Membership in the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh is open to anyone at any time.

Out of concern for the health and safety of our membership and our community, we will continue to err on the side of caution in regards to our scheduled programming. Many of our programs are online at this moment.

Members’ benefits

Guild programs

  • Lecture Series – A monthly lecture with local, national, and international presenters. 
  • Show and Share – For members who don’t want suggestions, they just want to show off and share what they are working on with their peers.  
  • Artist/Maker Critique – For members who want constructive suggestions about their work or to solve technical, aesthetic or presentation problems.
  • ThrEd talks – A new series focused on technique, technology, innovation, education, and design in fiber.
  • Professional Artist /Maker Program Series  –  Workshops and Presentations on photography, artist statements, preparing applications, getting your XYT together! 

Membership exhibition

  • A juried annual members’ exhibition.


  • Fiber-related workshops organized by the guild.
  • Discounts at fiber-related workshops at Contemporary Craft.

Annual Potluck

  • Share a meal with fellow members.
  • Clean your studio and donate your items to the guild.
  • Get some great bargains from fellow fiber enthusiasts.


  • Join the members-only Facebook group to share information.
  • Monthly e-blast to your inbox with information about upcoming events.
  • On our website:
    • Calls for Entry – A comprehensive list with fiber-related opportunities updated every two months.
    • Access to all recorded lectures from the Lecture Series.
    • Access to Members Directory.
    • Get your own Website listed.

Grow in Fiber Grant

  • Apply for one of two $500 grants given annually to encourage growth in members’ makers/art practice.

Fiberart International

An international, very well recognized, exhibition and conference.

  • Get a chance to interact with international artists
  • First dibs on registration to FI related events, like the Forum and lectures.
  • A chance to learn by volunteering to the many aspects this event entails.

Membership privileges include voting and election to the Board of Directors. All Members are asked to support Guild activities and exhibitions by serving on at least one committee. A copy of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. By-Laws, may be requested from the Secretary and can also be found on our website: FGP By-Laws

You can join and renew your membership online. 
Membership is  $45 (Active) or $20 (Student) for a yearly membership due on July 1st.

To join or renew your membership:
  • Paying with credit card or PayPal:  fill out the membership form and select PayPal or Credit Card option on the Membership form. You don’t need to have a Paypal account.
  • Paying by check:  fill out the membership form and send your check to the Treasurer.

Please fill out the membership form online and send your check,  payable to FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH to:

Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh
Attn. Treasurer
P.O. Box 9211
Pittsburgh PA 15224, USA

For membership questions contact Norma Lipscomb (412) 362-6562

Click here to fill out our membership form.