Online Programs

In the midst of this pandemic crisis, the Guild is going online to virtual programs!
We are using Zoom to have meetings and lectures. Let us know who your favorite artists are. We may be able to bring them to town through Zoom!
Once you register on the form at the end of this page you will receive an email with an invitation to join the meeting. You can register for several programs at once.
Hope to see you there!

Show and Share meeting
October 28, 2020 – 7PM – SS&C
November 10, 2020 – 3PM – SS&CBreakout
Please register on the Registration Form.
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 (web@fiberartspgh.org).  If you desire advice and input, we are there to assist, or you can simply choose to show your work. 
Our Show-Share-Critiques and Show-Share-Critique Breakout Sessions enable members to share their work in progress and “connect” with fellow guild members. At our “breakout sessions” members can select “an interest group” to have more intimate conversations about their work and processes.
This is a fun way to stay connected and get inspired!!
Please join us!

Show, Share and Critique Break Out Sessions  
Tuesday, November 10th, 3PM
Embroidery -Facilitated by Raven Fagelson
Color/Dye – Facilitated by Christine Manges
Sewing – Facilitated by Sherri Roberts
Sources of Creative Inspiration – Facilitated by Debra Tobin
Questions or concerns, contact Sherri Roberts:  sherripitt1@yahoo.com


Lecture with fiber artist Maggie Scott

November 16, 2020 11AM EST
Please register on the Registration Form.
Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Maggie Scott

Maggie Scott creates her artwork from the particularity of who she is: a black woman, a feminist, a daughter, a mother, an activist and a British Textile Artist.
Well-known for her sumptuously crafted felt textiles to wear; her large-scale works draw on the aesthetic and symbolic potential of the laborious process of felting. The hand-felted re-interpretations of photographic images often explore the politics of the representation and tensions and contradictions of a Black British or Black European identity.
Born in London, Maggie graduated from St. Martin’s School of Art in 1976 with BA honors in Fashion Textiles and she set up her first studio in London in 1980.
Her professional life as a Textile Artist had existed in parallel with her involvement in gender and race politics. Her experiment with a series of large, autobiographical textile pieces led to a bursary award and a one woman show at Leicester Museum in 2012, “Negotiations – black in a white majority culture”.
After the success of “Negotiations” Maggie has been invited to exhibit in several major USA cities, as well as Germany, Belgium, Portugal, China and Canada.


Lecture with fiber artist Kirstie Macleod- Red Dress Project

December December 14, 2020 – 11 AM EST
Registration for this program is not open yet.
Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Kirstie Macleod

Exploring issues of identity, the subconscious and the passage of time my work seeks to articulate specific events and interactions through a kaleidoscopic, emotion led vision. The ‘circle’, and textile processes, specifically embroidery feature at the heart of my practice, although often in unusual ways.
I am fascinated with its diversity and potential as a means of communication (or subversion), its history and practice throughout the world both as an art form and in daily life, and the repetitive, meditative and healing effects experienced through its creation.
With a background in Textiles, Visual Language and theatrical based disciplines, the works form a diverse portfolio comprising embroidery, painting, photography, drawing and installation.


Lecture with fiber artist Sandra Sider

January 21, 2021 – 3 PM EST
Registration for this program is not open yet.
Free program for members – $5.- for non-members.

Sandra Sider, a New York quilt artist since the early 1980s, has led critique workshops since 2005. She holds an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Sandra has served as president of SAQA, and today she is Editor of Art Quilt Quarterly and Curator of the Texas Quilt Museum. She has written or edited more than a dozen books concerning contemporary quilt art, including Art Quilts Unfolding: Fifty Years of Innovation and Exploring Your Artistic Voice in Contemporary Quilt Art.  As of 2020, she is designing fabric lines for Benartex, beginning with “Votes for Women.” www.sandrasider.com