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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.

Complex Weavers Seminars 2018
July 10, 2018   through   July 13, 2018      

 Complex Weavers Seminars 2018     website

Reno, NV. Online registration opens February 4, 2018, at 1:00 pm Central Time. Fashion Show, silent auction, 29 two-hour seminar sessions, marketplace, and meet-ups with friends old and new.

Quilting By The Lake
July 15, 2018   through   July 27, 2018      

 Quilting By The Lake    website

One of the longest running quilting conferences in the country, Quilting by the Lake brings in some of the most renown artists in the quilting field from around the world to teach classes on techniques, hand and machine sewing, design, mixed media, and a wide variety of surface design. The conference also includes faculty lectures, trunk shows, a mini-mall, quilt show, vendors, a stitching night, and an outing to the Schweinfurth Art Center for a special exhibit.

The 2018 Taos Wool Festival
October 6, 2018   through   October 7, 2018      


Kit Carson Park in Taos, NM. The 35th annual free festival is unique and fun for the whole family. Included is a regional wool market featuring livestock and demonstrations of many fiber related skills. Participants consist of Juried shows, artists, crafters and vendors.

Sgem Florence 2018, Palazzo Borghese
October 22, 2018   through   October 26, 2018      

 Sgem Florence 2018, Palazzo Borghese    website

The International Scientific Conference SGEM Florence 2018 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 rich Palazzo Borgheze, Florence, Italy in the period of 23-26 October 2018. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for academicians and professionals with cross-disciplinary interests related to Modern Science, Ancient Science, Science and Art, and The magic of the Renaissance 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/. It combines papers in the fields of: • Modern Science • Ancient Science • Science and Art • The Magic of the Renaissance • Leonardo the Florentine – live in the magic of art 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.

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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.

Basketry With Jean Koon
July 10, 2018   through   July 14, 2018      

 Basketry With Jean Koon    website

Copper and Pine Baskets Students will design and create a sculptural or functional basket using thin gauge sheet metal. After learning to form the base, participants will coil a shape of their own design using glycerin treated pine needles and waxed linen thread. ALL LEVELS Session runs July 10 -14, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $470 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: JEAN KOON began coiling after retiring from her teaching career. Her work has appeared in publications such as “Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot.” Jean has taught classes across the country, at venues including Chincoteague Bay Field Station in Virginia, Virginia Living Museum, North House Folk School in Minnesota, Porcupine Mountains Folk School in Michigan, and for guilds including Tidewater Basketry Guild, Columbia Basin Basketry Guild, and Association of Michigan Basketmakers.

Workshop: Knitting By Hand
July 26, 2018      

 Workshop: Knitting By Hand    website

Learn to knit using just your hands and yarn. Instructor Sandy Hoar will lead the group in a two-hour workshop geared towards those who are learning to knit for the first time and those looking to refresh their memories. All materials will be provided.

Basketry With Judy Wobbleton
July 28, 2018   through   July 29, 2018      

 Basketry With Judy Wobbleton    website

Functional Baskets This workshop offers the opportunity to learn several functional basket techniques including dyeing materials and making stains. Working in flat and round rattan reed, the class will address how to properly secure stakes in a slotted wooden base with overlays for an accent arrow pattern with round reed. Participants will also learn to construct a rib basket from start to finish with an accent rim embellishment. ALL LEVELS Session runs July 28 – 29, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $190 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: JUDY WOBBLETON is a basketry artist and Martin County native. She has been creatively weaving baskets for over 25 years using traditional techniques to create functional pieces influenced by Native American and traditional Appalachian designs. Judy’s work has been featured in several publications including The Basket Book, Basketmakers’ Baskets, Craft Works in the Home, A Basketmaker’s Odyssey: Over, Under, Around & Through, and The Ultimate Basket Book. In addition to weaving, Judy devotes great deal of her time to the Martin County Arts Council and The North Carolina Basketmakers Association, which she co-founded. $225 REGISTER

Workshop: Embroidery 101
August 9, 2018      

 Workshop: Embroidery 101    website

No experience necessary! Bring your lunch and jump into the basics of embroidery with this introductory session. Take a short tour through the gallery to see how various cultures use embroidery, and then follow guided instruction to make your own take-home piece. All materials will be provided.

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

Textile Center Presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch
June 4, 2018   through   August 18, 2018      

 Textile Center Presents The Summer of Stitch Stitch Stitch    website

Whether it is about passing a thread or filament through a material to join pieces together, or used in the act of mending or repair, or added to an object or material for embellishment and decoration, the stitch has long been an essential and fundamental element of textile and fiber arts practice. Three artists, each with extensive experience in using the stitch in the act of art making, come together at Textile Center this summer to share their work through three unique exhibitions and special guest teaching artist workshops to share their talents with you. Susan Brandeis, Lost Language. Tom Lundberg, Life Lines. Susan Moss, Improvisation: Restraint. Artist Reception: Thursday, June 7, 5:30 – 7 pm. Textile Center, 3000 University Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414, 612-436-0464,

Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival
July 27, 2018   through   July 29, 2018      

 Many Hands Fiber Arts Festival    website

Many Hands fiber Arts Festival in Telluride, Co. at the newly remodeled Telluride School on Colorado Avenue. We accept and display all types of fiber arts, weaving and pattern and art quilts. We have classes being offered by Carol Ann Waugh of Stupendous Stitching, and Stitch and Slash. Also a Judy Neimeyer class taught by CI Eileen Ubanek for 3 days. Also Vendor Booths are available. And animals that provide fibers that are weaved will be available for petting.

Fiber Arts Fest At Sauder Village - 2018
September 29, 2018   through   September 30, 2018      

 Fiber Arts Fest At Sauder Village - 2018    website

Artisans from the region will gather at Sauder Village's Founder's Hall to demonstrate and share their love of fiber arts. Guests will be able to watch spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting demonstrations. There will be fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities. Select vendors will also be selling handmade items and fiber art supplies.

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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.

Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry
September 25, 2017   through   October 31, 2018      

 Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry    website

Fiberart International is produced by FIBERARTS GUILD OF PITTSBURGH, INC., a non-profit, member supported organization that promotes the appreciation of fiber art and fosters its creative development and continuance. Since 1967, the Fiberarts Guild has sponsored juried exhibitions that bring innovative contemporary works of art in fiber from around the world to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fiberart International 2019 seeks to exhibit the best of contemporary art and invites submissions that reflect a wide range of works related to the fiber medium. The exhibition is recognized around the world as a benchmark that documents trends and innovations in the field. The goal of the exhibition is to include innovative work rooted in traditional fiber materials, structure, processes and history, as well as art that explores unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. The exhibition runs May 10 to August 23, 2019 Jurors: Sonya Clark, American artist. Barbara Luderowski is an American artist and museum administrator. Jane Sauer is an internationally known artist and curator. Entry Deadline: 8/31/18 ($45 entry fee) Details are found by navigating to the supplied CaFe link.

360 Xochi Quetzal: Free Artist Residency in Mexico.
January 30, 2018   through   July 29, 2018      

 360 Xochi Quetzal: Free Artist Residency in Mexico.    website

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE Artist Residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. The deadline for our Winter Fiber Residency Program is Sunday, July 29, 2018 (for the December 15, 2018 - January 14, 2019 residency). 2018 Fiber Residency welcomes International fiber artists working in all fiber mediums. Apply through CAFÉ, Visit our website for more detailed information: Learn more on our Facebook group page 360 Xochi Quetzal, Twitter and Instagram @360xochiquetzal or write to us at

Call For Entries
April 6, 2018   through   July 28, 2018      

 Call For Entries    website

This juried exhibit for our Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival 2018 is open to all quilters and fiber artists, nationally and internationally. Our Festival is a unique combination of both extraordinary quilt artists and a variety of fiber art techniques and mediums submitted by wonderfully skilled artisans. Festival Date: October 12-14, 2018 LocationL Everett, WA

Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition And Exhibition
July 14, 2018   through   September 30, 2018      

 Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition And Exhibition    website

Greater Denton Arts Council presents the 32nd annual Materials Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The call is open to craft artists who have created works in the past 2 years (2016-2018) in the following media: clay, fiber, glass, metal, paper, wood, or any combination of craft media. All work must be ready for installation and are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 75 pounds. Artists are responsible for shipping costs. Selected artists will receive 1 copy of the exhibitions catalog. This year’s juror is Janet McCall of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She will select about 70 pieces for the exhibition. Juror awards will be given out in the following amounts: $1,000, $750, $500, and $250. Exhibition runs from February 1 – May 4, 2019 at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas. The fee is $40, and covers up to three (3) entries. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2018 For more information visit: Or contact the exhibition coordinator at: or 940-382-2787

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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