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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.

President's Post
By Gwen Mathew

Dear Guild Members,
I hope you are out enjoying our beautiful summer! It is so strange to still be concerned about COV19 amidst beautiful Alaska. I find myself torn between creating inside and glorying in the sunshine. Maybe you do, too. Your Board is torn as well. Since we have been restricted from seeing and being with each other for several months, we wanted to provide more opportunity to get together this summer than we usually do.

Karen has been busy researching ways of gathering while still maintaining safety and you’ll be hearing from her shortly. Our classes seem to be on again/off again, so pay close attention to your emails and read anything you get from AWSG. If you have difficulty getting updates, get a tech buddy to keep you posted. Some of the strongest bonds are formed in times of adversity. Pam is doing a great job of keeping us in touch with each other via the colorful, wonderful, beefed up newsletter. You are welcome to submit your own input by the 25th of each month. The New Board is also meeting through Zoom at various times this summer to set up for this coming guild year. Members are always welcome, but you will probably need to contact a board member to be connected.

Don’t forget to be making things for the Dena’ina Sale, Chemo caps, and Fashion garments besides your own fabulous projects. Who knows what is going to be a go this fall? My patience and flexibility seem to be stretched through all this, but that is probably a good thing. Are you with me?

Most of you have probably heard the sad news that Jean Truscott is no longer with us. I appreciated seeing many of you at her Zoom Memorial. We are a wonderful, caring community of which I am proud to be a member. Sherry Rogers has been working such long hours going through all of Jean’s amazing fiber related possessions to put together a sale that will benefit the guild (See her article on pg. 3). If we have been reminded of anything, it is that we need to cherish each moment because we aren’t guaranteed another one. Let’s make our moments momentous.

See you in the sunshine, Gwen