OOTB Exhibitions

  • 'Fibre Frolics' at Shenkman Centre – August – September 4, 2018
  • Fibrefest 2018 – September 8 – 9, 2018 at two locations - the Museum, and the Almonte Arena
    - visitors will find demonstrations, vendors, and exhibits.
  • 'Favourite Quote' at the Stittsville Library – November 1 - 30, 2018
  • 'Summer Fibrations' at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum – June 22 - July 6, 2019

Members in Exhibitions

Celebrate with our Members

Artist: Juanita Sauvé submitted two art pieces to Focus on Fibre Arts Association 2018 Juried Competition 'Climate Change' in Edmonton, AB showing from May 3 to July 3, 2018. Both pieces were very well received.

    Wildfire - A Terrible Beauty
    Wildfires; A Terrible Beauty
  • won 2nd place in Felting 2D Original Design
  • Best of Category for overall felting
  • Techniques and Materials: Wet felted with roving, silk, Angelina fibres. Hand stitched and mounted on altered canvas.

    Artist Statement: Horrified by the news of wildfires with their images of destruction and trauma, I was also aware of the terrible beauty of this force of nature. Wildfires are increasing worldwide influenced by warming temperatures, early spring melts, longer fire seasons, extreme weather, high winds and warmth loving insects.

    Where There's Smoke…There's Fire
    Where There's Smoke…There's Fire
  • won 1st place in Quilt Small Innovative Original Design
  • Best of Category for overall Quilt Category
  • Best of Show
  • This award included a place at 2019 Quilt Canada
  • Techniques and Materials: Inspired by a piece of Pat Hardie's snow dyed fabric, hand stitched 'flames' and stitched text swirl around in the sky symbolizing chaos. Machine quilted. Mounted on fabric covered canvas in a floating frame.

    Artist Statement: Perhaps too much CNN where the oft repeated phrase 'Where there's smoke…there's fire' caught my attention. A change in the political climate in the USA brought accusations, lies, truths, alternative facts, firings, memory losses, Russian connections, hateful crude phrases, racist, sexist and anti-immigrant rhetoric, whirling around us all. What was the basis of this chaos? An exclusive nationalism? Was money involved? It all ended up on this piece of fabric.

Cindy Brown

    Canada's Wilderness Calls
    Canada's Wilderness Calls
  • Size of Quilt: 76" wide by 66" long

    Artist Statement: About four years ago, I decided to make a large wildlife quilted wall hanging for my husband that would symbolize his great love for both the outdoors and wildlife. Something that was very important to me was that it look as realistic as possible. With this in mind, I began my search for fabric and various wildlife patterns. After some time, the auditioning and matching of fabric to pattern began. I was very grateful to the creators of the various patterns I used, specifically, Toni Whitney, Fran McKenna, and Bonnie Kaster.

    Techniques included raw edge applique with satin stitching throughout. After I completed the piecing of the top, I turned to one of our local long-arm quilters, in whom I had complete confidence. Karine Chapleau did an amazing job of bringing to life each of the various images I had so carefully pieced and stitched.

    My quilt was totally finished in time to enter it into the Common Thread Quilt Show held in Ottawa May 11th-13th, 2018. I was both pleased and humbled to learn that I had been awarded both First in its category, as well as Viewers' Choice.

You Might be Interested


Leeds Grenville Fibre Arts Extravaganza- September 22, 2018, http://www.fibreextravaganza.com

World of Threads - Festival 2018, Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, November 25, 2018.
Opening Reception, Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Please note the next Festival will run for 6 weeks and exhibits in the Corridor Galleries will remain up for 3 months, (to end December 2018).

Calls for Entry

Surface Design Association - Family Matters: 2018 SDA Annual International Exhibition In Print Deadline for Submission - August 24, 2018 For more information: https://www.surfacedesign.org/events-exhibits/exhibits/eip2018/

Exhibition Archives

Year Mississippi Valley Textile Museum Kitchissippi
United Church
Stittsville Library Other Exhibitions
2018 Summer Fibrations Fibre Fling 7 Favourite Quote Shenkman Arts Centre – Fibre Frolics
2017 Colour Unboxed Fibre Fling 6 Canadian Landscape Shenkman Arts Centre
2016   Fibre Fling 5 (Watch the Youtube interviews) Celebrate Shenkman Arts Centre
2015   Fibre Fling 4 Away with Words  
2014   Fibre Fling 3 1914  
2013   Fibre Fling 2 First Line of a Book  
2012   Fibre Fling From a Book