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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 Anchorage Museum in the Reynolds Classroom. 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 Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 625 C. Street.

September is the beginning of our new year of Guild activities and dues are again due! Guild dues are 25 dollars a year, and enable members to vote, participate in workshops & seminars, receive the newsletters and have access to our equipment & library resources. Membership to receive the newsletter only is $10/year. If you plan to be at the September meeting, we will have a basket up front where you can drop off your payment. If you won’t be at the meeting then please mail your dues to Anchorage Weavers & Spinners Guild, PO Box 244055, Anchorage, AK 99524-4055. Please be sure to update your contact information if you have moved too. We use the contact information to generate our infoblast and newsletter lists, so its important it keep it up to date if you want to stay in the know about guild happenings. The members only password on our website will change Nov 1st and you don’t want to be left out. PDF Membership Application

THREADS 2015 FASHION SHOW - April 19, 2015
Date: April 19, 2015
Location: Museum in the Auditorium
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 per person

Pay online. After purchase, your name will be added to the will call list and be available at the door.

For more information on the Threads 2015 Fashion Show, see our events page.


Pay online for the 2015 Spring Retreat.

Weekend:
Payment in full $80
Deposit only $40

Saturday Only:
Payment in full $45
Deposit only $22.50

Remember! You also need to sign up for the Spring Retreat on the SignUpGenius:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e44aeac2ba1fc1-awsg

AWSG 2015 Spring Retreat - Fiber Fiesta, May 15-17, 2015

More information on the Events page.

President’s Message
"Tidings for 2015"
March, the month appropriated named after the Romans god of war, Mars. As weather patterns face off and battle each other with their snowy, rainy and sunny arsenal, weavers and spinners barely take notice of this elemental struggle, while throwing a shuttle or spinning a yarn.

This year March is also the final month of preparation before our Threads 2015 Fashion Show. I imagine that many of you are busy putting the final, and not so final, touches to your fashion show entries. We had a preview of at least two of these entries during our February membership meeting. Based on this quick peek, our fashion show will be spectacular!

With the final months of our current guild season in countdown, there is still a question of who will step forward and lend a helping hand. Our guild runs smoothly only when our slate of officers is full by the willingness and generosity of your volunteerism. Your readiness to participate is valuable to all of us by assisting in bringing forward a guild season brimming with fun-filled events.

Pamela M. Grefsrud, President, AWSG

$500 Donation from ConocoPhillips!
We would like to thank fellow guild member and workshop coordinator, Sara Pate, and her employer Conoco Phillips, for their combined efforts in recently supporting our guild with a $500.00 donation. Because of Saras’ volunteerism with our guild and ConocoPhillips’ employee involvement program, we are the fortunate recipient of this donation. This donation will further our mission of educating and advancing weaving and spinning to all Alaskans through our workshops.

Thank you, Sara and ConocoPhillips!

Alaska artists invited to apply for upcoming Anchorage Museum exhibitions
'All Alaska Juried’ and solo exhibition deadline is July 1. The winner of the Best of Show Award receives a $1,000 prize. “All Alaska Juried XXXV” opens Nov. 7 and will be on view through Feb. 1, 2015 at the Anchorage Museum. More information.

A heads up: Another Fashion Show is coming in 2015! See the events page for details.

Below Julie Carter shows off her shadow weave at a monthly meeting during show and tell.

Julie Carter


Guild Library: The guild has a library of spinning and weaving books, videos and equipment available for rent to members.
See
members only page.

 

 

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