Susan Shie Lecture

The room was packed for the June meeting, held at the Eastminster church. Our guest artist Susan Shie had several large quilts spread on tables to view, painted in soft turquois, mango yellows and pinks.. The quilts were peopled with hand drawn, whimsical faces and bodies, densely surrounded words written in fine black script,

She began her talk by reminding us that we all, as children, were natural artists. Somewhere along the way many became fearful of drawing and making mistakes. Her mission is to help her students recapture the joy of drawing and throw away the erasers.

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Inspired-FGP Membership Exhibition FAQs


The Fiberarts Guild Annual Membership Exhibition is open to all members.   If you have paid annual Guild dues, you are a member!   Junior Members of the Guild are welcome to submit work, as well.


You can submit work to both Inspired! and the 2019 Fiberart International.   Our exhibition schedule was planned in order to accommodate and encourage entry in FI19.   There is absolutely no conflict between the exhibitions for our members.   You can even show the same pieces.More Information


Wednesday March 14, 2018 Double Show and Shares: 3-5 pm and 5-7pm at Eastminster Church. At 7 pm we will meet Nisha Blackwell and Tanya Wilson, two fiber-artist entrepreneurs from MONMADE. Come join us at both events! Easy to park!More Information


2018 is going by quickly and I hope you are starting to come up with ideas for the next Guild Membership Exhibition. The title is “Inspired!” and you can enter up to 3 pieces. It can be a story, a person, a photograph, a fiber technique, a color or anything that inspires you. Remember the deadline is June 15 so get ready, get creative and get working. Read all about it here

Harlan Gallery / Seton Hill Arts Center

Distillery program

Interested in growing your career? Check this out.

The Distillery Program at the Brew House Association is one of Pittsburgh’s professional development experiences for creatives seeking to take their career to the next level. It is an eleven-month program designed to support the creation of work in a safe and creative environment and to help seven emerging artists transition into a professional artistic career by supporting a vigorous studio practice and providing professional development opportunities. This program focuses on inspiring participants to embrace new challenges in their work and provides a supportive community in which to create.

Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018.

We felt it!

We had a great meeting on Monday. Many of our felting members brought their artwork to show us. Many of them also did demonstrations, so we had a chance to see how it’s done and play a little. There are so many different approaches to felting!More Information

Potluck has been RESCHEDULED


Our Annual Potluck has been rescheduled for May 16, 5-9 PM @ Eastminster Presbyterian Church in conjunction with our Annual voting meeting.


Plant to Print Workshop







Guild members spent two days exploring natural dyes in June at (AIR) Artists Image Resource.
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January question

On January 14, 2017 the Fiberarts Guild gathered for its annual Potluck Fundraiser, arguably our most fun event of the year. We ate, chatted, laughed, and hugged. As in years before, the Chinese auction held a myriad of art supplies, yarn, fabric, and many other assorted goodies gleaned from each other’s studios (one person’s trash is another one’s treasure). In the silent auction, we bid on (and sometimes vied hotly for) beautiful items handmade mostly by Guild members.

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Traveling reporters circulated among the crowd asking the pithy question, “What do you like most about the Guild?” Meet a few selected members with their answers:

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Winter is coming…

Winter is coming. Time to get together with fiber friends! Check out all the upcoming workshops and events!