Thomas Roach, "Fragments from the Sacred Grove" (detail), 2015

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 September 2017
Maine Kathleen Goddu
Massachusetts / Rhode Island Nancy Crasco
Adrienne Sloane January 2018
Vermont Suzanne Loker

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Florida Shalini Tandon
Virginia / West Virginia Jill Jensen
Texas Rachel Anderson

State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Illinois Frances Krueger-Jackson July 2018
Indiana Anita Louise Bracalente

Mountain and Southwest
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Colorado Liz Kettle
Kim Mirus September 2018

West Coast
State/Region Contact Email Newsletter
Northern California Ruth Tabancay September 2018
Southern California Brecia Kravolic-Logan
Washington Francesca Penchant January 2018

Province Contact Email Newsletter
British Columbia / Yukon Thomas Roach April 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