Current Exhibit

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October 11 and 12 (Fri-Sat)

First United Methodist Church – Collins Hall

1838 Southwest Jefferson Street
Portland Oregon 97201

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Friday Schedule:

Show Hours 10 - 4

Art Exhibit: Contemporary Fiber Art created by members from 2010 through 2019
Artists MarketPlace: Purchase unique art made by CFG members
CFG Gone Gold: Retrospective art exhibit of current and former members 1969 – 2009
CFG Wearables Free Standing Art Installation: Skirts designed to stand on their own!

Fiber Demos:

10:30 Bonnie Meltzer Crochet Sculpture
12:00 Deb Sorem & Sherrie Moomey Monoprinting with Dye
1:30 Karin Graves How to Make your own Fringe
1:30 Bonnie Meltzer Mending the Social Fabric – Making a Sculpture
3:00 Joyce Kelly Fabric Handbags
3:00 Kathy Kerler Handmade Cords

Saturday Schedule:

Show Hours 10 - 4

Art Exhibit: Contemporary Fiber Art created by members from 2010 through 2019
Artists MarketPlace: Purchase unique art made by CFG members
CFG Gone Gold: Retrospective art exhibit of current and former members 1969 – 2009
Photography – Professional Artist Headshots 10am - 1pm

Each session will be $50 and will be open to any interested artist on a drop in or reservation basis. Artists will receive 3 final images within a week of the event. Visit for work samples and contact information. Reservations can be made by emailing Molly:


10:30 Fiber Demo Paula Benjaminson - Mixed Media Embroidery
1:30 CFG Reception Public Welcome
2:00 Past President’s Toast Remarks from Current CFG President Paula Benjaminson and President Elect Gloria Richardson
2:30 Style Show Featuring vintage and contemporary wearables created by our members


Access the main church lot by going south on 18th street from Jefferson, then turn right into the driveway behind the Sanctuary. Additional parking is available on the east side of 18th street.


First United Methodist is located at the Goose Hollow Tri-Met stop and can be reached by the Red and Blue MAX lines, and 6, 58 and 68 bus lines. Additionally bus lines 51 and 63 are only a few blocks away.
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Exhibit Opportunities

2019 Online Gallery

Theme: Artistic Journey – Current Explorations

Calendar: Deadline:
Q1: Jan – Mar November 30, 2018
Q2: Apr – Jun February 28, 2019
Q3: Jul – Sep May 30, 2019
Q4: Oct – Dec August 31, 2019

The exhibit is curated by a panel of CFG peers.
Selection criteria:

  • Image quality is the most important criterion. Is the image in focus, well lit, show the edges of the work with minimal background, and meet exhibition pixel/resolution guidelines (prefer 1000-1500 pixels on longest side, 72dpi)?
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Technical excellence
  • Theme relevant
  • Cohesiveness of exhibit

Past Exhibits

Columbia FiberArts are Special Guests
at the Clark County Quilt Show

Members from Columbia FiberArts Guild had a guest exhibit at the Clark County Quilt show March 28, 29 & 30. The 2D fiber wall art was a combination of pieces from a current traveling exhibit #OMGThatsFiber and selected pieces from members at large.

In addition, Creative Wearables, a subgroup of Columbia FiberArts Guild from Portland, Oregon, staged a style show called “Free Standing”. The show included a special installation titled “SKIRTS”.

Creative Wearables strive to please and reflect themselves in their designs, with current classic and avant garde styles that include hand dyed, pieced, applique’, recycled, starched, sprayed, stitched, manipulated, and restructured. Creative Wearables are over 50, never afraid of being different, and believe fashion is fun. “Never compare,” they say. “You are you!”

Creative Wearables Designers for CCQ Style Show
Paula Benjaminson, Christina Bergman, Margaret Blake, Chris Brown, Jean Burbach, Lynn Deal, Sherry Doty, Christine Weaver-Ellis, Karin Graves, Linda Hansen, Kristina Hodgetts, Cheri Jolivette. Joyce Kelly, Karin Miller, Kathy Powell, Beverly Shoger

The Clark Count Quilt Show is located at Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, WA


September 15, 2018 Portland, Oregon

From Our Hands: A Makers Show highlighted the amazing fiber art created by members of Columbia FiberArts Guild.  This one-day event included an exhibit of 2 and 3D Art, a Fashion Show organized by CFG Wearables Special Interest Group and an Artists market where members were able to sell a variety of smaller art pieces.  The neighborhood, community and members attended in larger than projected numbers garnering accolades and sales.  Planning is under way for another event in 2019 for the 50th Anniversary of the organization.

Enjoy the accompanying images showcasing the event:

Display of 2D work
Display of Members' 2D work

Display of 3D work
Display of Members' 3D work

Artist Market
Artists' Market

Fashion Show
Fashion Show by Wearables Small Group

2018 Contemporaneo: Exposicao Internacional de Arte Textil Contemporanea

March 7 - 10, 2018: Sao Paulo, Brazil
April 24 - 27, 2018: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
June 6 - 9, 2018: Curitiba, Brazil

Columbia FiberArts Guild was invited to submit work for the Patchwork Design 2018 exhibition in Brazil.  Patchwork Design is a commercial quilt expo that focuses on art quilts and contemporary fiber.  Patchwork Design Contemporaneo 2018 finished a very successful exhibit in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Curitiba, Brazil. The exhibits were flawless, and the work looked fantastic in these very professional settings. Here are a few photos of the work exhibited by CFG members and the layout in Sao Paulo. Go to the website for more information.

Blue Mountain by Pat Fifer
Blue Mountain | Pat Fifer

Anasazi Roadways (detail) by Kathy Kehler
Anasazi Roadways - detail | Kathy Kerler

Shalimar | Maris Cavanagh

Tapestry of Hours | Anne Greenwood Riosico

2018 Patchwork Brazil Exhibit
Exhibition Layout

Exhibition Layout

2016 Exhibit

Fabrications Exhibit

2015 Exhibit

Columbia FiberArts Guild (CFG) artists continue their rich heritage of promoting the fiber arts as a feature show in NW Quilt Expo’s 2015 Exhibition. The exhibition, entitled “A River Runs Through It,” showcases original designs that visually express sentiments about the rivers in their lives while embracing the overarching Quilt Expo theme of Living in the Pacific Northwest. Whether a river is a metaphor or a landscape, the artistry of CFG members will excite and enlighten NW Quilt Expo 2015 attendees.

River Postcard Side 1

River Postcard Side 2

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