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Latest Newsletter: full-color version. pdf

Previous Newsletters: Summer '16, Sept '16, Oct '16, Nov '16, Dec '16, Jan '17, Feb '17, March '17, April '17, May '17, Sept '17, Oct '17, Nov'17, Dec'17, Feb'18, March '18, April '18, May '18
Sept'18, Oct'18, Nov'18, Dec'19, Jan'19, Feb'19, March'19, April'19, May'19, Summer '19
Membership Meeting Minutes:
Sept '16, Oct '16, Nov '16, Dec '16, Jan.'17, Feb '17, March '17, April '17, May '17, Sept '17, Oct'17, Nov '17, Jan'18, Feb'18, March '18, April '18, May '18,
Sept'18, Nov'18, Jan'19, Feb'19, March'19, April'19, May'19, Sept'19
Board Meeting Minutes: July'17, Sept'17, Oct'17, Nov'17, Jan'18, Feb'18, March '18, May '18, June 13'18, June 27 '18, Sept'18, Oct'18, Nov'18, Jan'19, April'19

Mentor Program: Mentors are available to assist others on specific topics: loom purchasing, planning a project, dyeing, sewing with handwovens, spinning with special fibers, spinning equipment, warping, color choices, supplementary warps, troubleshooting, knitting with hand-spun yarn, etc.
Mentors: List of mentors

Documents: Guild documents.
Workshop documents (password protected)

Membership List

Scharine Kirchoff shared her PowerPoint "Weaving Dyeing in the Colourful Spirit of an Ancient Craft" at our March 2015 membership meeting. Thank you Scharine.

HGA Scholarship
Each year andweavers Guild of America, Inc. provides over $4,000 in scholarships for students enrolled in accredited academic programs in the US and Canada. With the goal of furthering education in the fiber arts, including training for research, textile history and conservation, scholarships are awarded on artistic talent and technical excellence rather than financial need. Scholarship deadline is April 1, 2018 and more information can be found at www.weavespindye.org. For more information: http://www.weavespindye.org/scholarships-applications

VFAG Grant Assistance Program
Grant Assistance: In order to promote and support fiber art education in the Mat-Su Valley the Valley Fiber Arts Guild board is looking to provide small assistance grants to schools or nonprofit groups involved in teaching fiber arts. The assistance could be to provide equipment (like knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, fleece, spindles, etc) or scholarships to workshops/classes. Members are asked to provide ideas or points of contact to schools or groups that could benefit. Any person or group interested would need to make a grant proposal to the board.

Equipment Rental: Active members may rent equipment owned by the Guild by agreeing to the full terms and conditions of the rental agreement.  Equipment Rental can be requested by contacting Bonnie Tisle, Email Bonnie, 333-5452; Anne Brooks, Email Anne, 242-6405; or Carol Koford, Email Carol.

Equipment Rental Agreement
Equipment Rental Process
Equipment Available for Rental

Library
List of library books for loan
Our library is available at each member meeting. Members may check out materials one month and return them the following month. Our extensive library covers books and DVDs on all things related to weaving, spinning, and dyeing to help members hone their skills. We encourage all members to take advantage of the library.

Historian - Position VACANT
The Historian for the Guild is charged with the responsibility of maintaining a history of events sponsored by the Guild in many forms, scrapbook, website, social media, etc.
Email the Historian.

Give photos and other documents of historical note to the Historian, along with your contact information; and articles for the newsletter to the Newsletter Editor. Newsletter submissions are due by the 20th of the month for publication in the upcoming monthly newsletter.

Scholarships Available Now!
by AWSG Scholarship Committee
Workshops are coming up and scholarships are available! The Bequest Scholarship was established to grant monies to members for workshops, retreats, conferences and fiber-related classes. All active members of the Guild are eligible for this scholarship.

If you so choose to apply for a scholarship and it is granted, you are expected to share the knowledge gained from the study with the Guild. Some suggestions are: present a program to the Guild membership; teach a small class; do an educational exhibit or demonstration at a public place; or come up with some other proposal which must be accepted by the committee.

Applications can be made at any time of the year and are presented in writing to the Scholarship Committee for approval.
Scholarship Application

 

 

 

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