Columbia FiberArts Guild is a group of fiber artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington. Makers of all types of fiber art are included. 

The purpose of Columbia FiberArts Guild is to set and maintain high standards of design, color, and workmanship in all forms of fiber art. Its aims are to educate in the methods of creative fiber techniques and to stimulate interest therein with the community.

The first meeting of the Guild took place on June 5, 1969, with 39 women in attendance. Over the years, the number of members has varied from 40 to over 300.  The Guild has at times been affiliated with the Embroiderers’ Guild of America and has gone by several names, including over 20 years as Columbia Stitchery Guild.  The Guild has always provided exhibitions, interest groups, area groups, speakers, and workshops for its members. Columbia FiberArts Guild is looking forward to ts 50th annversary..


2016-2017 Officers and Committee Chairs

President:Terry Grant

Past President: Su Scott

President-Elect: Virginia Wissusik

Secretary:: Lottie Smith

Treasurer: Lauren Teubner

Publicity: Lulu Moonwood Murakami

Membership: Christine Weaver Ellis

Programs: Marie Murphy Wolfe

Programs Elect: Maria Winner

Newsletter: Pat Fifer

Exhibits: TBA

Webmaster: Barbara Neill

Outreach: LuAnn Rukke

Historian: Nancy Simmons

Past Presidents

For more information please contact the CFG President,
Terry Grant at



Special Interest Groups

High Fiber Diet

High Fiber Diet is a group of fiber artists committed to advancing their art professionally. HFD actively searches for exhibit venues, and members have the opportunity to submit work for juried group exhibitions. High Fiber Diet members challenge themselves to become more educated about art and design principles and to improve creatively on an individual basis. The group meets 7 times per year. Meetings are at 1:30 PM in the months of April, May, July, and August. In the months of February, October, and November meetings are at 6:30 pm., at Crossroads Community Church at 2505 NE 102nd Ave,  Portland,  OR. Meetings usually include a discussion topic, updates on current and upcoming exhibits, and sharing of members' current work.

For more information about the group, check the HFD blog at or
contact Laura Jaszkowski at

Surface Design Group

Surface Design addresses issues common to all fiber artists. Our focus is learning techniques and problem solving for all facets of applied design. Meetings may include workshops or demos, speakers, field trips, problem solving, and show and tell.

This group meets 10am to 12pm the first Wednesday of each month, January through May, and September through November, at The Mill End Store classroom, 4955 SW Western Ave, Beaverton, OR.

Contact Noelle Evans;; 503-886-9675

Exploring Creative Wearables

The focus of this small group is the wonderful world of wearables with emphasis on creativity and sharing. Meets 3rd Monday of each month at 10am at the Crossroads Church 2505 NE 102nd, Portland, OR.

Contact Margaret Blake;



The Pine Needle:
A Common Thread:
Mill End Store:

Columbia FiberArts Guild
Multnomah Station
PO Box 19645
Portland, OR 97280-0645