The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild is an association of fiber artists located in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area. It is a 501(c)(3) corporation that promotes and conducts educational programs in a wide range of fiber art, such as weaving, spinning, knitting, quilting, felting, dyeing, and surface design, for members and as outreach activities. The Guild offers a grant of up to $1,500 in alternate years for a member to enrich her/his technical or aesthetic development in the fiber arts.
In general, the Guild meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, Maryland.
Members enjoy participating in study groups, attending monthly guild meetings and programs, renting equipment, and borrowing from the Guild’s extensive library. The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association, Artisans United, Inc., the Handweavers Guild of America, and the Creative Crafts Council, which affords its members many opportunities to participate and to exhibit their work.
The Guild hosts workshops by well-known fiber artists. Registration preference is given to Guild members, and opens to non-members two to four weeks before a workshop.
The Guild also maintains a list of its members who are national and regional instructors in fiber art techniques.
Guild members display and sell handmade items such as wall art, quilts, jewelry, hats, bags, scarves, and accessories in the Potomac Fiber Arts Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA.
The Guild welcomes new members interested in exploring fiber arts of all kinds. Members are not required to have any particular level of expertise – only a desire to learn and share.