PTA Board 2016

Mission Statement

Pacific Textile Arts is a 501-C-3 educational non-profit existing to support, share, and celebrate the fiber arts.

Located at 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 - the east end of Laurel St., turn left, first house -

email: phone: 707-409-6811

Houses a gallery, library, demonstration studios, sales room, and classrooms.

Wednesdays 10:30-NOON Thursdays 1:30-3:30 Saturdays 11:00-1:00

For additional hours call the PTArts phone number - outgoing message has information on contacting board members: Jackie, Nancy or Lolli

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer: Nancy Denison
Newsletter: Jackie Wollenberg
Monthly Programs/Gallery/Classes: Lolli Jacobsen
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Gardens: Laine Escola
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Kat Rossum
Historian: Nancy Denison, Laine Escola
Office Help: Sue Arnold
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis
Newest: Ann Brezina
…………..Mickie McCormic

PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
WebMaster: NormaLee

October Fiber Faire & Bazaar Oct 6-7

PUT THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR …  Saturday  Oct 7th  10am-4pm with First Friday preview/sale  Oct 6th 5-8pm

September bring monthly PROGRAMS back …

Visit the Gallery during September:  Exhibit of Oaxaca textiles from June 2017 trip by Elaine Todd, Jackie Wollenberg and Lolli Jacobsen and then plan to attend the program on Saturday September 23rd for a slideshow of the Oaxaca trip.   Come at 10am for coffee and sharing of things done over the summer and then at 11 sit back and watch the show.

Busy Weekend August 5th

PTArts worked the ART IN THE GARDENS event and Linda Hartshorn’s Indigo Dyeing class was at the PTArts campus !

Here are a few pictures from Art In The Garden …

PTArts Spinning Group ON VACATION now

We are taking a summer vacation … So you won’t feel any guilt about not coming to the 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA… PACIFIC TEXTILE ARTS campus on 1st Thursday and 3rd Saturday from 11am to 1pm
September 16th  (3rd Saturday) at which time we will try again to bring together a group interested in spinning fiber under new leadership … Ann Brezina, a recent addition to the PTArts Board of Directors.  Ann is sure to inspire and simulate all our urges to spin fiber.
Save the date August 5th and come celebrate “FIBER” ART IN THE GARDEN  (AIG at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens)
Best Regards to all,


Peg McBride LIFE CELEBRATION August 12th

Come One, Come All to celebrate Peg’s life
POTLUCK  11am   on August 12th
Caspar Community Center
Peg McBride passed away Sunday evening, June 4. She was 1 month shy of 92 years old.

On Thursday, June 1, Peg enjoyed a day in her garden and dinner & dessert with friends who were staying in her cottage. Friday morning she went to the Mendocino Coast Hospital ER and was diagnosed with an aneurism of the aorta. In keeping with her wishes, Peg opted not to be transported to Santa Rosa for a high risk surgery. She made a choice to stay in the hospital’s hospice family suite for comfort care where we could all be gathered and where IV pain meds could be administered.

Peg remained alert through Saturday. She wasn’t in pain and the hospital staff did a great job caring for her (and for us as we kept round-the-clock vigil!) All five of her children made it to her bedside (even Jim and Jiggs from Oregon, and Rebecca from Switzerland!). Peg was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and close friends as she took her last breaths Sunday evening. Peg’s passing happened just as she wished.

I know you and many of the Pacific Textile Arts community knew Peg when she was active as a weaver, so wanted you to know. A local memorial in Fort Bragg will be planned sometime later in the summer.
(Peg’s daughter-in-law)

June 2nd FIRST FRIDAY gallery show 5pm-8pm

Come see the work that’s being done at Mendocino College.  Curated by the instructor, Adriane Nicolaisen.

MAY 27th: Sewing Circle 11am & 1:30pm

Come join in the sewing circle for the Rhinoceros Project as our last program gathering before summer break.  You can visit their website at which has a bunch of photos & some information about the project.

Coffee and Show&Tell  at 10am
A presentation by Anne and Michelle from 11 to noon followed by a lunch break, and sewing circle to begin at 1:30. No charge to participants.


“Basically, we’re embroidering a 7 x 9′ version of Durer’s Rhinoceros – the 1515 woodcut – in order to eventually create a watermark in handmade paper.  Michelle, my collaborator, and I are hosting public sewing circles to accomplish this endeavor & to create forums for conversation about colonialism, habitat decimation, vanishing species, and shifting value systems.   The sewing circles can be a one day event or an extended installation. ”

Kindly & Looking Forward,  Anne Beck

SAD NEWS …Fort Bragg Fabric Studio destroyed in 4-26-17 fire.

This tragic fire engulfed Lolli’s studio. . .she and Eleanor drove by after lunch. . . everything gone.  No one in her studio at the time, thank goodness, but all her screens, etc. are gone.  Ron Hock, her petanque partner, has started a GOFUNDME page in support of Lolli and her studio mates, Jacob and Shawnee.

when was the last time you saw one of these?

THIS EXACT MODEL … look carefully …

Crispin Hollinshead is trying to track down his creations made in the 80s.  If you have information, please contact him via email ( or phone 707-468-8675.    He will be grateful.

April 2017 PTArts Program

Join other PTArts program folks to enjoy a lecture from Barbara Dunsmoor from 11am to noon.   Sharing and Social begin at 10am.  Free to Pacific Textile Arts members and STUDENTS  in the class.  All welcome.  Donations appreciated.   Exploring this month’s theme:  Art Quilts.


WORSHOP to be held in the afternoon from 1:30pm – 4:30pm
$50, pay at class.

Barabara Dunsmoor is a member of the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Gualala.  She has progressed from a traditional quilter to becoming an art quilter over her many years of quilting.  She will show quilts made using many different techniques.

STUDENTS should bring paper and/or fabric, scissors and a glue stick.  Photos from magazines are a good source for paper projects.