Local Area Meetings

The local areas hold regular meetings in addition to the bimonthly guild statewide meeting. The state guild is divided geographically into four areas. For information about any area, contact the area chairperson. Please feel free to attend any area meeting. For information on which area is closest to you, contact the webmaster.

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.

Area I - North Central CT 
Meetings held bimonthly from October through June

     (Currently via Zoom)
Area 1 Contacts: Lisa Green, Darcy Topper and Joie McKennerney

 

The next area meeting will be our annual June picnic. It will take place on Friday, June 3rd, at 3pm at Kathleen Luchs’ home. Please bring something for everyone to share, or if you are uncomfortable with that, bring food for yourself as we celebrate the end of another guild year. We will discuss the projects that members have developed as a result of our study of this year’s topic, Color Use in Doubleweave. Also, we’ll decide what next year’s topic will be. Please come with suggestions.

Area 2 - South Central CT

Meetings held monthly October through June at 7 pm (Currently via Zoom)

Area 2 Contact: Donna Batsford

Area 2 will meet on Thursday, May 5 at 7pm on Zoom. Our discussion topic will be clasped weft weaving technique. You can show examples by sharing your desktop, or you can send photos to me to share. We will also have show-and-tell of our recent projects.

 

Our June meeting will be Thursday, June 2 at 7pm. It will be at my apartment to exchange the scarfs we have woven for our friendship exchange. If you bring a scarf to exchange, you will receive a scarf in return. If you cannot attend the meeting but have a scarf to exchange, please get it to me by the time of the meeting, and I will see that you get a scarf in return. 

Contact Donna with any questions.

Area 3 - Western CT 

Meetings are held monthly on the second Sunday of the month (Currently via Zoom at 11 am)
Area 3 Contact: Julia Ludlow-Ortner

Our May meeting was held on Sunday, May 1 st at Jenny Sethman’s home in New City, NY.  In addition to our usual Q&A and Show & Tell, we discussed the Biennial Show. Our June meeting will be on Saturday, June 18th at Jennifer Rogers’ home in Newtown, from 10:00 am to about 3:00 pm. This will be our Dye Day plus the exchange of our Friendship Project, double weave shuttle holders.

 

Contact Julia with any questions.

 

Area 4 - Eastern CT, Southern CT River Valley and Rhode Island
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month 
Area 4 Contact: Bev Lewis

The Area 4 weavers are becoming cobblers! On May 12 we host Suzy Ballinger who wrote the article on shoes in the last SSD, at the Old Lyme Congregation Church. We ordered the soles from Spain and are busy prepping the uppers. We will then sew every at the meeting.

 

Our June meeting is a potluck at Mary Ann Kistner’s home. Brenda Osborn is back on land, after a long vacation in the Caribbean, and she is signing copies of her new book on Archie Brennan. It’s a fabulous book.

We are working on making bag kits for the children at DCF. Want to make a bag for a foster child? Instructions here. This project has been publicized in several newspapers and magazines lately.  Please contact me if you would like more information.  This is being coordinated by Michele O. and Sue J.