The Fiberarts Guild offers a lively, rich variety of activities each year. Our lecture and workshop series features regional and national artists, curators, and educators from September through June. Exhibitions are sponsored regularly. Critiques, Fiber Conversations, and Special Interest (Mentoring) groups meet throughout the year.
The Outreach Committee works to share our talents with the greater Pittsburgh area, and at skill sharing meetings members share talents and techniques with each other. Our Outreach projects share the FGP’s talents with the metropolitan Pittsburgh area. We work closely with local organizations, agencies and schools to promote fiber arts for the greater good including creating new community connections and inspiring a new generation of fiber artists.
Show, Share and Critique – Fiber Conversations
Show, Share & Critiques are a great way to foster creative growth. They are scheduled regularly to provide supportive response to FGP Members’ work. Members are encouraged to discuss both finished work and works in progress. Show /Share /Critique: you tell us which you prefer.
ThrED TALKs focus on technique, materials, technology, innovation, design, and education in fiber. In this March ThrED TALK our speakers will each give a 15 -minute presentation and then there will be plenty of time for comments and questions. Guild member and rug braiding artist Christine Manges will act as moderator. Please join us as we share information and pick up pointers!
Lectures and Presentations feature regional, national and international artists, curators, and educators. Lectures are in person and online via Zoom.
Workshops at Contemporary Craft : The Guild collaborates with Contemporary Craft to bring in the best instructors from around the country in fiber techniques and concepts at prices discounted to FGP members. All fiber workshops at CC will be co-sponsored by the FGP with a limited number of discounts. FGP members can receive a 25% discount on workshops. To apply for a discount, use the promotional code Fiberarts Member Discounts when registering (current membership needs to be up to date). Discounts applied on a first-come first-served basis. We will notify Members in the Eblasts when funds for our discounts are running low or no longer available.
Cancellations & Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshop must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card or CC account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks. If you require accessibility accommodations, please call CC at 412-261-7003 and they will be happy to assist you.
To Register for CC Co-Sponsored Programs
Mail: CC attention: TBA
5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: 412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Check the FGP’s website (http://fiberartspgh.org/), Eblasts, and the FGP Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ FiberartsGuildofPittsburgh/) for changes and updates to the programs. All FGP events are open to the public. Members are admitted free to most programs; guest fee is $5 for non-Members. Workshop fees vary. Space may be limited.
Michelle Browne, Chair • email@example.com
Petra Fallaux (Eblasts) • PR@fiberarts.org
Carol Henley (Special Interest Groups) • firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Mangues (Show, Share and Critique) • email@example.com
Sam Milford (Cultural Anthropology of Textiles (CAT) • Sam2Milford@gmail.com
PROGRAM LOCATIONS (unless otherwise listed)
Brew House Association
LOCATION CODE: BHA /South Side
711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh PA 13203
Free and paid parking on the street.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
LOCATION CODE: EM PC / East Liberty
250 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15206
The entrance to the church is on Station Street. Parking is available behind the Church. To get to the church, turn into Harvard Street from North Highland Avenue. The free, church lot is on the left; public parking is on the right. When you enter the building, you will sign in with the security guard and be directed to our meeting room.
Sixth Presbyterian Church (6thPC)
LOCATION CODE: 6th PC / Squirrel Hill
1638 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15217
Corner of Forbes and Murray in Squirrel Hill
Metered and free parking available on the street or in the garage across Murray Ave.
Contemporary Craft (CC)
LOCATION CODE: SCC / Strip District
5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
In the strip district off Penn Ave. A paid, monitored parking lot is located on 21st Street, behind the building. Metered parking is also available throughout the Strip District.
Late in October 2019 Contemporary Craft will be closing its doors in the Strip District on Smallman Street. They plan to reopen in April at their new address 5645 Butler St. Pittsburgh, 15201 in Lawrenceville.
Fiberarts Guild Programs 2021-2022
Big Show and Share, ThrED talk, outside at Diane Morrisey’s yard.
Registration for this program is not open yet.
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – 11am – 2:00 pm (weather permitting)
Picnic, Show and Share, Fiber Play Time. Details TBA
This Guild Meet and Greet is for all Fiberarts Guild members to gather in person in an outdoor setting. Bring friends, family and food for yourself. Don’t forget a lawn chair. We hope new members in the Pittsburgh area will join us.
Diane’s address is 9519 Old Perry Highway in McCandless, PA 15237 North of Pittsburgh up Route 19.
Register here: https://fiberartspgh.org/programs/online-programs
The Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh presents a Surface Design Silkscreen Workshop at Artist Image Resource.
Experiment, learn, and play, utilizing silkscreen printing on fabric and paper.
Location: 518 Foreland Street, Northside, Pittsburgh 15212
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022 Time: 12-4 pm
Fee for: Fiberarts Guild Members $60 Non-Member Guests: $70
Deadline for Registration is July 6, 2020 (Registration is limited to 10 people)
The fee includes two instructors, silkscreen ink and printing equipment, and the use of multiple prepared screens to share with other participants. Students supply their own fabric and or papers. Once registered, instructions will be sent regarding the preparation of fabric for printing.
Option: To have a personal photo image prepared on a screen for the workshop, we will provide contact information directly with AIR staff; the cost is an additional fee of $25, with payment due at the time of registration.
If there is not adequate registration by July 6th, the workshop will be cancelled and fees refunded.
Masks are requested, and there is adequate space for safe distancing.
Metered parking is available directly across the street; there is limited street parking which requires a permit.