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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 fiber retreats.

Meeting Reminder

Don’t forget that the March Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild meeting is this weekend. 

Please join us at 10am on Saturday March 9 at the First Congregational Church on Northern Lights! 

Program Reminder:  Spinning Wheel Mechanics

The Wheel Doctor, aka David Junge, will be in!  That is, he will be our presenter for the March program.  David has attended many guild events during which he has fine-tuned numerous spinning wheels.  Please join us on March 9th for his tips to make your spinning wheel serve you for years to come.  Plan to be both informed and entertained!

Presidents Message:
Experiences are important. Taking workshops, coming to meetings, being on the board are all important parts of our guild life. It's good to be together doing and learning new things. This is what is important about being a member of AWSG and other activities we choose to be part of.

We will have David Junge talk to us at our March 9, 2019 guild meeting. He'll talk about Spinning Wheel Mechanics.

The Winter Week-end to Unwind retreat is filling up very nicely. There are a few more spots to join in this wonderful week-end of doing the fiber things we love to do. Saturday sign-ups have now opened. If you can't attend the entire week-end then sign-up to come on Saturday. Go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-winter1

Paris' Embroidery small group is off to a great start. Contact Paris Morthorpe if you're interested in joining.

The Band Weaving is as always active and meet the third Saturday of most months. We will meet at the Anchorage Senior's Center during Bonnie's Monthly Gathering to work on projects. We meet on March 16, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. To 1:00 p.m.

The Scarf in a Day weaving workshop was a resounding success. Everyone walked away with a prized scarf. Thank you to all who helped make this happen and thank you Lorri Wright for spearheading this wonderful idea to introduce people to weaving.

We also have a Tapestry Workshop taught by Annita Magee the week end of March 22-24 at the Son's of Norway. It's already full.

The Off the Page Challenge is coming up in April. I hope you are all coming up with great ideas based on favorite authors. I look forward to seeing what everyone is creating.
We also have the K'esugi Ken Campground campout July 25-28. Details are on the web site.

And we have ANWG conference in Prince George, B.C. In June. I understand several are attending. This is a great opportunity to discover new things from classes and vendors.
We all value what our guild has to offer. I hope each and everyone of you are able to engage in our full slate of activities. Everything I have mentioned has more information in this newsletter and/or is on our web site. You can click on our web site interactive calendar to get more information too.

See you later this week.
Carol Koford