About SFFA

Southeast Fiber Forum Association

The SFFA, a loosely connected group of individuals and guilds in the Southeast, is the umbrella organization for the Southeast Fiber Forum, the biennial conference held in the spring of odd-numbered years. The Fiber Forum offers educational workshops and seminars to fiber artists throughout the Southeastern Region of the United States.

The association was established to foster cooperation among individuals and organized guilds in the fiber arts in the Southeast region and to encourage creativity and excellence of craftsmanship in the Fiber Arts. It is an educational, non-profit, non-commercial and non-political association. The states comprising the SFFA area are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Membership for individuals is $5.00 USD for lifetime membership. For guilds the membership fee is $25.00 USD for lifetime membership.

The Board

The Board is made up of seven individuals: a treasurer, a secretary, three members elected at large by the SFFA members present at the Fiber Forum, the Host Committee Chair, and the immediate past Chair. The Fiber Forum Chairman is selected by the Board. The 2017-2019 Board members are Chairman Kathi Grupp, Treasurer Lynda Feldman, Secretary Marjorie Krueger, Members Suzanne MacGuire, Angela Schneider, Teena Tuenge, Member Ruth Howe (Communication), Member Deb Bartz (Membership Chair), 2019 SEFF Conference Chair Jim Gentry, and Past SEFF Conference Chair and Past President Kristen Nicholas.

Introducing the Board Members

Kathi Grupp is the 2019 SEFF president. Contact Kathi at Chairman

Lynda Feldman is the 2019 SEFF treasurer. Contact Lyda at Treasurer

Marjorie Krueger is the 2019 SEFF secretary. Contact Marjorie at Secretary

Deb Bartz is the Membership Chair. Deb can be reached at Membership

Jim Gentry is the 2019 SEFF Conference Chair.

Non Board Member - Webmaster

Marty Mason is the webmaster. Contact Marty at Webmaster


Southeast Fiber Forum Association PO Box 1607, Black Mountain NC 28711

Check out the SFFA Bylaws- revised April 2013