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Fiber Forum

About the Forum

Fiber Forum was organized in 1992 in order to advance embroidery as an art form through the exhibition of original works of exceptional merit. To this end, the group endeavors to have a biennial exhibit in art centers, galleries, or museums throughout the country. It also exhibits annually at the National Seminar in the Education Exhibit.

New Members are juried in each year by accredited judges on the basis of both aesthetic achievement and technical skill. Members are juried through digital photos of original, non-teaching pieces. To remain a member of Fiber Forum requires re-jurying at least every three years with digital photo submissions of members’ new work. This procedure encourages each person to set a learning challenge and helps to attain personal goals. Upon acceptance, the membership fee is $25.00 annually. If you have questions, feel free to contact the forum chair Sharon Ahmed at

About Jurying

Jurying occurs in March of each year. Entries for 2018 must be postmarked between March 1 and March 15, 2018. For your reference, Download the 2018 Fiber Forum Jurying Form now.   

Forum Friends

EGA members interested in keeping abreast of the activities of Fiber Forum may become a member of Fiber Forum Friends.  Friends as well as members receive updates about  jurying, exhibits, and other news. Fiber Forum Friends is open to any EGA member.

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2018 Retreat: The Nature of Pattern by Jean Draper

Fiber Forum will have their retreat in Victoria British Columbia with Jean Draper. The workshop, “The Nature of Pattern,” will explore different aspects of natural pattern with a view of developing ideas for our own stitched textiles. Through structured group demonstrations and one-to-one teaching, participants will be helped and encouraged to record and develop personal ideas. A variety of methods, techniques and materials will be used to enable everyone to make an exciting range of designs and stitched samples that are entirely individual in character.

Date: April 14-21, 2018
Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, British Columbia

Get more Fiber Forum Retreat information in our downloadable brochure.

Explore the gallery.

Check out our 2017 Fiber Forum gallery.