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.
September is always the beginning of a 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. Membership application PDF
"Bravo!, Bravo! Bravo!"
Threads 2015 was a visual feast of outstanding creativity, superb craftsmanship and wonderful originality. The one hundred-plus-garments on display showcased the exceptional level of talent that flourishes in the homes and studios of this northern place. Coordinators, Clydene Fitch and Anne Brooks, deserve a standing ovation along with their entire committee, for a marvelous evening of one-of-a-kind creations.
With only a few weeks to go, yet another hard working committee is busy organizing the final details for our annual Retreat. Classes to attend, spinning and weaving to do and food available at any time. What more could an active guild member want? Look for more details regarding our annual Retreat in this newsletter.
Finally, it�s been a pleasure serving as your President this season. The Board of Directors and all the committee volunteers make this an easy position to hold.
On behalf of all of us, have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.
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!
Below Julie Carter shows off her shadow weave at a monthly meeting during show and tell.