Video by Sam Garnett
ABOUT COLUMBIA FIBER ARTS GUILD
Founded in 1969, Columbia Fiber Arts Guild (CFG) offers artists a place to gather, exchange ideas, and learn about high standards of design, color and workmanship in the fiber arts while reaching out to our communities to stimulate interest in the fiber arts. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2019.
Annual membership, which runs from November 1st to October 31st, includes meetings, reduced workshop fees, and participation in the other wonderful opportunities provided by a group of people with like interests.
Members gather at quarterly guild meetings guild meetings in the months of September, December, March and June. These meetings provide
opportunities to socialize and network with like-minded artists.
CFG recruits renowned fiber artists to speak at our quarterly guild meetings as a foundational part of the Guild. We also host 2 to 3-day workshops presented by our speaker after the September, March and June meetings.
Beyond the meetings, CFG reaches out to other artistic communities with
cooperatively organized events. Also, the guild organizes exhibits from time
to time — both in local venues and online. And, CFG members join together to support nonprofits in our community as part of our outreach program.
Three special interest groups have also emerged within CFG to pursue special topics. While we recommend starting your CFG experience at our general meeting and speaker events, all CFG members are eligible to become involved with any, or all, of the special interest groups:
High Fiber Diet
Surface Design Group
CFG welcomes any and all practitioners of 2- and 3-dimensional fiber art whether fiber sculpture, tapestry, art quilts, quilt making, embroidery, knitting, rug hooking, felting, braiding or plaiting, macrame, lace making, flocking, cyanotype, fabric dyeing and painting, or any other approach to creating artworks in fiber based mediums.
Artwork by Bonnie Meltzer