Spinning and Weaving Week

Panel Discussions

We're thrilled to offer activities and events for seven days devoted to celebrating spinning and weaving. Our programming will educate, inspire, and support the fiber art community.


October 2-8, 2023

$  0 - HGA Student Members

$25 - HGA Members

$50 - Non-Members

Panel Discussions

We're thrilled to offer activities and events for seven days devoted to celebrating spinning and weaving. Our programming will educate, inspire, and support the fiber art community. The registration fee includes access to all 7-days of programming including Marketplace LIVE, Thread Talks, Studio Tours, Panel Discussions, Fashion Show, Virtual Exhibit Hall, and Networking Opportunities.

All sessions will be recorded and available on-demand to registered attendees for 90 days. Not a member? Join Today

Panels Schedule

All panels take place at 6 p.m. (ET)


Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6 p.m. (ET)

Panel: Weaving for Teaching

Panelists: Fran Curran, Natalie Boyett, and Marcia Weiss

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 6 p.m. (ET)

Panel: Busting the Weaving Myths

sponsored by Treenway Silks

Panelists: Patsy Zawistoski, Tegan Frisino, and Molly Elkind

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 6 p.m. (ET)

Panel: Appropriation vs Appreciation

sponsored by MidAtlantic Fiber Association

Panelists: Venancio Aragon, John Marshall, and Maren Beck

Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6 p.m. (ET)

Panel: Preservation of Weaving History

Panelists: Florence Feldman-Wood, Martina Loew, Marjie Thompson

Friday, October 6, 2023 at 6 p.m. (ET)

Panel: Selecting Sessions for Convergence - Insights from the Selection Committee

Panelists: Marilyn Weyman Kegg, Nancy Crowley, Dawn Ahlert, Paula McFarling, Jessica McDonald


Please continue to check back as we update the schedule. Spinning & Weaving Week is supported by generous contributions to HGA's Fiber Trust and the donation of our presenters' time, energy and expertise. HGA is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN #06-08661organization. In honor of this event, please consider a donation.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of HGA's 7-day celebration. This digital extravaganza showcases the fiber arts with vendor demonstrations and product talks, virtual studio tours, speakers, panels, and a fun fashion show bringing together fiber enthusiasts from across the world while providing opportunities to connect online and in the days following. All events are presented over digitally through Cvent with the ability to host an unlimited number of attendees. The 2020 inaugural event included more than 40 hours of programming over 7 days. We anticipate 1,000 fiber enthusiasts will attend HGA’s Spinning & Weaving Week either in real time or by viewing recordings.

Contributions help extend HGA’s programming to more than 10,000 fiber artists and art enthusiasts through our various programs and sustains our programs at their highest level of artistic and educational excellence.

We understand that the dollars you spend need to bring the maximum benefit to your company. Corporate sponsors are offered exclusive benefits and services based on their level of contribution. Our packages are carefully structured at each level to provide the maximum visibility and the greatest mutual benefit but can be tailored to meet your organization’s philanthropic or marketing objectives. For more information, please call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.

All Spinning & Weaving Week Sponsors will receive the following recognition in addition to the items listed in the packages:

  • Name recognition on HGA’s webpage as Sponsor and logo and link to your website
  • Logo and name recognition in approximately *8,000 copies of Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot magazine
  • E-Blast sent to HGA’s mailing list of more than 10,300 promoting your sponsorship
  • Post recognizing your sponsorship on HGA’s Facebook page (10,200+ followers)
  • Tweet recognizing your sponsorship from HGA’s Twitter account (1,300+ followers)
  • Post recognizing your sponsorship on HGA’s Instagram account (4,500+ followers)
  • Continued publicity for 90 days after the week is over through recorded viewing of each event

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Share your Spinning and Weaving Week ideas and success stories! Call (678) 730-0010 or email HGA@WeaveSpinDye.org.