Main Street Vero Beach features sister fiber artists

VERO BEACH — Main Street Vero Beach is proud to bring two fiber artists to the 14th Avenue downtown Arts District in the month of October.

Yvonne Steere lives in Vero Beach and creates in her home studio. She works mostly with fabrics and enjoys observing the effect of color and form in fashioning clothing and wall art. Inspired by encouragement of friends and family, Steere’s greatest influences are nature, color, music, introspection and writing.

Steere’s sister, Sheila McAvoy, transitioned to Vero Beach in the quest of fulfilling her aspirations as an artist within a supportive community. She creates wall art with fabric and fiber to touch her audience with the textural qualities of this unique medium.

Her pieces feature the use of traditional quilting techniques such as sandwiching three layers of fabric and stitching them together. But her work departs in a contemporary application.

McAvoy’s signature style is recognized through the use of color, metal, flowing fabrics, reflective elements and textural fibers. Designs are original and often have hand painted fabrics included.

Together it should be a very interesting fiber Art Show.

The reception is First Friday Oct. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Main Street Vero Beach is located at 2036 14th Avenue. Call (772) 643-6782, visit, or email for more information.

Main Street Vero Beach is a 501c3 located in the heart of downtown dedicated to bringing vibrancy, new business and a higher quality of life to the downtown area.

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