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.
Area 1 Contacts: Lisa Green, Darcy Topper and Joie McKennerney 

Jan 8 - 3 to 5:30pm - Our next area meeting will be on Zoom meetings on Friday, Feb. 5th at 3pm. 
We are progressing in our study of this year’s topic, understanding blocks.  A two-block profile draft was chosen for our project and guidelines were decided.  Since this meeting, we have discussed another option for members who might prefer to design WITH blocks where the initial project spotlighted designing WITHIN blocks.  More discussion will take place at the January meeting, and additional parameters will be decided.

Our dye day or corona color day is scheduled for April 23rd with April 30th as the rain date.  Please continue to prepare skeins accordingly, and more information about this will be included in our February meeting.

If you have any questions, contact Lisa, Joie and Darcy. 


Area 2 - South Central CT
Meetings held monthly at 7pm on the first Thursday of the month at Donna's 
Area 2 Contact: Donna Batsford

Feb 4 & March 4 - 7pm - A Zoom link will be sent the day before the meeting. We will discuss our current projects and any classes or workshops we have been taking. As always, there will be show-and-tell. It is also a good time to ask weaving questions.

For more info, contact Donna.



Area 3 - Western CT 

Monthly meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month, but at present are being held via Zoom at 11 am.
Area 3 Contact: Julia Ludlow-Ortner and Sue Taube

Feb 14 - 11am - Monthly meetings are held on the second Sunday of the month (as usual), but at present are being held via Zoom at 11 am. We encourage members from out of our area to join in our discussions. Please contact Julia directly to confirm that this meeting is "on" and receive the call-in information. Dates are subject to change, given our current national circumstances, and this will continue until such time as we are free to gather in person again. 

For more info, contact Julia.



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

Feb 11 - 9:30am - Area 4 is going strong on Zoom.  It's fun seeing members tune in from all over the country and other folks who usually don't attend meetings show up on Zoom.  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. 

February's meeting is on Eco-printing lead by our own Jody Brewer.  We have so much talent right in our own guild!  Happy New Year, weavers!

For more info, contact Bev

Due to the Covid pandemic, the state and local area guild meetings are virtual (Zoom) until further notice
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