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Lewis and Clark Handweavers Guild

The purpose of the guild is to study, practice, and promote the art of handweaving and to encourage creativity and high quality craftsmanship in the fiber arts. The guild is an informal group of weavers, spinners, knitters, and other fiber folk. The guild meets monthly on the first Thursday September through June at 9:30 a.m. in the 12th Street Presbyterian Church (phone: (618)465-2507), 12th and Henry, Alton, Illinois, unless other arrangements have been made. For bad weather cancellation information, call Sharon Duncan, Shanna Suttner, or Kella Marchal. The annual membership fee of $10 is due at the April guild meeting. Information about monthly meetings and workshops, guild officers, and the library is given below. There is also a section for links to fiber-related sites and events.

2006-2007 Meeting Schedule

Date Day/Time Program Presenter
All Year Guild Challenge!   Spin and weave a coverlet! All of us!
September 7 Thursday, 9:30-12 a.m Summer Round Up (Lewis & Clark Historic Site) All of us!

October 5

Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Persian & Oriental carpets: Weaving, Care, & Repair

Richard Asadorian

November 3 & 4


St. Louis Guild Sale


November 9

Thursday, 9:30 a.m.

Mini Workshop: White Oak Napkin Basket

Sue & Tilford Hord

December 7 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Mini Workshop: Beaded Button Charlene Abrams
January 4 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Auction! Time to clean out your studio, closets, and corners for the benefit of the guild!  
February 1 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Plantable Paper Sharon Duncan
March 1-2 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Tie-Up Variations on One Warp (1 1/2 day workshop) Tina Wilson and Marggy Grace
April 5 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Tablet Weaving John Mullarkey
May 3 Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Huck Lace Weaving (talk & demo, possible workshop) Linda Flotow
June 7 Thursday, 11 a.m.? Picnic (with indigo pot--bring things to dye) Kella's
July 12   Studio Tours Vada Frank & Mary Schmedeke
August 2   Studio Tour Cynthia Williams

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2006-2007 Workshops

November 9--Mini Workshop: White Oak Napkin Basket with Sue & Tilford Hord. $10.00
December 7--Mini Workshop: Beaded Buttons with Charlene Abrams.
March 1-2--Tie-Up Variations on One Warp with Tina Wilson & Marggy Grace
May 3--Huck Lace Weaving with Linda Flotow

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Officers and Committee Chairpeople, 2006-2007

President Sharon Duncan
Vice President Luise Hoffman
Secretary Dorothy Smith
Treasurer Kella Marchal
Librarian Kella Marchal
Hospitality Ruth Gross
Programs Luise Hoffman
Yearbook Mary Schmedeke
Web Page Tina Wilson

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The guild library is housed by the librarian, who brings selected books and magazines to the guild meetings each month. Let her know if there is something specific you would like to have her bring.

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the page author. The contents of this page have not been reviewed or approved by SIUE.

Last updated October 26, 2004

This page is maintained by Tina Wilson. If you have questions about it, send email to Tina Wilson.

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