In 2006, my friend Heather and I began talking about the need for a small fibre art group that would help us grow as artists. There were no such groups in our area, so we decided to talk to some of our like minded friends and the "Group of Eight" Fibre Arts Guild was born. We were a small group of quilters no longer interested exclusively in creating traditional quilts. We wished to expand upon stitching and incorporate other non-traditional materials in our work. While members have come and gone since then and focuses have changed, we remain passionately devoted to all forms of fibre art - art quilting, beading, hand stitching and embroidery, surface design, mixed media and various paper arts.
Last year we joined ONN (the Ontario Network of Needleworkers), so I decided to make the banner you see to identify our group. Notice the wonderful loopy font. I thought it was perfect for our group since some of us are a little 'loopy' ourselves!