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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.

Conferences

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.

2024 Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America Biennial Conference
July 11, 2024   through   July 17, 2024      

 2024 Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America Biennial Conference    website

Wichita KS. An active HGA membership is required to register for a Convergence Value Package (CVP) and for Sessions. All other Convergence events do not require a membership. To register, visit the website or phone (678) 730-0010.

Our Fiber Planet / Maws 2024 Conference
August 1, 2024   through   August 4, 2024      

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Billings, MT. Expanding and Exploring the Future of our Fiber Traditions. The Montana Association of Weavers and Spinners biennial conference. Inspirational Instructors, Shows and Vendors. Our instructors include Denise Kovnat a master colorist and weaver and author from Rochester, NY, and Kate Larson, sheep breeder from Indiana and editor of Spinoff Magazine and author.

Anwg 2025 Conference
June 16, 2025   through   June 21, 2025      

 Anwg 2025 Conference    website

Yakima, WA, Yakima Convention Center. The Conference Committee is now in the process of filling volunteer chair positions, inviting teachers and speakers, and planning the many details involved in hosting a great conference.

Complete Conference and Workshop Listing

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.

Flower Power Bias-strip Curves, With Sherri Lynn Wood
July 15, 2024   through   July 19, 2024      

 Flower Power Bias-strip Curves, With Sherri Lynn Wood    website

Students at Quilting by the Lake conference will learn a variety of grid busting tricks for improvising and piecing large-scale floral compositions with the ruler-free technique of bias-strip piecing on the curve and s-curve.

Natural Dyes: Developing A Personal Language, With Elin Noble
July 15, 2024   through   July 19, 2024      

 Natural Dyes: Developing A Personal Language, With Elin Noble    website

This workshop at Quilting by the Lake conference will concentrate on the direct application of mordants and natural dyes using various tools and techniques, including mono printing, stamping, and hand painting on cellulose and silk.

Big And Bold: A New Comfort Zone, With Joe Cunningham
July 22, 2024   through   July 26, 2024      

 Big And Bold: A New Comfort Zone, With Joe Cunningham    website

In this five-day workshop at Quilting by the Lake, students will learn how to find and use ideas for starting a quilt and the techniques you need for making it, including balancing positive and negative space.

Personalized Surfaces, With Joy O. Ude
July 22, 2024   through   July 26, 2024      

 Personalized Surfaces, With Joy O. Ude    website

In this light survey of surface design techniques at Quilting by the Lake conference, students will explore a few methods to transform plain fabric into uniquely personalized surfaces.

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.

The Mourning Project
June 21, 2024   through   August 10, 2024      

 The Mourning Project    website

This huge community art project of 20,000 pairs of handmade baby booties seeks to draw attention to the problem of infant mortality in the US, honor little lives lost before their first birthday, and begin a discussion on how to save lives. Free at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation Gallery, 501 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO. Gallery hours Saturday, noon-4 p.m.

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.

Knot Just A Knit in Public Day
June 8, 2024      

 Knot Just A Knit in Public Day    website

Vendors. Demonstrations. Workshops. Social. Outdoor. Marketplace.

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.

Fiberart International 2025 Open Call
April 1, 2024   through   June 30, 2024      

 Fiberart International 2025 Open Call    website

The open call for the Fiberart International 2025 exhibition is now open. The deadline to submit your application is Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST. The exhibition will be on view at Contemporary Craft, May 30 - August 30, 2025, and at Brew House Arts, June 20 - August 30, 2025. The 25th edition of the Fiberart International will be organized and presented by Contemporary Craft in partnership with Brew House Arts and will be on view at Contemporary Craft, May 30 - August 30, 2025, and at Brew House Arts, June 20 - August 30, 2025. This call is open to exceptionally talented artists at any stage of their career, who are located within the United States or abroad. All work must be either fiber in content or executed in a fiber technique.

Gifts of Art Program, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan
April 3, 2024   through   June 15, 2024      

 Gifts of Art Program, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan    website

The Gifts of Art Program is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2024 to August 2025 exhibition year. People of all races, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, beliefs, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, and levels of education are welcome to apply. NOTIFICATIONS SENT TO ARTISTS â by July 31, 2024

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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