Textile Arts Council Programs,  de Young Museum (

  International Fiber Arts VIII Biennial Exhibition Tour.  Exhibition tour with Joy Stockdale, exhibition co-ordinator.  Thursday August 10, 2017.  Sebastopol Center for the Arts.   $25,  Pre-registration required.  Open to current TAC members and 1 guest. Deadline for registration is August 4, 2017.  For more information and to pre-register, contact

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade. Laura Camerlengo, Assistant Curator of Costume and Textile Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. September 16, 2017.

Inside the White Factory: The 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland.  Judith Content, artist.  October 21, 2017.

Finding Art in a Used Coffee Filter–Inspired by Recycling. Lucia Matzger, fiber artist.  November 18, 2017.

The Flowing Line: Japanese Tsutsugaki Past Resist Textiles. Ruth Anderson, independent scholar. January 20, 2018.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles (

Champagne Gala 

The 4th Annual FiberShot Champagne Gala!  Join us for champagne and nibbles while adding incredible fiber art to your collection!  All proceeds from FiberShot sales support programs at SJMQT. Thank you to all the artists who have contributed some fabulous pieces for sale.  Saturday July 22, 6-9 p.m.  Please RSVP to  

Tickets in Advance $30,  Tickets at Door $45.  For more information or to purchase tickets go the the SJMQT website

*Cocktail Attire

** Artists who have submitted a FiberShot are free.

International Quilt Trends.  Lecture and Q&a with Luana Rubin of e-Quilter. Sunday July 30,  2pm.   Luana will be sharing images and stories from her trip around the world, featuring quilts that display trends in contemporary quilt making. See how quilters in different countires use their own culture as inspiration for unique works of art, and the minimalism of mdern qilting is progressing as a design trend.  This is will be a 45 minute talk and presentation with 15 minute Q&A.  Tickets:  Members: $10   Non-Members $15.  Tickets may be purchased on the website.  


West County Fiber Arts ( )

       Plants for Color.  August 19, 2017.  Deepa Natarajan.  Join Deepa for a day of
       exploring beautiful colors that you can grow in your backyard.     3787 Ross Road,
       Sebastapol, CA 95472.

Andean Textile Arts   ( )

        Tinkuy 2017, the Gathering of the Textile Arts in Cusco, Peru. November 8 –
         11, 2017

Tour Opportunities

Okinawan Odyssey: Tokyo and the Ryukyu Islands.  June 16-30, 2017.  A study tour to Japan, featuring the islands of Okinawa.  The tour will be led by Lee Talbot, curator of the exhibition Bingata! Only in Okinawa.  Visit the website for more information

        Of Rainbows and Dragons.  Textile Arts Council tour to Bhutan and Northern
        India.  Sep 22 – Oct 9, 2017. For more information contact the Textile Arts Council
        Office Administrator at or 415. 750.3627.

         Arts and Crafts Tour to Mexico.,  E.Y.H.O. Tours (a small Canadian travel
         company).  October 21 – November 4, 2017.

Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and beyond: Ethnic dress, weaving, dyeing among the hill

PeruAndean Textile Arts:  contact tinkuy2013 at
Textile/Folk Art Market tours:

Japan, France and India:  Yoshiko Wada and Slow Fiber Studio Tours

Italy.  Textile Weaving Workshop. Umbria Italy, May 2017.

Italy.  Handwoven Textiles-Perugia to Florence, Italy, June 2017.

Italy, Lisio Foundation in Florence:  Study weave structures-Taquete, Samitum, Lampas, Damasks and Velvet- on hand jacquard looms, starting Jan 2014.  Abbas Khan abkhan82 at