Victoria Potrovitza, "Rush Hour," 2018 (detail)

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

North East
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Connecticut Ellen Schiffman April 2019
Maine Jennifer Lee Morrow
Judith Daniels
Massachusetts / Rhode Island Nancy Crasco
Adrienne Sloane April 2019
New Hampshire Kate Dean
New York City / New Jersey Rachael Dorr
Pennsylvania Meredith Grimsley
Vermont Eve Jacobs-Carnahan
Rosalind Daniels

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
North Florida
South Florida Suzanne Connors
Virginia / West Virginia Jill Jensen

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

Mountain and Southwest
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Colorado Liz Kettle April 2019

West Coast
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Northern California Jennifer J. Viale
Jessica Cadkin April 2019
Southern California Carrie Burckle
Washington Francesca Penchant May 2019

Province Contact Email Newsletter
British Columbia / Yukon Thomas Roach October 2018
New Brunswick / Nova Scotia Wilma Butts

Country/Region Contact Email Newsletter
EU/UK Karina van Vught

Guidelines for Area Representatives

Questions? Reach out to the membership manager at