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Celebration of Fiber
Below is the tentative schedule. It is subject to change. All activities are at the Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque NM REGISTRATION Tuesday, 11 am to 6 pm Wednesday, starting at 8 am
VENDOR MARKET Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm Friday, 11 am to 7 pm, "Shop till you drop" Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
WORKSHOPS 3-day workshops: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm 1-day and half-day workshops: Saturday, 8:30 am to 11:30 am, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
CELEBRATION OF FIBER AND WORKSHOP LEADERS/BOARD EXHIBIT Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm Friday, 11 am to 6 pm Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
OPENING NIGHT CONVOCATION, KEYNOTE AND RECEPTION Wednesday, 5 pm
FASHION SHOW AND RECEPTION Saturday, 5 pm
RAFFLE BASKETS AND SILENT AUCTION Thursday, 10 am to 6 pm Friday, 11 am to 6 pm Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm
(Items picked up by 5 pm Saturday)
We are excited to extend a special invitation to all you fiber artists to participate in the upcoming Intermountain Weavers Conference Fashion Show. This event is a highlight of Conferences and is anticipated by many. It’s an opportunity to share the beautiful things you weave with the community and your friends.
If your talent is dishtowels, ask a friend to model one or two. Table runners make great shawls and scarves. The options for creativity at this event are endless. This is a fun opportunity to create inside and outside of your comfort zone.
It is through sharing our creativity, our talent, and art that we build our guild organizations and fiber communities. These relationships last a lifetime.
We encourage all those interested in participating to begin planning their projects for the fashion show. Now is the time to start creating so we can share with others the strides and accomplishments we experience as we work on our projects each day. Be inspired by the beauty of the fiber, nature, and the colors around you.
The Celebration of Fiber is a non-juried exhibit of IWC members’ work. We would like to encourage all IWC member attendees of the 2023 Conference to submit one or two pieces for this show. There will be several awards sponsored by various fiber organizations in addition to IWC—including the ever-popular People’s Choice Award.
Scholarships for the conference are available for IWC members interested in developing or advancing their knowledge and skills in the fiber arts area, no matter their skill level. The IWC Board is particularly interested in providing scholarships to beginning and emerging artists. Scholarship will cover the full conference registration fee. Class material fees are not covered. Food other than that included in the registration fee will not be covered. Lodging and travel expenses will not be covered. Previous IWC Scholarship recipients are not eligible.
Scholarship applications will be available in 2024. The application will be posted here when they are available.
The Raffle Baskets and Silent Auction are used to raise funds for the next IWC Conference.
Examples of items to donate for the raffle and silent auction include: skeins of yarn, beads, silk remnants, roving, books, tools, handmade and handwoven items and gift certificates.
1.IWC asks that only new/unused items be donated for the raffle baskets. This is not a place to recycle your stash. 2.IWC asks that each guild limit their baskets to six or less. For each basket, provide a list of what is in the basket and the name of your guild/donor. 3.IWC will wrap each basket in clear plastic with the contents and guild/donor noted on each basket. The drawing day will be listed on the basket.