State Meetings

The Guild meets five times a year the third Saturday of the month, bimonthly from September through May. All meetings are held at The Congregational Church of South Glastonbury, located at the intersection of Main & High Sts. in S Glastonbury, CT.

949 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT 06073

Weather alerts for state meetings: If the weather looks dicey, check the link to the University of CT - Greater Hartford campus storm alerts. If the campus is closed, the guild meeting will be cancelled. Note: this is the University of CT - Greater Hartford, NOT the University of Hartford. Always consider your safety first. Weather and road conditions may vary considerably across the state, so all guild members should evaluate their local conditions before venturing out.

Maxi Workshops are usually scheduled two to three times a year, generally one to three days before the state Guild meeting.

Mini Workshops are held from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. For most workshops, the fee is $10.00. If the guest speaker gives a mini, the fee is $12.00. Many of the workshops fill quickly, so members are advised to pre-register ahead of time. 

Open Workshops are held in the Church's social hall from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at each meeting. Taught by individual guild members, they are free and open to all members and guests. 

*Many of the workshops, particularly the maxis, fill very quickly. It is recommended that you register straightaway. 

Click here for instructions on registering for any program.

For detailed information of all the programs that are being presented in the 2022 - 2023 calendar go to the Programs page or click here for the Program Guide.

Library and Hospitality Schedule for 2022-23

September 17 Area 4

November 5 Area 2

January 21 Area 1

March 18 Area 4

May 20 Area  3

  • Open: My Weaving Journey, Elizabeth Springett

  • Guest Mini: Traditional Warping with Multiple Ends, Justin Squizzero

  • Mini #1: Card Weaving, Bev Lewis

  • Mini #2: Ratings, Dorrie Hunt and Fran Curran

  • Afternoon Program: Fancy Weaving in the 21st Century, Justin Squizzero

NOVEMBER 5, 2022 

Note: This is the first Saturday of November

  • Open: Block Weaves: The Key to Designing Your Own Weaving Drafts, Jill Staubitz

  • Mini #1: Celebrating Wear with Visible Mending, Sophia DeJesus-Sabella

  • Mini #2: Be Your Own Notecard Designer, Marsha Lodge

  • Mini #3: Potholders: Basic and Beyond, Shelley Neels

  • Afternoon Program: Archie Brennan: Tapestry as Modern Art, Brenda Osborn

JANUARY 21, 2023

  • Open: Bauhaus Interpretations with the Hartford Artisans, Tara Patrina

  • Mini #1: Rust Dyeing, Susan Jackson

  • Mini #2: Sew a Small Zipper Clutch with your Handwoven Fabric, Lois Matson

  • Mini #3: One Warp-Many Weaving Options, Hanna Roehrs

  • Afternoon Program: The Handweaver’s Guild of Connecticut is Seventy-Five Years Young, Donna Hopkins

MARCH 18, 2023 

  • Open: Arranging a Perfect Marriage: How Fibers and Dyes Interact, Elaine Larsen

  • Guest Mini: Split-shed Weaving: Demonstration and Practice session, Deborah Silver

  • Mini #1: Seam Finishing Treatments for Hand wovens, Manon Pelletier

  • Mini #2: Needle Felting, Ellen Goldman

  • Afternoon Program: The Technique of Split-shed Weaving, Deborah Silver

MAY 20, 2023 
  • Open: Leavers Lace, Steve Mason and Manon Pelletier

  • Guest Mini: Swedish Weaving (Huck Embroidery), Debbie Katchko-Gray

  • Mini #1: Spinning Your Own Threads for Weaving, Louise Gould

  • Mini #2: At Warp’s End, Cathy Wilcox

  • Afternoon Program: A Personal Journey: from Fiber Hobbyist to Professional Artisan, Molly McLaughlin