Natural Fiber Extravaganza Schedule

Farm Bureau Exposition Center • 945 East Baddour Parkway • Lebanon, TN 37087

Downloadable Education Schedule (pdf)

Friday July 9, 2021

7:30 a.m.Doors OpenFarm Bureau Exposition Center
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.AOA Registration Booth and Store OpenMain Exhibit Hall
8:00 a.m.Fleece Judging (Closed to Public)Knoxville Room
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Seminars (Included with the Purchase of a Weekend Pass)Chatanooga and Memphis Rooms
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Workshops (Requires Registration)Varies
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.Vendors and Marketplace OpenMain Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Alpaca Selfie BoothMain Exhibit Hall
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Petting ZooPop Smartt Barn
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Commercialization of Fleece, Fiber Committee Round Table — Open to All, No Registration RequiredClassroom 1
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Meet & Greet (included with weekend pass)

  • Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar
Veteran's Building in Fiddler's Grove on the Fairgrounds

Seminar and Workshop Schedule

Registration for a weekend pass is a bargain at only $150! The weekend pass includes your choice of seminars in the Chattanooga and Memphis rooms, Friday Night Meet & Greet, Annual Luncheon and Keynote Speaker, and the Saturday Evening Fleece Reveal and Social.

Workshop registration fees vary. If you wish to attend only workshops, you do not need to buy a weekend pass.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, virtual registration is available for $65 for all seminars in the Chattanooga room only. Live-streaming will be available during the event. On-demand videos of the seminars will be made available following the event and are included in the registration fee.

Schedule subject to change. All times CDT.

Register for Weekend Seminar Pass and Workshops   Register for Live-Streaming


July 9
Education BuildingCox CabinSchool House BuildingExpo CenterTime
July 9
Education BuildingCox CabinSchool House BuildingExpo CenterTime
    ChattanoogaMemphisVendor AreaClassroom 1Classroom 2 
8:00 a.m.  Hand-dyed and Felted Windowpane Scarf
by Vickie Clontz
Cost $80
    Designing & Knitting Irregular Triangular Shawls
by MarySue Moore
Cost $45
8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.      8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. Beginning Spinning on a Wheel
by Beth Collier
Cost $65
  Beginning Your Saori Journey
by Sherrie Wilson & Q Wirtz
Cost $90
  9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.Intro to Felting — Basic Wet Felting Techniques
by Angela Turner
Cost $70
Practical Marketing in a Digital World
by Jay Reeder
Herd Health
by Dr. Roland Abma
 Three Knitted Hat
by MarySue Moore
Cost $45
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.Commercialization of Fleece
Fiber Committee Round Table
 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.Taxes
Alan Galloway
Using Genetics to Improve Your Breeding Program
by Sharon Milligan
 11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.      12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.        12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.Intro to Felting — Wet Felting with a Resist
by Angela Turner
Cost $70
Needle Felting for Beginners
by Beth Collier
Cost $55
Wet-felted Wallet or Small Shoulder Bag
by Vickie Clontz
Cost $65
State Emergency Response to Transboundary Diseases
by Alexa McCourt, DVM
Alpaca Conformation and Fleece Evaluation
by Laurel Shouvlin
Continuing Down the Saori Path
by Sherrie Wilson & Q Wirtz
Cost $90
 Two Double Knits for You, Too
by MarySue Moore
Cost $65
1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.Estimating Micron Count
by Wade Gease
Cost $15
2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.How to Diversify Your Farm
by Jennifer Myka
Understanding Alpaca Fiber
by Laurel Shouvlin
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.   3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.        4:00 p.m.
    ChattanoogaMemphisVendor AreaClassroom 1Classroom 2