The state guild is divided geographically into four areas. For information about any area, contact the area chairperson. The local areas hold regular meetings in addition to the bimonthly state meeting. Please feel free to attend any Area meeting. For information on which area is closest to you, contact the webmaster.
Area I - North Central CT
Meetings held bimonthly on the first Tuesday from October through June.
Area 1 Contacts: Sue Turner and Jean Bronson
April 7- 11am Area 1 will take a trip to New Haven to see the biennial show. We will set up car pools and meet at Fairhaven Furniture at 11:00. It is just off 91 and easy to get to. If you are willing to drive, let me know and I will then get the info regarding meeting places, etc. to all.
If you have any questions and/or to RSVP, contact - Sue.
Area 2 - South Central CT
Meetings held monthly on the first Thursday of the month in members' homes at 7pm.
Area 2 Contact: Donna Batsford
March 2 - 7pm Donna Batsford will share some of the information from her January mini about weaving baby blankets. We will also be planning for our part in setting up the Biennial Show. We will also have a few work times to prepare for the show.
April 6 - 7pm We will be celebrating the most successful biennial show ever!:))All meetings will be at Donna Batsford's. Please bring recent projects for show and tell at each of the meetings. Contact Donna with any questions
Area 3 - Western CT
Monthly meetings held in members' homes the 2nd Sunday of the month, September through June
Area 3 Contact: Nan Jackson
March 12- 1pm Area 3 will meet at Susan J.'s home in Redding. We'll discuss some ideas for our Friendship project, and our part in the Biennial Opening event and Demo Day as well as begin the intake process for the Biennial. To RSVP or directions, contact Nan.
April Instead of an April Area meeting we hope everyone will participate in the Biennial opening reception and Demo Day. To RSVP or directions, contact Nan.
Area 4 - Eastern CT, Southern CT River Valley and Rhode Island
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the home of the members. All meetings include a short business meeting and show and tell.
Area 4 Contact: Susan Morrison
March 9 - 10am - 2pm - The March meeting will be held at the Road Church, located at 903 Pequot Trail in Stonington, CT. The program will be "Biennial Show Tasks ~ Ribbons, etc, Final. As for our tasks: the ribbons are/will be done. We will have updates on our other Biennial Show tasks: Jody with Graphics, Kate Wick with show programs, Mary Ann with awards, and Jana and BB with Publicity. Anyone who has their items ready for the Biennial Show can submit them to Susan Morrison, or get your ID numbers at this meeting. The final submitting date is the State meeting, March 18th. If you cannot make either of these meetings, please make arrangements with Susan Morrison. We will have our usual potluck lunch, so bring something yummy to share. Also, bring your items for Show and Tell, as we all can always use some inspiration!
April 13 - 10am - 2pm -we will be going to see Glass Blowing and Glass Beads in Essex. It will be at Whitney and Sandy Huber's studio, and they have beads for sale so bring your checkbooks
March 23 - 10am - 2pm - Sewing group - The sewing group meeting will be held at the Road Church. With the Biennial Show finished, we are open to do our own projects again! This informal group is designed to finish your unfinished projects. All are welcome to participate, just bring your project(s) and associated tools, your lunch, and your good humor. Note: This meeting was pushed back a week so as not to conflict with the Guild workshop.
April 20-10am - 2pm - Sewing group - All are welcome to participate. This will be our last meeting until September.
Area 7 (Otherwise known as 'Thrums Up'- New Hampshire, Northern MA, VT
Meetings are usually held on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10am at The Fiber Studio in Henniker, NH.
Area 7 Contact: Chris House