Travel Events

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Going Places?  Check out these fiber events:

2019

Marshfield, WI:  July  Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreats

Spokane Valley, WA:   July 21 – 27  International Organization of Lace Convention 

Durango, CO:  July 25 – 28   Intermountain Weavers Conference 

Schaumburg, IL:  August 1 – 4   Stitches Midwest

Candy, OR:  September 21 – 22   Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival

East Greenwich, NY:  September 28 – 29 The 10th Annual Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival

Seattle, WA:  October  Nordic Knitting Conference

Vancouver, BC:  October 4 – 7  Knit City

Turnbridge, VT:  October 5 – 6   Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Sedona, AZ:  October  Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild “Fabulous Fiber Sale 2018”

Taos, NM:  October 5 – 6   Taos Wool Festival

Sun Valley, ID:  October 9 – 13   Trailing of the Sheep

Marshfield, WI:  October 10 -13  Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp Retreats

Tampa, FL:  October 18 – 20  Camp Stitches

Palm Springs, CA:  Fall  Vogue Knitting Destinations

Charleston, SC:  Fall  Vogue Knitting Destinations

Portland, OR:  October  Textile Month

Rheinbeck, NY:  October   NY State Sheep & Wool Festival

Portland, OR:  November 14 – 17  Vogue Knitting Destinations

Pasadena, CA:  November  Stitches SoCal

Phoenix, AZ:  December 14 – 15 Pueblo Grande Indian Market

Phoenix, AZ:  December  Heard Museum Weavers’ Market

2020

Prescott, AZ:  January 15 – 18   Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat 

Tacoma, WA:  February   Madrona Fiber Arts

Santa Clara, CA:  February 20 – 23    Stitches West

Pittsburgh, PA:  March 20 – 22 15th Annual Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet Festival and Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival

Dufur, OR:   March  Knot Another Weekend Retreat

Portland, OR:  March 5 – 8  Rose City Yarn Crawl

Boston, MA:  March Vogue Knitting Destinations

Boston, MA:  March Vogue Knitting Destinations

Rockaway, OR:  March Friends by the Sea Rug Hooking Camp 

Portland, ME:  April  Vogue Knitting Destinations

Gallup, NM:  May  Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction

West Friendship, MD:  May  Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Clayton, NY:  May  Annual Weaving History Conference

NM:  May    New Mexico Fiber Crawl

Knoxville, TN:  July 19 – 22  Complex Weavers Seminars 2020

Albuquerque, NM:   12th Biennial Juried and Fiber Arts Exhibition

Atlanta, GA:  May   Stitches United

Holland, MI:    Michigan League of Handweavers Biannual Conference and Workshops

Flagstaff, AZ:  June   Flag Wool and Fiber Festival

Estes Park, CO:  June   Estes Park Wool Market

Tsaile, AZ:  June    Sheep is Life

Santa Ana Pueblo, NM:  June    Camp Stitches

Albany, OR:  July   The Black Sheep Gathering

Northampton, MA: July   New England  Weavers Seminar

Santa Fe, NM:  July   International Folk Art Alliance

 Need more?  Check out Fiber Events website or Fiber Festivals in the United States website.

Staying Home?  Check out these local fiber events! 

Arizona State Museum, Tucson – Arizona Through August 4, 2022  This new permanent exhibit celebrates the region’s ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions featuring millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces. Contemporary Native voices will enrich discussions of materials and technologies and bring to life the many functions basketry has served and continues to serve. This exhibit is presented by OneAZ Credit Union. With more than 35,000 specimens, the ASM collection includes not only baskets, but sandals, mats, cradleboards, cordage, and other technologically similar items representative of every indigenous basket-making culture in North America, dating from 8,000 years ago to the present. It is the largest and most comprehensive collection of its kind in the world.

Chandler Art Walk – Every third Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Art showcase, live music, kids activities, free parking.  http://www.downtownchandler.org/artwalk/

Desert Caballeros Western Museum –  21 N Frontier St., Wickenburg: “One Trader’s Legacy: Steve Getwiller Collects the West” Navajo rugs.

John Hill Antique Indian Art Gallery – 6962 E. First Ave., Scottsdale: Pima and Apache baskets including miniatures.

Mesa Arts Center Artist Cooperative – There are baskets, ceramic, paintings, and many other hand-crafted items for sale in the Gallery.

Phoenix First Fridays Art Walk – first Friday every month.  Galleries, studios, performing arts.  Free trolley, park-and-ride hubs.  https://artlinkphx.org/first-fridays/

Scottsdale Arts Walk –Thursdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm., downtown Scottsdale. Member galleries belonging to the Scottsdale Gallery Association (SGA) open their doors to the public and show off the work of the Southwest’s outstanding artists. http://scottsdalegalleries.com/

Sixth Street Market –  Tempe, Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. October-April. Local artisans, live music, food booths. Location: 6th Street Park, 24 E 6th St. Free Parking in adjacent City Hall Garage. https://www.visitphoenix.com/event/6th-street-market-in-downtown-tempe/118637/

Turquoise Tortoise Gallery – Hozho Center, 431 S. R. 179, Sedona: Handwoven rugs from Zapotec weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico.

The Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery of Western American and American Indian Art – 22402 S Basha Rd,Chandler. Includes an extensive collection of Native American baskets made from 1890-1930. Free admission.  http://eddiebashacollection.com/the-collection
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