Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Ottawa Citizen Main Floor Board Room, Baxter Road, Ottawa.

Visitor admission is $5, except for special guest presentations, when it is $10.

We have a Members show and tell at every meeting.  'Show' means sharing of fibre related accomplishments. 'Tell' is the sharing of anything that may be of interest to members (shows, workshops, talks).

Program Lineup

  • March 19, 2018 - Ottawa based Visual Textile Artist, Vanessa Coplan, specializes in mixed media painting, drawing and textiles. Members show and tell.
  • April 16, 2018 - Esther Bryan will share with us the history of the Quilt of Belonging. The quilt has been sharing its message of acceptance and community since it began travelling the country in 2005. Fibre Fling 7 report from Chair, Debra Boyd-Chisholm. Members show and tell.
  • May 21, 2018 – Members Nancy Garrard and Karen Samanski will share their experience at the Annual Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show in the UK. Members show and tell their artwork and their results from the Transfer Images Playdate and the Dying Workshop.
  • June 18, 2018 – Members sharing and show and tell.
  • July 16, 2018 - Members sharing and show and tell.
  • August 20, 2018 - Members show and tell.
  • September 17, 2018 - Members show and tell.
  • October 15, 2018 - Welcome designer, creator and lecturer of Traditional Beadwork, Naomi Smith. Members show and tell.


May 5, 2018, One-day Workshop, Introduction to Fabric Dyeing (Low Water Immersion) with Elaine Quehl.


Where, How Many, Time and Costs
Playdates are held at the Kitchissippi United Church 630 Island Park Drive, Ottawa. The hall entrance is the second door on the side facing the 417. There is fee parking in designated areas.

  • Six Playdates are organized for members each year.
  • The cost for each Playdate is $10.00 or $25.00 for three Playdates and there may be a small material fee for materials.
  • You can register for Playdates at the monthly members meeting or by emailing Program Committee.

Upcoming Playdates
Saturday, March 24, 2018, Using stencil in your art work with Carolyn Gibbs

Monday, April 30, 2018 Transfer image with Lynn Ruff Monday,

May 28, 2018 Techniques for using scraps and threads to make new fabric and block technique with Linda Palaisy.


"Connected by A Thread…"

    Artwork Specifications
  • Create an 11" x 14" OR 14" x 11" fibre piece using any technique or medium
  • soft or hard mounted
  • collaborative projects welcome



Dyeing, Printing and Colour with Gunnel Hag

Imagine & Create with Hilary Rice.


Felt Bowls Using a Balloon

Frame Making

Marbling Playdate

Peyote Triangles