SWIFT (Spinners and Weavers of Indiana – Fiber and Textiles)
Congratulations to SWIFT (Spinners and Weavers of Indiana – Fiber and Textiles) for fifteen years of networking news, resources, and inspiration. As a volunteer, nonprofit organization, it has published sixty-five quarterly newsletters of information from more than thirty groups and hundreds of individuals interested in the fiber arts. Through study groups, traveling exhibits, special events, and outreach endeavors it has linked Hoosier spinners, weavers, and dyers together with common interests. At a yearly fiber event in the spring and the state fair in late summer, guilds schedule volunteers to host a booth where the general public can see skills demonstrated and find a near-home contact for learning more. A Yahoo group is available for immediate feedback.