Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council


The Website events listing is updated continuously and is provided by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council (AFAC) as part of its mission of educational outreach and its commitment to the expansion of all fiber arts in New Mexico and beyond.

Please send your announcements about gallery shows, classes, lectures, special guild events and call-to-entry opportunities to Be sure to include the date of the event, the event's title, who is presenting the event, the cost, a contact person or contact info, the event location and time as well as any other pertinent information.

Skyscape, weaving by Mary Cost

Information is compiled from notices sent to AFAC and from community announcements. The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council does not endorse or recommend any events; we merely provide the listing as a service to fiber artists.

Please note: Other resources and opportunities, both commercial and non-commercial, have been moved to Other Resources.

Please confirm dates and times as they may have changed since information was received for the calendar.

Events Calendar

 Las Colcheras: October 1-Nov 1 (9:30-5pm) Monday through Friday, free and open to Public, “Centuries of Stitches—Colcha Embroidery: 'From Necessity to Art'.”   This show is sponsored by Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center and Colcha Friends and a wonderful opportunity to see new and old art pieces.  During the show a film concentrating on past and present colcha embroidery artists will run continuously.  The show is in the Heritage Center (formerly known as the Onate Monument), 848 State Road 68, Alcalde NM.  

Bugs and Bunny: October 2 through November 4, 2019 at Wild Hearts Gallery, 221 B Highway 165, Placitas, New Mexico. Bunny Bowen will exhibit work in a variety of media including wax resist on silk, sculpture from beetle-killed juniper, and paintings in cold wax and oil. Artist reception October 13, 2018, 1 - 4.

Back to Bones: Special Exhibit at New Mexico Natural History Museum. There are some fiber pieces in the exhibit. Beginning October 6, 2018 and remaining through the end of the year. 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico. See poster for more information.

"The Language of Tapestry:" The Tapestry Artists of Las Arañas will exhibit their work, "The Language of Tapestry", at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces Tombaugh Gallery November 4 to 28, 2018. Using the same technical language as much earlier weavers, the eleven tapestry artists in the show will tell stories through careful choices of color, technique, and pattern. This exhibit will demonstrate how the ancient art of tapestry weaving is still alive, vibrant and relevant in today's world. The Tombaugh Gallery is located in The Unitarian Universalist Church of Las Cruces and is open Tuesday – Friday between 10 am and 2pm. More information on the Gallery can be found at the website: For further information on the exhibit contact Linda Giesen at 575-636-4516. Click to see card.

New Mexico Veterans Art: 20th Annual New Mexico Veterans Art Show, Fine Arts Building at Expo New Mexico, November, 2018. Opens November 9, 2018, 6 pm - 9 pm. Click for more information.

Traditional Tajik Embroidery: November 11, 3-4 pm. The Yarn Store at Nob Hill. Rikki Quintana, owner of HoonArts will talk about traditional embroidery techniques in Tajikistan. Free admission. See photo.

New Mexico Crochet Guild Open House: November 17, 2018, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Click for more information.

Baskets of Africa: November, 17, 2018- Grand Opening at new location in Albuquerque. Watch for more information, or go to

Fiber Arts Holiday Sale: The Southwest Women's Fiber Arts Collective in Silver City, New Mexico. Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, 2018 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Grant County Business and Conference Center, 3031 US Hwy. 180 in Silver City. The event is free and will feature vendors of fine handmade fiber art items from weavers, knitters, quilters, and other fiber artists - great for holiday gifts! For more information contact:

Fiber Arts of San Antonio: Presents the 44th Annual Juried Fiber Art Exhibit. December 7, 2018 through January 25, 2019, at Say Si Gallery, 1518 S. Alamo St., San Antonio, Texas. Click for more information or see the website at See Call for Entry information below.

The Felter’s Rendezvous: March, 2019 at Colorado Springs, Colorado. In early September, go to and look under the “Events” tab.

Quilt Luminarium by Ricky Tims: March 30-31, 2019, Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Guilds interested in being a Promotional Partner may click for further information.

Oaxaca Trip: January 23 - 31, 2019. Special 8-day trip for fiber enthusiasts planned by Suzie Briddsang. Click for details.

Register for Upcoming Classes

Judy Chapman classes: at Nob Hill Fabrics, 4401 Cutler Ste C. Click for November listing.

Tapestry Weaving: Offered by Loom Dancer Odysseys. November 7-13, 2018, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Limited to 8 weavers. Click for more information. Or go to website:

Beginning Free-Motion Quilting: November 29 - December 20, 2018 (excluding December 6), Thursday from 6 - 8:30 pm, Ann Silva's Sewing Center. This is a UNM Continuing Education Course #05405. The price is $65. To register, go to:

Masters of Deflection: An immersive exploration of deflected doubleweave
February 25th-March 3rd, 2019, Marfa, Texas. Five-day workshop taught by Lisa Hill. Click for more information.

Canyon de Chelly: presented by Loom Dancer Odysseys...April 22 - May 2, 2019, Canyon de Chelly. Four days of Navajo weaving. Click for more details.

Call for Entries

New Mexico Veterans Art: 20th Annual New Mexico Veterans Art Show, Fine Arts Building at Expo New Mexico, November, 2018. Opens November 9, 2018, 6 pm - 9 pm. Call for artists November 4, 2018, 10 am - 3 pm. Open to all veterans, active duty, National Guard, reserve forces and their spouses/partners.


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