News and Upcoming Events

January 2019 Newsletter 

Read the latest newsletter from Focus on Fibre Art Association.

Upcoming Meetings 

February 24, 2019 – FFAA Annual General Meeting open to all FFAA members. Following the meeting, a dessert potluck will feature a small craft project for attendees to make.  Location is Room 108 at the ORANGE HUB, (formerly known as the west end MacEwan campus) 10045 – 156 St, Edmonton.

Please read the reports and agenda here

Please note we will be updating our Bylaws to correct terminology and numbering. We have added a few new areas, highlighted in green, deletions are in yellow. Please read and be prepared to vote on these changes.

Upcoming Trunk Show and Workshops

Ana Buzzalino will present a Trunk Show at the FFAA General Meeting on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. David’s United Church, 4614 – 48 Street in Leduc AB. Join us for pizza at 6 pm, rsvp on the class registration page please. Meeting begins at 6:30 pm, Trunk Show starts at 7:15 pm. 

April 3-7, 2019   Workshops with Ana Buzzalino at Quincy’s Quilting in Leduc

Member Guild Events 

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts

Read about ACUA 2018-19 workshops.   

Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild

Read about BGQPG 2018-19 activities.

Edmonton & District Quilters Guild

Venue update as of January 26, 2019 –  For the February 20, 2019 meeting only the location is Festival Place in Sherwood Park and the guest speaker is Ricky Tims.  The EDQG Board reversed the earlier decision to limit the attendance to members only at the February 20th meeting. Visitors will now be welcome to enter from 6:45-7:10pm after EDQG members have taken their seats from 6:30-6:45pm. A guest fee of $7 applies for non-members. 

Members and non-members alike can catch Ricky Tims at the one or two-day Luminarium talks on February 20 & 21, 2019 in Sherwood Park AB.

Read about 2018-19 EDQG speakers and workshops

Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the ORANGE HUB, (formerly known as the west end MacEwan campus) 10045 – 156 St, Edmonton. Doors open at 6:00, meeting starts at 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  We would love your company – the first meeting is free!

Edmonton Needlecraft Guild  

Road trip to Benito embroidery workshop March 30, 2019.

Edmonton Rug Hooking Guild

ERHG is hosting a bi weekly drop in group at Windsor Park Community League, 11840-87 Ave, on the second and fourth Thursday evening, open to the public, beginners welcome. Kits available for purchase at a nominal fee.  Read about ERHG evening drop-in sessions for beginners starting January 10, 2019. 

Edmonton Weavers’ Guild

Read about 2018-19 EWG classes and workshops.  

Evergreen Spinners and Weavers Guild

Various locations in the Yellowhead region west of Edmonton. Contact Focus on Fibre Art Assn for more information.

Canadian Quilters Association News

As a member of CQA, Focus on Fibre Art Association shares the CQA news for the benefit of the quilting members of FFAA. Read the CQA_ACC November 2018 eNewsletter

Artisan Sales Opportunities
  • The Royal Alberta Museum is looking for Alberta-based artisans and designers who are interested in having their products showcased at the Royal Alberta Museum’s gift shop in their new home in downtown Edmonton.
  • The Alberta Branded retail store at the Alberta Legislature Visitor Centre showcases a selection of handcrafted works by Alberta artists. Artisans are selected through an annual juried artist showcase that features distinctive pieces curated to represent a specific theme. For additional information or inquiries phone 780.422.3982.