celebrate and support artistic integrity and creative spirit

“Garden Party 3” by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

2023 – Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply

Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” is a juried fiber arts exhibition that includes the creative and pluck feats of artistic declarations that persevere over challenges and leap beyond barriers to be produced and shared. These crafty and cunning creations tempt fate and fortune to be made and demonstrates how the artist will not be deter and knows no limits. Fiber artworks of reinforced tales and yarns are spun from momentous consequences, family ties, and patched experiences. The choices artists make, the colors, patterns, topics, and materials, are part of the destiny they design for themselves while outwardly influencing hearts and minds asserting their unique artistic message and championing imaginative expression.

Fiber arts exhibition artists include Lora Armstrong, Lynn Baritelle, Renne Emiko Brock, Sam Chonko, Liisa Fagerlund, Cary Bryer Fallert-Gentry, MarySue French, Lynn Gilles, Jennifer Harris, Estelle Jackson, Debra E. Olson, Sharle Osborne, Marla Varner, and Jean Wyatt.

The Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” exhibition is a component of the 18th Annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival starting October 6 to November 25, 2023 at the Sequim Museum & Arts location at 544 N Sequim Ave, Sequim WA 98382. The festival includes the First Friday Art Walk Sequim on October 6, 5:00 – 8:00 PM with fiber arts demonstrations and on Saturday, October 7, a Fiber Arts Market 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM with an exhibition opening reception 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. On November 3 during the First Friday Art Walk Sequim and on November 25 for Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market, engage and support local fiber artists. Many autumn fiber arts events and exhibitions happen throughout the months of September, October, and November on the Olympic Peninsula that are partnerships with the North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival.

“New Day” by Lynn Gilles

Friday, October 6, 5 – 8 PM

Orange themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim Fiber Arts Exhibition with artists’ demonstrations of fiber processes in action for Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply” at Sequim Museum & Arts at 544 N Sequim Ave.

Saturday, October 7, 11 AM – 4 PM

A Fiber Arts Market with an exhibition opening reception 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Friday, November 3, 5 – 8 PM

Brown and Fall colors themed First Friday Art Walk Sequim with Fiber Arts Market from fleece to finished products including apparel, household goods, and supplies to create your own fiber works.

Saturday, November 25, 11 AM-3 PM

Small Business Saturday Fiber Arts Market support local artists during this festive day.

Exhibit Dates: October 6 – November 25, 2023

During the Fiber Arts Exhibition “Spinning Sewn Stories – Promulgate, Piece, & Ply”, the Sequim Museum & Arts is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 544 N Sequim Avenue, Sequim WA.

Curious about the upcoming themes?

2024 – Sublime Marvel – Splendor, Enterprise, & Awe

2025 – Enduring Depth – Sustainable, Eternal, & Classic

2026 – Impact Inclusion – Invite, Welcome, & Unify

2021 Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Director, Exhibition Juror and Curator
Renne Emiko Brock – Award winning artist, educator, and Arts advocate promoting the importance of creative education and community participation in the arts and sciences that are active and inclusive.
Questions? Please email Renne at fiberartsfestival@gmail.com

Past Themes


2007 – Domestic Art – Between Functional and Fine

2008 – Natural Material / Material Nature

2009 – Cultural Fiber – Civilization, Ethos & Strength of Character

2010  Your Daily Fiber – Conspicuous Consumption, Community & Ceremony

2011  Hand-me-downs and Pick-up-sticks – Childhood Narrations & Competitive Creations

2012  Long Yarns – Fiber Art Stories, Fables & Lessons

2013 Strong Stitches – Friendship, Cooperation & Uniforms

2014 Parallel Patterns – Significant Schemes, Seams, & Symbols

2015 – Fostered Fiber – Remembrance, Remnants & Mentors

2016 Material Measurement – Magnitude, Meaning & Makers

2017 – Threads Count – Textiles, Technology & Tales

2018Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution, & Repute

2019 – Irresistible Aesthetics – Beauty, Absorption, & Ideology

2020Clarity of Vision – Coherence, Perspective, & Hinesight

2021 Bumblebunching – Warped, Twisted, & Imperfect

2022Interlaced Lore – Adventure, Fellowship, & Perseverance