Calendar > Meetings/Programs

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 (see Workshops).


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


Changes to the meeting schedule or location will be posted on our web site. 


If the weather is bad, we will follow our inclement weather policy.





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 Joan Griffin Tapestry - A Journey
Feb 11, 2017 Linda Cooper My Quilting Life in Color and 3-D
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 Study Groups Study Group Focus and Potluck




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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January 14, 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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February 11, 2017


My Quilting Life in Color and 3-D with Linda Cooper


Linda will talk about her quilting journey, illustrated with many examples of painted quilts, kinetic (mobile-like) quilts and Broderie-Perse appliqués - self-painted as well as flowers, fish and other items cut from commercial fabrics.


Learn more about Linda:

Her bio:  Biography

Her website:


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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

Her website:


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June 10, 2017


Study Group Day and Potluck


Many of our Guild members have formed Study Groups. These individual groups meet in each other's homes, venues and various locales to discuss, play, experiment and express a particular topic of fiber arts. This is your chance to see what they've been up to! From felting, to weaving, color theory and everything in between - come and see what your peers are up to with show-and-tell, presentations and discussion. Fellowship and good eats are a part of the day's plan!


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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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