Statewide meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. The dates for upcoming meetings are as follows:
March 20, 2021 (ZOOM)
May 15, 2021 (ZOOM)
President Carolyn Coates:
Now that we’re in February it’s been more than a year since we met together in Glastonbury. Another spring is coming and there is some hope that we can meet in person again later this year, an appealing proposition. Still, this year has shown us that we have the opportunity to meet in multiple ways and I hope that we use these tools to expand our community as we move into the future.
For me, one quirk of the rich online offerings that have opened up is a bad case of FOMO, or “fear of missing out.” No need to travel, I should be able to do EVERYTHING, right? But it turns out that working from home is still working (I am thankful to have work), and there are still only so many hours in a day.
Thanks to Karen Leach for heading our nominations committee this year and to those officers who have agreed to stand for re-election. Please do consider volunteering for aboard position. None of our positions are particularly time intensive and all give you a chance to work with some really, really nice people. In particular, we are in search of an apprentice treasurer and a new publicity chair. I am happy to answer questions! Take care and see you on Zoom in a couple of weeks,
Programs, Karen Leach:
Update on the Maxi Workshops - Chris Hammel's Shadow Weave Maxi workshop has been moved to August 2021. We are waiting to make a final decision next month (virtual vs in-person) on Janney Simpson's DDW April workshop, hoping there will be additional clarity at that time on covid numbers, vaccine progress and state regulations. As soon as we decide, I will send out updated information.
Many of you have been very productive during this pandemic, but we are missing our Show and Tell sessions at our state meetings! We will have a special session dedicated to Show and Tell so we can share our progress and products. To participate, send me up to 3 pictures and/or slides of your work. Be sure to attach your name to the file, and to keep my mailbox from crashing, please choose small or medium file sizes to send to me. This is most easily done when sending photos from your smart phone. I will collate them into a slide presentation and at our Show and Tell I will display them, with each weaver describing their work. Please send me your pictures by January 15 and join us for this evening of sharing.
Feel free to email me with any questions.
Membership, Anne Graham:
Sadly Marilyn Slater, who joined the Handweavers' Guild of CT in 1975, and was a life member since 2000, passed away on Sept 10, 2020. A notice was sent out recently. In case you missed it, here is the link to her obituary.
Ratings, Fran Curran & Dorrie Hunt:
Items for Ratings (Apprentice, Journeyman or Master Weaver) are traditionally collected at the March meeting for judging. Anyone who will be submitting this year should let one of us know by the end of February. We will arrange judging and coordinate with you to collect your materials.
The Weavers' Knot (Connie McKeige):
Please send me your weaving news, announcements, photos and ads to place in The Weavers' Knot. The due date for submissions for the March Issue is February 15.
Upcoming Weaving Retreats:
Given the current situation with the pandemic, the May 29-31 Retreat at Camp Washington has been canceled. We are still planning on going forward with the Fall weekend of October 23-24-25, 2021. Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Please contact Julia Ludlow-Ortner if you have any questions or to sign up for the next retreat.
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center:
The Center has a few looms for sale. Check out our classified ads.