About Us

Incorporated in 2005, the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective is a grassroots non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Our goal is to stimulate and support successful cottage fiber industry in the Southwest. We provide communication and information among artisans and guilds about art & craft shows and sales, workshops, classes, and teachers. By creating a networking structure we improve opportunities for everyone working in fiber arts to gain skills and financial independence.


Membership is $25 for the full calendar year.

You can join or renew online and pay via Paypal. Note that within Paypal, you can use your credit card if you prefer.

Please click the “Join Now” button below to pay your membership dues:

New members – Please also print and complete the membership form and mail it to SWFAC, PO Box 636, Silver City, NM 88062.

Please consider making a further donation in support of the Collective.


Board & Member meetings are scheduled for these dates, and all are welcome. Socializing and sharing of fiber projects is done at the end of each meeting

  • December 1, 2022, 11am
  • February 2, 2023, noon
  • April 6, 2023, noon
  • June 1, 2023, noon
  • August 3, 2023, noon
  • October 12, 2023, noon
  • December 7, 2023, noon

Current By-laws, November 2015 (PDF)

Board of Directors – August 2022

Charmeine Wait, President
Mary Ragins, Vice President
Jean Hill, Treasurer
Ali Patterson, Secretary
Marcia Tinker, Director