Other Events

Black Sheep Gathering

June 29-July 1, 2018
Black Sheep Gathering, Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon

Complex Weavers 2018 Seminars

July 10-13, 2018
Complex Weavers is holding its 2018 Seminars in conjunction with Convergence at the Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada. There are fabulous speakers, fashion show, the CW silent auction, marketplace, and, of course, Seminars — 29 two-hour seminar sessions from which to choose, with topics covering a wide range of interests and appealing to all skill levels. Learn more at https://www.complex-weavers.org/seminars-2018/.


July 6-12, 2018
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. will present Convergence®, our international fiber arts conference, in Reno, Nevada July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill Resort. Additonal information can be found at  http://www.weavespindye.org/convergence-2018

Fiber Fusion Northwest

October 20-21, 2018
Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

Fiber Mania

October 27-29, 2018
Fiber Mania, Grants Pass, OR

FiberFest 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10 AM-4PM
FiberFest is a free, one-day dale 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 scarves.  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.  The event is a benefit of the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum (formerly LaConner Quilt & Textile Museum).  First 100 Guests receive free “Goody” bags!
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, LaConner, WA, 98257  360-466-4288
Event Address:  LaConner Middle/High School, 404 N. Sixth St., LaConner
Website:  www.qfamuseum.org
Artist Inquiries welcome:  fiberfest@qfamuseum.org

Knot Another Fiber Festival

April 27-29, 2018
Knot Another Fiber Festival, Silverton, OR

Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat

February 15-18, 2018
Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference

May 31-June 2, 2018
Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference, Olympia, WA

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

September 22-23, 2018
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival, Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America
February 3–May 6, 2018
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
In conjunction with this exhibition, the Museum is also hosting two exhibitions at Old City Hall building, Gathered Together: A Show of Work Celebrating Members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild and Hidden in the Bundle: A Look Inside the Whatcom Museum’s Basketry Collection

Textile Society of America 2018 Symposium

September 19-23, 2018
Textile Society of America 2018 Symposium, Vancouver BC

The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus, Eugene, Oregon
September 23, 2017 – January 21, 2018
“The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome,” an exhibition of rare 17th century Italian tapestries that once decorated St. Peter’s Basilica, will be on view beginning September 23, 2017 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus. This exhibition features one of the Barberini’s most renowned series, the “Life of Christ,” on loan from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. “The Barberini Tapestries” will open with a free public reception on Friday, September 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. In 2001, a major fire in the Cathedral seriously damaged two of the “Life of Christ” tapestries. The Textile Conservation Laboratory, renowned worldwide for its work on antique and modern textiles, has spent the last 16 years cleaning and conserving the tapestries, culminating in this highly anticipated exhibition. Fragments from one of the two damaged tapestries will be displayed in the exhibition, along with text and illustrations providing a fascinating glimpse into the advanced methods and painstaking care required to return the series to its original glory. The centerpiece of the exhibition, the installation of the ten surviving tapestries, will be accompanied by rare books, period objects, and computer kiosks offering detailed background information.  These will help recreate the cultural, dynastic, political and religious worlds of the Barberini family. The digital interface was developed by the Location Lab at the University of Oregon’s GIS & Mapping Team. Its interactive features will be available in the galleries and can also be experienced online at http://barberini.uoregon.edu/.

Trout Lake Fiber Arts Festival

Trout Lake Fiber Arts Festival
June 8 and 9 2018

Come join us at Washington’s newest fiber festival in Trout Lake where lush forests, flowing rivers, and a towering mountain welcome all those who weave, knit, felt, dye, quilt, and spin. Artists’ Marketplace, Wine & Cheese Reception (no host), creative demonstrations, hands-on activities, maker workshops, alpaca educational tours, “fleece to shawl”, and raffle items.

Visit www.troutlakefestivalofthearts.com for more information on the festival and www.meadowrockalpacas.com to register for the “Fleece to Shawl” at Meadowrock Alpacas.

Feed your hunger for the fiber arts! Whether you choose to sell your lovely creations in the Artists’ Marketplace, watch a demonstration, sign up for one of the dyeing workshops (number of participants limited), register for the Fleece to Shawl, give a demonstration, lead an activity, learn about the unique alpaca on a tour, or try something new to you like felting, knitting, or drop spindle spinning you’ll have a smashing good time reveling in all the fiber fun.