since 2009. Last year the show saw a sharp decline in participants.  “August is just too hot to think of warm clothing,” McDermott said.

McDermott, Julia Durmaj, and Patty Jenson, all members of the Alpaca Association, approached the Palisade Chamber of Commerce about moving the show to the fall.

The result is the First Annual Quilt and Fiber Art Festival.  It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 11th and 12th, at Memorial Park in Palisade. There will be animals, live music, food, crafters and artists and demos. We are looking for more vendors.

More vendors sought

If you use fiber as a medium to create your artwork or would like to teach a class or demonstration please call the chamber office at 970.464.7458. Alpine Bank and the Palisade COOP Country Store are sponsors of the event.

Skeins of yarns made of alpaca fiber yarns

Skeins of yarns made of alpaca fiber.

Juried artists and crafters will be selling one-of-a-kind works of art and unique fiber related items. Demonstrations of spinning, weaving, felt mosaic, and quilting are planned.

For more information please visit the Palisade Chamber website at palisadecoc.com or call 970.464.7458.