About Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts

The Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts celebrates the link between the creative individual and the artwork of textiles. We offer a wide range of programs for practicing artists, collectors, and all who appreciate fiber arts. SCTA is a non-profit corporation, founded in 1979.


What we do

SCTA sponsors an array of educational programs throughout the year, including

  • Lectures by nationally recognized guest speakers on such topics as surface design, ethnic textiles, artistic clothing, quilting, weaving, jewelry, and marketplaces.
  • Workshops on techniques related to textile arts, including dyeing and printing, beading, quilting, embroidery, felting, mixed media, and papermaking/bookbinding.
  • Bus trips to special events and places related to the textile arts.

Special interest groups

The Surface Design & Mixed Media Group explores all facets of surface design, led by Yvonne Warren. Meetings are held at 1:30 pm on the second Thursday of each month, except July, August, November, and December.

Beading Study Group meetings are held at 10:30 am the second Tuesday of each month, and are open to all interests and skill levels. They are organized by Carolyn Granados.

The Needle Arts Group meets to encourage and inspire each other in the needlework arts. Led by Elisa Reutinger, the group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the fourth Wednesday of each month, except July, August, and December.

The Book Arts (and Paper Arts) Study Group was just revived late in 2019. The regular meeting date will be the third Thursday of the month at Shepard Garden and Arts Center, from 12:45 to 3:15 pm. LuAnne Hansen is the organizer.



Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts’ Facebook page contains information on special events and regular meeting dates, member activities, and notices of activities related to the textile arts. Find us at facebook.com/SacramentoCenterForTheTextileArts.


Unless otherwise stated, all programs and events are held at Shepard Garden and Arts Center.