About

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)
Check back for meeting details as we transition back to monthly gatherings

Officers 2021-2022

President Denise Paglio
Treasurer Terry Williams
Secretary (OKC) Open
Secretary (Tulsa) Open
Program Coordinator/Moderator (OKC) Andrea Kissinger
Program Coordinator/Moderator (Tulsa) Open
Historian Barbara Klein
Board Members  
Board Member - Database Manager Pat Brant
Board Member - Social Media Sean Tyler
Board Member - Treasurer Terry Williams
Board Member Brenda Esslinger
Board Member Andrea Kissinger
Board Member Nan Munkholm
Past President Karen Collier
Ex-officio - Historian Barbara Klein
Ex-officio- Treasurer Janice Filler

 

Aspen Grove
Sally Bachman
Fiberworks 2019 Award Winner