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62 Group of Textile Artists – The 62 Group is an artist led organisation. We aim to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile practice through an ambitious and innovative annual programme of exhibitions. Since its establishment in 1962 some of the most highly regarded British textile artists have been members of the 62 Group. The membership is now international and is achieved through selection.
American Quilter’s Society – The American Quilter’s Society is a body of quilters with a heritage that spans more than three decades, encompassing all ages, design styles, and methods. Our members are as diverse as the quilts they create—and at AQS, you’ll find premier quality quilting products, inspiration, and information.
American Sewing Guild – The American Sewing Guild is a membership organization that welcomes sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels and from many different walks of life. Chapters are located in cities all across the country and members meet monthly to learn new sewing skills, network with others who share an interest in sewing and participate in community service sewing projects. Membership in the Guild gives you an opportunity to experience your love of any type of home sewing with others who share your interest.
American Tapestry Alliance – The American Tapestry Alliance (ATA) is engaged in a wide range of educational, exhibition, outreach and promotional programs.
Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild – The Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild (AAFG) provides opportunities for fiber artists to meet and exchange ideas, and to learn about fiber art through lectures and workshops. In addition to monthly meetings, the Guild promotes the enjoyment of fiber arts through information and demonstrations. We also sponsor sales and exhibits of our members’ work, and participate in the Ann Arbor State Street Area Art Fair.
Art Quilt Association (AQuA) – The Art Quilt Association (AQuA), based in Grand Junction, Colorado is comprised of more than 50 fiber artists. Specializing in quilts as art rather than bed coverings, the goal for AQuA is to explore textile manipulation and the diversity of mixed media as an art form. Anyone from any location is welcome to become a member of AQuA.
Austin Fiber Artists – We are a group of Austin Fiber Artists interested in sharing our art with the Austin community and others. As a 501(c)3 we strive to benefit the Austin Art Community through workshops, meetings and special events.
California Fibers – Professional Southern California fiber artists, creating and exhibiting since 1970.
Complex Weavers – Complex Weavers is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, to encourage weavers to develop their own creative styles, to inspire through research, documentation, and the sharing of innovative ideas. We challenge our skills and imagination by sharing information and innovations with our fellow weavers – both directly and through our study groups, Seminars, Journal and biennial exhibition, Complexity.
Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana – The purpose of Contemporary Fiber Artists of Louisiana is to encourage its membership as artists, as well as educate others about contemporary fiber arts. Our goal is to promote contemporary works, explore creative influences and develop a network of professional venues.
Contemporary Handweavers of Texas – CHT is a non-profit organization, founded in October 1949, that promotes interest in handweaving and related crafts. CHT supports individuals and guilds in Texas through education and networking of the history, the craft, the art, fashion and innovation in weaving, spinning and related fiber arts techniques. Check out the video that shows highlights from their Biennial state conference that was held in Austin, TX, June 24-28, 2015.
European Textile Network -The European Textile Network (ETN) is bringing together cultural producers (artists, designers, craft people, authors etc.), carriers of cultural heritage (in museums, archives, libraries etc.), lecturers, researchers and textile enthusiasts in order to promote the exchange of information and experiences, to encourage the cooperation in projects and to arrange meetings. ETN is organising a documentation, information and coordination service.
Feltmakers Federation – We are a group of feltmakers in the midwest dedicated to preserving the art of feltmaking. We exhibit, teach, and are active in community outreach bringing together wool, water, and soap.
Fiber Artists Collective – With a membership of over 25 nationally and internationally known award-winning contemporary decorative fiber artists, the Fiber Artists Collective reflects a commitment to professional excellence. The art of FAC members graces corporate and public buildings, private residences, museums, and private collections in the United States and all over the world.
Fiber Artists of Oklahoma – Fiber Artists of Oklahoma welcomes membership from anyone, from hobbyist to professional, who loves to work with fiber, or merely wishes to support the fiber arts.
Front Range Contemporary Quilters – FRCQ emphasizes art quilts. Although the original work by our members may be cutting-edge and sometimes experimental, it is always uniquely expressive and is fabricated using a personal a creative process.
Handweavers Guild of America – Founded in 1969 to inspire creativity and encourage excellence in the fiber arts, the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., brings together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers, fiber artists, and educators. HGA provides educational programs, conferences, and an award-winning quarterly publication, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, to its members as it seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts.
International Feltmakers Association – is a not for profit organization established to promote felt in all its forms. The association is non selective and welcomes everyone with an interest in feltmaking from the beginner to the professional.
Kansas City Weavers Guild– The Kansas City Weavers Guild members are weavers, spinners, knitters, crocheters, dyers, basket makers, quilters, sewers, doll makers, tatters, felters, sheep and goat herders, jewelry makers, and lace makers. We paint, dye, embroider, embellish, batik, bead, marble, and cross stitch. If you work with fiber, we have a place for you!
The Kentucky Quilt Project – The Kentucky Quilt Project, Inc. (KQP), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1981 and created the first of the state quilt documentation projects. It ultimately inspired the documentation of quilts at thousands of quilt days, generating projects that resulted in extensive research, exhibitions and publications. With the quilt projects spanning from 1980 to the present, more than 200,000 quilts have been documented in almost every state and a multitude of other countries.
Missouri Fiber Artists (MoFA) – We are makers, creators, and artists whose work primarily features natural or synthetic fibers, including textiles, fabrics, paper, reed, yarn, thread, and more. Through Missouri Fiber Artists, we unite as a community that shares a love of fiber. Our work often is intended to evoke meaning that goes beyond the materials.
National Basketry Organization – The National Basketry Organization is a non-profit organization that unites people interested in basketry to provide education and to promote basket making. Founded in the late 1990’s, the organization now has approximately 600 members, most of whom live in the United States and Canada. Although most of NBO’s members are basket makers, membership includes collectors, gallery owners, scholars, craft and art schools and museums.
Quilter’s Guild of Dallas – The purpose of this Guild shall be to preserve the heritage of quilting, to be a source of information and inspiration, to perpetuate a high quality of excellence in quilting and related arts, and to be a gathering for people with a common interest.
Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance – SEFAA’s mission is to cultivate our regional fiber arts community, and we do so by celebrating, supporting, and perpetuating all fiber art forms and by fostering collaboration and cooperation in the fiber arts community. We are based in Atlanta GA and offer classes, workshops, exhibitions, events, rental space and much more at the SEFAA Center.
Studio Art Quilt Associates – Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications. SAQA defines an art quilt as“a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure.”Founded in 1989 by an initial group of 50 artists, SAQA now has over 3,000 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors.
Surface Design Association – Creative exploration of fiber and fabric. SDA is an Institution which brings together world-acclaimed textile artists, materials experts, scholars, and educators to inform members and the general public about advances in all areas of textiles through presentations, demonstrations and panels, as well as gallery and museum exhibitions.
TextileArtists.org – A platform for artists & enthusiasts. Having searched online, we found plenty of great sites for individual artists and groups or associations, but no real platform showcasing textile art on a broader scope. We wanted to know how individual textile and fiber artists work, learn about how they implement techniques, hear their stories and find out what influences and inspires them.