Community Outreach &  Demonstration Opportunities

Due to changing mandates for gatherings on a state-by-state basis due to Covid-19, check with the individual organization or institution before venturing out.

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News & Community Events

Exhibitions:
The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts
Now through Oct. 24, 2021
Morris Museum
Morristown, New Jersey
https://morrismuseum.org/events/the-social-fabric-black-artistry-in-fiber-arts-an-exhibition-in-homage-to-viki-craig/

The Creative Spirit: Homespun Arts (in person)
Sundays: Sept. 12 & 26, October 10 & 24,1-4 pm
Van Kirk Museum
Sparta, New Jersey
https://www.vankirkmuseum.org/events.htm

Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles
Sept. 12, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, New Jersey
https://montclairartmuseum.org/exhibition/color-riot-how-color-changed-navajo-textiles

Sleep Tight: Bedcovers and Hangings from Around the World
Now through Sept. 12, 2021
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, Pennsylvania
https://www.allentownartmuseum.org/exhibitions/sleep-tight-bedcovers-and-hangings-from-around-the-world/

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper
Oct. 10, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022
Allentown Art Museum
Allentown, Pennsylvania
https://www.allentownartmuseum.org/exhibitions/washi-transformed-new-expressions-in-japanese-paper/

Conferences:
Coverlet College (in person)
Sept. 24-26, 2021
National Museum of the American Coverlet
Bedford, Pennsylvania
http://www.coverletmuseum.org/events.htm#covcol

Weaving History Conference (virtual)
Oct. 25-27, 2021
https://tiartscenter.org/weaving-history-conference/

Fiber Festivals & Special Events:
New York Textile Month: September 2021
About: https://www.textilemonth.nyc/about
Programs: https://www.textilemonth.nyc/events-2021

Los Angeles Textile Month: September 2021
https://textileartsla.org/textile-month-2021

New Jersey Sheep & Fiber Festival (in person)
Sept. 11-12, 2021
Ringoes, New Jersey
https://njsheep.net/

Peters Valley Craft Show (in person, but check website closer to event)
Sept. 25-26
Sussex Co. Fairgrounds
Augusta, New Jersey
https://petersvalley.org

Spinning & Weaving Week (virtual)
Oct. 4-10, 2021
https://weavespindye.org/spinning-and-weaving-week/

NY Wool & Sheep Festival (Vendors - in person, Classes - virtual)
Oct. 16-17, 2021
Rhinebeck, New York
Online, advance purchase tickets ONLY.
https://www.virtual.sheepandwool.com/41

Jockey Hollow Weavers 28th Annual Sale & Exhibit (in person, but check website closer to event)
Nov. 6-7, 2021
Brookside, New Jersey
http://www.jockeyhollowweavers.org/sale.html
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Gallery Tours at the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show

The Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show will present two gallery tours. On Friday, Oct 1, Kay Yeomans, curator of collections at the Hopper-Goetschius House will lead the Coverlet Gallery Tour. She will discuss the evolution of Bergen County coverlet style and the images used by the local weavers.   On Saturday Oct 2, the Quilt Gallery Tour will be led by Peggy W. Norris, chair of the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show. She will take an in-depth look at many of the quilts and talk about some of their stories. The 45- minute tours begin at 9 am; admission is $25 and includes entrance to the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show for the day. Tickets for each tour are limited to the first 15 participants and require advance purchase at www.bergencountyquiltandcoverletshow.com.  

These tours are special events of the Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show, which will feature eighty quilts and thirty-six coverlets from thirteen Bergen County museums and sixteen private collections.  The show will be held on Oct. 1 and 2 at the Old Paramus Reformed Church and the Schoolhouse Museum at 650 & 660 East Glen Avenue, Ridgewood NJ.  Entrance to the show is $10 for the day. Please visit bergencountyquiltandcoverletshow.com for more information about these events.