Now Accepting Proposals


The Thousand Islands Arts Center ~ Home of the Handweaving Museum cordially invites you to submit a proposal for its



25th Annual Weaving History Conference

May 16-17, 2019

Clayton, NY

Request for Presentation Proposals


The Weaving History Conference is turning 25! What began as the Historic Weaving Manuscripts Conference in 1994 has evolved to encompass not only academic manuscript presentations, but information on all woven arts. We are looking for presenters to help us make this the best year yet. What exciting research do you have to share? What interesting project have you been working on? Consider presenting at the 2019 conference! In lieu of a monetary honorarium, the WHC dinner fee is waived for presenters. We appreciate the wealth of knowledge and diverse experiences provided by our volunteer presenters, and look forward to celebrating this milestone with you!


To submit a presentation proposal, please fill out the attached form and email with supporting documents to Alternatively, a hard copy may be mailed to:


Thousand Islands Arts Center


314 John Street, Clayton, NY 13624


Please direct any questions to WHC coordinator Marina Loew, at the email above. She may be reached by phone Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm at (315) 686-4123 ext. 204. For the most up-to-date information regarding the WHC, or to download additional copies of this and other important forms, please visit our website at:

Important Dates:

                           Proposal Deadline:                            January 11, 2019

                           Notification of Acceptance:                January 25, 2019

                           Conference Registration:                   February – May 1, 2019

                           Conference Dates:                             May 16-17, 2019



                          Location:                    1000 Islands Harbor Hotel

                                                              200 Riverside Drive, Clayton, NY 13624

                                                              (315) 686-1100



To download a submission form, please click here.


photo credit Sally Orgren

A word about the Weaving History Conference...

The conference is held at the  1000 Islands Harbor Hotel overlooking the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the historic village of Clayton, NY- just blocks from the Thousand Islands Arts Center's Handweaving Museum.

In order to celebrate, promote and share academic work in the subject of handweaving, the Historic Manuscripts Conference was founded. The name was changed to the Weaving History Conference to reflect the expansion of the subject of the conference to contain not just academic weaving presentations, but information on all fiber arts. Today the WHC is entering its impressive 25th consecutive year!





phone: 315.686.4123 

mail: TIAC attn: WHC - 314 John Street - Clayton, NY 13624