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Guild meetings are held normally on the second Saturday of the month, September through June.  The meeting is held at St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, Maryland (click here for directions and facility map), except for the December Pot-Luck Social which will be held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church.  Each meeting includes a program that is conducted by a Guild member or visiting artist, or that is a special Guild event.  All meetings are open to anyone.

Artists giving programs will generally also teach one or more workshops in conjunction with the meeting.  These workshops require registration

The meeting format is as follows:

9:30    Library opens

10:00  Short business meeting

10:30  Program

12:00  Social hour, and library is open


Sep 10, 2016 Stephanie Metz A Material Journey
Oct 8, 2016 Temari Twins – Jan Weber and Karen Heppen Temari:  An Ancient Fiber Art in the 21st Century
Nov 12, 2016 Susan Aaron-Taylor My Creative Process
Dec 10, 2016 Guild Pot-Luck Pot-Luck Lunch and Yarn/Book Sale
Jan 14, 2017 Inclement Weather
Feb 11, 2017 Mary Kerr Turning Old Into Art
Mar 11, 2017 Jan Wutkowski Millinery as Fashion, Craft and Art
Apr 8, 2017 David Hornung Building Pictures
May 13, 2017 Dianne Koppisch Hricko My Search for Beauty and the Perfect Stir-Fry
Jun 10, 2017 Joan Griffin Tapestry – A Journey

September 10, 2016

A Material Journey with Stephanie Metz

Internationally exhibiting Stephanie Metz presents her unique sculptural fiber work, all created through the use of the humble felting needle. From her early pieces through her ongoing experiments pushing the limits of wool, Stephanie illustrates the How and Why of her explorations in felted wool.

Learn more about Stephanie:

Her bio:  Biography

Her web page:

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October 9, 2016

Temari:  An Ancient Fiber Art in the 21st Century with Temari Twins Jen Weber and Karen Heppen

Join Jen and Karen for a journey through the history of Temari – a Japanese folk art. Lots of modern examples will be shared.

Learn more about Jen and Karen:

Their bio:  Biography

Their web page:

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November 12, 2016

My Creative Process with Susan Aaron-Taylor

An intimate exploration into the pivotal experiences, spiritual modalities, mentorships, and shamanic and ethnic artworks that have impacted and informed the life, art, career and creative process of mixed media artist Susan Aaron-Taylor.

Learn more about Susan:

Her bio:  Biography

Her website:

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December 10, 2016

Pot Luck Social and Book and Yarn Sale

Join us for some fellowship and good eats at this special event.  Socialize and relax over a potluck lunch provided by guild members.  Buy yarn (by the pound!) and books at the sales tables.  Participate in a silent auction of high-quality equipment  and supplies.  This event is open to members and non-members alike.  See the Guild website and newsletter for more information.

Note that this event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

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February 11, 2017

Turning Old into Art with Mary Kerr

Join AQS certified Quilt appraiser Mary Kerr on a journey of turning old, vintage quilt pieces into contemporary art.

Learn more about Mary:

Her bio:  Biography

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March 11, 2017

Millinery as Fashion, Craft and Art with Jan Wutkowski

Enjoy a photo essay and discussion on the many aspects of millinery. Women’s hat making can be viewed as strictly fashion yet aspects of craft and art are also present in many contemporary hats and headpieces. From the traditional to the truly bizarre, you’ll enjoy what many feel is the ultimate accessory enjoyed by royalty to commoner.

Learn more about Jan:

Her bio:  Biography

Her website:

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April 8, 2017

Building Pictures with David Hornung

Hornung works with improvisation; both direct and indirect techniques to “build” pictures that represent, through symbols, the enigma, fragility and uncertainty of life. David will show images of his work, completed and in progress while discussing the things that have influenced his art.

Learn more about David:

His bio:  Biography

His website:

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May 13, 2017

My Search for Beauty and the Perfect Stir-Fry with Dianne Koppisch Hricko

Dianne will discuss How and Where she searches for inspiration, illustrating the importance of the elements and principles of art. Emphasis on building color through layering dyes.

Learn more about Dianne:

Her bio:  Biography

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June 10, 2017

Tapestry – A Journey with Joan Griffin

Joan Griffin will discuss her career as a fiber artist devoted to 37 years of exploring tapestry making. Joan will discuss her work illustrating both large and small tapestries, with emphasis on what makes a design translate to tapestry and how to choose colors. Joan will bring many examples of tapestries, as well as design preparation studies.

Learn more about Joan:

Her bio:  Biography

Her website:

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Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy

In the event of a severe weather emergency affecting a PFAG monthly meeting, program or workshop (mini and extended), the Guild will follow the closing guidelines issued by Montgomery County Government for events involving Community Use of Public Facilities (CUPF).   (Please note this is not Montgomery County Public Schools)

If severe weather threatens, please visit the CUPF Emergency Closing Information website listed below.

If CUPF facilities are closed and/or events are cancelled or delayed, PFAG events will be cancelled.

If time and circumstances allow, notices may also be posted to the Yahoo listserv, on the PFAG Facebook and the PFAG home page.  Note, however, that these notices may be considerably delayed.

As with any endeavor, members should be guided by their own better judgement in deciding whether to venture out in difficult weather.

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