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.


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. Location is provided to members before each meeting.

  • June 1, 2023, 11am
  • August 3, 2023, 11am
  • October 12, 2023, 11am
  • December 7, 2023, 11am

Current By-laws, 01.2023 (PDF)

Board of Directors – 2023

Charmeine Wait, President
Mary Ragins, Vice President
Brenda Holzinger, Treasurer
Marcia Tinker, Secretary
Jean Hill, Director
Annette Rubino-Buckley, Director
Colette Kelly, Director


September 2023: Holiday Fiber Art Sale and More.

August 2023: Volunteer Lunch, Learning in Community and More.

July 2023: Give Grandly!, Colcha Class, MHFD Social Class and More.