Colorado Weaving Guilds Web Page

*****COLORADO WEAVING GUILDS WEB PAGE*****  

 

http://www.freewebs.com/cwgwp/

 

COLORADO WEAVING GUILD INFORMATION IS NOW UPDATED FOR 2017-2018.  ALL WEAVING GUILDS WERE CONTACTED FROM WITHIN THE STATE OF COLORADO.  GUILD INFORMATION IN THIS FIRST SECTION CAME FROM EACH INDIVIDUAL GUILD AND NOT FROM OTHER SOURCES.

 

***Colorado Weaving Guilds Web Page (5 words) has Guild Information with guild location and meeting dates.  Each Guild was re-contacted for updated information  (see the date of the last updates below).  Colorado Weaving Guilds that are not listed below are defunct guilds, some 15 years ago.  A Guild Web Page not listed below also has old guild location and meeting dates when searching on Google.

 

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COLORADO WEAVING GUILDS:

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NOTE:  Highest Guild Membership is in (   ) after guild name.

 

PROGRAMS& WORKSHOPS WILL BE LISTED ON INDIVIDUAL GUILD WEB SITES.

Small guilds are flexible in their meeting dates, times, programs.  November 4th Thursday meetings are usually the 3rd Thursday.  December Programs probably will be changed to the 1st week or 2nd week of December, sometimes in a different location.  Correct December Meeting Date sometimes is not known until towards the end of November.

 

  

*ESTES PARK AREA WEAVERS GUILD (30) EPAWG     6/2017

Guild began 1973

4th Thurs of month, 1:00 pm, Sept-May, Dec varies

Estes Valley Library, 335 E Elkhorn, Estes Park

 

*FLORISSANT FRIDAY FIBERS GROUP (30)     7/2017

1st Fri of every month, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, all year

Lake George Community Center and meet in member’s homes

 

*FOUR CORNERS WEAVERS GUILD (45)     6/2017

Guild began in 1978   Officers every 2 years in May

3rd Sat of odd months, various times

Meeting location varies-CO & NM (Durango, Cortez, Pagosa Sprs, Farmington, etc)

Web Page: www.fourcornersweaversguild.com

E-Mail:  fcwgnews@hotmail.com

 

 *FRONT RANGE FIBER ARTISANS, (13)   FRFA     6/2017

Guild began around 2007

1st Thurs of every month, 5:30 pm, all year

Thread Lab A Cottonwood Center for the Arts

427 E Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs

Web Page:  www.frontrangefiber.com

E-mail:  frontrangefiber@gmail.com

 

*HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF BOULDER (380) HGB     6/2017    

Guild began 1963-1964

2nd Mon of month is Day Guild at 9-noon, Sept-May 

Eve Guild Tues after the day meeting, 7-9 pm, Sept-May

Mtn. View United Meth., 355 Ponca Pl, Boulder

PO Box 18568, Boulder CO 80308-1568             

Web Page:  www.handweaversofboulder.org

E-Mail: info@handweaversofboulder.org

 

*HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF PUEBLO (106) HGP     6/2017

Guild began 1974

4th Wed of each month, 9:00 am; all year, Nov & Dec varies, Officers are Jan-Dec,

Fellowship of the Rockies, 3892 West Northern Ave, Pueblo

PO Box 2508, Pueblo CO 81005-0508

www.facebook.com/HandweaversGuildofPueblo            (do not have to be a member)

 

*HEART OF COLORADO FIBERARTS GUILD (40)     6/2017

Guild began December 2004

1st Fri of month, 9:30-noon, Sept-May

meet in alternating months in Buena Vista and Salida

UCUC Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman St, Buena Vista

FUMC First Methodist Church of Salida, 288 E 4th St, Salida

Web Page:  heartofcoloradofiberartsguild.org   

E-Mail:  heart.of.colorado.fiberarts@gmail.com

 

*HIGH PLAINS SPINNERS AND WEAVERS (28)     6/2017

Guild began March 2003

3rd Sat of every month, 1:00 pm, all year

Even Months:  Two Barns, 46341 County Road 41,Yuma

Odd Months:  East Morgan County Library, 500 Clayton Street, Brush

Web Page: hpsw.webs.com 

 

*MESA FIBER ARTS GUILD (53) (MFAG)     6/2017

1st Wed of month for Day Guild, 12:00 noon, Sept-May, sometimes eve meetings

First Presbyterian Ch., 3940 27 ½ Rd, Grand Junction

PO Box 4945, Grand Junction CO 81501

Web Page:  http://www.mesafiberartsguild.org

 

*NORTHERN COLORADO WEAVERS GUILD (149) NCWG     6/2017

Guild began August 1973

1st Sat of month, 9-noon, Sept-May

First Baptist Church, 1003 W 6th St, Loveland

PO Box 2404, Fort Collins CO 80522-2404

Web Page:  nocoweaversguild.org   

E-Mail:  nocoweaversguild@gmail.com          8/12/2017

 

*PIKES PEAK WEAVERS GUILD (85) PPWG     6/2017  

Guild began February 1959

2nd Fri of month, 9-noon, Sept-May

Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. LaSalle @ Paseo, CO Spgs

PO Box 8104, Colorado Springs CO 80933-8104

Web Page:  www.PikesPeakWeavers.org

E-mail:  ppwguild@gmail.com

 

*ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEAVERS GUILD (200) RMWG*     6/2017

Guild began January 1953

3rd Sat of month, 9-noon, Sept-May, May varies

Spirit of Hope United Methodist Church, 3885 S Broadway, Denver  

PO Box 22687, Denver CO 80222-0687

Web Page: www.rmweaversguild.org

E-mail:  president@rmweaversguild.org 

 

*SAN JUAN WEAVERS GUILD* (87)     6/2017 

Guild began in 1977                        Nov meeting is the Annual Show & Sale

3rd Sat of month, 9 am, Sept-May, Dec varies + some other months, Officers Jan-Dec

Meadowlark Court Apartments, 2378 Robins Way, Montrose

PO Box 794, Montrose CO 81402

Web Page:  www.sanjuanweavers.org/

 

 

 

*WESTERN RIVERS WEAVERS GUILD* (20)     7/2017

1st Mon of month, 6-8 pm, meet year around

Art on 8th, 209 8th St, Glenwood Springs

970 928-0762

 

*WET MOUNTAIN WEAVERS  (23)   6/2017

3rd Wed of the month, 1:30 pm, Community Room

West Custer County Library, Main Street, Westcliffe

PO Box 624, Westcliffe CO

 

 

Guests are always welcome at guild meetings.  As a courtesy to an individual guild one should pay membership dues after attendance of three guild meetings.

 

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*****NOTE THE LAST DATE THAT BELOW INFORMATION WAS UPDATED IS NOW OUT OF DATE.  THEREFORE ALL THE FOLLOWING BELOW INFORMATION IS TO BE USED AS A GUILDLINE FOR RESEARCHING CURRENT FIBER INFORMATION.  SEARCH ON GOOGLE IF NO LUCK WITH BELOW LISTED ADDRESS!!!!*****

 

 

***FIBER ART MEETINGS:

 

FRONT RANGE CONTEMPORARY QUILTERS (245): Meets the 3rd Mon of each month, Jan-Nov at Westminster City Park Recreation Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd, Westminster from 7-9  pm.  Check Web Page for additional meetings and events.     www.artquilters.org      8/12/13

 

 

***FIBER EVENTS: Events will be about the same time each year! 

      (listed in order from Jan-Dec)

 

COLORADO WEAVERS DAY:  no date/location currently   3/2014

 

COLORADO STATE BUTTON SOCIETY ANNUAL SHOW & SALE:  April 11-12 2015.  Double Tree by Hilton Denver North, 3203 Quebec St, Denver.  New location 2015    2014 hours: Saturday 11-7 pm, Sunday 11-4 pm.  $5 entry works for both days.  9 national dealers.    coloradobuttons.com/events.html      3/10/2015

 

ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET: June 11-14 2015 (earlier than before), Estes Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park.  Workshops are June 11-12 2015 (Thursday and Friday).  June 13-14  2015 (on the weekend) are vendors, exhibits, displays & hourly demonstrations, Natural Colored Sheep Show, Llama Performance Show, Sheep to Shawl Contest, Children’s Tent, etc.  

Search on Google:  Estes Park Wool Market and it is 1st        970 586-6104

Web Site for lodging, dinning, etc is:     www.estesparkcvb.com           3/10/2015

 

CHERRY CREEK ART FESTIVAL: July 3, 4, & 5 2015.  Cherry Creek North in Denver (2nd and 3rd Street for like 6 blocks.  East of University Boulevard some blocks).  The Festival is usually held over July 4th every year.         www.cherryarts.org    Fast Facts& What’s New on the Web Page (hours & events)         22 Fiber Artists year, 2014!!!!!     3/10/2015

 

16th ESTES PARK ALPACA MARKET: “a peak experience!”   Sept 5 & 6 2015    always on Sat & Sun of Labor Day weekend.  Free and open to the public.  10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.  Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park.  FEATURING: Alpacas & Paco-Vicunas breeding stock & fiber animals for sale, fleece, fiber, rovings & yarn, handcrafted alpaca items, clothing & jewelry, alpaca tack & supplies, alpaca obstacle course.  EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES: spinning, knitting, weaving & felting, breeders roundtable & discussion panel, judging alpacas for fiber & conformation, preparing fleece for show& more, demonstrations, seminars & door prizes.      www.alpacaland.com/AlpacaMarket.htm        More info at Estes Park Alpaca Market       3/10/2015

 

2015 SALIDA FIBER FESTIVAL:  Sept 12 & 013 2015     Hours are Sept 12 from 9-5 pm & Sept 13 2015 from 10-4 pm at Riverside Park, Salida.   2014:   60 Vendors selling fabrics, yarns, fiber supplies, embellishments, finished products.  Also demonstrations, fiber producing animals, silent auction, and an activity tent (kids welcome).       www.SalidaFiberFestival.org      3/10/2015

 

3rd SNEFFELS FIBER FEST 2015:  Sept 25-27 2015.  Location is the 4-H Events Center at the Ouray County Fairgrounds in Ridgway, intersection of Hwys 550 and 62.  Featuring fiber vendors, food, workshops, demonstrations and live animals---yaks, alpacas, maybe even a camel!  2014:  Friday from 5-7 pm is the Gala Opening, $10 donation includes wine and appetizers.  Sat 9-5 pm, Sun 11-3 pm are both free days.     www.weehawkenarts.org/sneffels-fiber-festival/   3/10/15

 

WEAVE AND SPIN WEEK: October 5-11 2015.  The first week in October each year, Mon-Sun.        October 3-9, 2016        3/10/2015

 

32nd TAOS WOOL FESTIVAL: Oct 3 & 4  2015, Taos NM. Hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4 pm.   Taos Wool Festival is always the first full weekend in October. Workshops listed on the Web Page in various time frames with different start and end dates.  Fiber techniques taught are weaving, knitting, spinning, felting, crochet, and Pot Pourri.  Check the Web Page for class descriptions, dates, and instructors.     www.taoswoolfestival.org       800 684-0340    3/10/2015

 

 

***FIBER EVENTS/ANIMAL-FIBER: Events will be about the same time each year!

      (listed in order from Jan-Dec)

 

ABR ALPACA PRODUCT BOOTH,  usually starts the second weekend in January and runs for 16 days.  (Jan 8 – 23, 2011), at the National Western Stock Show in the National Western Complex near the intersection of Interstate Highways 25 and 70 in Denver.  The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies has a good sized booth in the vendor area with roving and yarn from local alpaca farms, locally made and commercially made alpaca fiber products.    2/22/2011

 

ALPACA EXTRAVAGANZA: sponsored by ALPACA BREADERS ALLIANCE OF NORTHERN COLORADO (ABANC):  February 23 & 24 2013 (3rd weekend in Feb) at Boulder County Fairgrounds, Nelson & Hover Road, Longmont.  2011 Hours: 9-5 pm on Feb 26 and 10-4 pm on Feb 27.  Educational activities, hands-on experiences, demonstrations, arts & crafts, alpaca products, panel discussions, fiber artists.  The second yearly event ABANC sponsors is at the Estes Park Wool Market in June (2011 is June 11-12) .  Animals and vendors with alpaca products.     www.abanc.org   2/9/2013

 

GREAT WESTERN ALPACA SHOW:  1st weekend in May (May 3-5 2013), DOWNSTAIRS at the National Western Complex near the intersection of Interstate Highways 25 and 70 in Denver.  See www.GreatWesternAlpacaShow.com   for more information.  Sponsored by The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies (www.alpacabreeders.org)     2/9/2013

THE FIBER FIESTA AT THE GREAT WESTERN ALPACA SHOW:  1st weekend in May  (May 3-5 2013), SECOND FLOOR at the National Western Complex near the intersection of Interstate Highways 25 and 70 in Denver.  Fiber and fiber products for sale, demonstrations and fiber arts classes.  The emphasis is on alpaca fiber.  Sponsored by The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies.  See information for the Fiber Fiesta.      http://www.alpacabreeders.org        www.DenverFiberFiesta.com       2/9/2013

   

ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET: June 11-14 2015 (earlier than before), Estes Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park.  Workshops are June 11-12 2015 (Thursday and Friday).  June 13-14  2015 (on the weekend) are vendors, exhibits, displays & hourly demonstrations, Natural Colored Sheep Show, Llama Performance Show, Sheep to Shawl Contest, Children’s Tent, etc.  

Search on Google:  Estes Park Wool Market and it is 1st        970 586-6104

Web Site for lodging, dinning, etc is:     www.estesparkcvb.com           3/10/2015

 

16th ESTES PARK ALPACA MARKET: “a peak experience!”   Sept 5 & 6 2015    always on Sat & Sun of Labor Day weekend.  Free and open to the public.  10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.  Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park.  FEATURING: Alpacas & Paco-Vicunas breeding stock & fiber animals for sale, fleece, fiber, rovings & yarn, handcrafted alpaca items, clothing & jewelry, alpaca tack & supplies, alpaca obstacle course.  EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES: spinning, knitting, weaving & felting, breeders roundtable & discussion panel, judging alpacas for fiber & conformation, preparing fleece for show& more, demonstrations, seminars & door prizes.       www.alpacaland.com/AlpacaMarket.htm         More info at Estes Park Alpaca Market       3/10/2015

 

ALPACA ON THE ROCKIES BREEDERS:  NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS:  Sept 24-25 2011 (3rd weekend in Sept but this is 4th weekend 2011) at Douglas County Fairgrounds (location change).  Saturday and Sunday hours are 10-4 pm.  Events:  alpacas, seminars, fiber/products for sale, fiber artists spinning, weaving & knitting.

www.alpacabreeders.org (regional web page)  www.alpacaowners.com  (national web page)       5/15/2011 above/below

PACABUDDIES: National Farm Days at Douglas County Fairground is 9/28/2013.  8/2013    Annual Open House joins National Alpaca Farm Days 2011 above.  PacaBuddies is a small group (25+) of Alpaca owners and breeders in and around the Denver Colorado metro area.  Fiber, fleeces, yarn, and related products, alpacas.  Indoors.  Seewww.PacaBuddies.com for dates, location and more information.  Free to the public.

NATIONAL ALPACA FARM DAYS: generally the 3rd or 4th weekend in Sept (Sept 24 & 25 2011).  

You can see and touch animals, feel and buy raw fleece, batts, roving, yarn at open alpaca farms.  Many farms have demonstrations; a few offer mini-classes.  See the Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies site to find an open farm near you as National Alpaca Farm Days weekend grows near:  http://www.alpacabreeders.org/ http://www.nationalalpacafarmdays.com/

 

3rd SNEFFELS FIBER FEST 2015:  Sept 25-27 2015.  Location is the 4-H Events Center at the Ouray County Fairgrounds in Ridgway, intersection of Hwys 550 and 62.  Featuring fiber vendors, food, workshops, demonstrations and live animals---yaks, alpacas, maybe even a camel!  2014:  Friday from 5-7 pm is the Gala Opening, $10 donation includes wine and appetizers.  Sat 9-5 pm, Sun 11-3 pm are both free days.      www.weehawkenarts.org/sneffels-fiber-festival/    3/10/15

 

17th ABR FALL FESTIVAL AND ANNUAL HANDCRAFTER’S SPIN-OFF COMPETITION.  November 2 & 3 2013.  See www.ABRFallFestival.com for location, dates and more information.  Sponsored by The Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies (www.alpacabreeders.org)     2/9/2013

 

 

***FIBER CONFERENCES:   (alphabetical order, not date order)

 

CONVERGENCE 2016: is in Milwaukee Wisconsin, July 30-Aug 6  2016.   8/27/2015     Every even 2 years.     www.weavespindye.org ;

 

INTERMOUNTAIN WEAVERS CONFERENCE 2015 (IWC):  "Try Something New"  July 23-26, 2015, Fort Lewis College, Durango Colorado.  Every odd 2 years.  IWC is a conference for fiber artists offering 3-day and 1-day workshops, exhibits, vendors, and a fashion show.  This is the first time IWC is offering 1-day workshops allowing a person to sample a variety of fiber arts.  Check the Website in the future for detailed information. http://www.intermountainweavers.org  ;  6/14/14

 

MIDWEST WEAVERS CONFERENCE 2015:  June 18-20 2015.  St Paul MN.  Pre-Conference Workshops June 15-17 2015, Seminars & Maxi-Sessions.  Every odd 2 years.

http://www.midwestweavers.org     3/5/2014

 

 

***MISCELLANEOUS FIBER EVENTS:

 

 ***SALES OF FIBER: Sales each year will be around the same time frame!  (listed in alphabetical order)

ANNUAL FAIRPLAY BEAD AND FIBER SHOW:  Aug 8 & 9 2015, Historic Front Street, Fairplay.   

2015 Hours:  Sat 10-5 pm Sun 10-4 pm.  719 836-2698    www.backroombeads.com/beadswap/welcome.html     8/27/15

 

HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF BOULDER FIBER ARTS SALE for 2015 is NOVEMBER 4-8 2015, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds (Nelson & Hover, Longmont) in the Exhibition Hall.  Members Juried Showcase will be continued!  "Conversations 2015"   SALE HOURS:  10-6 pm daily except Sunday is 10-4 pm.   Further info will be on the Web Page:   www.handweaversofboulder   3/10/2015

 

31st ANNIVERSARY HANDWOVEN HOLIDAY SALE 2015: HANDWEAVERS GUILD OF PUEBLO IS OCT 29-NOV 7 2015, Historic Vail Hotel in Pueblo, 217 S Grand Ave at Union (Union& Grand Ave).  Sale Hours are 10-5 pm Fri-Fri and 10-3 pm on Nov 7, Sat.   The sale is always 9 days the first part of November.   Demonstrations Daily.  Featuring Weaving, Spinning, Felting and Knitting work for sale by Guild Members plus Jewelry and  Pottery by Guest Artists.  Art Walk is 5-7 pm on Nov 5 2015.  8/27/2015

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEAVERS GUILD ANNUAL SALE for 2015 IS NOVEMBER 12-14 2015.   Englewood Community Center, Hampden & Sante Fe (in the old Cinderella City Shopping Center), Englewood.  Sale Hours for 2015:  4-8 pm on Thurs, 10-8 pm on Fri, 10-5 pm on Sat.  For dates, pictures, map and further info check the Web Page:    8/27/15       www.rmweaversguild.org 

 

SAN JUAN WEAVERS GUILD ANNUAL SHOW & SALE, Nov 22  2014, Holiday Inn Express, South Townsend, Montrose.  9-5 pm.  Usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving—which is the 3rd or 4th Saturday of November.   www.sanjuanweavers.org        (org not com)    7/2014

 

 

***SHOWS TO ENTER:

 

NOTE FOR ARTISTS: Read prospectus’s carefully for what fiber media is accepted.

FI BE R CELEBRATION 2015:  Juried show is May 1-June 6 2015 at Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, 651 10th Ave, Greeley.  Entry Post Mark Deadline is March 1 2015.  Juror is Susan Wilson.  Check Web Page for date/location changes in the future as there are yearly changes.  This juried fiber exhibit is sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild   

 www.fortnet.org/ncwg            e-mail  NCWG@comcast.net      3/10/2015

 

CELEBRATION OF FIBER MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2015:  July 24-26, 2015, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.  This is a non-juried show for attendees of the Intermountain Weavers Conference 2015 (IWC).  The theme of this show is “Try Something New”.  An award for “Try Something New” will be given to the entrant whose work is judged to be the best newly attempted technique.  Plus, there will be many other awards.  (A separate show will feature work by teachers and board members of IWC 2015.)  http://www.intermountainweavers.org ;      

 

 

***SHOWS TO SEE:

 

DENVER ART MUSEUM (DAM):  The Denver Art Museum now has a full time Textile Curator.  The textiles in the old North Building on the 6th floor has been expanded on the West side to include a Textile Studio and an additional 8000 square feet Textile Gallery space.  The smaller Textile Gallery on the East side remains.  Check out the Denver Art Museum Web Page to keep up with all the Textile Exhibits.      denverartmuseum.org

 

FIBER CELEBRATION 2015:  Juried show is May 1-June 6 2015 at Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, 651 10th Ave, Greeley.  Entry Post Mark Deadline is March 1 2015.  Juror is Susan Wilson.  Check Web Page for date/location changes in the future as there are yearly changes.  This juried fiber exhibit is sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild   

 www.fortnet.org/ncwg            e-mail  NCWG@comcast.net      3/10/2015

 

CELEBRATION OF FIBER MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2015:  July 24-26, 2015, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.  This is a non-juried show for attendees of the Intermountain Weavers Conference 2015 (IWC).  The theme of this show is “Try Something New”.  An award for “Try Something New” will be given to the entrant whose work is judged to be the best newly attempted technique.  Plus, there will be many other awards.  (A separate show will feature work by teachers and board members of IWC 2015.)  http://www.intermountainweavers.org ;      

 

AVENIR MUSEUM OF DESIGN & MERCHANDISING:  University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St, Fort Collins (one block east of CSU campus---the old Fort Collins high school).  Avenir Museum, formerly the Historic Costume & Textiles Collection, is dedicated to exploring the aesthetic, social, cultural and physical significance of textiles, dress and interior furnishings that define culture past and present.  Gallery hours are 11-6 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri.  Thurs hours are 11-8 pm.  Free.  Exhibits change quite often so check out the Web Page for further info. www.dm.chhs.colostate.edu/museum    970 491-1983   Also check out the other galleries located at this location.

 

 

***TOURS:

 

Check Fiber Magazines and Guild Newsletters for tours and conferences to attend!

 

 

3/5, 6/9/2014, 3/10, 9/5/2015

 

 

WESTERN SLOPE EVENTS PLUS OTHER FIBER EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

 

 

 ***FIBER EVENTS: Probably similar dates each year!     (listed in order from Jan-Dec)

 

COLORADO WEAVERS DAY:     no date/location currently   3/2014

 

MIDWEST WEAVERS CONFERENCE 2015:  June 18-20 2015.  St Paul MN.  Pre-Conference Workshops June 15-17 2015, Seminars & Maxi-Sessions.  Every odd 2 years.

http://www.midwestweavers.org     3/5/2014

 

CONVERGENCE 2016: is in Milwaukee Wisconsin, July 30-Aug 6 2016.     8/27/2015   Every even 2 years.     www.weavespindye.org ;

 

INTERMOUNTAIN WEAVERS CONFERENCE 2015 (IWC):  "Try Something New".  July 23-26, 2015, Fort Lewis College, Durango Colorado.  Every odd 2 years.  IWC is a conference for fiber artists offering 3-day and 1-day workshops, exhibits, vendors, and a fashion show.  This is the first time IWC is offering 1-day workshops allowing a person to sample a variety of fiber arts.  Check the Website in the future for detailed information. http://www.intermountainweavers.org  ;  6/14/14

 

MEEKER CLASSIC SHEEPDOG CHAMPIONSHIP TRIALS: Sept 9-13 2015 in Meeker, held annually in Sept.  Check the Web Page for additional information.      www.meekersheepdog.com   3/10/2015

 

WEAVE AND SPIN WEEK: October 5-11 2015.  The first week in October each year, Mon-Sun.        October 3-9, 2016        3/10/2015

 

32nd TAOS WOOL FESTIVAL: Oct 3 & 4  2015, Taos NM. Hours are Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4 pm.   Taos Wool Festival is always the first full weekend in October. Workshops listed on the Web Page in various time frames with different start and end dates.  Fiber techniques taught are weaving, knitting, spinning, felting, crochet, and Pot Pourri.  Check the Web Page for class descriptions, dates, and instructors.      www.taoswoolfestival.org        800 684-0340    3/10/2015

 

***SHOWS TO ENTER:

 

NOTE FOR ARTISTS: Read prospectus’s carefully for what fiber media is accepted.

FIBER CELEBRATION 2015 :  Juried show is May 1-June 6 2015 2015 at Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, 651 10th Ave, Greeley.  Entry Post Mark Deadline is March 1  2015.  Juror is Susan Wilson.  Check Web Page for date/location changes in the future as there are yearly changes.  This juried fiber exhibit is sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild   

 www.fortnet.org/ncwg            e-mail  NCWG@comcast.net      3/10/2015

 

CELEBRATION OF FIBER MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2015:  July 24-26, 2015, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.  This is a non-juried show for attendees of the Intermountain Weavers Conference 2015 (IWC).  The theme of this show is “Try Something New”.  An award for “Try Something New” will be given to the entrant whose work is judged to be the best newly attempted technique.  Plus, there will be many other awards.  (A separate show will feature work by teachers and board members of IWC 2015.)  http://www.intermountainweavers.org ;      

 

 

***SHOWS TO SEE:

 

DENVER ART MUSEUM (DAM):  The Denver Art Museum now has a full time Textile Curator.  The textiles in the old North Building on the 6th floor has been expanded on the West side to include a Textile Studio and an additional 8000 square feet Textile Gallery space.  This is not to be missed!  Check out the Denver Art Museum Web Page to keep up with all the Textile Exhibits.      denverartmuseum.org

 

FIBER CELEBRATION 2015:  Juried show is May 1-June 6 2015 at Tointon Gallery, Union Colony Civic Center, 651 10TH Ave, Greeley.  Entry Post Mark Deadline is March 1 2015.  Juror is Susan Wilson.  Check Web Page for date/location changes in the future as there are yearly changes.  This juried fiber exhibit is sponsored by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild    www.fortnet.org/ncwg            e-mail  NCWG@comcast.net      3/10/2015

 

CELEBRATION OF FIBER MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2015:  July 24-26, 2015, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.  This is a non-juried show for attendees of the Intermountain Weavers Conference 2015 (IWC).  The theme of this show is “Try Something New”.  An award for “Try Something New” will be given to the entrant whose work is judged to be the best newly attempted technique.  Plus, there will be many other awards.  (A separate show will feature work by teachers and board members of IWC 2015.)  http://www.intermountainweavers.org ;      

 

 

***SALES OF FIBER:   Sale  will be around the same time frame each year.

 

SAN JUAN WEAVERS GUILD ANNUAL SHOW & SALE, Nov 22  2014 , Holiday Inn Express, South Townsend, Montrose .  9-5 pm.  Usually the Saturday before Thanksgiving—which is the 3rd or 4th Saturday of November.       www.sanjuanweavers.org        (org not com)         7/2014

 2/9, 8/15/2013, 3/5, 9/5/15

 

 

***TEXTILE CONTACTS:***

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Search on Google if no luck with an address!!!!

 

 

***WEAVERS CONFERENCES/MAGAZINES:

hga@weavespindye.org

http://www.weavespindye.org

Handweavers Guild of America (HGA)

 

http://www.weavespindye.org

HGA Convergence (International Weaving Conference every even 2 years)

 

www.complex-weavers.org

Complex Weavers

 

http://www.intermountainweavers.org

Intermountain Weavers Conference (every odd 2 years)

 

http://www.midwestweavers.org

Midwest Weavers Conference (every odd 2 years)

 

www.americantapestryalliance.org

American Tapestry Alliance (ATA)

 

www.northwestweavers.org

Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds

 

www.interweave.com

Interweave Press

 

www.weaverscraft.com

Weavers Craft

 

 

***WOOL MARKET/WOOL FESTIVAL/ALPACA BREEDERS/SHEEPDOG TRIALS:

Search on Google:  Estes Park Wool Market and it is 1st        2/2013

Web Site: www.estesparkcvb.com         (Lodging, dinning, etc)

Estes Park Wool Market

 

see Web Page for contact info

www.taoswoolfestival.org

Taos Wool Festival

 

www.weehawkenarts.org/sneffels-fiber-festival/

Sneffels Fiber Fest

 

www.salidafiberfestival.org

Salida Fiber Festival

 

http://www.alpacabreeders.org

Alpaca Breeders of the Rockies

 

access through Google

www.GreatWesternAlpacaShow.com

Great Western Alpaca Show

 

www.abanc.org

Alpaca Breeders Alliance of Northern Colorado

 

www.PacaBuddies.com

PacaBuddies Annual Open House

 

www.alpacaland.com/AlpacaMarket.htm

Estes Park Alpaca Market

 

www.nationalalpacafarmdays.com

National Alpaca Farm Days

 

www.meekersheepdog.com

Meeker Sheepdog Trials

 

 

***MISCELLANEOUS:

info@weavearealpeace.org

www.weavearealpeace.org/

Weave A Real Peace, WARP

(help to make people in 3rd World Countries be self sufficient thru weaving)

 

www.friendshipbridge.org

Friendship Bridge—Building Bridges of Opportunity & Employment/Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

(includes a loan program to provide impoverished women to help themselves/Guatemala)

 

search on Google

http://www.marketplaceindia.com

MarketPlace Clothing/Jewelry from India 

WomenWorld Fair Trade

 

http://www.threadproject.com

The Thread Project:  One World, One Cloth (7 large weavings made of 7 panels each)

Unity Threads are tied together as an example of the Cultural Diversity of the World

 

 

***MISCELLANEOUS TEXTILE ORGANIZATIONS:

http://rockybeads.org

Rocky Mountain Bead Society

 

www.coloradobuttons.com/

Colorado State Button Society

 

http://nationalbuttonsociety.org

Button Conferences     (Denver August 1-6 2016)

 

http://www.foothillsega.org/

Foothills Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America

 

http://www.coloradoega.org

Colorado Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Inc

 

knit4purl2@yahoo.com

search on Google for info       

The Knitters Guild of Denver

 

frkg.webs.com

Front Range Knitting Guild

 

tkg.com/?page=Find Guild

find a TKGA Guild

The Knitting Guild Association

 

 

http://rockymountainlaceguild.org/

Rocky Mountain Lace Guild

 

http://www.columbineang.org/

Columbine Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild

 

http://www.needlepoint.org/   then click on find a Chapter and then Colorado

Mile High Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild

 

www.artquilters.org

Front Range Contemporary Quilters

 

http://coloradoquiltcouncil.com/

Colorado Quilt Council

 

http://www.asg.org     then click on Chapter Location and then Colorado

http://www.asgdenverchapter.com

American Sewing Guild

 

http://www.sewingreferralnetwork.com/

Sewing Referral Network

 

http://www.wcaco.org/

Women’s Caucus for Art

 

 

***MISCELLANEOUS MUSEUMS THAT HAVE TEXTILES:

www.denverartmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum

 

www.cspm.org

Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum

 

http://www.rmqm.org

Rocky Mountain Quilters Museum

 

http://www.textilemuseum.org/

Textile Museum, Washington DC

 

http://textilesociety.org

Textile Society of America 

 

 

 2/9, 8/15, 6/9/2014

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