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Fall 2019 Workshops

Beginner Tapestry with Karen King, Oct 5 & 6, and Oct 19 & 20. Registration opens Wed Sept 4 at 6 pm. 

Rug hooking purses and bags with Val Flannigan, Oct 24-26. Registration opens September 3 at 6 pm.   

Waitlists for felting workshops with Moy Mackay on Oct 9 – 12 are FULL.

Upcoming Meetings ***Note Sept & Oct Changes

FFAA General + Special Meeting on September 15, 2019 has been changed to a Board meeting. The vote on updated Bylaws is rescheduled for the AGM on February 23, 2020.

FFAA Board meeting on October 27, 2019 changed to General meeting. All members are welcome to attend to hear a talk by rug hooker Val Flannigan of Kelowna BC.
FFAA Executive meeting – November 24, 2019  
FFAA General meeting + Christmas Potluck – December 8, 2019  
FFAA Executive (12:00pm) and Board meeting (2-4 pm) – January 19, 2020  
FFAA AGM – February 23, 2020

Volunteer Hours Submission Form 

FFAA tracks the number of hours that volunteers contribute to fibre art activities as part of the reporting requirement for AGCL.  Please report all your fibre art related activities that are not already reported elsewhere. 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.  Use the online FFAA Volunteer Hours Submission Form

Member Guild Meeting Dates & Times
Member Guild Upcoming Events

Edmonton Rug Hooking Guild is hosting the Prairie Harvest Rug Hooking School on Friday Sept 6 to Wednesday Sep 11, 2019 at Providence Renewal Centre, 3005 119 Street NW, Edmonton AB. FFAA is a co-sponsor for this event. There will be a rug hooking show open to the public on Sunday Sept. 12 from 6-7:15pm.

Leduc Quilt Show on October 18 & 19, 2019 – co-sponsored by Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild and the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild.

Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild is hosting Quilt Canada 2020 on June 18-20 at the Edmonton Convention Centre.

Notice Board

The Ukrainian Women’s Association in Smoky Lake is looking for someone who works with flax, processing flax stems into fibre, and working with linen. Contact Noreen Easterbrook.

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.