Spring 2018 meetings

Thursday meetings

Second Thursday of the month, 9:45 - 12:30, at the United Methodist Church; 1515 Fredericks St., SLO, in the Terrace Room. Refreshments are provided; bring your latest "Show & Tell", raffle items and a few dollars for raffle tickets.  Thursday meetings are open to the public.



Not all guild members weave with yarn or use a loom to fabricate their creations. This month two of our jewelry makers will tell us about themselves and their work. Metalsmith, Jeanie Pratt will discuss her brooches and other pieces that combine woven metal strips, wire bobbin lace, semi-precious stones and colorful enamel. Her work has appeared in several national publications and can be found at the prestigious Mobilia Gallery in Boston.

Jewelry designer and professional colorist D’Elin Lohr works her magic with
beads and thread creating beautiful, colorful bracelets and necklaces. Many of her pieces evoke an exotic theme through the deft use of color and texture.
Come hear about what inspires these two talented members and a little about the processes that are involved in making their distinctive jewelry. Be sure to wear any pieces of Jeanie or D’Elin jewelry you own. There may be a few pieces for sale at the meeting too, so bring your checkbook!


Jeannie Pratt


Kathrin Weber, the founder of “Blazing Shuttles,” is known for her colorful hand-dyed warps and woven pieces, and is one of the most popular workshop leaders in the nation. In April, Kathrin will show photos of her work and discuss the inspiration for her striking color palettes. She also promises “lots of stories that pop up along the way and a lively Q&A afterwards.” Wear something colorful and enjoy the show!

Kathrin Weber


Usually the last Saturday of the month,

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Hands-on meeting – Convergence goodies

The Saturday guild meeting is this Saturday, Feb 24, at the Strawbale Barn, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

One way that the guild is participating in Convergence 2018 is by providing items for the goodie bags. Among other things, we will be making handmade, unique note cards on Saturday.

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Date errors

An error slipped by in the last newsletter (Jan/Feb 2018) - the main monthly meeting has NOT changed, it's still the second Thursday of the month, only here that's February 8th, not 13th.  So we hope to see y'all there.  In the same vein, the post about the tapestry group is correct but the newsletter wasn't, it's happening February 17th and not the 10th.  Sorry!

Antique reproductions

Paul Freeman, founder and owner of Archive Edition Textiles in Hawthorne, CA, will be the speaker at the Saturday, Sept. 30 guild meeting. Paul has been collecting antique textiles for more than 30 years and uses those textiles as an inspiration for the dozens of reproduction textiles that he creates. Paul will bring antique and reproduction textiles to his presentation, and will talk about his designs, as well as the status of the textile industry in the United States.

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January/February meetings


Join us as usual at the United Methodist Church in SLO; 1515 Fredericks St., in the Terrace Room on the second Thursday of the month, 9:45 - 12:30. Light refreshments are provided; bring something for "Show & Tell", items for the raffle, and a few dollars to buy raffle tickets.

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Subgroups meetings

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Study group meetings

This group is now closed to new members until January. The topic of study this year is “Rugs and Rug Weaves”. Meetings are held from 10:00am – 12:00; usually on the third Thursday of the month in various locations.

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