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The Fine Art of Fiber Returns to the Botanic Gardens
in November 2021


Friday - Sunday
November 5-7, 2021
10am to 5pm

2021 ALERT: Nonmembers visiting the Chicago Botanic Gardens must make a reservation in advance of their visit. Please see the pertinent Chicago Botanic Gardens webpage Here. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
, Illinois 60022

Free Admission
(parking fee applies)

Directions to the Garden


Free Admission to:
Fiber Art Exhibit, Wearable Art Sale, Holiday & Gift Boutique,
Hand-woven Textiles Sale, Quilt Sale,
Silent Auction, and Raffles

Guilds Involved with the Fine Art of Fiber, are:
Illinois Quilters, Inc.          North Suburban NeedleArts Guild          Weavers Guild of the North Shore

Women's Journeys in Fiber

The Fine Art of Fiber (FAOF) is one of the oldest and most prestigious needle art shows in the Midwest. FAOF is the combined efforts of Illinois Quilters Inc., North Suburban NeedleArts Guild and Weavers Guild of the North Shore. The combined show and sale is an outgrowth of earlier exhibits and sales that date back to 1981. 

Each guild is a not-for-profit organization with a focus on education and awareness as well as the promotion of fiber arts, quality design and craftsmanship, and the presentation of fiber heritage. The traditions include spinning, natural dyeing of fibers and fabric, weaving, quilting, knitting and much, much more.

The show features a wonderful array of activities including:

 An exhibit of quilts, various types of needle art, knitting, wearable art, dolls & jewelry

 Sales of hand-woven and knitted items
 Boutique with handmade holiday & gift items

 Sale of Wearable Art pieces
 Sale of traditional & contemporary quilts
 Silent auction of unique handmade pieces to highest daily bidder

The events schedule is:

Show, Sales, & Demonstrations: Daily (Friday through Sunday) 10:00am - 5:00pm
Silent Auction: Daily 10:00am - 3:00pm
Raffle Drawings: Sunday 4:00

Click here for photos from this current year as well as previous years

Guild Member Forms for downloading
These forms are for IQI, NSNG or WGNS members only

Click Here for Show Forms

Last Updated June 30, 2021
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