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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.

Florida Tropical Weavers Guild 2023 Conference
March 16, 2023   through   March 19, 2023      

 Florida Tropical Weavers Guild 2023 Conference    website

Join us in Kissimmee, FL for a full schedule of activities including your choice of a 2.5 day workshop with an outstanding instructor, a fiber exhibit, fashion show, guild exhibits, commercial vendors and more. Come visit old friends, make new friends and spend four days immersed in fiber.

Breed Study: Spinning Sheep Breeds of England
April 1, 2023      

 Breed Study: Spinning Sheep Breeds of England    website

Let’s “travel” together to the lush pastures of the English countryside as we spend an afternoon spinning and exploring the various sheep breeds of England! We will analyze wool locks and spin a flight of wool roving to discover and “taste” the unique characteristics and attributes of each breed. Exploring these unique traits will not only aid you in spinning breed-specific yarn, but in planning breed-specific projects. We will spin breeds from the following categories: Mountain/Hill, English longwool, and down wools. As we spin we will also discuss the history and lock structure of each breed family. Each student will be shipped their materials prior to the class. Materials include one ounce of roving from each breed, samples of wool locks, and raw fleece. The price of the class includes the cost of shipping. This class will be held on Saturday April 1st from 11am (CT)- 2pm (CT) via zoom.

It's All About Fiber
May 20, 2023   through   May 21, 2023      

 It's All About Fiber    website

Fiber is enticing. the lure of fiber is shared by men, women, young and old. There are so many facets to it. Fiber is spun, woven, felted, knit, sewn, twined to name a few. Historically, it has come from plants and animals. Today in the 21st century, it is also synthetic. With this event, we will not only explore the working of fiber but also the animals, plants, people and working dogs that enable us to have the fiber available. Heritage as well as modern methods of working fiber will be showcased. We at Macktown Living History are entrusted with our history. Macktown Living History operates within an historic early 19th century settlement. We live history. It's All about Fiber is just one way we can connect with our history. We look forward to sharing our love of fiber with you! We will have vendors, demonstrations, and workshops. All will relate in some way to fiber. There will be a food vendor. A $5.00 fee is required. All under 8 and members are free This event will take place in the historic district of Macktown Forest Preserve, 2221 Freeport Rd, Rockton, Illinois Questions; contact Constance Gleasman 815-218-3874

Complete Workshop Listing


Fiber arts and textile related exhibits in galleries, studios, museums and art centers. Juried and non-juried shows are also listed here.

Shaped By The Loom: Weaving Worlds in The American Southwest
February 17, 2023   through   July 8, 2023      

 Shaped By The Loom: Weaving Worlds in The American Southwest    website

This dynamic gallery and online experience presents never-before-seen textiles created by Diné makers. These historic blankets, garments, and rugs from the American Museum of Natural History are situated alongside contemporary works by Diné weavers and visual artists, such as Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete.

Maine Quilts 2023
July 27, 2023   through   July 29, 2023      

 Maine Quilts 2023    website

Maine Quilts 2023 presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. July 27-29, at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine, hours Thursday-Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Champagne Reception & Show Preview Wednesday, July 26, 7 – 9 pm. Workshops with Jen Kingwell, Gyleen Fitzgerald, Ellen Lindner, Krista Moser, Jane Sassaman, Blair Stocker and Kaye Collins. Over 500 quilts: Antique, Contemporary, Display, Judged, Raffle. Special Exhibits: “Graffiti Challenge" by Cherrywood Fabrics; “Hortense Beck: A Collection of Museum Reproduction Quilts” by The International Quilt Museum; “A Fortuitous Mistake: My Accidental Show Quilt Journey” by Margaret Solomon Gun; and “Christmas in July” Challenge. Merchants Mall, Free Demonstrations, Noon Lectures, Raffle Quilt, Quilters Walk Raffle, Children’s Classes, and Friday night dinner with keynote speaker Jen Kingwell. Admission $15 daily; $30 multi-day; children 12 & under free with paid adult. Air-conditioned; convenient, free parking. For more information visit and

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.

Small Expressions 2023 Traveling Exhibit
March 7, 2023   through   March 29, 2023      

 Small Expressions 2023 Traveling Exhibit    website

Small Expressions is an annual juried exhibit featuring contemporary small-scale works. The exhibit showcases works created using fiber techniques in any media, not to exceed 15 inches (38 cm) in any direction, including mounting, framing, or display devices. The exhibit is available for travel. See website for prospectus and complete entry details. Must be an HGA member to enter.

Call For Exhibits 2023/24 Gifts of Art
March 20, 2023   through   June 15, 2023      

 Call For Exhibits 2023/24 Gifts of Art    website

The Gifts of Art Program by Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan is seeking submissions for solo and group art exhibits for the September 2023 to August 2024 exhibition year. The rotating gallery program is intended to support the healing process by calming nerves, lifting spirits, engaging minds and thereby reducing the stress and anxiety often associated with healthcare settings. To see the full prospectus and apply to this call, please visit:

Complete Call for Entries and Call for Instructors Listing

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