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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 April 10, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 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 For additional information, email

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.

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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.

Pins & Needles Retreat 2019
February 1, 2019   through   February 3, 2019      

 Pins & Needles Retreat 2019    website

Join your best friends for a weekend of knitting, crocheting, spinning, quilting, classes, parties, shopping and more! Hosted by Fiber Frenzy.

Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat
February 8, 2019   through   February 10, 2019      

 Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat    website

Archbold, OH USA. Knit, spin or weave to your heart's content and enjoy the beautiful and spacious Sauder Heritage Inn, have the opportunity to share tips and tricks and dine at the delicious Barn Restaurant. Come and learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber artists or crafters.

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:

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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.

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

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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.

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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,

November 2, 2018   through   February 1, 2019      

 Artquiltsdreams    website

What did you dream last night? Was it a pleasant fantasy, repetitious drudgery or a nightmare? Nighttime dreams might evoke strong feelings or have iconic or archetypal interpretations. A dream can be a day dream, a pipe dream, a hallucination or a delusion. It can also be a vision of the future for yourself, your loved-ones, your community or the world. So dream up a quilt! We invite you to interpret the subject in art quilt form.

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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!

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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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