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The Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild is a non-profit organization dedicated to the encouragement of the fiber arts in Alaska. The guild seeks to promote the exhibition of fiber arts and to inform its members and the public through lectures, workshops and craft demonstrations.

We hold monthly meetings from September through May, often featuring a guest speaker. at 10:00 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at the First Congregational Christian Church, 2610 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99508. Entrance and parking on the lower, east side parking area only. Other Guild activities include beginning weaving and spinning classes, workshops led by professional instructors, demonstration of weaving and spinning at local events, participation in the Alaska State Fair, and a spring and fall fiber retreat in cooperation with the Valley Fiber Arts Guild. Please join us each second Saturday from September through May from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Christian Church. The March AWSG meeting is Saturday 3/11 at 10 am at the 1st Congregational Church on Northern Lights. 

Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page.

Demonstrate at the Alaska State Fair!
Sign up genius link for those guild members who might like to demonstrate at the State Fair. Fair demo dates range from 8-24 to 9/5 and there are several slots for entry assistance 8/11 to 8/13.

Kayleen "KC" Lowe
Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild will miss KC Lowe, a past guild president who passed away from breast cancer on May 13, 2017. KC obituary was published in the May 16, 2017 issue of Alaska Dispatch News. Her family wrote: "Always talented with her hands and very artistic, she started sewing and quilting from an early age and in her later years, became a world renowned, Niche award winning fiber artist, with specialties in nuno felting, natural dyes and both traditional and innovative dying techniques, having studied with artists in Australia and Scotland, among other places."
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/adn/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185383437

Our members shared some remembrances:
KC was a wonderful member of AWSG for years. In the 2015 Fashion Show she shared some of her amazing felted creations. It was always exciting to see and talk with her. She loved to share stories of her children.

K.C. was quite active in our guild at one time. She has served as president and done programs for our guild. She was a featured artist (nuno felting) in several fashion shows. She was an amazing artist.

K.C. was a wonderful Guild member, giving of her time as President, and on programs and supporting activities, including the chemo cap project, for which she knit a myriad of colorful hats over the years. As an artist she had amazing color sense.

Presidents Message:

It has been a pleasure serving you as Guild President this year. One more month and the guild year ends and we transition to a new board.

Some special thanks are in order—

I thank the board for stepping up to take care of the various positions and the responsibility that comes with each position. Guild activities, equipment rental, and workshops do not happen without this dedicated group of volunteers.

A special thanks to Nicole Putnam, our newsletter editor. She took the lead on the monthly newsletters and the Infoblasts that keep us informed of what the guild is up to. I’m sorry to say she had to remind me of deadline, but she filled the newsletter with member-written content and kept us all in the know. Attendance at meetings, workshops and retreats would not be possible without her informational emails.

A special thanks to Truitt Smith, Vice President/President Elect. He did his job and took over the gavel when I had to be out of town for work or personal reasons. I look forward to working with him next year.

I thank Joanne Teague who had demonstrated how to best care and feed for study groups and hope we can see more study groups next year.

I thank the members who took over hospitality at meetings, baked cookies, read and revised by-laws, lead study groups, volunteered to share their knowledge, and attended workshops.

All these activities contributed to our mission of encouraging fiber arts in Alaska! I think we are doing a great job. Let’s keep it up.

I will look forward to our May brunch and the quality time with my fiber friends at the retreat.
Happy May!

Anne

 

 

 

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