An Affiliate of The Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard Cleveland Ohio 44106

Membership/History                                               photo courtesy of CMA, 2014



Calling all fiber artists, quilters, weavers, knitters, wearable art enthusiasts, designers, makers, craftspeople, textile art historians, educators and collectors – come share your interest in fiber art and textiles by becoming a member of the Textile Art Alliance (TAA) of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


You’ll have the opportunity to share your interests and meet other like-minded individuals at lectures, workshops, educational programs, our annual members’ meeting and the TAA Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique.  TAA plans a full schedule of programs and events to introduce you to new techniques, master artists, and innovative ideas and approaches to fiber art and textiles. We support new acquisitions to continue to build the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.


TAA Membership is open to anyone interested in contemporary or historic textiles and fiber arts. Membership in the Cleveland Museum of Art is required to become a TAA member.



  •          A full annual program of textile and fiber arts events – TAA members attend lectures for free and   receive a discount on most workshops, Play Days and collection visits
  •          Priority registration for Workshops and Play Days
  •           Advance notification of TAA events
  •           Monthly updates on TAA activities and other area fiber arts events through the TAA eNews
  •           to show your fiber artwork in TAA member shows
  •           Discounts at local area fiber arts stores (see list below)
  •           Meet fiber artists, educators and textile enthusiasts when you become an active part of the fiber art movement in Northeast Ohio

Membership* Fee Options (annual fee unless otherwise noted):

  •           Individual - $75
  •           Student - $10 with current student ID
  •           Sustaining - $100
  •           Patron - $150
  •           Lifetime -- $600 (one-time payment)

* Cleveland Museum of Art membership is required to become a TAA member. See the Cleveland Museum of Art website for membership categories and associated fees.

Please return membership for to:
Textile Art Alliance
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106-1707

For more information, please contact:

President: Dawn Hanson 216-320-1540
Show Your TAA membership card
 for a discount from the following vendors:

Bead Paradise, 29 W. College St., Oberlin, 440-775-2233,
10% off beads and supplies up to $85
15% off $100 bead purchases to all customers excluding books, tools and magazines

10% off custom made woven garment labels

Driftwood Framers, 450 East 200 St., Euclid, 216-531-6653
25% off framing

Ethnic Collections: Garments, Jewelry, Organic Essential Make-up, 1700 E. Main St., Kent, 330-990-0488, email:

Fine Points, Inc., 12620 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, 216-229-6644,
10% off yarn

FraAngelica Studio5th St. Arcade, Suite 36, 530 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-574-4810,
15% discount on all merchandise

Ginko Gallery, 19 S. Main St., Oberlin, 440-774-3117,
10% off art supplies

Murray Hill Bolt and Spool: Fabric, Patterns, Ribbon, Inspiration, 2026 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, 216-229-2220,
20% all purchases

Pins and Needles, 3 locations: 7535 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Hts., or 5937 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Hts., or 4597 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted,
10% off all fabrics and $10 off repair of sewing machines and sergers

Members' News

Got News? Send It to Mary Ann Tipple

If you have information you’d like to share with your fellow TAA members either in the TAA eNews or on our website, please send it to Mary Ann Tipple, TAA Communications Officer, at We publish the TAA eNews around the 10th of each month and update the TAA website at the same time.

Jumpstart Your Creativity at the TAA Focus Group

Is your creativity in a slump? Or do you need some feedback on your latest project? Maybe you are looking for a place to work on a project among friends?  Then join us at the TAA Focus Group, our monthly small group that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Museum. We gather in one of the classrooms (usually Classroom I) from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. to share ideas, show our work, gather input, and enjoy each other’s company. You can come and stay as long as you like.


Attendees should park in level P2 of the museum parking garage and enter through the Education lobby. Be aware that the guards may search your bags. You may not take materials up into the Museum. If you have questions or would like to be added to the email list for TAA Focus Group, contact Melissa Richmond at or 216-533-0278.


History of TAA
The Textile Art Alliance (TAA), an affiliate group of The Cleveland Museum of Art, is an active organization of artists, designers, craftspeople, educators, and collectors with a common interest in the textile and the fiber arts.  

Formed in 1934, TAA's purpose is to promote the fiber arts through exhibitions, educational programs and purchases to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

To date, approximately fifty pieces have been purchased for the museum's textile collections. These gifts have ranged from Peruvian weavings dated 200 BC to works by contemporary artists such as Lenore Tawney, Glen Kaufman and Jon Eric Riis.

Board and Officers 2017-18


President – Dawn Hanson

Vice President – Barb Lubinski

Treasurer – Joyce Jentoft

Focus: Fiber Coordinator – Karen Hinkle

Recording Secretary – Judi Pfancuff

Communications Coordinator – Mary Ann Tipple


Trustees 2018

Jessica Pinsky

Roz Kvet

Margaret O’Reilly

Trustees 2019

Katherine Dunlevey

JoAnn Giordano

Dorothy Ceruti


Trustee 2020

Sharon Aunchman

Sandra Heller



TAA has mounted an exhibition of members' work since 1936. In 1967 the show became a juried show. By 1970, a decision was made to restrict the show to fiber art. As" Focus: Fiber" it became a significant annual event in contemporary fiber art. 

In 1977, TAA members coordinated and curated "FIBERWORKS." This landmark international invitation at CMA marked the first contemporary fiber art exhibition at a major American art museum. The show expanded to a regional juried show in 1997.  The Focus: Fiber catalog was published in 2004.

To learn more go the Exhibition page.
For more information about TAA contact us at
Cleveland Museum of Art website: