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Regional Groups

The studio experience can be a solitary one. SDA regional groups:

  • Connect members with local fiber arts communities
  • Offer networking with other artists
  • Provide opportunities to show in local exhibitions
  • Offer a chance to make new fiber friends

Regional groups come in all shapes and sizes. Some meet regularly, while others connect through newsletters and blogs, exhibitions, gatherings, or critiques.

Use the following links to learn more and to find active regional/metro SDA groups. You’re welcome to join more than one group. Don’t see your state listed? Consider becoming an Area Representative


Regional Groups

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
North Florida
South Florida
Virginia / West Virginia

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Illinois Frances Krueger-Jackson December 2017
Indiana Anita Louise Bracalente January 2021
Iowa Linda Roe
Wisconsin Shannon Molter

Mountain and Southwest
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Arizona Lisa Dixon
Colorado April 2019

West Coast
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Northern California Julia Feldman February 2021
Southern California Carrie Burckle November 2020
Washington Gabriela Nirino April 2021

Province Contact Email Newsletter
British Columbia / Yukon March 2020
New Brunswick / Nova Scotia

Country/Region Contact Email Newsletter
EU/UK Karina van Vught
New Zealand Viv Davy

Guidelines for Area Representatives

Questions? Reach out to the membership manager at