President's Message

Due to the resignation of Jan Sillik and Claudia Bates, I find myself in the position of President. I am happy to serve for 2020-2021 as the Board is extremely well-qualified and supportive. The situation in our country, and world, demanded that we use methods of planning other that meeting in person so we used technology to our advantage. It is amazing what one can learn when it is absolutely necessary!

When I first attended a CFAA Seminar I thought I had found the place I should be! What talent, what amazing ideas, and Kaleidoscope found me mesmerized looking at the many diverse designs. My designing became better - even before I left that seminar. My brain never stopped thinking of the possibilities. Vendors enabled me to take home some of those ideas and I am still using those components. I ran out of money that first year!

I haven't missed a CFAA since that first one. The dates are noted on my calendar early and NOTHING gets in the way! So, mark your calendars for February 19, 20, 21, 2021. Our presenters will be topnotch and the workshops fun as well as educational. We will be featuring the latest techniques with hands-on projects. We listened to your suggestions last year and had rave reviews for our new formats - and next year will be even better!

I look forward to working with you and planning our 2021 CFAA Seminar! Please join the fun, do a Kaleidoscope design, take advantage of the workshops and meet other "like minded" artists. If you haven't signed up to do a Kaleidoscope design please contact Lillian Rico ( who will be glad to include you in our line-up.

Such Fun!

Kathleen Hawryluk, President CFAA, 2020-2021