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April  First meeting of organizations and individuals interested in developing a fiber arts center in Atlanta.

July  SEFAA registers as a Georgia Non Profit Corporation.

August  SEFAA registers as a Georgia Charitable Organization.

October  Initial Board members appointed, bylaws adopted.


January  501(c)(3) received (retroactive to July 17, 2009).

April  Website established.

July  First class, In Living Color taught by Rebecca Ewing; first monthly newsletter

November through December  Worked with Social Ventures Grant team to develop 3-year business plan.


January  Instituted online course registration.

May  First annual Fiber Garage Sale.

September  SEFAA Center opens.

November  First Fiber Art Sale.


January  Launched free bi-weekly Open Studio sessions.

March  First Square Foot Fiber Art Pin Up Show exhibition (SEFAA Center).

June  First Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends exhibition (East Carolina University).

November  Participated in the first Georgia Gives Day giving event.


January  Launched free quarterly programs for members.

May  FiberARTlanta exhibition (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta).

July  First Open House.

October  Entered Scarecrows in the Garden exhibition at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.


January  Launched free monthly programs for members.

June  Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends exhibition (University of Georgia)

October  Tour of Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair (Museum of Design

December  Ended the year with 182 individual members and 10 organization members.


January  Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art exhibition (Hudgens Center
for the Arts)

April  SEFAA hosts Fiber Forum conference (Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts)

June  Continuous Threads: 200 Years of Georgia Textiles exhibition (Gwinnett
Environmental and Heritage Center).

December  Hard Hat Tour of the new SEFAA Center.


March  Logo redesigned.

April  Grand Opening & Housewarming.

May  Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends exhibition (Murray State University).

October  Cloth Roads Trunk Show.


January  First Book Club meeting.

June  Leased addition 500 sq. ft., adding second studio and storeroom.

September  Wet Studio Shower to equip new dye kitchen; new library shelving donated.

October  First Member Organization gathering.

December  Interior lights upgraded to LED.


February  ICONIC: Tapestries by Molly Elkind exhibition (SEFAA Center)

April  Peace by Piece exhibition (with Atlanta Collage Society, ART Station).

June  Free Indigo Dye Day.

October  Atlanta premier of The Shepherdess of the Glaciers documentary (Landmark
Midtown Art Cinema); Spotlight on Student Fiber Trends (The Fine Arts Center).

November  First Yarn & Book Sale.


February  Start of Blanket Love Project, an ongoing charitable project making textiles for
people and pets in need.

July  Small Expressions 2019 exhibition (SEFAA Center).

September  New website fundraiser.

December  Created SEFAA Designer’s Club monthly givers community.


January  Started monthly Monday Make Night sessions.

February  Pet Bed Sewing Bee with Atlanta Sewing Guild.

March  Closed SEFAA Center due to COVID-19 pandemic.

April  New website online.

May First online class offered.

June Intertwined 2020 exhibition opens.

July Pandemic Banner Project launched.

August First Pop Up Shop.

December Received $25,000 grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation.

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