Online programs

Lecture with fiber artist Sue Hotchkis

August 20, 2020 – 11AM
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Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Sue Hotchkis

Susan Hotchkis studied at Manchester Metropolitan University where she earned a BA (Hons) in Embroidery and a Master Degree in Textiles. She lectured in Manchester teaching adults and pre-degree students in Art and Textiles. Susan left teaching in 2007 and now works at home in her studio on the Black Isle in the Highlands of Scotland. She uses print techniques and machine stitch to create two- and three-dimensional abstract wall pieces, saturated with colour and stitch to highlight the beauty found in the processes of ageing and decay.
She has exhibited nationally and international and has recently had a solo show in Australia and has undertaken private commissions as well as been included in several publications.  In 2017 she became a member of the International Textile group ‘Quilt Art’, the group currently has two touring shows ‘Material Evidence’ and ‘Traces’. She is also a member of SAQA, SDA and has recently joined ‘Edge Textiles’ Scotland. Her website is  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

Lecture with fiber artist Dawn Williams Boyd

September 29, 2020 – 2:00 PM ET
This program is not open for registration yet.
Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Dawn Williams Boyd

Dawn Williams Boyd’s artwork reflects her interest in American history as it affects and is affected by its African American citizens and women’s identity concerns. Her most recent work considers how U.S. politics influences the human condition worldwide. After more than 30 years successfully painting in oils and acrylic paints, in 2002 this prolific artist began to ‘paint’with fabric instead of on fabric.
Her large scale ‘cloth paintings’ are representative and packed with vibrant, often life sized figures. Strategically placed beads, sequins, cowry shells, laces, silk ribbons and, occasionally, acrylic paints are occasionally added to embellish the surface. Through cutting, patching, surface enhancement and quilting, bits and pieces of fabric are transformed into modern visual storytelling.

Show and Share meeting

August 31, 2020 -3pm
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For FGP members only.

We are having Zoom meetings to catch up with each other. Show, Share and Critique is no longer just an opportunity to show your work, but also a chance to see old friends, and meet new ones!
You may share your work, or your studio, or sit back and see what others are making.  Tell us about your influences and inspirations as you continue to work in isolation.  Work can be shown live, with your computer’s built in camera, or if you prefer, you may send images in advance to Laura Tabakman (  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work. 
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!