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.
Additional information on how to become a member can be found on the "Join" page.
January Program: Terry Newbold!
Baby, it's cold outside, but maybe January's program will warm your hearts. Our program for the month will feature guild member,Terry Newbold. Her program is two-fold: Spinning as a Novice and Fiber Adventures in Cordova!
Happy New Year to all! I hope you all enjoyed time with family and friends during the holidays. We had a house full and it was wonderful.
I spent the last week cleaning my desk, completing year end paperwork, taking stock of accomplishments and formulating lists of things I want to do or accomplish in the new year. My aspirations for the new year encompassed my personal and professional goals and my goals for the guild—not just resolutions like losing weight!
On my guild list are the following:
- Continue guiding and growing the guild membership
- Work with members to prepare an update to the by-laws
- Refine our on-line access for members and officers
- Assist members creating successful opportunities to expand our weaving and spinning skills through study groups, fiber flings, retreats and workshops
- Find a chair to begin planning a 2018 fashion show
- Enjoy the meetings, friendships and crafts that bring me joy!
We have a surprise in store for us at the January meeting – thanks to former Historian, Meg Backus.
I thank you all for your 2016 contributions to the Guild and look forward to working with you in 2017!
Happy New Year!