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.


To join SWFAC, please click the Membership Application link below to complete the Google form. After you click the Submit button, a confirmation page will appear that contains the Paypal button. You can use this link to pay via credit card, or you can mail your check to:

PO Box 636
Silver City, NM 88062

The membership fee is $25 per calendar year, with no proration. Please consider adding an additional $3 or more to your payment to help us cover our administrative costs. We look forward to having you join us!


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.

  • February 8, 2024, 11am
  • April 11, 2024, 11am
  • June 6, 2024, 11am
  • August 1, 2024, 11am
  • October 17, 2024, 11am
  • December 5, 2024, 11am

Current By-laws, 01.2023 (PDF)


May 2024: Give Grandly! and Beginning Embroidery

April 2024: Tapestry of Talent Coming Soon!

March 2024: March SWFAC Happenings

February 2024: Fashion Show and Share Your Passion

January 2024: New Year of Fiber Art Fun

December 2023: Ending 2023 in Style!

November 2023: Fashion Show and Swap!

October 2023: Fiber Art Sale and More

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.

Board of Directors – 2024

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