Welcome


A detailed, printable schedule for the 2023-2024 year is on the Events Page.

NOTE: In preparation for our May meeting of a Panel of Experts, you may start sending your questions to the Planning Committee at tangledthreads16@gmail.com.

April Meeting: Pat Bullen on Friendship Bags

April 15th – (meeting in person). Pat will be speaking at the April meeting on making a variety of bags from handmade cloth — woven and otherwise.   Participants attending the meeting are encouraged to bring any handmade bags they may have made or purchased.  We will not actually be be making the bags at the April meeting. We will set aside an afternoon when we have more than 2 hrs at a location more convenient for hauling sewing machines around. 

When and Where

If you are interested, but not yet a member, come and meet us! Our meetings are on the third Monday of the month. Doors open at 6:30, meeting starts at 6:45p.m. at Oakwood Village University Woods, 6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53507.

Workshop Deadline March 15

MWG is happy to be hosting Heather Winslow for an in-person workshop April 19,20,21, 2024 to learn the Theo Moorman Inlay weaving technique discussed at our November meeting. See details here.


Volunteers Needed

The President position for the guild is still vacant and we need someone to volunteer for that position.  Pat Hilts, our Historian for quite a few years, would like to step down from that position and is willing to train whomever would like to take that role over. Below are the overall duties of those 2 positions:

President. The President shall be responsible for coordination of the activities of the board, for presiding over meetings of the board, for presiding over the business portions of the meetings of the membership, and for overseeing the implementation of committee work. The President shall have the power to call special meetings of the organization, to sign checks if the Treasurer is unable to do so, and to appoint non-elected chairs of committees.

Historian. The Historian shall maintain official and unofficial documents, papers, samples, historical records of the organization and shall provide and disseminate said documents as appropriate.


Announcements

  • Middleton Library Display The Madison Weavers Guild will have a display at the Middleton Public Library for the month of April. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Dross: cmdross7@gmail.com
  • Unstable Design Lab at CU Boulder has a series of talks coming up where a series of artists talk about experimental weaving in their fiber art practice. You can stream them live or watch them later on youtube. https://unstable.design/experimental-weaving-talks/
  • If you would like to sell your weaving at the Art Fair on the Square (7/13-14/24), you need to give a check for $50.00 to Kate Lieber to be put on the list of artists. You will get a link to submit your tax number to the Art Fair committee and information on what you need to do. We will have a meeting at some time in the future to discuss procedures.
  • The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. seeks volunteers to serve on the Convergence® 2024 (July 11-17) Steering Committee. If you are interested, apply here.
  • Equipment Policy The procedure for borrowing Guild equipment can be seen on the Members Only page.
  • Here is a podcast that many members will appreciate.
  • WEAVE A REAL PEACE (WARP) was founded in 1992 at Weaver’s Convergence as a community of textile people who worked with artisans all over the world in fair trade or development work. They present monthly online panel discussions that are free and open to all.

Conferences

  • 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.

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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