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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.

H G A Convergence 2018
July 6, 2018   through   July 12, 2018      

 H G A Convergence 2018    website

Reno, NV USA. Registration is now open for HGA's biennial Convergence Conference, exhibitions, shopping, fashion show, tours, workshops, seminars, lectures, and more. To sign up for Special Events, Tours and Day Passes, register separately online or call (678) 730-0010.

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.

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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.

Whimiscal Whale Wall-hanging With Carolyn Mulderig
June 15, 2018   through   June 16, 2018      

 Whimiscal Whale Wall-hanging With Carolyn Mulderig    website

In this class, you will learn: rotary cutting; machine piecing; hand appliqué; using the freezer paper technique; simple embroidery; basting; hand quilting; and binding.

Wire Knitting With Annemarie Pomp
June 15, 2018   through   June 16, 2018      

 Wire Knitting With Annemarie Pomp    website

Wire Knitted Bracelet Using 26 gauge gold tone wire, beads and simple knitting techniques students will create beautiful and unique bracelets. Participants will also make simple clasps, jump rings, and learn how to attach clasps and toggles to make the bracelets functional. A knowledge of knitting is advisable but not required. ALL LEVELS some knitting experience helpful Session runs June 15-16, 2018 9:00 a.m. â 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $190 tuition + $35 registration fee Artist Bio: ANNEMARIE POMP is a retired art teacher in Hertford, NC. She is originally from New Jersey, she relocated to North Carolina in 2006. Annemarie creates in many mediums â paint, clay, fiber, and metal. She continues to share her love of the arts and finds inspiring others to create to be very important.

Connections in Cloth With Lori Mccown
June 26, 2018   through   June 30, 2018      

 Connections in Cloth With Lori Mccown    website

Explore mark making and composition in fiber and fabric, and make a personal statement in fiber. Create exciting and interesting pieces of art from clothing, recycled textiles and various fibers. Learn techniques and styles for stitching together a good composition, either by machine or hand. We will cover fabric ideas, incorporating mixed media, various stitching and embroidery techniques, with an emphasis on hand stitching. 9:00 a.m. â 5:00 p.m. daily, open studio hours on select days. $470 tuition + $35 registration fee

Spinning Workshops With Amy King of Spunky Eclectic
July 8, 2018   through   July 10, 2018      

 Spinning Workshops With Amy King of Spunky Eclectic    website

**Sunday July 8** Check in at Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield, VT. Retreat begins across the street at Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill for a meet and greet and BBQ at 5:00pm. Trunk Show with Amy King. **Monday July 9: Full Day: "Sock It To Me"** Now is not the time to get cold feet-- we are diving into the art of sock yarn! We will answer all your questions and you'll walk out of the class making sock yarn like a pro. **Tuesday July 10: Half Day Workshop: "All the Single...Yarns"** Anyone who knows Amy knows she loves her single yarns. Thin, energized, worsted, bulky, fancy, even thick 'n thin! If you like them as much as she does and want to learn how to make singles that are not meant for plying, take this fun class! -Workshops & Lodging Package: $625. Includes Workshops, Sunday BBQ, Monday breakfast, lunch, dinner, Tuesday breakfast and lunch. -Workshops Only Package: $385. Includes Workshops, Sunday BBQ, Monday lunch and dinner, Tuesday lunch. -Workshop material fees: $64 paid to instructor Retreat is limited to 17 attendees. Registration deadline: June 8th Payment deadline: June 15th For additional information and to register please call Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill at (802) 496-7746

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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.

Center For Contemporary Native Art: Interwoven Radiance
January 4, 2018   through   June 24, 2018      

 Center For Contemporary Native Art: Interwoven Radiance    website

Portland, OR. The exhibition features Clarissa Rizal's Resilience Robe, Lily Hope's Heritage Robe, and a series of Ravenstail robes from Teri Rofkar of Sitka, Alaska. In addition, the exhibition will feature a robe called Weavers Across the Waters, a community-woven robe including work by more than 40 weavers from the Northwest Coast and into Canada, all of whom contributed an original weaving to the full-size robe. 503-226-2811

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 â 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.

Complete Exhibit Listing

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

10x10x10xtieton Call For Works
April 15, 2018   through   June 15, 2018      

 10x10x10xtieton Call For Works    website

The 9th annual 10x10x10xTieton call for entry is now open! This international small works exhibition invites artists to submit works 10 inches by 10 inches by 10 inches or smaller, no media restrictions. All accepted works, to be featured in the exhibition at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse beginning August 11, are published in a fully illustrated, hand bound exhibition catalogue made right here at Paper Hammer Studio! Each accepted artist receives one free copy. All media welcome!

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.

Tnna Needlearts Summer Trade Show
June 12, 2018   through   June 16, 2018      

 Tnna Needlearts Summer Trade Show     website

Cleveland, OH. Needlearts professionals gather for education, networking, insights into the latest styles and trends, and access to new products.

Complete Trade Show and Expo Listing

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