This will be my first time at this show and I will not only be bringing my felted vessels and other handmade artisan felt items, but I will also be bringing a variety of felting supplies, including roving and felting kits! More details to come...
Fiesta 2017 is a fundraiser put on by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council and will sponsor and provide support for a local non-profit organization, Susan's Legacy, chosen for the Charity Event by the Fiesta Committee.
Susan's Legacy is a small, non-profit agency in Albuquerque that provides intensive recovery support for women with co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. The goal for clients is to move from surviving to thriving as self-sufficient, contributing community members. Clients must be committed to recovery and actively engage in the services provided by SL to support the goals of becoming mentally stable and substance free. Findings from the National Institute on Drug Abuse show that effectively treating addiction includes a long-term approach that provides treatment for the multiple needs of clients. Susan’s Legacy addresses these needs by providing case management, individual mental health and addiction counseling, and psycho-educational groups. Susan’s Legacy provides services to clients free of charge. Because clients don’t pay for these services, Susan’s Legacy is dependent upon grants, donations, and fundraising to continue its work with co-occurring women.
Visitors to Fiesta can offer their support with a $5 donation (or more!). With each donation, the visitor can select a gift item from the table. Gift items (Doo-Dahs) are fiber art articles hand made by guild members.