Programs

2016-17 PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE- printable pdf

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 world-famous Knit the Bridge project continues with re-purposing materials. All Guild programs are open to the public.

Show, Share and Critique – Fiber Conversations

“Show, Share & Critique” (formerly called Critiques) and Fiber Conversations are a great way to foster creative growth. Critiques are scheduled regularly (usually prior to the monthly meetings) to provide supportive response to Guild members’ work. Finished work as well as work in progress can be brought to the meetings.

Fiber Conversations are usually held in a Guild member’s studio or home. These allow us to meet in small groups to network, share experiences, and solve technical and aesthetic problems. Often they provide an opportunity to check out artists’ studios and see how they adapt their space to suit their needs.

About Programs

Check the website, email updates and e-blasts for corrections and changes to the programs. All Fiberarts Guild events are open to the public. Members are admitted free to programs; guest fee is $5 for non-members. Workshop fees vary. Space may be limited.

Program Chairs
Michelle Browne 412-576-5462 / mlbatoast7@gmail.com
Sam/Tricia Milford 412-719-8031 / drpatriciam@gmail.com
Jamie Herron 412-562-0387 or 412-589-8147 / nvr2L82Bgin@gmail.com
Katrina Shorter-Harrison 412-726-5645 / k2a5t@hotmail.com

PROGRAM LOCATIONS (unless otherwise listed)
Sixth Presbyterian Church (6thPC)
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.
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA)
6300 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15232
Corner of Fifth and Shady Avenues in Shadyside
Metered parking available in PCA lots and on Shady Ave.
Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC)
2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh PA 15222
In the Strip District near Penn Ave.
There is free parking in the adjacent lot for those attending programs at the SCC, a few metered spots lining the entrance on 21st St., and paid street parking.
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
250 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

2016-17 PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE- printable pdf

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FIBERARTS GUILD/SCC CO-SPONSORED WORKSHOPS

The Fiberarts Guild will co-sponsor the workshops listed in our program by fiber artists at the SCC facility. Members can receive a discount of $25 for a one-day workshop and $50 for a two-day workshop. To apply for a discount, use the promotional code Fiberarts member discounts when registering with the SCC. Discounts will be applied on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage guild members to take advantage of the discounts and hope that none go unused while at the same time we hope that the discounts are available to all members who want them. We encourage you to pick the workshop you most prefer to attend and sign up quickly. We will notify members in the e-blast when discounts are still available for upcoming workshops.

WAYS TO REGISTER FOR SCC CO-SPONSORED EVENTS
Online: contemporarycraft.org
Mail: SCC attention: Rachel Saul Rearick, 2100 Smallman St., Pittsburgh PA 15222
Phone: 412-261-7003 (credit card payment only)
Email: thestudio@contemporarycraft.org
To apply for a discount, use the promotional code Fiberarts member discounts when registering with the SCC (your membership to the Guild will be verified before applying the discount). Discounts will be applied on a first-come first-served basis. We encourage Guild members to take advantage of the discounts but to use them equitably. To use a discount, pick the workshop you most prefer and sign up quickly.

FIBERARTS GUILD ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS
Jun
4
Sun
NO MEETING Knit & Crochet Group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

There will be no meeting of the Knit and Crochet Mentor Group on Sunday, June 4, 2017 and Sunday, July 2, 2017.  The group will reconvene on Sunday, August 6,2017.  Just a reminder that the Knit and Crochet Mentor Group meets the first Sunday of every month at the Squirrel Hill Library from 1PM – 3PM except for dates in June and July 2017.

Jun
23
Fri
Meeting: Presentation by Christina Roberts, fiber artist and educator @ 6th Presbyterian Church Squirrel Hill
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Christina Roberts is Head of Education and master printer for The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, as well as an expert on natural dyes and dyeing including extensive knowledge of old dye recipes learned from her world travels. She will make a presentation of her own work and discuss her founding of Marafki Arts in Kenya and her experience working hand-in-hand with world-renowned artists and local young people.

Jun
24
Sat
Workshop: Christina Roberts Plant to Print 2 @ Artists Image Resource (AIR)
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

Fee: $115 includes 1 silk square, dyes and mordants

Optional Fee $30 for custom screen (you make the artwork). Artwork due to Michelle Browne by June 1.  Participants may supplement with their own “ready to print,” pre-scoured silk or wool fabrics.

Pre-register HERE, contact mlbatoast7@gmail.com with questions.

Master Printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Christina Roberts returns to Pittsburgh to teach a two-day workshop combining silkscreen and natural dyes on fabric. Her Plant to Print 1 introductory workshop this past June at Spinning Plate was a hit, with requests for a longer version. Here it is!

Jul
1
Sat
MEMBERSHIP DUES DEADLINE
Jul 1 all-day
It is time to renew your membership!

The Guild welcomes all fiber art enthusiasts and artists at any level. No screening is required.
To Join the guild: please fill out the Membership form and select your preferred payment method.
To renew your membership:
* Paying by check: no need to fill out the form, just mail your check payable to FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH to:
Norma A. Lipscomb
1318 N. Sheridan Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15206, USA
* Paying with credit card or PayPal: just fill out your personal information and the paying method on the Membership form, no need to fill out the entire form.

Renew or Join online at Membership form
Jul
2
Sun
NO MEETING Knit & Crochet Group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

There will be no meeting of the Knit and Crochet Mentor Group on Sunday, June 4, 2017 and Sunday, July 2, 2017.  The group will reconvene on Sunday, August 6,2017.  Just a reminder that the Knit and Crochet Mentor Group meets the first Sunday of every month at the Squirrel Hill Library from 1PM – 3PM except for dates in June and July 2017.

Aug
6
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Sep
3
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Oct
1
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Nov
5
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Dec
3
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Jan
7
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Jan 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Feb
4
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Mar
4
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Apr
1
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

May
6
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Jun
3
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Jul
1
Sun
MEMBERSHIP DUES DEADLINE
Jul 1 all-day
It is time to renew your membership!

The Guild welcomes all fiber art enthusiasts and artists at any level. No screening is required.
To Join the guild: please fill out the Membership form and select your preferred payment method.
To renew your membership:
* Paying by check: no need to fill out the form, just mail your check payable to FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH to:
Norma A. Lipscomb
1318 N. Sheridan Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15206, USA
* Paying with credit card or PayPal: just fill out your personal information and the paying method on the Membership form, no need to fill out the entire form.

Renew or Join online at Membership form
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Aug
5
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com

Sep
2
Sun
Knit and Crochet group @ Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Serves to broaden the skills and interests of its members through shared knowledge and enthusiasm. Open to all skill
levels.

Contact Kitty Savel for more information kitsavel@gmail.com