Woman examining a quilt at the Fine Art of Fiber

Fine Art of Fiber

The Fine Art of Fiber (FAOF) show will be in-person on November 5-7, 2021. The Botanic Garden will set attendance and social distancing with State of Illinois regulations. Updated information and submission forms for the exhibit and boutique will be posted July 1, 2021 on the FAOF website. There is an early form submission deadline for the exhibit and the boutique of August 1, 2021. To learn more, go to fineartoffiber.org

Join us at Chicagoland’s ultimate quilt exhibition, the Fine Art of Fiber. Held at the Chicago Botanic Garden, this one-of-a-kind venue provides our members with a unique opportunity to display their work. It’s a great way to meet quilters and explore the variety of quilt styles. IQI has been exhibiting quilts here for over 30 years, along with the North Suburban Needlearts Guild and Weavers Guild of the North Shore. Attendance at the Fine Art of Fiber recently broke the 10,000 mark. Entry to the show is free.
The Fine Art of Fiber exhibit includes a Boutique for members to sell their work, a Silent Auction of pieces donated by members to benefit their guilds and the IQI Raffle Quilt is displayed with tickets on sale. The winner of this beautiful raffle quilt is drawn late Sunday afternoon before the conclusion of the show. (Winner need not be present.) Guild members staff an education table to introduce visitors to the quilting arts and the benefits of guild membership. Visitors vote for the Viewers’ Choice Award and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons are awarded Sunday afternoon.
IQI members have a perfect location to showcase their work. Members may exhibit one piece a year as part of their membership benefits. Additional pieces are submitted for consideration by the FAOF Committee; there is a non-refundable fee per item submitted, and exhibitors are required to volunteer during the show and you receive a parking pass good for the weekend.
Visit the FAOF’s website at fineartoffiber.org/forms.htm to download forms current information for the 2021 event.

A quick tour of the exhibition

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