The state guild is divided geographically into four areas. For information about any area, contact the area chairperson. The local areas hold regular meetings in addition to the bimonthly state meeting. Please feel free to attend any Area meeting. For information on which area is closest to you, contact the webmaster.
Area I - North Central CT
Meetings held bimonthly on the first Tuesday from October through June.
Area 1 Contacts: Sue Turner and Jean Bronson
Area 2 - South Central CT
Meetings held monthly on the first Thursday of the month in members' homes at 7pm.
Area 2 Contact: Donna Batsford
October 5 - 7pm We will plan the meetings for the year so please come with any wishes or ideas. As always there will be time to share what you have been weaving lately
November 2 - 7pm Topic to be determined at October meetingAll meetings will be at Donna Batsford's. Please bring recent projects for show and tell at each of the meetings. Contact Donna with any questions
Area 3 - Western CT
Monthly meetings held in members' homes the 2nd Sunday of the month, September through June
Area 3 Contact: Nan Jackson
September 10 - 1pm Area 3 will meet at Jennifer R.'s home in Newtown. Please bring your ideas for area activities for the coming year. If you went to a workshop or taught a workshop, completed a project or have examples from NEWS or MAFA please share these with the group. And bring the warp you wound for the Friendship Project.
At Dye Day in June the details of the Friendship Exchange project for this is year were decided. Participants should wind a warp for dishtowels to exchange at the September Area meeting. Wind a warp long enough to weave 3 towels; one for the weaver herself, one to give back to the provider of the warp and one for a random draw from the larger group. Each towel should be planned to have a finished length of 30" and width of 20". Suggested materials are cottolin, unmercerized cotton or linen. Warp length should be about 4 yards to account for shrinkage and loom waste (and maybe samples). Wind the number of warp ends appropriate for the warp fiber you bring to weave a finished 20" towel. Attach a note to the warp with any fiber details and assumed number of ends per inch Of course the weaver who receives the warp can use any fiber, weave structure and sett she feels appropriate. Bring your warp to our September meeting to exchange. Then bring your finished towels to the January 14, 2018 meeting at Bloodroot for the great unveiling and Friendship Exchange. For directions or more info, contact Nan.
Oct 8 - 7pm The October Area 3 meeting take place at the home of Connie M. in Tarrytown, NY, Some areas of interest the group might want to explore during the program year were lace weaves and rugs.
For directions or more info,contact Nan.
Area 4 - Eastern CT, Southern CT River Valley and Rhode Island
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the home of the members. All meetings include a short business meeting and show and tell.
Area 4 Contact: Maryann Kistner
Sept 14 - 10am - Dye day on September 14 at Flat Rock Farm on Burr Road in Lyme. Stephanie Morton will provide many natural dye pots for dyeing either fabric or yarn. Cost for materials is $8.00. Meeting begins at 10 am; bring a dish to share for lunch.
October 12 - 10am - 2pm am at the Road Church in Stonington. There will be an Introduction to our Vest Project led by Sharon Northby. Bring vest patterns, if you have any, to share. Also, we will have our usual potluck lunch.
Area 7 (Otherwise known as 'Thrums Up')- New Hampshire, Northern MA, VT
Meetings are usually held on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10am at The Fiber Studio in Henniker, NH.
Area 7 Contact: Chris House