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.
November 8, 2017 through November 11, 2017
Cusco, Peru. Tinkuy 2017 offers an unsurpassed experience in indigenous textiles of the Americas and beyond. Complete with keynote speakers, artisan presentations and demonstrations, cultural performances, a fashion show, a movie night, and spinning competitions. In addition to affordably priced conference packages, there are also internship and volunteer opportunities.
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.
Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting
December 4, 2017 through December 6, 2017
Description: Tsujigahana is one of the most fluid and expressive forms of Japanese paste-resist dyeing: It is a free-style method where resist is squeezed from a paper tube to block out areas of color, evoking mood and feeling through the movement of line, while color is applied around and over the resist to bring life and flowing contrast to the design. Learn the basics of this inspiring marriage of shibori and hand-painting while working with natural dyes on silk, cotton, and bast fabrics. Start with the traditional patterns John has prepared and then, as time allows, develop your own designs. You'll love the results - the soft and moody blends of colors you create with a range of stitch-resist techniques plus the crisp lines and delicate shadings you create with hand-painted pigments! John Marshall has spent the past 45 years immersed in his love of Japanese textiles. He began his career in Japan, studying with renowned instructors, before returning to the States where he teaches, publishes and exhibits widely. Experience Level: All Cost: $350 for individual SEFAA members; $420 for non-members
Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.
Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibits Phase Iii
September 5, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Exhibit Phase III runs September 5 through December 16, Tuesdays - Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm, and offers visitors a very Virginia experience. The four installations of Phase III are: "Heritage Redefined" is curated by Susan Emory of Moseley, and showcases a compilation of modern quilts from across Virginia. "Treasures From the Vault: Elegant Stitches" consist of antique quilts in the Museum's collection that have all been intricately stitched by Virginia hands in diverse quilting designs - a photographer's delight! "13 Perspectives" is curated by Trudi Van Dyke of Woodstock. The 13 members of New Image Artists of Washington, DC created this new work for the Virginia Quilt Museum. "From Ma-Ma's Garden to the Wheel of Fortune" is curated by Pat Sloan of Fairfax, and represents a spectrum of her work from her "signature" pieced and appliqued style to her latest improvisation.
Loop-rust-skin-mind: 4 Jerome Project Grant Artists Elizabeth Garvey, Julie Hassler, Kristin Hoelscher-schacker, Catherine Missaghi
September 7, 2017 through October 21, 2017
This culminating exhibition marks the accomplishments of the 2017 Jerome Project Grant Artists working in textile traditions, materials and sensibilities. Through the Jerome Fiber Artists Project Grant program, generously funded by and in partnership with the Jerome Foundation, Textile Center supports and celebrates the creative spirit of emerging fiber artists by helping them develop professionally and thrive in their studios. The work of this year’s fellows represents a broad spectrum of possibilities in artistic practice. From a piece of thread that loops its way to create a new path that occupies small moments in space; to imagery layered from additive and subtractive processes that lift and deposit residue, energy and color; to a nod to life’s twists and turns in vivid color that breaks down the battle between the mind’s dark and light thoughts; to a body and its skin, revered in all its beauty, both sublime and abject—Loop-Rust-Skin-Mind is an exhibit about growth and the freedom to push work to new heights.
October 7, 2017 through November 5, 2017
Branch Gallery is pleased to announce their upcoming exhibition, “Fiber Trails,” featuring work by Los Angeles fiber artist, Cameron Taylor-Brown. Fiber Trails features several series of artwork inspired by her journeys and includes Red Offerings (Bhutan), Majestic Stone (Peruvian Highlands), Colors of Gujarat (India) and LAVAfolds (Galapagos Islands, Ecuador). Taylor-Brown’s creative expression encompasses mixed media fiber collage, weaving and site-specific installation.
October 19, 2017 through October 21, 2017
HeART Gallery in St Pauls Lutheran Church, 428 N Erie, downtown Toledo will host SACRED THREADS, a fiber art show featuring works by women expressing a moment in their life's journey: joy, grief, peace, spirituality. The stories that inspired each artist accompany each piece. This is a high quality juried traveling exhibition expressing personal and inspirational stories, expressed through handwork. Hours are 4-9pm Oct 19 & 20, 10am-2pm Oct 21. Parking is free, adjacent to the church. Refreshments will be served. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fiber arts and textile related short-term special events for specific purposes such as benefits, charity drives, and guild holiday sales.
Seattle Weavers’ Guild Annual Sale
October 26, 2017 through October 28, 2017
Signature Show and Sale of Textiles & Related Arts by Local & Regional Fiber Artists. Features over 3500 one-of-a-kind hand-crafted items for the home, accessories, clothing, jewelry, gifts, yarn and more.
Open Alpaca Barn & Fiber Sale
November 25, 2017
Are you planning to shop Black Friday and Super Saturday, but want to keep it local and support small business? Looking for a break during the Washington County Thanksgiving Winery tours? Need a unique way to entertain out-of-town company? Head for the Open Alpaca Barn in Sherwood, Oregon, hosted by EasyGo Farm and Alpacas of Oregon at 21345 SW Aebischer Road, just off Hwy 99. Visitors can meet the alpacas and their summer babies up close, then shop in the Barn Store. There will be fleece for hand-spinners, yarn for knitters, plus hats, gloves, sweaters, teddy bears, and more. The farm will be open from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, November 28-29th, of Thanksgiving weekend. For more information, visit www.easygofarm.net/AOOThanksgiving.
February 24, 2018
FiberFest 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10AM –4PM FREE! FiberFest is a free, one-day sale event of unique fabrics, yarns, textiles, embellishments, and tools for the quilt and fiber artist. Finished products will also be available, such as wearable art or handmade scarfs. This event features both established and newly-emerging textile and fiber artists you won't find in the stores! Also featuring a great "Make & Take" activity that’s lots of fun. This event is to benefit the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum.) First 100 Guest receive free “Goody”bag! The mission of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum is to present exhibitions and educational programs in all fiber arts that enrich and inspire, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate the creative spirit. Museum Address: 703 South 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 98257 360-466-4288 Event Address: La Conner Middle/High School, 404 N. Sixth St. La Conner Website:www.qfamuseum.org Artist inquiries welcome: email@example.com
Call for Entries and Call for Instructors
Requests for submissions to fiber arts and textile competitions, exhibits, conference workshop proposals, and academic papers.
The Artist As Quiltmaker Xviii
June 1, 2017 through November 27, 2017
FAVA’s 18th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Quilts May 13 - July 28, 2018. U.S. and Canadian artists may enter up to 3 works. Juror: Emily Zilber; The Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Entries accepted June 1 – November 27, 2017 at www.callforentries.org Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, 39 S. Main St. Oberlin OH 44074
Fiberart International 2019 Call For Entry
September 25, 2017 through October 31, 2018
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.top of page