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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.

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.

South Florida Fall Weaving Workshop With Deborah Jarchow
November 17, 2017   through   November 19, 2017      

 South Florida Fall Weaving Workshop With Deborah Jarchow    website

The Raging Wool Yarn Shop is excited to host a 3-day weaving workshop weekend, with 3 classes to choose from. Nationally known weaving artist, Deborah Jarchowm will be onsite to teach each class, and each day we will include food, beverages, a discount on her classes, weaving materials, and of course a ton of fun.

Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting
December 4, 2017   through   December 6, 2017      

 Tsujigahjana: A Marriage of Shibori And Hand Painting    website

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

Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018
February 9, 2018   through   February 11, 2018      

 Knitting & Fiber Arts Retreat - Feb 9-11, 2018    website

Whether you are a knitter, spinner or weaver, come learn new techniques, catch up on projects and share ideas with other fiber arts enthusiasts! 2 and 3 day options available. Features evening lecture on "Historic Textiles" by Joan Sheridan. Optional classes include: Continental Knitting, Sewing Techniques for Knitted Garments, and Inkle Loom Weaving.

Complete Workshop Listing

Exhibits

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      

 Virginia Quilt Museum Exhibits Phase Iii    website

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.

Indy Cloth Dollmakers 15th Annual Show And Sale
November 18, 2017      

 Indy Cloth Dollmakers 15th Annual Show And Sale    website

Indy Cloth Dollmakers 15th Annual Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Irvington United Methodist Church located at 30 N. Audubon Rd. Indianapolis, IN. This is a ONE DAY event and all one-of-a-kind items are created by member artists. Come early for best selection. Come see traditional favorites, fabulous cloth art dolls, multi-media art figures, fiber art sculptures and accessories, scarves, jewelry, purses, unique gifts and novelty items. Prices to fit any budget. Admission is free and open to the public. Also featured at the show are dolls created for our annual challenge. Come and cast your ballot for People's Choice. For more information about the club and events, visit our blog at www.indyclothdollmakers.blogspot.com.

Complete Exhibit Listing

Sales

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

Indy Cloth Dollmakers 15th Annual Show And Sale
November 18, 2017   through   November 24, 2017      

 Indy Cloth Dollmakers 15th Annual Show And Sale    website

Indy Cloth Dollmakers 15th Annual Show and Sale will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Irvington United Methodist Church located at 30 N. Audubon Rd. Indianapolis, IN. This is a ONE DAY event and all one-of-a-kind items are created by member artists. Come early for best selection. Come see traditional favorites, fabulous cloth art dolls, multi-media art figures, fiber art sculptures and accessories, scarves, jewelry, purses, unique gifts and novelty items. Prices to fit any budget. Admission is free and open to the public. Also featured at the show are dolls created for our annual challenge. Come and cast your ballot for People's Choice. For more information about the club and events, visit our blog at www.indyclothdollmakers.blogspot.com.

Open Alpaca Barn & Fiber Sale
November 25, 2017      

 Open Alpaca Barn & Fiber Sale    website

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.

*fiber Art Holiday Sale!* By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild of Hartland
December 1, 2017   through   December 2, 2017      

 *fiber Art Holiday Sale!* By Black Sheep Weavers Fiber Guild of Hartland    website

Fri. Dec 1 (3-7pm) Dec. 2 (9am-7pm). At Bogie Lake Greenhouses, 1525 Bogie Lk Rd, White Lk, 48383 *Exquisite, handmade art clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, household linens, handwovens, felting, fiber sculpture, quilts, rugs, baskets & more! Handyed fabric, roving & handspun yarns of cashmere, angora, alpaca & wool. Kits available. Share your email for a chance to win a gift certificate to our sales!*

Fiberfest
February 24, 2018      

 Fiberfest    website

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: fiberfest@qfamuseum.org

Complete Sale Listing

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      

 The Artist As Quiltmaker Xviii    website

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 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.

Fantastic Fibers 2018
November 1, 2017   through   February 23, 2018      

 Fantastic Fibers 2018    website

FANTASTIC FIBERS is an international competitive exhibition that seeks to showcase a wide range of outstanding works related to the fiber medium. One of Yeiser Art Center's most engaging, innovative & colorful international exhibits, Fantastic Fibers is an inspirational "must see" for fine artists, quilters and textile art enthusiasts across the globe.

Artist Call For Entry - Flagstaff
November 13, 2017   through   December 31, 2017      

 Artist Call For Entry - Flagstaff    website

Hello, I am pleased to inform you that the Flagstaff Arts Council is now accepting applications for art exhibitions in the Hidden Light Gallery and the Jewel Gallery of the Coconino Center for the Arts. For more information on criteria and the link to apply, please visit: https://flagartscouncil.org/2017/10/jewel-gallery-call-artists-fall-2017/ The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2017. Please share this with your artist community and/or website. Thank you for your time, Rachael Howard Flagstaff Arts Council Programs & Exhibitions Intern

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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