Welcome!

Focus on Fibre Art Association is a not-for-profit association that provides opportunities to members and member organizations for engagement with the larger fibre arts community. We offer workshops and events that promote skill development, and we host competitions and exhibitions that showcase the creativity of fibre artists.

For more information see our About Us page or read our current and past newsletters.

2020: Future in Focus Exhibition

Congratulations to Cec Caswell whose brilliant hooked work, UNPLUG/ DISCONNECT was judged Best of Show, and to Deborah Giles whose mesmerizing multi-layered quilt, Eternal Recurrence, was voted Viewers’ Choice.  See all the winning entries and the catalogue in the 2020 Gallery.

Focus on Fibre Art Studio

Our newly-opened 2800 sq. ft. studio/gallery space is in the Strathearn Shopping Centre at 9532 – 87 Street in Edmonton AB – see map). There is free parking in front. There are also tables and chairs available outside for visitors’ use.  During the month of September 2020 there will several events to engage fibre artists, including:

  • ERHG 35th anniversary display until September 30th
  • Alberta Culture Days – Join ACUA on Saturday Sept 12, 4:30-8:30 pm for many displays and a Fall Harvest Market
  • Alberta Culture Days – Join EWG on Sunday Sept 13, 1- 4 pm for spinning, weaving and other fibre art demonstrations.
  • Alberta Culture Days – Join ENG on Sunday, Sept 20, 1-4 pm for a display and demonstrations of needlework. Class listings will also be available. 
  • Alberta Culture Days – Join FFAA on Sunday Sept 27, 1- 4 pm for a variety of fibre art demonstrations. Details to be posted later in September.

Watch member websites and our social media sites for monthly notices of workshops, meetings, sew days, and casual meet-ups for member guilds in this studio/gallery.  

New Opportunity for Member Guilds

The Focus on Fibre Art Studio is now available for use by members and member guilds. Under our arrangement with ACUA, FFAA is managing the west half as a studio/gallery with a kitchenette and washroom. The studio/gallery can easily accommodate up to 12 people for fibre art activities and meetings while practicing COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines and protocols. 

The Studio is available most months to member guilds at no cost, based on the number of members in each guild: under 100 members, 1 day/month; 101-149 members, 1.5 days/month; 150 members and up, 2 days/month. Bookings may be made in 2-hour increments depending on availability. To book the Studio for your guild activities, contact Arlene Tomnuk.

In addition to Studio bookings, we invite members to showcase their fibre art work in our Gallery which has about 40 running feet of wall space with a modern installation system. Bookings for display space can be made for a period of one month for each member or member guild. Contact Arlene Tomnuk for more information. There number of available dates is limited so book early to secure your preferred dates and times.

FFAA Meetings and Workshops

The next General Meeting will be September 20, 2020 on Zoom. All current members of the FFAA member guilds as well as all individual FFAA members are welcome to attend. The agenda and sign up details will be available from the member guild reps (and from the FFAA Secretary for individual members) a few days before the meeting.

FFAA Board meetings are usually held on the third Sunday of the month at 2 pm.

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