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Fiberarts Connection - Anne Copeland

"Winter Migration" by Barbara Williamson, 
Physically challenged fiber artist.  

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded originally in 2003 by Anne Copeland. We seek to make good networking connections and locate more resources for physically/developmentally challenged fiber artists. We also are seeking to provide opportunities for children to have a safe and wonderful, inexpensive  means to express their creativity through some of our current and ongoing venues. We have long wanted to provide this opportunity, so this year is our first challenge geared to include children. You can find the challenge on our blog site under Calls for Entry.

We have events where pieces are sold to raise money for worthwhile causes and to assist the physically/developmentally challenged artists.  We also do Smilebox presentations online, and we have done online show catalogs that can be printed out to include in a portfolio or to just have to remember the events the fiber artists enter.

Mission: Our mission is to assist physically/developmentally challenged and emerging  fiberartists who wish to be professional with getting good exposure for their work and teaching them professional development. Although the nonprofit is located in Southern California, we serve physically challenged fiber artists in the United States and abroad.

Founder, Anne Copeland, is an AQS certified appraiser who specializes in art quilts, wearables, art dolls and other textile items.  She also appraises regular antique and traditional quilts, but specializes in the more contemporary items.  Anne lectures and teaches some classes, especially her quilt restoration class, which is quite popular.

Location: Lomita, California, USA
Blogs: ohmimola, fiberartsconnection

   The Alliance for American Quilts
   Cut-Loose Quilters
Languages spoken: English

Barbara Williamson, Secretary, Fiberarts Connection

Tags: Nonprofit, physically challenged fiber artists, developmentally challenged fiber artists, venues for physically challenged fiber artists, challenges for physically challenged fiber artists, challenges welcoming participation of children, opportunities for physically challenged fiber artists, resources for physically challenged fiber artists


  1. Support the arts. This site is a fantastic community of talented artists who work in many different types of fiber arts and who sell beautiful textiles from all over the world and their own truly beautiful work. You can't make a better investment than art right now. Stocks might go belly up, but with art, you will always have what you started with, and art over time maintains its value. This is a great site. Take time to explore and learn about all the artists and the vendors here.


“Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction,- a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the Muse”
-Henry David Thoreau

In our case, it would be the needle or other fiber tool. Drive it home! And, we all thank you for your words, left here to these good folks. Invoke your Muse!


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