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.
Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page.
Ice Cream Social May 14:
Our May Potluck event is being replaced this year with an Ice Cream Social. Come and vote in election, eat yummy ice cream and visit for a bit. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-awsg8
Psst….Don’t forget that rented guild equipment needs to be returned by the potluck so we can do our annual inventory. Please contact Pamela Grefsrud at 279-0332 or Bonnie Tisler at 333-5452 if you have questions.
Welcome to Spring!
April is finally here and Alaska is well on its way to Spring. As happy as I am to welcome a new season, it also means that (sadly) our guild season is drawing to a close. We have one more regular guild meeting in April and then the end of season potluck in May. Wow! Time sure has flown by!
Whew! With all the fun and excitement coming up in the next two months - we're definitely going to need the summer off to recuperate! :) I am looking forward to all the fun - I hope you are too. Stay Crafty!
April is our "challenge reveal" month. I am so excited to see what all of you have been working on!
May is jam packed with fun events to send our guild year out with a bang! On May 7th we have the privilege of hosting a wig workshop for the "Magic Yarn Project" where we will be making "princess wigs" for young children battling cancer. I was so inspired by the program in March that Bree Hitchcock presented on how this organization got started and all of the outstanding things they are doing to help the littlest cancer fighters. I am very excited to participate in this workshop and have already registered. Click HERE to do the same.
The following weekend is our end of season potluck which includes our officer elections for next season. Are you interested in serving on the board? If so - be sure to chat with Nicole Putnam as soon as possible so that she can answer any questions you might have and hopefully place you on our slate of candidates! :)
Finally - May 20th - 22nd is our annual retreat! "Play Like Monet" is this year's theme and I am confident that as in years past - it is going to be a blast. The committee has been hard at work for many, many months to ensure that you all have a fabulous time - I hope that you will be able to make it! For details and registration, click HERE.
Farrah Weinert, President, AWSG