Guild Meeting Information

MEETING SCHEDULE:

Meeting information is sent to guild members via the newsletter, usually email, but USPS delivery is still available upon request.  Contact us at topekahandweaversandspinners@gmail.com for more information.

Upcoming meetings, events:

Weaving Round Robin
Sept. 9th, 2017, all day, held at Yak’n’Yarn store

Explore the world of weaving. Try a variety of floor and table looms. Take home samples of various pieces you’ve woven including rosepath, shadowweave, broken twill, log cabin, M’s and O’s, and more. Looms will be warped. The cost is $10 for guild members and $20 for non-members which will include a guild membership. Registration is open to current members until August 1 and remaining openings to the public after that. There are a limited number of openings available. Payment is due by the first of August.  Contact us via email at topekahandweaversandspinners@gmail.com, attention Tina. 

2017 Ongoing:  We applied for and were accepted to have a tree in the Festival of Trees, benefiting Sheltered Living, Inc.  We will use time at several meetings to make decorations/ornaments for the tree. Lois is coordinator.
Festival of Trees dates/times:
Thursday, November 30      9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, December 1               9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 2          8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday, December 3           11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

July, 2017

15: The Saturday group’s meeting will be at Tina’s at 9:30 am. Tina plans to show us how to make an origami Christmas tree from fabric that we can use on the Sheltered Living tree.  Added 7-6-17: please bring your favorite hand sewing needle, and scissors.

18: The Tuesday Meeting will be held at Ward Meade on July 18, 2017. Barbara Beyer will present the program. The program will be circle weaving. Barbara was inspired by a Majacraft loom and decided to make her own. She has made one from an embroidery hoop!
For the meeting bring a long tapestry needle or soft sculpture needle, scissors and tape. Barbara will provide the remainder of the supplies. If you have embroidery floss or similar weight yarns and want to bring them please feel free.
Please contact Barbara by July 10th to allow Barbara to make enough looms!

August, 2017

19: The Saturday meeting will be setting up the tree, figuring out what we have and what we still need, and getting a description and such done for the Festival program and promotion. This meeting will be at Copy Center.

Join us to set up and decorate the tree we are planning to donate for the Festival of Trees this fall. We will see where we’re at in terms of decorations and determine what we still need. Lois is hosting (at Copy Center).

22: Tuesday info to come.

September/October, 2017

Apple Festival, Old Prairie Town/Historic Ward-Meade Park.  From Shawnee County Parks website:
September 30, 2017 - October 1, 2017, All Day

“Due to its popularity, Apple Festival will become a two-day event in 2017: Sept. 30-Oct. 1. The Wheatstock music concert will become part of Apple Festival to make this one of the best fall festivals in northeast Kansas.”

Oct. 21-22, 2017:

Mother Earth News Fair, Expocentre, Topeka, Kansas

Past meetings