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State Meetings

Maxi Workshops are in-depth courses of 2 or 3 days in length.  The total fee for the workshop and materials varies. See individual listings in this guide for details.

Mini Workshops are $15.00 and are held from 10:00 to 11:45 a.m. at the State meetings.. 

Open Workshops are held from 10 AM to 11:45 AM at each state meeting. Taught by guild members and local New England fiber artists, 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 2024-2025

 

September  – Are

November - Area

January – Area 

March – Area 

May – Area 

2024-2025

New Programs Coming in September

 

 

Past Meetings 2023-2024

SEPTEMBER 9, 2023 – STATE MEETING 

  • Open: Connecticut’s Cotton Connection: Connecticut and the Civil War

    • Jamie H. Eves/Windham Town Historian, The Mill Museum

  • Guest Mini: Gamps Galore, Penny Lacroix

  • Canceled - to be rescheduled:  Mini #1: Cane-Wrapped Stones, Lois Matson

  • Mini #2: Fabric Pumpkins, Marsha Lodge

  • Mini #3: Ratings, Dorrie Hunt

  • Afternoon Program: The Wool Bump Project, Penny Lacroix

NOVEMBER 2-3, 2023 — MAXI WORKSHOP 

  • Metaweave Workshop, Elisabeth (Lisa) Hill

 

NOVEMBER 18, 2023 – 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND LUNCHEON

  • Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry St. Plantsville CT

 

JANUARY 20, 2024— STATE MEETING

  • Open: Panel Discussion of Ratings and Scholarship Recipients, Fran Curran and Mary Roche

  • Guest Mini: An Introduction to Pattern Making with Woven Inlay, Scott Norris

  • Mini #1: Hemstitching and Finishing Table Linens, Lisa Green

  • Mini #2: Fringe Exploration, Ellen Goldman

  • Afternoon Program: Storytelling and Woven Inlay, Scott Norris

MARCH 13-15 (2 ½ days), 2024 — MAXI WORKSHOP

  • Echo and Jin: Playing with Color Chords, Denise Kovnat

 

MARCH 16, 2024 — STATE MEETING

  • Open: Narrative through Textiles, Tara Patrina

  • Mini #1: Introduction to Finger Weaving, Mary Roche

  • Mini #2: Getting Started in Weaving: All the “how tos” for beginning weavers, Bev Lewis

  • Mini #3: Planning an Origami Top, Sharon Northby

  • Afternoon Program: The Power of Craft: A Weaver’s Perspective, Denise Kovnat

 

MAY 18, 2024 — STATE MEETING

  • Open: Traditional Textiles in Japan, Brenda Osborn

  • Mini #1: Learn Bargello Needlepoint, Stephanie (Steph) Slattery

  • Mini #2: Color Inspiration, Marjie Wheeler

  • Mini #3:  On-Loom Warp Screen Printing, Sophia DeJesus-Sabella

  • Afternoon Program: Anni Albers: Ancient and Modern Handweaving, Katherin Kuenzli

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