CHT Biennial Conference 2021

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021
– Sunday, Jun 6, 2021

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

CHT 2021 Conference “A Fiber Runs Through It”

June 2 – 6, 2021

The CHT conference creates an opportunity for our diverse community to learn from others and open our eyes to the possibility of integrating new elements into our own work. We come from big cities and small towns. We are advanced weavers and newbies. Some of us are self-taught and some are teachers. But at the end of the conference, we all come away with new and renewed friendships, motivation and inspiration.

Early Registration begins January 15, 2021 for members who are current as of December 31, 2020.
Open registration begins February 2, 2021 for new members and current members who did not register early.
All non-member registrants must pay the $40 CHT membership fee, and their membership is valid through June 30, 2023.

Full conference registration is $295 and includes 3 class units, Friday dinner and Keynote Presentation, Saturday lunch with Fashion Show and Awards, Sunday brunch and business meeting. Cost for Pre-Conference workshops is not included. Class units: 1/2 day = 1 unit; 1 day = 2 units Additional charge for more than 3 units.

We highly recommend that you pre-select your class choices using the conference brochure before entering information
online. Also see the brochure for specific dates and time as well as additional fees and supplies. As a class fills it will be noted.

Venue and Reservation Info at

Event Location

Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd
San Antonio, Texas 78230

Event Fees:

Membership Dues (New or Renewal), valid for 7/1/2021 to 6/302023 $ 40.00

Full Conference Registration $ 295.00

PreConference Workshop Fee $ 225.00

Extra Class Units: $25 each unit over 3 $ 25.00

Guest Ticket – FRIDAY (Dinner and Keynote Speaker) each $ 50.00

Guest Ticket – SATURDAY (Lunch and Fashion Show) each $ 50.00

Guest Ticket – SUNDAY (Brunch and Business Meeting) $ 50.00

Donation to CHT Scholarship Fund (Optional) $ 5.00

  • Class Angel Exhibit Setup Social Events Members Exhibit Attendant Teachers Exhibit Attendant Fashion Show Backstage Vendor Hall Attendant Meal Ticket Collector CHT Booth Registration Booth General Volunteer
  • I prefer vegetarian meals. I do NOT eat dairy. I prefer Vegan meals.
  • Yes No
  • See the brochure for specific dates and time as well as additional fees and supplies. As a class fills it will be noted.
  • Buchanan: Introduction to Tassel Making Hill: Off the Grid Lovett: Sewing Handwoven Fabric Tips & Techniques None
  • Smith: Tapestry Weaving with Beads and Wire Silver: Split-Shed Lampas and Pique on 4-Shafts None
  • Rutherford: Lace Techniques for All Utts: Expereince SAORI Weaving None
  • Cavendar-Garcia: Photograph Fiber ArtHarrison: Beyond a Block Magic of Rep Pick-up (This workshop is currently full.) Herre: Painting with Fiber Weeks: Hand Spinning Suri Alpaca None
  • Holbrook: Spinning with Cotton Lovett: Fitting & Pattern Adjust /Hands on for You Robertson: Textiles from Around the World Silver: Split-Shed Tied Beiderwand None
  • Hill: Apron Strings Rutherford: Weaving Software Review Smith: Weaving Diagonals in Tapestry None
  • Harrison: Blended and Turned Drafts (This workshop is currently full.) Hill: Big Blankets on Little Looms Smith: Weaving Curves in Tapestry None
  • Buchanan: A Look at Fabric Analysis Cavendar-Garcia: Unlocking Your Creativity Hill: Masters of Deflection Holbrook: Spinning with Small Tools None
  • Lovett: Fit – Adjusting Patterns to Your Figure Silver: Split-Shed Weaving Lecture and Demo Utts: Sewing SAORI Style None

Registration Fees

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To read these online go to To read here, use the scroll button to the right to read to the end: No Refunds after APRIL 15, 2021. Late fee of $25 applied when applying after April 15, 2021. ***** REGISTRATION-PRIORITY AND OPEN Priority registration for the CHT Conference 2021 is open only to those who are CURRENT CHT members on or before December 31, 2020. The priority registration period will open January 15, 2021 and continue through Feb. 1, 2021. Open Registration is available to anyone beginning Feb. 2, 2021. Non-members must include $40 membership fee. ***** MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS Anyone registering for the 2021 Conference who is not already a 2019 – 2021 member of CHT must pay the CHT membership fee of $40 to be applied to the 2021 – 2023 membership period. All registrants who pay the $40 CHT membership fee will join or renew for the period July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023. ***** Current 2019 -2021 members may chose to opt out of membership renewal and delete the $40 dues from your registration fee. Use the pull down menu next to membership and click on the “BLANK” field above the “1”. If you opt out, and do not otherwise pay your dues, you will not be a CHT member after June 30, 2021. You will not be included in the CHT membership roster and will not receive the benefits of CHT Membership. ***** CONFERENCE FEES AND WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE Full Conference Registration is $295 and includes 3 class units, Friday dinner and Keynote Presentation, Saturday lunch with Fashion Show and Awards, Sunday Brunch and business meeting. Cost of Pre-Conference workshops is not included. Class units: 1/2 day = 1 unit; 1 day = 2 units  Additional charges will apply for more than 3 units.  Registration for a Preconference course only is allowed, but will not entitle the participate access to conference meals or events. Extra Class Units and Guest Meal+Event tickets are not stand alone purchases and should be made only to supplement your Full Conference Registration. Registration for conference classes requires a purchase of the Full Conference Registration. ***** READ THE BROCHURE CAREFULLY Please read course descriptions carefully as many have additional instructor fees and some require the student to provide materials and/or looms. It is highly recommended that you pre-select your course choices using the registration brochure before entering information online. All Material Fees noted in the conference descriptions are payable to the instructor. Class Angels collect all materials fees for instructors at the beginning of the class. Please have cash (or check) for exact amount. Electronic payments are not accepted. ***** NO REFUNDS AFTER APRIL 15, 2021. LATE FEE OF $25 APPLIED WHEN REGISTERING AFTER April 15, 2021. ***** WE MAY TAKE PICTURES/VIDEOS OF YOU OR YOUR WORK Media Release: I hereby grant to Contemporary Handweavers of Texas (CHT) and its authorized representatives permission to take photos and/or videos of my participation in the conference, including images of me and/or my handwork, and to use these photos and videos on the CHT website and as part of any future publications, brochures, or other printed material used to promote CHT, without payment of fees, royalties, special credit or other compensation.