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A detailed, printable schedule for the 2022-2023 year is on the Events Page .

January meeting: Connie Lippart “Tapestry Wedge Weaving”

Wedge weave is a unique weave structure practiced by the Navajo in the late 1800’s from about 1870 to 1890. It is unusual, not only for the short length of time it was practiced, but also for its structural difference from traditional Navajo weaving.

January 16, 2023 – 7 pm (Zoom and in-person hybrid meeting).

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New or prospective members are most welcome.  Come join us!  We would love to meet you.

Fine art and Craft Sale at Olbrich Gardens: February 11 and 12, 2023 Sponsored by the Madison Weavers Guild. https://www.fineartandcraftsale.com

Please let Kipp Inglis know if you are able to help out. We will provide you with a boxed lunch if requested.
  • Be an ambassador for the guild! We especially like to have the guild information table in the lobby covered for the entire show.  This is where we have people learn a little about the guild, have them sign up to find out about the meetings, for instruction, newsletter, and other interests.
  • The large overhead door needs someone who can push a button (and be dressed warmly) to allow the artists to push their carts through the door.  The pedestrian door will be unlocked.
  • Friday, Feb. 10.     2-6 PM – Overhead door opener
  • Saturday, Feb. 11  7-9:30 AM – Overhead door opener
    10 AM – 12 Noon – Guild information desk 12 Noon – 2 PM – Guild information desk 2 PM – 4 PM – Guild information desk
  • Sunday, Feb. 12 10 AM – 12 Noon – Guild information desk 12 Noon – 2 PM – Guild information desk 2 PM – 4 PM – Guild information desk 4 PM – 6 PM – Overhead door opener
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • POT HOLDERS: To all those weaving potholders/mug rugs/trivet squares for the goodie bag project or those still wanting to weave, the last of the kits will be available at the upcoming meeting.  Please bring all the squares you have completed.  I would like the squares to be finished by the February meeting so there is time to count, label, attach rings, etc. and figure out how much is left to do while there is some time to do it before the end of March.  I am incredibly impressed by the beautiful variety of squares woven already.  As of the last meeting we have about 70 squares.  Hope to see lots more at this meeting.  Many thanks to all the weavers.  I truly believe this will be the best goodie bag item the participants at the conference will receive.  —Pat Bullen
  • February 6, 2023 – SPECIAL MEETING 7pm – (Zoom – 2hr) Kathrin Weber – “Designing at the Loom with Multiple Warp Chains”– https://www.blazingshuttles.com
  • Equipment Policy The Board has been discussing our equipment and have come up with an equipment policy. We have quite a few things that are scattered all over at members’ houses and an inventory has been created. Mary Jo Schiavoni will be coordinating equipment for loans for workshops. Some equipment will be sold, possibly at this meeting for sell or swap.
  • Middleton Library Display The Madison Weavers Guild will have a display at the Middleton Public Library January and February, 2023.  Cindy Dross will need help taking down the display on February 28th.
CONFERENCES
  • The 2023 Midwest Weavers conferenceConfluence of Threads will be hosted by the Des Moines Weavers and Spinners Guild,  June 12-17, 2023. A preliminary Class Schedule is listed at https://midwestweavers.org. Registration opens January 2023.
  • The Wisconsin Handweavers Inc. is hoping to host the 2025 Midwest Weavers Conference, probably in the Milwaukee area. Planning is just getting underway. Send ideas about workshops, speakers, teachers, venders etc. to ricordanza@charter.net.
Please let us know if you have any questions or comments regarding the information presented. madisonweaversguild@gmail.com.

Our meetings are on the third Monday of the month,

7:00 – 8:30 pm

Oakwood Village University Woods

6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53507

The Madison Weavers guild was established over 60 years ago. Over the years, we have continued to help people learn about the art of weaving and discuss weaving’s challenges and joys