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NEWS 2023

The New England Weavers Seminar 2023 that was held this past July at Worcester State University and was a wonderful success!  Great classes, talented instructors, amazing shows and exhibits, delicious meals and delightful time spent with old and new friends. 

Thank you to everyone that volunteered to help with NEWS, whether it was sitting a show, helping hang or take down the gallery show, being a class helper or guiding a “newbie” to the right building.  Volunteers are a vital part of putting on this great seminar. 

Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut Gallery Show Winners

Lisa Green – “Myggtjall” (Mosquito Net)

1st Place in Décor and Meticulous Weaving

Myra Kleinman – “Family Ties”

Red Stone Glen Best Use of Recycled Material

Brenda Osborn – “Twill Basket with Ebony Base” Pat McMullan Award for Best in Off Loom Weaving

1st Place in Miscellaneous and Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut Historical Inspiration or Reproduction

Cindy Eichner – “Nature’s Rug” 

Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut   Jo Parson’s Award for Surface Design

Steph Slattery – “Morning in Oaxaca”

2nd Place in Towels

Sally Rianhard – “Sarah’s Flowers”

1st Place in Rugs

Cindy Eichner – “Seasons, Holidays, Events”

1st Place Wall Hangings

The Fiber Loft

NEWS First Time Entrant

NEWS Best of Show’

NEWS Popular Choice

Congratulations to all!  If you would like to see the full list of winners and photos, please go to

The NEWS Special Exhibit this year was “Legacy of Weavers”.  Handweavers’ Guild of Connecticut chose to honored the memory of Mary Elva Erf.  The table was set with a biography on Mary Elve, handwoven items loaned to the guild by her daughter Kate and notebooks provided by the guild library.   It was a wonderful tribute to Mary Elva and her life’s work. 

NEWS 2025 will be held at Worcester State University.  If you would like any further information, please contact Kathleen Kaliscak or Claudia Spaulding.

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