Fiber Artists of Oklahoma (FAO) is made up of individuals interested in sharing knowledge and promoting appreciation of all aspects of fiber art, including weaving, spinning, embroidery, knitting, crochet, knotting, basketry, felting, quilting, papermaking, dyeing, rug hooking, lace-making, and mixed media collage.  Skill levels of members range from novice to expert, with some members experimenting as hobbyists, and others working as professionals.The organization sponsors and produces Fiberworks, a major annual juried fiber art show featuring Oklahoma artists .  Members of FAO also participate in various activities during the year to encourage, support, and inform persons interested in fiber art.

Our History:

Fiber Artists of  Oklahoma, formerly the Hand Weavers League of Oklahoma, was formed in 1976 by a group of hand weavers who first met in Norman, Oklahoma.  Officers were elected, by-laws were written, and the first newsletter was published.   In 1978, the organization initiated Fiberworks, a major juried fiber art show that has since become an annual event. In 1984 the group began meeting in Oklahoma City and became a statewide organization.  A Certificate of Incorporation to become a non-profit [(501(c) (3)] group was filed and approved in 1985.  The Hand Weavers League was renamed Fiber Artists of Oklahoma in 2006 to better reflect the broader focus of the organization.

Meeting Times

Oklahoma City: (September – June, yearly)
Second Thursday, 7:00 pm at The Village Library, 10307 N. Penn, Oklahoma City

Tulsa: (Monthly, Year Round)
Second Tuesday, at 6:00 pm at B-Sew-Inn, Farm Shopping Center, 51st & Sheridan, Tulsa

Officers 2019-2020

President Karen Collier
Treasurer Janice Filler
Secretary (OKC) Open
Secretary (Tulsa) Denise Paglio
Program Coordinator/Moderator (OKC) Open
Program Coordinator/Moderator (Tulsa) Denise Paglio
Historian Barbara Klein
Board Chair Karen Collier
Board Member - Database Manager Terry Williams
Board Member - Social Media Sarah Atlee
Board Member Andrea Kissinger
Board Member Denise Paglio
Board Member Brenda Esslinger
Board Member Sue Sullivan
Board Member Janice Filler
Ex-officio Board Barbara Klein

Taos Night,
©Nancy Peterson
Best in Handweaving
FiberWorks 18