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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 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 Meeting Location Change! Due to a scheduling conflict the September meeting will be held at Mt. Vernon Commons on Saturday, September 10 at 10am.   The Mt. Vernon Commons - Common House is located at 34th  street between C street & Arctic (where the Holiday Party was held). This will be the only meeting this year when we are not at First Congregational Church – be sure to mark your calendars with this change.

Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page

President's Message
As you enjoy your summer with family and friends and get out in the wilds of Alaska, keep the upcoming guild year in mind.

Your Board of Directors met last week to pass records and knowledge from last year’s board to the new 2016-17 board. We thank last year’s board, led by Farrah Weinert, for their superb guidance.

We have an exciting year ahead of us. Watch for Sign up Genius / Info Blast notice of workshops led by Scharine Kirchoff, Kate Larson, John Mullarky and others. Watch for notice of our own Fall Fiber Fling. Watch for notice of other fibery activities hosted by our friends on the Kenai and in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Watch for opportunities to enhance your individual techniques through ongoing study groups – for example rigid heddle and card weaving.

Our programs committee for the coming year: Laurene Stout and Terry Newbold are promising a great line up for our regular meetings. Our librarian is completing an inventory of our library and promises to get the full listing on the guild website this year so we can browse the collection before the meetings. The library will continue to be housed at our meeting venue.

Due to a scheduling conflict the September meeting will be held at Mt. Vernon Commons on Saturday, September 10. This will be the only meeting this year when we are not at First Congregational Church – be sure to mark your calendars with this change.

Don’t forget to get your entries ready for the Alaska State Fair and volunteer to demonstrate your weaving and spinning abilities. 

I look forward to playing my part in the success of this guild year and in the important work we do to continue to inspire the creativity that comes from being a member of this organization. Call me or email anytime.

Happy weaving and spinning.
Anne

 

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