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.

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 2021 - 2022 calendar go to the Programs page or click here for the Program Guide.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 – STATE MEETING (via Zoom)
  • Program I: Handmade Cloth: Exploring Ritual, Sarah Saulson

  • Program II: Ratings Awards, Hanna Roehrs, Master Weaver, plus Apprentice Weavers Laurie Caraway, Leslie Huston, Marsha Lodge and Cathy Wilcox

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2021 – STATE MEETING
  • Open: Renegade Treadlings on Traditional Threadings

    • Suzi Ballenger, President, Handweaver's Guild of America

  • Mini #1: Weaving a 4-Shaft Design on a Rigid Heddle Loom, Christine Wilkinson & Susan Jackson

  • Mini #2: Use your Handwoven Fabric for Soft Sculpture, Marsha Lodge

  • Mini #3: Rag Rugs, Kathleen Luchs

  • Program: Exploring Rep Weave and its New Variations, Lucienne Coifman

 

JANUARY 15, 2022— STATE MEETING
  • Open: There’s more to Textiles than Meets the Eye, Susan Jerome

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

  • Mini #1: Potholders, Shelley Neels

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

  • Afternoon Program: Shadow Weave: A Journey of Discovery, Anne Graham

 

MARCH 19, 2022 — STATE MEETING
  • Open: Weaving without a Big Loom, Mary Roche

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

  • Mini #2: Needle Felting, Ellen Goldman

  • Mini #3: Stash-Busting V-Scarf (prep for Maxi workshop), Julia Ludlow-Ortner, Susan Morrison

  • Afternoon Program: Helen Hernmarck: Recent Work, Helena Hernmarck

MAY 21, 2022 — STATE MEETING
  • Open: Connecticut Fibershed, Jennifer Duff

  • Guest Mini: Effects of Color in Weaving, Susan Rockwell

  • Mini #1: Kumihimo and Jewelry, Julia Ludlow-Ortner and Clare Settle

  • Mini #2: It’s Original: Use Network Drafting to Design Drafts, Louise Gould​

  • Afternoon Program: The Seamy Side or Not Picture Perfect, Susan Rockwell