News and Upcoming Events

FFAA Sponsored Workshop

Upcoming workshops to be announced.

FFAA Climate Change 2018 Juried Competition and Exhibition

Enterprise Square Atrium, 10230 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB

Opening reception Sunday, May 6, 2018  2-4 pm  

Exhibition runs May 6 – July 3, 2018

Demonstrations of fibre art techniques during The Works, June 21 – July 3, 2018

Edmonton Rug Hooking Guild

Spring Tea, Thursday May 3, 2018, 11 am – 3 pm $5 admission, included light lunch, door prizes, silent auction.

Pleasantview Community Hall, 10860 – 57 Avenue, Edmonton AB.

Edmonton & District Quilters Guild

May 18, 2018     Speaker: Paula Rafferty   –  Saying Yes Leads to….
Royal Alberta Museum (Glenora site)   doors 6:30 pm  meeting 7:30 pm  $7/visitor

Paula Rafferty – Art Therapy Program Director, Limerick Prison for Men (Ireland)

Trained as a fashion designer, Paula has been working with textiles for many years. Her natural transition into quilting officially began in 2002 after joining the Irish Patchwork Society, when she started attending workshops by local and international teachers. “I really leaned towards Art Quilts and each quilt I created was a learning process, exploring new techniques, finding out which I liked”.  Read more at

Workshops with Paula Rafferty – Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20, 2018

$75 members, $100 non-members, includes lunch
Human Ecology Dept. Design Lab, U of A    (20 students maximum)

Registration inquiries to Kim Caskey

Your registration fee includes a simple catered lunch, coffee/tea refreshments, as well as use of some class supplies provided by Paula. A complete supply list will be available upon registration.

Day 1: Playtime!
Initially we will build some textured background fabrics using wet mediums such as acrylic and fabric paint. We will start with colour washes and blending colours with reference to basic colour theory. We will then look at resist techniques using stencils, rubbing plates and the environment (e.g. nearby surfaces such as walls). Then we will look at transferring images onto fabric using a variety of techniques such as paper lamination and fabric decoupage.
Day 2: Collage and Construction
On day two we will assemble small quilts using all your prepared fabrics from day one. We will look at some basic design principles and techniques. A collage will be assembled onto your background fabrics and secured with fusible materials and stitching. We will then look at adding more colour and texture with oil sticks, wax crayons and watercolour pencils and blocks to complete your quilt.

Evergreen Spinners and Weavers Guild   or 780-898-6046

Edmonton Needlecraft Guild

Meets the second Tuesday of the month, September to June  

7:30 pm in the lower hall at United on Whyte Pastoral Charge, 7909-82 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Fibre Potpourri retreat with workshops   June 1-3, 2018 at Red Deer College
Registration Deadline April 15, 2018

Edmonton Weavers’ Guild

AGM and Potluck dinner Wednesday May 30, 6 pm. We will be celebrating our 65th Anniversary!

Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild

NEW meeting location as of May 9th — The ORANGE HUB (formerly the Grant MacEwan campus) at 10045 – 156 Street. Registration 6 pm meeting starts at 6:30 pm.

Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts

Folk and Fine Art Workshop Series. March/April/May. Felting necklaces, hats and brooches, Motanka Dolls and Merezhka Embroidery. Details at

Artisan Sales Opportunity

The Royal Alberta Museum is looking for Alberta-based artisans and designers who are interested in having their products showcased at the Royal Alberta Museum’s gift shop in their new home in downtown Edmonton. The Royal Alberta Museum is accepting Alberta-based artist submissions at