Today we are bringing you news from our Turquoise Trail Chapter in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We encourage you to learn more about them by clicking on their name. Now you can join the Turquoise Trail Chapter directly from this website! Here’s more from the chapter about their upcoming participation in the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta:
The Turquoise Trail Chapter in Albuquerque is again participating in the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta, April 12-13, 2024, at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Fiesta has been biennial since 1997. https://abqfiberartscouncil.org/ . The Fiesta is sponsored by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc., an IRS 501(c)(3), “operating with the support of co-sponsoring fiber arts guilds, acts through educational programs, funding and public exhibits, to ensure the current and future viability of fiber arts for our guilds, fiber artists, and the larger community.”
Turquoise Trail has participated since the chapter’s incorporation in 2005. Each of the participating guilds has a booth where it displays the formal entries in its division as well as information regarding that guild. Turquoise Trail manages the Embroidery Division whose entries are judged with ribbons and small cash awards. The various guilds also participate in a joint education exhibit.
This year the Fiesta theme and the Education Exhibit theme is “Focus on Fiber.” Turquoise Trail’s segment of the Education Exhibit is linen and gold. In addition to the guild booths, the Fiesta will include vendors, both local and out-of-state, classes, a featured artist, Stacia Lang, a Hollywood Specialty Costumer known for her Superhero, Fantasy, and Si-Fi creations as well as clothing designs for legends including Prince and Dolly Parton, and a special exhibit by Irene Roderick, originally a painter, now a successful, award-winning textile artist, lecturer, teacher, and author, along with various other activities such as a charity booth (this year, Watermelon Mountain Ranch, an animal rescue refuge).
Current participating guilds include the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild; American Sewing Guild, Albuquerque Chapter; Bead Society of New Mexico; Desert Design Machine Knitting Guild; Dropped Stitch Knitters Guild; East Mountain Cast-n-Knits; Enchanted Lacemakers Guild; EGA – Turquoise Trail Chapter; Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild; Mixed Media Textile Artists of NM; New Mexico Crochet Guild; New Mexico Quilters Association, Inc.; Studio Arts Quilt Associates; Thimbleweed Quilters. A preview display of the Fiesta exhibits will be at the Albuquerque Sunport (airport) March 1-31, 2024.