State Meetings

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 $12.00. If the guest speaker gives a mini, the fee is $15.00. 

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 promptly. 

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

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

Past Meetings

SEPTEMBER 17,2022

  • 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