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.

Membership reminder
After the November meeting we drop people who have not paid for 2020-21 guild year from our InfoBlast mailing list and change the password for the website’s members only area. Guild membership was been temporarily lowered to $25 this year. Please keep our community whole and thriving by joining us. We have a lot of really wonderful programs planned. Please go online to our website to join. You will be given the choice of paying online via PayPal or sending us a check.

Please click HERE to enroll or renew.

January 9, 2021 Meeting reminder
Jennifer Moore is presenting Mathamagical.  This is a great presentation on how Jennifer has used several math or geometry concepts as design elements for her weaving.  No math is required!  She explains these simple theories then gives plenty of splendid eye candy examples.  Join us via ZOOM at 10am…. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86223861013?pwd=c1Q3eFRTVERoNUVpZm9MeE0rdlpQQT09
Meeting ID: 862 2386 1013
Passcode: 907907

President Letter
December was a relaxing joy for me. I loved staying home for Christmas, which is SO much more relaxing than traveling over the holidays. I made an effort to buy gifts from local makers and filled in with Internet shopping. Everything ran like clockwork, early and organized, from wrapping and shipping gifts, baking, decorating the tree. I even did jigsaw puzzles. My family connected in meaningful ways, from watching Christmas specials, to having a memorial on my MIL's December birthday, to Cristmas cookie decorating and a remote gift auction.

There is something about the crisp winter that makes me appreciate a warm house and want to nest and improve the hygge of my surroundings.

While 2020 has had its share of stress and distress, it has made me think more about what is important about life by taking life out of auto-pilot. I hope to take this hard-earned wisdom into 2021. Very Happy New Year to all!

Karen Williams, AWSG President

A Call for Volunteers/Officers for 2021/2022 AWSG Year!
The best part of the Anchorage Weavers & Spinners Guild are the volunteers who contribute a great wealth of diverse knowledge. Our organization is rich with creative and technical skill. There is a great organization of volunteers who make that happen!

We are looking to fill officer and committee positions for the upcoming year. Please consider taking on a role either as a primary or backup position. Not sure if you can do it? We have supportive staff members willing to share their experience. It is much easier to learn a new role with the support of the current and outgoing staff.  

Gwen Mathew and Lorri Wright are forming a nominating committee to fill the positions in January 2021. We are looking for volunteers for the nominating committee as well as volunteers for the upcoming year. If interested, please contact:
Gwen Mathew at emerald@gci.net
Lorri Wright at lorrihome@live.com or mobile (907) 360-0276