News and Upcoming Events


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Upcoming Meetings

In an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all FFAA meetings are suspended for the foreseeable future and workshops are being rescheduled. Please check back to learn when these activities will be re-instated.

In the meantime, we invite all fibre art enthusiasts to take advantage of their new-found creative time to make a piece for our biennial competition 2020: Future in Focus. We will make a decision in mid April as to whether to postpone the competition. Currently, the deadline to enter is midnight on May 17, 2020.

All members are invited to attend Board and General meetings. There are exciting things happening with FFAA and its member guilds over the next few months, so come and help us with the planning.  Start time is 2 pm and location is Room 108, The Orange HUB,10045-156 St. Edmonton, unless otherwise indicated. Parking is available onsite.

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. 

Upcoming Workshops

Tanya Graham, Rug Hooking, RESCHEDULED for November 12, 13 & 14, 2020. Registrants who paid for the March workshop and cannot participate on the new dates will receive a refund.

Terri Bibby, Saori Weaving, May 20-24,  CANCELLED    New workshop TBD

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

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 March 19 – June 23, 2020. You must register to attend an in-class GAIN session; the FFAA registration number is 61447. CANCELLED

Member Guild Meeting Dates & Times
Member Guild Upcoming Events

Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild   April & May meetings and June banquet cancelled.

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 at 11 am. Meeting cancelled.

ACUA is hosting  a Water Marbling on Silk workshop with Karen Selinger on Saturday May 2. Register by April 24.  

Edmonton Rug Hookers Guild  Spring Tea and Rug Show  CANCELLED.

ACUA is co-sponsoring Threads That Connect: International Ukrainian Embroidery & Textile Symposium on May 13-18 in Edmonton. Features include lectures, exhibits and displays, fashion show, artisan market, master classes with teachers from Toronto and Ukraine. TO BE RESCHEDULED

Edmonton Needlecraft Guild is hosting the Fibre Potpourri 2020 Workshops and Retreat,  CANCELLED

Edmonton & District Quilters’ Guild invites you to Quilt Canada 2020 on June 18-20 at the Edmonton Convention Centre. Decision coming April 9th.

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

Latchet Machine Knitting Club – Starting on March 14, LMKC will be meeting on the second Saturday of every month from 11am to 3pm. Location is Ina’s Gallery in Peers AB. 

Latchet Machine Knitting Club will be selling machine-knit items and providing spinning demos, and promoting their guild at the Feathers and Farm Sale in Mayerthorpe on April 18 from 10am to 3pm. Anyone interested in helping or selling, please contact Lynette.

 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.  

FFAA activities are supported by grants from AFA and from funds raised through AGLC .