Statewide meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month. The dates for upcoming meetings are as follows:
May 15, 2021 (ZOOM)
Message from the President: Carolyn Coates
Welcome to our May Knot and our May meeting - I hope to see you there!
In addition to our usual business meeting, May is when we hold our election for new officers and our annual meeting. For all of you officers, committee and chairs, please write up a short (and sweet!) report on the year’s activities. It’s truly been a strange year and this is a good opportunity to reflect a bit upon what we’ve learned and how we might rework our activities (if at all) as we slowly move back to meeting in person. We will also recognize new lifetime and honorary members. If there is someone you feel merits special recognition, please let know as soon as possible.
Thanks to everyone who has helped to organize any of our state or area meetings, or who has taught or participated in a meeting, workshop, or the book group. I appreciate your strength and flexibility. I am also looking forward to next year and to the opportunity to see you all in person.
Programs: Karen Leach:
As we are wrapping up this year’s programs, I am looking ahead to 2021-2022. Do you have an idea for a mini-workshop that you would be willing to teach? The mini-workshops are a great way to share your talents with other guild members, and provide an opportunity for members to learn a new technique or expand a current one. Ideas for Open and Afternoon Programs are always appreciated too.
Email Karen Leach with any suggestions or questions.
Membership, Anne Graham:
New HGC Life Members!
I am happy to announce 2 new Life Members of the Guild (25 years of Service): Peggy Church and Darcy Topper. Congratulations to you both!
Renew Your Membership Today!
It’s time to renew your membership for 2021/2022. Our calendar year runs from June 1, 2021 through May 31, 2022. This year there are two options to renew your membership:
Renew your membership
Request the directory be mailed to you
Donate to the guild
Print and fill out the included membership form and send to me with your payment
Please take a moment to renew today. Your information needs to be in by July 15 to be included in the Directory. There will be a $2 charge if you would like the Directory sent by regular mail. Life and Honorary members no longer have to pay dues, but you must renew to ensure that your contact information is current. And as always, should your contact information change during the year, please send all updates to me.
I appreciate your taking the time to fill out and return the membership form. We welcome your ideas, program suggestions and offers for teaching. Thank you for your renewal, and have a great summer.
Weftovers: Pam Mayo
Equipment & Weftovers Sale
June 5 from 10 to 2
HGC’s Weftovers and the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center will be hosting a Tag Sale on June 5 from 10 to 2. The rain date is June 6. Save the date, come pick up some bargains and support two great organizations! Masks are required.
If would like to make a donation please bring it to the the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center between 10 to 4, Mon - Fri at 42 Woodland St, Hartford, CT. for curbside drop-off. Label all bags or boxes "Weftovers." Ring the buzzer at the gate on the right side of the building and someone will come down to get your items.
There is space for Guild members to sell equipment. Please bring your own table for display purposes. The Weaving Center will also be selling some equipment. Contact the Hartford Artisans Weaving Center or Pam Mayo with any questions.
The Weavers' Knot (Connie McKeige):
Please submit your weaving news, announcements, photos and ads to place in The Weavers' Knot. The due date for submissions for the September Issue is August 15.
Hospitality: Marilyn Keurajian
Clearly there is no way to Zoom a cup of coffee or tea and a home-baked cookie into your hands as you chat with a weaving friend who is keeping her hands busy knitting a sock. As we sit apart these days, the thought of the simple pleasures of a slide presentation, a new skill displayed in a workshop, a browse through the library, or an arm-full from the weftover table makes me smile. Here's to the coming time of gathering again, with a renewed gratitude for the very special thing the Connecticut Handweavers Guild is for each of us.
Guild Historian: Donna Hopkins
I’m starting to go through the historical materials that Lisa Green gave me. It’s a long and interesting history. I would be pleased to receive articles including photos from the Areas or the Guild that tell about workshops or events. If you want to share your activities with the rest of the Guild please send me your materials electronically at and label the email "For Guild Historian".
Hartford Artisans Weaving Center:
The Center has a few looms for sale. Check out our classified ads.