2021 Conference Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.

Friday, March 19

1pm – 1:50pm

Welcome by Conference Coordinator and President
Ice breaker

2pm – 3:30pm


3:45pm – 5:15pm

Vendor Introductions and break out rooms
All four featured vendors will present live

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Plenary Speaker
JENNIFER WILLIAMS – Journey to Japan: An FTWG Scholarship Adventure

Saturday, March 20

10am – 10:20am


10:30am – 12pm

BARB CABRAL – Understanding Khmer Hol (Ikat)

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Lunch Break

12:30pm – 12:50pm

What’s New in ’22

1:00pm – 2:30pm

MOLLY ELKIND – Into the Third Dimension: Texture and Relief in Contemporary Tapestry

2:40pm – 3:20pm

Lunatic Fringe Yarns with Michele Belson
Yarn Travel with Helen McLaughlin

3:30pm – 5:00pm

MELISSA WEAVER DUNNING – Shaker Weaving with an emphasis on Rugs

5:00pm – 5:50pm

Dinner Break

6:00pm – 7:30pm

DEB ESSEN – Intro to Supplemental Warps

7:40pm – 8:20pm

Fashion Show

8:30pm – 10:00pm

Pajama Party

Sunday, March 21

9:30am – 9:50am

Virtual Brunch – BYO Mimosa

10:00am – 11:30 am

CONNIE LIPPERT – Wedge Weave Survey

11:30am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 12:50pm

EarthBound with Laurie Wilkins
MM Waite

1:00pm – 2:30pm

ROBIN SPADY – Great Weave Structures for Color and Texture using Novelty Yarns

2:45 pm

Fiber Exhibit Winners Announced