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Fiber Arts Calendars

Fiberarts and textile related conferences, workshops, and events are added on a regular basis. If your event is not shown here, please add the information using the Add Event link. Events are listed in chronological order and remain listed for seven days after their last day. Use the Complete Listing links to see all the events in a given category.


Fiber arts and textile related events which feature educational, hands-on sessions with notable teachers, and which may also include juried or non-juried competitions, fashion shows and textile arts vendors.

The Work of Our Hands: Then & Now
April 10, 2019      

 The Work of Our Hands: Then & Now    website

Symposium 2019-The Work of Our Hands, Then & Now Christ United Methodist Church - Foster Hall 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio 45429 Speakers: Then: Kathleen Staples, Independent Scholar, Author, and Publisher Now: Mary Ann Sakar, Physical Therapist & Sharon Fields, Occupational Therapist Pam Geisel, Art Quilter Terry Owen, Owner, Silk Roads Textiles, Cincinnati There will be a silent auction, bake sale, vendor tables, and door prizes! Join us for a fun day! There will be limited seating. Registration is $40, which includes lunch. Last day to register is March 15, 2019, or until full. Make check out to Dayton EGA, and send it to: Dayton EGA Symposium Registrar P.O. Box 752353, Dayton, Ohio 45475

Sgem Vienna Art 2019, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts
April 11, 2019   through   April 14, 2019      

 Sgem Vienna Art 2019, Scientific Conference On Social Sciences And Arts    website

SGEM Vienna ART 2019 is organized as an extended session of the SGEM International Scientific Conferences on SOCIAL SCIENCES and ARTS. The event will be held in the biggest and most historically Palais Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria in the period of 11 - 14 April, 2019. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Modern Science, Ancient Science, Cultural Studies, Language and Treasure, International Relations, Art and Architecture to meet, exchange knowledge and interact with each other. All submitted papers are peer-reviewed, evaluated and if accepted published in a conference proceedings /both digital and hard copy version Every accepted paper is published in the conference proceedings (ISSN/ ISBN) both hard copy and soft copy (DVD). The conference book is also submitted for evaluation and indexation in the biggest scientific databases - ISI Web of Sciences, ELSEVIER products-Mendeley, EBSCO, ProQuest, British Library and etc. The Conferences include workshops, performing arts (live dance performances, theater, and music, etc.) and very interesting cultural trips with historic value. We would like to invite you to share your experience and research in the field of Social Sciences and Arts with experts from all over the world.

June 11, 2019   through   June 16, 2019      

 Confluences    website

2019 Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds Conference Hosted by the Prince George Fibre Arts Guild. Offering 18 two day fibre arts workshops and 76 seminars with 24 instructors. Keynote Address and Fashion Show. Vendor Hall, Exhibits and Awards, Guild Booths, Author Signing, Tea Towel Exchange, Door Prizes, Fluff and Stuff, Spin-Ins, Knitting Circles and more.

Midatlantic Fiber Association 2019 - United in Fiber
June 27, 2019   through   June 30, 2019      

 Midatlantic Fiber Association 2019 - United in Fiber    website

From Opening Night, with its signature fashion show and keynote with master weaver and author Tom Knisely, the conference offers a wealth of education, inspiration from shows and exhibits, skein competition, spinning games, woven towel exchange, and a fun, vibrant community.

Complete Conference and Workshop Listing

Workshops, Seminars and Retreats

Complete listing of fiber related events which are shorter and more informal than conferences. These events are often limited to a single topic, Ranging from a gathering of fiber friends to a more formal class with a leader from outside the area.

Nuno Felted Dress Workshop With Charity Van Der Meer
April 22, 2019   through   April 24, 2019      

 Nuno Felted Dress Workshop With Charity Van Der Meer    website

In this Master Class, learn how to create a unique dress that is a work of art! Charity will share expert design and measurement techniques. Take home a dress valued at $1,200! Register early-space is limited.Click link for more info and to register:

Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival
April 26, 2019   through   April 28, 2019      

 Newport Paper & Book Arts Festival    website

The annual festival features three days of innovative, informative and exciting one-day workshops celebrating papermaking, surface embellishment, bookmaking, bindings, articles made of paper, and techniques and tools for working with paper and fiber

Complete Workshop Listing


Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.

It's All God's Work
April 15, 2018   through   December 31, 2019      

 It's All God's Work    website

The exhibit in Haehn Museum features the Art Needlework Department of Saint Benedict's Monastery. From its beginning in 1867, and until its closure in 1968, sisters in the department designed, hand embroidered, and sewed, at first, church accessories, but within a few years, church vestments. A total of 46 sisters worked in the department over its 101-year history, many of them for 20 or more years.

March 26, 2019   through   May 18, 2019      

 Artquiltsdreams    website

PAQA-SOUTH is proud to announce its 14th international juried exhibition of innovative quilts: ARTQUILTSdreams March 27-May 18, 2019 Page-Walker Arts & History Center Cary, NC

Great Lakes Fiber Show
May 25, 2019   through   May 26, 2019      

 Great Lakes Fiber Show    website

Come and enjoy a wonderful weekend at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio. We have over 100 vendors with everything from raw fibers to finished goods for sale. There is also a wool fleece show and sale, along with a skein and garment competition. Plenty of fantastic workshops are available (Pre-registration required) as well as kids activities. Also enjoy the Angora Rabbit show as well as a sheep show and sale. Great food and ADMISSION IS FREE!

Genesee Valley Quilt Fest
May 31, 2019   through   June 2, 2019      

 Genesee Valley Quilt Fest    website

Join us for the premier Quilt Show in Upstate New York70,000 square feet of quilt display, quilt exhibits, and vendors! 3500+ expected from New York, Northeast, USA, Canada, and Europe. 600 Quilts on Display - Professionally judged from NY, USA, Canada, and Europe, club entries, plus special quilt Exhibits, Workshops and Lectures by well known quilting teachers and presenters, plus Special Events every day. 60+ vendors - from NY, PA, CA, VT, TX, FL, MA, OH, NH, NC, IL, MI, and ME. Coaches, buses, and groups are welcome!

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Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.

Textile Center Presents The World's Largest Textile Garage Sale
April 11, 2019   through   April 13, 2019      

 Textile Center Presents The World's Largest Textile Garage Sale    website

Are you an artist, student, maker, DIYer, or simply just love a bargain? Join us for a celebration of thrift and fiber art! With shelves stacked high with fabric, yarn, patterns, tools, sewing machines, books, notions and more at garage sale prices, the possibilities of what you can create are truly endless! Here's how it works: Individuals and businesses donate fabric, yarn, thread, notions, kits, patterns, magazines, books, beads, buttons, sewing machines, tools, looms, specialty equipment - filling a warehouse of textile finds! These treasures are then resold at garage sale prices to YOU. Donations are tax deductible and it all benefits Textile Center's programs. DONATIONS ACCEPTED: April 11, 10 am - 7 pm. THE PREVIEW SALE: April 12, 5:30 - 8 pm, Advance Admission: $30/$25 members, Door Admission: $35. THE BIG SALE: April 13, 8 am - 4 pm, Admission: $3, Bag Sale from 3 - 4 pm for $5. All activities take place at the U of M ReUse Program Warehouse, 883 29th Ave SE, Minneapolis.

Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Art Guild And Flowers
April 27, 2019   through   April 28, 2019      

  Fiber Art By Black Sheep Weavers Art Guild And Flowers    website

Sat., April 27 (9am-5pm)/Sun., April 28 (10am-3pm). At Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk Rd, White Lk, 48383. Shop exquisite, handmade items by our artists: fashion accessories, jewelry, garments, felting, fiber sculpture, household linens, handwovens, quilts, rugs, baskets & more! Handyed fabric, roving & handspun yarns of cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool, plus "get started" kits. Free "Container Gardening" workshops offered by Bogie Lake Greenhouses experts all weekend!

36th Annual Taos Wool Festival
October 5, 2019   through   October 6, 2019      

 36th Annual Taos Wool Festival    website

Kit Carson Park, Taos, New Mexico, 9:00-5:00 on Saturday , 9:00-4:00 on Sunday It's Free! Outstanding regional fiber market featuring juried vendors offering a wide variety of animal fiber and related items; including fleeces, roving, yarn, finished items from hats to footwear to rugs to wall art and fiber related tools. Demonstrations of sheep shearing, spinning, dyeing and many other fiber related skills. The Fiber Critters Corner allows close-up looks at the animals that produce the various fibers, including llamas, sheep, alpacas, goats and angora rabbits. Hands-on activities for kids of all ages, introduce the concepts of fiber arts such as weaving and felting. Contests: hand-dyed, handspun, finished garments and home accessories, dog sweater and various spinning competitions, comprise some of the other activities. There is also Silent Auction featuring many fiber related items. Live music will be provided by regional musicians in a range of genres, throughout both days of the festival. Food and refreshments will be available from several vendors serving regional lamb, fresh-made crepes, soups, espresso drinks, smoothies and more.

The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas
October 11, 2019   through   October 20, 2019      

 The Best Little Yarn Crawl in Texas    website

Join us for 10 fun-filled days crawling your way through 17 yarn shops around Central Texas! Bring family, meet up with friends, make new ones, and see all the great things each shop has to offer. Meet Designers and Indie Dyers at all of the shops. To add to the fun, lots of chances to win PRIZES! We hope you discover new ways to fuel your fiber passion while you meet local fiber artists and delight in their wares. How to Play: Pay an entry fee of $15 to receive your personal Yarn Crawl Passport and a tote bag. Plan your route over 10 days to get to as many of the 17 shops as you possibly can. At each shop, have your Passport Card stamped, and check out the cool things being offered. Get a commemorative store button for your bag, and grab a Yarn Crawl exclusive pattern! Gauge, Hill Country Weavers, InSkein Yarns, The Knitting Cup, The Loom Room, Lucky Ewe, Nan’s Needleworks, Ply Yarn, The Quilted Skein, The Sated Sheep, A Sheep at the Wheel, The Tinsmith’s Wife, Unraveled, WC Mercantile, The Yarn Barn of San Antonio, Yarnivore, Yarnorama, & You’re So Crafty.

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Call for Entries and Call for Instructors

Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.

The Mourning Project
September 3, 2018   through   May 12, 2019      

 The Mourning Project    website

This major community fiber art project aims to collect 23,000 handmade baby booties by Mothers Day, 2019. Gathered together in a travelling art exhibition, these black, gray and white little elegies will create a picture too big to ignore. The installation will draw attention to the problem of infant mortality, and advocate for policies that save lives. More than 23,000 American infants die each year before their first birthday, the worst infant mortality rate in the developed world. Booties can be sewn, knit, felted, or crocheted, but should be in the colors of mourning: black/white/gray or any combination (embellishments excepted). Booties must be received by Mother's Day May 12, 2019. Please visit the website for details on how to be a part of this major community fiber art project. There is no charge to participate, though I ask that you consider giving $1 per pair of booties to cover costs related to shipping the booties (storage and shipping containers) Mary Vaneecke Founder,

Gifts of Art - Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
March 13, 2019   through   May 31, 2019      

 Gifts of Art - Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan    website

The Gifts of Art Program is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2019 to August 2020 exhibition year. The Exhibition Program is designed to calm nerves, lift spirits, and engage minds. This supports the healing process and reduces the stress and anxiety often associated with a healthcare setting.

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

Trade Shows and Expos

Events sponsored primarily by or for merchants and vendors specializing in fiber arts and textile related products and may include seminars, demos and workshops in conjunction.

Ply Away
April 9, 2019   through   April 13, 2019      


Join us for the 4th PLY Away Spinning Retreat put on by PLY Magazine, April 9-13, 2019! Right smack dab in the middle of the USA in Kansas City, Missouri, come join us while we learn, share, enjoy, and just sit and spin! Build you own spinning schedule from in-depth 3-day classes, immersive 2-day classes, fun 1-day classes, or dip your toe in with any of our half-day classes, but make sure to leave a bit of time to relax and spin with like-minded folks! At the fourth PLY Away you'll find classes based on the the 5th year of PLY Magazine (Bobbin-led, Semi, Planning, and Flax) along with foundation, advanced, dyeing, and weaving classes with some of the best and brightest spinners at the front of the classrooms; a 40-vendor marketplace with plenty of time to shop; evening events that will relax, thrill, and fill you up; plus a whole lot of little surprises that will make this the fiber event you'll never want to miss! Join us for 5 days, 4 days, 3 days, or just the weekend; we'll all be happy you did!

Complete Trade Show and Expo Listing


Fiber arts and textile schools which offer classes that can vary from time to time.

John C. Campbell Folk School
July 20, 2018   through   July 20, 2019      

 John C. Campbell Folk School    website

Brasstown, North Carolina, USA. Take a learning vacation in one of 860 week-long classes from Basketry to Writing. Full schedule plus all other activities available on the website.

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