Founded in the 1940's, the Eugene Weavers' Guild has members from Eugene/Springfield, and rural Lane County, Oregon areas. Membership benefits include library privileges, monthly programs, discounts for workshops offered by the Guild, and membership in the Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO), Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds (ANWG), and Handweavers" Guild of America (HGA).. We invite you to join us!
The guild meets on the fourth Monday of the month, September through November, and January through May (no December meeting) from 10 a.m. until noon with Meet and Greet from 9:30 until 10 a.m. We meet at the Eugene Textile Center, 2750 Roosevelt Boulveard in Eugene. In June we meet in the evening for a potluck picnic at a member's home.
A typical meeting consists of a short business meeting, a time for sharing of weaving and other textile projects, and a program presented by a fiber artist, either from the local area or from other areas of the state. Topics of past programs have included Basketry, Coptic Textiles, Oregon Linen pre-1940, Textiles of Turkey, and Velvet Weaving.
Our newsletter, Thrums, is published eight times a year. The Guild maintains a library of over 750 books and other publications available for members' use. Items may be checked out for one month at a time.
Board Meetings are scheduled several times throughout the year. They will be announced at meetings and in the newsletter. Members are encouraged and welcome to attend.
The Eugene Wearvers' Guild first meeting was held on Monday evening March 18, 1946 at the home of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sullivan. 16 people met to discuss the possiblity of forming a group for handweavers.
Clarice E. Krieg discusses the history of the Eugene Weavers Guild at the 50th Anniversary celebration held at the Eugene Garden Club.