The Weavers Guild of Miami Valley, Inc. was organized in 1949 to promote interest in handweaving. Today the Guild is a non-profit, educational organization promoting handweaving, handspinning and the textile arts. The Guild offers educational programs in fiber techniques and processes and encourages artistic awareness and excellence in the textile crafts through lectures, discussions, exhibits, workshops and demonstrations.
Maybe, just maybe spring has arrived. I have mowed my yard once and it already needs to be mowed
again. The weatherperson on TV said no more snow until late fall. Let’s hope he is correct.
If you did not attend the Iridescent Weaving workshop and program by Bobbie Irwin, you missed a
great workshop and program. I am so pleased with my gamp and I have heard nothing but positive
comments from those who attended the workshop. I am sure you will find lots of photos from the
workshop in this newsletter.
As a follow-up to our April meeting, our revised by-laws were approved. The policies and procedures
still need to be revised and those revisions will be made shortly. In addition, election for 2018-19 officers
took place. The results are:
Carol Baugh, President; Kay Bertrand, Vice President; Karen Schnee,
Treasurer; Ginny Moody, Secretary; Deneen Perry, Trustee 2017-19 and Karen Camden, Trustee
2018-20. Shelley Stevens and Lois Gladchild were appointed as the 2018-19 Program Committee.
If you are interested in assisting with one of the upcoming events where WGMV members will be
demonstrating, please contact the following members:
World A’Fair – May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 – Kay Bertrand
Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival – August 24 and 25, 2018 – Lois Pelekoudas
Lewisburg Bicentennial – September 15 and 16, 2018 – Ellen Ottoson
Wool Gathering – September 15 and 16, 2018 – Carol Baugh
The next WGMV guild meeting will be Friday, May 18, at 7pm, at the Hustead Fire Station. The
program will be a presentation by Carol Leigh on Natural Dyes Used in Early America.
The following two days, Saturday May 19, and Sunday May 20, will be the Natural Dyes Workshop
which will also be held at the fire-house. Hope to see you at the May meeting.