See Small Expressions 2023

July 5, 2023 – September 3, 2023 at the Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Arts Museum in La Conner, Washington. 

September 21, 2023 – November 9, 2023 at Haywood Community College in Clyde, North Carolina

November 30, 2023 – February 15, 2024 at Yadkin Valley Fiber Center in Elkin, North Carolina.

March 18, 2024 – May 31, 2024 at Sarratt Gallery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Don’t see a location near you? Encourage a local gallery, university, museum, or other venue to consider hosting Small Expressions in the future. Venues can fill out our request form.

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Celebrate Spinning & Weaving Week

Participate in the Show Off Your Stuff Informal Fiber Art Show

Sunday, October 8, 2023,  3 – 4 PM ET


Strut your stuff as you walk the virtual runway during the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc’s (HGA) Spinning and Weaving Week! All fiber enthusiasts, whether beginner or advanced, are invited to share and appreciate each other’s inspirational garments, wearable art, accessories for the home, and functional work through our virtual Show Off Your Stuff Informal Fiber Art Show.

Participants are encouraged to model their latest wearable creations or to show their functional designs in this fun and supportive online environment. Participation is free. The show will begin at 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, October 8, 2023, and will continue until all pieces have been shown. Come share your work with the other members of the HGA community!

Participants showing their work receive free admission to Spinning & Weaving Week in 2024!

Curious about what a virtual fashion show looks like? Watch our 2020 show!

Register to Show Your Work

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Textiles & Tea

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) interview series, Textiles & Tea, takes place every Tuesday at 4 PM (ET). We’ve invited some of the most respected fiber artists in the field today to join us for an hour long conversation where we will discuss their artwork and their creative journey. Make a cup of your favorite tea and join us as we talk about fiber, creativity, inspiration, process and so much more.

Textiles & Tea is a complimentary program of the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. By registering you receive links to view the broadcast simultaneously on Zoom and Facebook (no account necessary). These broadcasts are recorded, free to view, and open to all. You can support our programming with a donation to HGA’s Fiber Trust. For more information about Textiles & Tea, our programs, and membership, visit or call (678) 730-0010.

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Spinning & Weaving Week

Sponsorship Opportunities

October 2-8, 2023

With registration now open for this year’s Art Sparks sessions, excitement is building for the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.’s (HGA) 7-day Spinning & Weaving Week Celebration! This virtual extravaganza showcases the fiber arts with vendor demonstrations and product talks, virtual studio tours, speakers, panels, mini-workshops, and a fun fashion show. We anticipate 1,000 fiber enthusiasts will attend Spinning & Weaving Week either in real time or by viewing recordings. 

Not only will your contribution put your business in front of event attendees, but it will also help sustain HGA’s programs, reaching over 10,000 fiber enthusiasts, at their highest level of artistic and educational excellence.

To maximize your impact, this 7-day digital conference, presented digitally through the Cvent platform, is available to attendees for up to 90 days following the event. Sponsorships start at $200. Download the Sponsorships Description for full details, or read on for a summary of each sponsorship available.

Present a Thread Talk

Share Your Story or Idea with the World During HGA’s Spinning & Weaving Week Celebration, October 2-8, 2023.

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) is searching for creative makers who will inspire, surprise and delight the audience with their story in under 15 minutes. We all have stories to tell about our love of and experience with fiber. This is your chance! Public speaking experience is not required.
These Thread Talks will be presented virtually during HGA’s Spinning & Weaving Week Celebration. Curious about what a Thread Talk looks like? Take a look at our YouTube playlist from 2020!
Submission Deadline: We will accept submissions until the schedule is full.

Register to give a Thread Talk

Celebrate Spinning & Weaving Week with Studio Tours and Sponsorship Opportunities Available October 2-8, 2023

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) is thrilled to offer 6 Artist Studio Tours as part of our Spinning & Weaving Week Celebration. Take a look inside the minds and workspaces of these unique and varied artists. These studio tours will feature artists from all of our creative disciplines: weaving, spinning, dyeing, and basket making. All events are scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern Time Zone (ET), and the recording will be available to registered attendees to watch on demand for 90 days following.

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You’re Invited to the OWG Annual Picnic

Friday, June 23, 2023

Where: Woodland Creek Community Park in Lacey. Same location as last year.

When:  10:00am until 2:00pm-ish.  Feel free to come early if you have items to sell and need a bit of set-up time.  

What:   Fun! Showcase! Drawing for prizes! (You must be present to win.) 

Shopping (bring cash)!  Bring things you’d like to sell – one of the shelters will be set up for this purpose – 10% of your sales goes to the guild.

Awards presented! 

Lunch!  Bring your own.  And perhaps bring your own chair.  Picnic tables and benches are provided.

Announcements, probably!


Remember, Friday June 23, 10am to 2pm. 

See you there!!

Patty Berke

Textiles and Tea Today with HGA!!

This is in sync with OWG’s speaker at our meeting this past Friday!!!

Maria SigmaApril 25, 2023  |  Maria Sigmagenerously sponsored by Jacksonville Weavers Guild, Inc. in Memory of Barbara Wroten and Sandy StranahanMaria Sigma is an award-winning textile designer and weaver specializing in zero-waste, ethical hand-woven textiles for interiors. She studied at the Chelsea College of Art & Design and, after graduating in 2014, developed her own weaving practice in London. She is the author of Weaving: The Art of Sustainable Textile Creation and teaches a “Weaving from Waste” workshop. Maria has collaborated with interior designers, architects, fashion designers, furniture makers, magazines, and galleries such as Susie Atkinson Interior Design Studio, MAKE Hauser & Wirth Somerset Gallery, and Hole & Corner Magazine. Inspired by her Greek heritage, love for math, and craftsmanship, Maria makes vibrant but minimal, contemporary textiles. She strives to decrease yarn waste and unnecessary cuts, carbon footprints, and the use of machinery, water, and electricity. By adhering to a ‘zero waste’ philosophy, she aspires to make hand-weaving an even more sustainable craft. 
Register for Maria Sigma
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2023 Handwoven Towel Exchange

Registration Open! Check out these links for all the information on this fun event!

The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (HGA) invites you to participate in our 2023 Handwoven Kitchen Towel Exchange!

This age-old tradition of weaving and exchanging towels with fellow weavers is a wonderful way to learn more about color, pattern, and construction. Let’s share our love of weaving and our love of sharing. 

Register Here
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