Meetings for the 2018-2019 program year are held monthly August through May and will be held at Brentwood Community Center, 2505 S. Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood, MO 63144. There is no meeting in October due to the Guild's sale. Generally, meetings begin with coffee and conversation at 9:30 am followed by a brief business meeting and presentation.  Meetings are open to both members and visitors.

Members are encouraged to show-off their recently completed projects during the Show and Share segment following the presentation.

Specifics for each meeting and more detail about the program topic and presenter will be sent to the membership and posted on the website 2 weeks prior to each meeting.

Brentwood Community Center
2505 South Brentwood Boulevard

Brentwood, MO 63144

Programs 2018 - 2019

Saturday August 18, 2018
9:00 Pre-jury
9:30 Coffee and Conversation
— Business meeting and Three Minutes of Fame
— Show and Share
— Technique Talk — Winding a multi-thread warp
Brentwood Community Center

Three Minutes of Fame
The 2018 — 2019 Guild year kicks-off with Three Minutes of Fame.  Members are encouraged (very strongly encouraged, ahem) to bring a recent, or a favorite project to share, a story of textiles seen or acquired on your travels. 

This will be the final pre-jury before the Guild Sale in October.  If you are planning on putting items in the sale, this is your last chance to have your items reviewed.  Please call Kay Baranowski at least a week prior to get on the schedule.

September 15
9:30 Coffee and Conversation
— Business meeting and Guild Challenge conversation
— Show and Share
— Technique Talk — Selecting the right fiber for your project.

Past and Present Guild Challenges
Guild Challenges are a hot topic right now. (Check out the September/October Handwoven magazine to see what other Guilds are doing).  Our Guild has a long history of yearly challenges.  Many of the Challenges required collaboration between members, so we will hear stories of how many people can work together. Members are encouraged to bring items they created or received for past challenges, exchanges or collaborations. The more “loved” (or threadbare) the better!

No Guild meeting in October.

Guild Sale October 17-20

November 17
9:30 Coffee and Conversation
— Business meeting and Guild Challenge conversation
— Show and Share
— Technique Talk Small looms — pros/cons

The November 17 program will feature Zoe Perkins, recently retired textile conservator of the St Louis Art Museum.  Zoe started with the museum in 1979 and has filled the roles of both conservator for the collection and curator for over 40 exhibitions.  Her career began following a graduate degree in Clothing and Textile Science, with an emphasis in Historic Textile Conservation. She has much information to share!

Save the future dates listed below, more details will come closer to the dates!

December 15
Holiday Brunch
10:00 to noon

The Lodge Des Peres

1050 Des Peres Rd, Des Peres, MO 63131

January 19

9:30 Coffee and Conversation
— Business meeting

— Guild Challenge conversation
— Show and Share
Carol Splater will introduce us to Charity Sharity and the good work they do with donated fibers. 

Charity Sharity is a charity that collects donated fibers, fabrics, yarn, etc. for nursing homes, schools, etc. We will sent pre-meeting info about what members can bring to donate.

February 16
Not ready for prime time….stay tuned

March 16
Linda Beckley, Guild Member and master weaver and spinner will show us the process of going from the hemp plant to fine linen.

April 13
Due to popular demand the Weavers Guild of St. Louis will host a Members Destash Bash for our April 2019 meeting.  Please note the date change from the date previously published for the April meeeting.  The Destash will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the Brentwood Community Center Room C.  Guild members and guests may shop from 9:30 AM.  The sale will be open to the public from 10:00-Noon. 
We're looking forward to another great sale!
Note there will not be a WGSL meeting on April 27, 2019.

May 18
Pre-jury for the 2019 Guild Sale (must contact Kay Baranowski a week prior)

The Guild Challenge this year is the Fibonacci sequence and all are encouraged to create something based on this sequence


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