I’ve been spending quality time in my studio the past several days making new felt samples for upcoming classes and working on a collaboration piece with a fellow Sweetwater artist. First on the list is the April 15 – 17 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend, TN aka the “Quite Side of the Smokies”. The festival is growing by leaps and bounds. It is a great weekend get away for fiber enthusiasts with plenty of activities for their families. It is held at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center which includes several restored pioneer buildings and home and farm furnishings.