Weavers’ Guild of Miami Valley (WGMV) will celebrate its 70th anniversary throughout 2019. The Guild was established in August 1949 when six women met at a home in Dayton, Ohio, to create a Weavers’ Guild and promote interest in hand weaving. The Guild has been in continuous operation since that time as a non-profit educational organization promoting hand weaving, hand spinning, and the textile arts. Currently, the Guild meetings are held in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A schedule of meeting and workshop times and locations can be found here.
Activities for the anniversary will consist of WGMV members displaying their hand woven items at various libraries in the area. In February and March items will be exhibited at the Dayton/Montgomery County Public Library in downtown Dayton in the display cases located in the Dayton Room on the second floor of the library. From March until June, work will be exhibited at the Enon Community Historical Society. A display will be set up in April at the Yellow Springs Public Library. There will also be a demonstration of weaving, spinning and tatting on Thursday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Enon Public Library. In October, the exhibit moves to the Clark County Public Library in Springfield, Ohio.
In addition to these events, WGMV will display work at the Yellow Springs Art Council in June. WGMV also has a tent at the A Wool Gathering in September at Young’s Dairy.