News and Upcoming Events


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Upcoming Meetings

Note: The January meeting date has been changed; originally it was scheduled for Sunday January 19, 2020.

Update on January 12, 2020 at 11am:  today’s meetings have been postponed due to hazardous weather and road conditions. 

January 12, 2020 – FFAA Executive (12:00pm) and Board meeting (2-4 pm) The revised date is TBA.
February 23, 2020 – FFAA AGM – vote on new Bylaws
March 15, 2020Board meeting
April 19, 2020Executive (12pm) and Board meeting (2-4 pm)
May 31, 2020Board meeting

Start time is 2 pm and location is Room 108, The Orange HUB,10045-156 St. Edmonton, unless otherwise indicated. Parking is available onsite.

Upcoming Workshops

Sign up on January 1, 2020 for the next FFAA Play Day.

Read about some of the workshops we have planned for 2020.

Sign up Now to Volunteer at our Casino Fundraiser Feb 6 & 7, 2020 

Volunteering for our big fundraiser is the best way to say thank you for all of the wonderful workshops we offer at significantly discounted prices. We need your help to confirm our volunteer roster by January 6, 2020. We are using to fill the volunteer positions for our Casino on February 6 & 7, 2020 at Pure Casino on Argyll Road, Edmonton AB. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1)  Go to the FFAA page at to see the list of volunteer positions.
2)  Review the options listed and choose the time(s) you prefer. Read the job descriptions in Section 3 of the AGLC Casino Handbook.  If you would like to sign up for more than one shift, please note you can only sign up for the same position in each shift.
3)  Fill in the required fields for your sign up time slot.  You will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on Once the positions have been filled a final email will be sent to confirm your shift(s).  

Note that does not share your email address with anyone. Your contact information may be visible to others signing up. If you prefer not to use your email address for privacy reasons, please email Gwen Loiselle and she will sign you up manually.

Thank you for volunteering your time and showing your commitment to Focus on Fibre Art Association.

AGLC Information Sessions for Casino Volunteers 

AGLC offers Gaming Information for Charitable Groups (GAIN) information sessions about gaming licences and how to spend gaming funds. Sessions are free and can be taken two ways: online or in person. The schedule for the  Combined session (Use of Proceeds and Casino Operations) is now available online. Edmonton dates range from January 24 to March 10, 2020. You must register to attend an in-class GAIN session; the FFAA registration number is 61447.

2020: Future in Focus - Call for Entry

Download the call for entry for the 2020 competition and show. Deadline to enter is midnight on May 17, 2020.

Member Guild Meeting Dates & Times
Member Guild Upcoming Events

Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild guest speaker on Jan 15/20 is Brett Lewis – Becoming NBQ – A Journey in the World of Quilting.  Join EDQG guild member  Brett Lewis as he takes us on a stroll through Natural Born Quilter’s natural born environment at the ATA Building Auditorium, 11010 142 St NW, Edmonton, AB. Free parking is available. Guests are welcome. Please identify yourself at the door. Admission is $10.  

Guest speaker on Feb 19/20 is Janelle McKay, aka Emmaline Bags, who will share her journey from quilter to bag maker. Janelle will reveal tips to make bag making easy for your too!  

Edmonton Rug Hooking Guild is hosting Tanya Graham on Thursday April 2, 2020. Tanya will speak on Line Shape and Color in 20th Century Painting and Textiles. Location is the Pleasantview Community Hall, 10860 – 57 Avenue, Edmonton AB from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild invites you to Quilt Canada 2020 on June 18-20 at the Edmonton Convention Centre.

Edmonton Rug Hookers Guild is hosting the Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School September 18-23, 2020 in Edmonton AB at the Providence Retreat Centre.

Volunteer Hours Submission Form

FFAA tracks the number of hours that volunteers contribute to fibre art activities to meet the requirements for grant applications.  Please report all your FFAA fibre art related activities including administrative and travel time. Activities could include helping with a booth to promote fibre art at a trade/art show, sharing tips and techniques with youth or senior or other groups, speaking to groups, or preparing for or participating in a meeting. Use the online FFAA Volunteer Hours Submission Form