Foothill Fibers Guild (California)
The Foothill Fibers Guild (California) has been a member of the Nevada County Growers Market this year. In May through October, Saturday mornings found members setting up spinning wheels and looms at the fairgrounds where local producers sell their food and products. Participants in the group demonstrated for the public the aspects of the fiber arts each enjoyed. Those with items to sell displayed rovings, handspun yarn, and handcrafted projects, even showcasing fleeces in the spring. Debbie Gibbs wrote, "The Market was delighted we were there and the public has appreciated our creations." The venue is relaxing and fits into the buy-local movement in addition to publicizing the guild and its presence in the community.