IMPORTANT: Early Bird Registration Deadline Has Been Extended to August 1.
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering website! The next Heart of NM Fiber Gathering will be held September 27th and September 28th, 2014 in Moriarty, NM
The Moriarty Chamber of Commerce will be our partner again in 2014. Proceeds, after expenses, from our Gathering will be donated to the Torrance County and Santa Fe County 4-H groups. Our future is our children!
Look forward to a fun filled weekend with fiber vendors selling their incredibly beautiful fiber products. Events include a Hands On Booth where you can learn to do a variety of fiber crafts, competitions for Handspun Yarn, a Fleece Show, a Garment Show, and a Home Accessories Show. There will be demonstrations on shearing, spinning, weaving and lots more! Visit our information booth for a free program listing all of our vendors and sponsors. The air will be filled with the wonderful aroma of local food vendors.
This is a shepherd's fiber gathering. Many of our vendors are the same people who raise the fiber animals that their fiber products come from.
Special Note: Please remember to bring or buy fleeces for processing. Mora Valley Spinning Mill, creators of delicious yarns and fibers, will be at the festival and will be happy to accept your fiber for processing and transformation at their mill. What a great chance to turn that fleece stash into something fantastic.
The Gathering will be held the last weekend of September from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 5:00 pm on Sunday at the City Park in Moriarty NM, by the water tower. Moriarty is located approximately 35 miles east of Albuquerque and right on I-40 and Hwy 41.
The Preliminary Schedule for events(more events will be added):
The first Annual Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering was a success! Thank you to all our vendors, sponsors, to the Santa Fe and Torrance County 4-H Clubs who helped us out in the Hands On booth and all those who worked so hard to make it all possible! Plans are underway for 2014! Watch for us in the winter issue of Spin Off magazine in the Natural Fibers Directory. Shortly we will have the vendor applications and competitions information all updated for 2014. We welcome the following people to our organizing group: Barbara Roybal, Jennifer Douglass, the NM Wool Growers, Inc. and Rita Starceski!