Midwest Basketry Focus 1998

In March 1998, Midwest Basketry Focus - An Alternative Conference celebrated its fifth anniversary. Held at Higher Ground Retreat Center in southeast Indiana, the gathering featured exciting instructors, an open slide show, mini-classes, and marketplace. A guest speaker, vendors, and a massage therapist added special touches to the creative excitement. Exhibits and awards, tons of class space, great food, fresh country air, and lots of enthusiasm and inspiration were enjoyed by the 99 attendees.

Doris Messick, Sue Smith and Kathy Halter concentrate on their willow ribs.

At left, Gail Joacobson shows her pleasure in being apart of MBF and Keiko Takedo's class. At right, Pam Bowman beams while holding her prize winning basket (right) and her prize (left) of a John Garrett basket.

Leon Niehues instructs his students in the proper way to start his drill and stitch rim technique while Mary Clement listens intently.

Lou Volkman and Judy Dominic dish up dessert.

Learn about the plans for the 1999 Focus at Classes, Etc.

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