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Upcoming Textile Events

The Weavers Guild of Boston Annual Exhibit and Sale, Oct 26 - 28, 2017

Each year a large juried sale and exhibit of hand wovens from WGB members takes place this year at the end of October at the Wellesley Congregational Church, Wellesley, MA.  The exhibit topic changes each year, and the pieces in the sale and the exhibit are always spectacular! To get this year's details, visit  WGB Exhibit and Sale.

Complex Weavers Seminar, July 10- 13, 2018, Reno, Nevada

This three day educational conference is for advanced and other weavers who enjoy a challenge. A low-key intimate setting and a sense of humor bring the focus to learning and camaraderie.  Complex Weavers.

Convergence, July 6 - 12, 2018, Reno, Nevada
The Handweavers Guild of America

The biennial conference of HGA is in the summer of even-numbered years.  The conference has an educational program, galleries of weaving, a fashion show, and a vast number of vendors' displays. Handweavers' Guild of America.

New England Weavers Seminar (NEWS) July 2019, exact dates TBA

The Weavers' Guild of Boston is a member guild participating in this biennial event.  NEWS holds workshops and juried shows that guild members may enter, an extensive sample library, exhibits by weaving supply vendors, and tours.  The venue is Smith College in Northampton, MA. New England Weavers' Seminar

Affiliations of the Weavers Guild of Boston

WGB maintains ties with several nonprofit organizations devoted to textiles.  Generally, these organizations contribute informational material about their programs and a subscription to any publication they offer to the WGB library.  The relationship sometimes entitles WGB members to discounts, access to educational materials, etc.  A large part of the relationships is mutual publicity and networking opportunities with other weavers.  For the full benefits these organizations offer, individual memberships are encouraged.

Complex Weavers

CW is an international organization for weavers of all levels who are interested in the techniques of complex weaving.  WGB is a member guild of CW and many WGB members are also individual members of CW.  The group publishes a Journal of member articles three times a year, has nearly 30 ongoing study groups, two large libraries, and runs a three-day education-focused seminar before or after Convergence.  The Journal, directory of weavers, and study group guide are in the WGB libary.
Representative:  Diana Frost.

Handweavers' Guild of America

HGA is a nonprofit, international organization for fiber artists at all levels.  It's dedicated to encouraging excellence, inspiring creativity, and preserving fiber traditions through educational programs, a biennial seven-day conference (Convergence) and its quarterly publication, Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot.  WGB has a guild affiliate membership in HGA and therefore may borrow educational materials from HGA at a discount.  WGB also hosts the Weavers' Guild of Boston Gathering during each Convergence.  It's where information about WGB is available, and weavers from everywhere are welcome to come rest and talk shop.
Representative:  Barbara Provest.

New England Weavers Seminar

NEWS is a conference held in the summer of odd-numbered years.  It is sponsored by New England area guilds including WGB.  Guild members automatically receive the program and registration materials several months before the seminar.  WGB members are entitled to a registration discount and may enter the shows.
Representative:  TBA

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation is a replica 1627 village in the town of of Plymoth, MA.  Plimoth and the Guild share a common interest in hand woven fabrics of the era.
Representative:  Barbara Provest.

The Textile Museum, Washington DC

WGB has an individual membership to the museum and one pass that members can borrow from the guild Dean for free admission and 10% merchandise discounts in their store.

Weaving Guilds in New England

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