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  • The Buck Creek Basket Guild
    They meet the 3rd Thursday of each month, from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm, at the Yorktown United Methodist Church, Yorktown, Indiana.
    A lovely newsletter is published monthly by one of the members.
    Contact person is: Clare Hobbs e-mail or 765-642-7673.
  • Cut & Tuckers Basket Guild
    Greenwood, IN (Southside of Indy)
    Fall Weave November
    Please contact Carolyn Black at for more information or to register.
  • Elkhart County Basketweavers Guild
    They meet the fourth Tuesday of the month (except July and August) from 6:30 - 9:30 at the the Faith United Methodist Church in Elkhart IN.
    There is a monthly newsletter.
    Normally, each monthly meeting has a weaving project facilitated, on a rotating basis, by a guild member.
    The month of August is a "weave in the park". A park pavilion is rented, food carried in and normally the weaving project is guild facilitated.
    For more information, please contact: Sherry Sayles 59943 County Road 15, Elkhart IN 46517
  • Evansville Basket Weaving Guild
    No dues, no business; just weaving, fun, and lots of food.
    They meet every other month on Saturday.
    Instructor taught classes and some open weave sessions to complete those unfinished projects.
    Contact Narda Jones at 812-422-7503 or e-mail for more information.
  • Friendship Weavers Basket Guild of New Castle, Indiana
    Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, starting at 3:30pm to 7:30pm at Barnyard Baskets and More, New Castle IN
    Contact person is: Marilyn Thompson or 765-987-8807
  • Indiana Gourd Society
    The Indiana Gourd Society through individual and organizational activities, promotes educational efforts which advance an appreciation for the gourd's role and significance in past and present cultures and for gourd cultivation, crafting and artistry. IGS Website
  • Northwest Hoosier Basket Guild
    Monthly business meetings on third Monday at 7:00 at Porter County United Way conference room. Weaving projects begin at 6:00.
    NW Hoosier Website
  • Spokes and Weavers Basket Guild
    Kendallville IN
    Meetings held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
    Contact person: Shirley Shipley 9216 E. Lilac Lane Cromwell, IN. 46732-9688
    phone number is 219-856-5128.
    They have some of the best instructors around in a very informal setting. They are a laid back group with one thing on their mind: WEAVING.
    The registration fee is low, hotel price is low, and class quality is high.
    Check out what they will be teaching on our website at
    If you would like to be included in future updates and emailings, please email Karen Bridgewater at
  • Whitewater Basket Guild, Inc.
    Whitewater Basket Guild, Inc. If you are interested in joining them as a guest or interested in becoming a member, contact Debbie Cates at They meet the first Monday of each month at the Friends Church in Carmel, In. at 6:30.
    Visit the Whitewater Guild Website for more information.
    10th Annual Stateline Friends Weaving Retreat - April , 2015 .
    Registration fees are low and visitors may come and shop the vendors. Visitors are welcome both days, if they wish, for a fee of $3 (covers both days) and they can even eat a bite while there. The website for the retreat is:
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  • Amana Arts Guild
    PO BOX 114 Amana IA 52203
    Amana Website
    The conference will be held at the Amana Arts Guild Center in High Amana. The guild is located near I-80 in eastern Iowa in one of the nation's top historic tourism areas.
    You don't need to be a member of the Arts Guild or any basketry guild to attend.
    For more information send a SASE to Joanna Schanz, 618- 8th Avenue, West Amana, IA 52203 or phone (319) 622-3529.
  • Iowa Basket Weavers Guild
    e-mail The purpose: To exchange ideas, give moral support to other basket makers, share experiences, and to develop a greater appreciation for all basketmakers.
    Contact: Maribeth Woolsey, Treasurer 621 Olive Street, Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613
    Also include the following information: Name, Address, Phone Number
    With membership, you receive the IBWG newsletter four times a year. When you register, you will receive all back issues published in the current year.
    Meetings: There are two meetings a year, hosted by members in various locations around the state.
    Newsletter: To include information and Classified Advertising in the IBWG newsletter, mail or e-mail it to: Sue Little, 2251 Palmer Circle, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 e-mail
    Newsletters sent in March, June, September, and December
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  • Basket Buddies
    6:30 evening meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month.
    Please e-mail Mona Hartzler.
  • Basket Weavers on the Prairie
    They meet every other month at CityArts in Wichita, KS - meetings are the first Friday of the month from 6:30 to 10:00.
    Everyone is welcome.
    If you have questions please contact - Karen D'Angelo e-mail
    Annual "Weave-In" held in Oct. (Friday pm and Saturday).
    If you would like more info, e-mail Anne Hoopes at e-mail and a brochure will be sent.
  • Kansas Sunflower Basket Weavers Guild
    Members from various northeast Kansas-west Missouri communities. The guild meets monthly in Lawrence, Kansas. New members and new weavers are always welcome.
    Please contact: Dixie Link at 2842 SW Bingham Road Topeka, Kansas 66614 - e-mail
    Tele: 785-224-3218 or 785-478-3581.
  • Woven Circle Chapter
    Please contact: Debby Ross at 11320 East 57th Terrace, Raytown MO 64133. Tele: 816-313-0727. e-mail.
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  • The Derby Basket Guild
    Started in June of 1997 with 10 attendees.
    Classes are odd months throughout the year on the 3rd Sat.
    4 newsletters a year.
    Each meeting is about 30 minutes and then they get down to fun! There is always a class or classes scheduled on meeting days. Class days are until we are finished...sometimes until 4 or 5!
    Contact persons:
    Donna Stout e-mail
    Cindy Johnson 6813 Briar Hill Rd,Crestwood KY 40014 e-mail
    Their "mother" guild is Kentucky Basket Association which has a convention in August each year. Contact person: Rosemary Graves, 119 Desha Road, Lexington KY 40502
  • Kentucky Basket Association
    The Kentucky Basket Association was established in 1995, to promote the art of basketry and help connect guilds across the state.
    Membership runs January through December and is required to attend convention.
    The annual convention will be in Corbin, Kentucky July. You do not need to be a member of a guild to be a member of the state association.
    Quarterly newsletter includes basketry events, patterns, tips, class information, and news from basket guilds across the state.
    Visit their website: for more information.
  • Kentucky Gourd Society
    Visit the KYGS web site for more information.
  • Kentucky River DreamWeavers
    Dues are payable at Spring Fling. All events are held at the Agriculture Resource Building in Versailles, Kentucky, 10 miles west of Lexington and 65 miles east of Louisville.
    For more info please contact: Martha Newby - or 859-873-4941 (day).
    "Annual Spring Fling"in April.
  • Paducah Area Basket Guild
    There is a monthly newsletter.
    They meet the 3rd Sat of every month at Grace Episcopal Church on 9th and Broadway with a different basket taught each meeting.
    For more info please contact: Patty Feather - or 270-519-1626.
  • Woven Together in Western Kentucky
    The Woven Together in Western Kentucky basket weaver's guild meets the second Saturday of the month, at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Philpot, Kentucky. Membership runs from July to June, dues are $15.00. Activities include classes, workshops, trips, a dye party, and the Annual Weaver's Retreat in Western Kentucky since 1995.
    WTWKY was organized June 1993.
    For further information you may contact Vicky Brown, 270-274-4234 or email.
    19th Annual Weaver's Retreat in Western Kentucky will take place March 20013 at The Executive Inn, in Owensboro, Kentucky. Booklets are available for registration.
    15 instructors will be teaching 40 classes from beginner to advanced, in a variety of styles and methods, including gourds, stools.
    For more information and retreat booklet, call Jo West 270-424-5044 or email Vicky Brown at email.
    You do not have to be a member of any guild to attend.
    This retreat is sponsored by the Woven Together in Western Kentucky Basket Guild.
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  • Bay Weavers
    Southern Maryland. Meetings held at All Faith Church on Rt. 6 in Charlotte Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM.
    For more information, e-mail to or
  • Deer Creek Basketry Guild
    This guild meets the first Sunday of every month at the Izaak Walton League Lodge, Woodsdale Road, Bel Air, MD 21014
    For more information, contact:
    Deer Creek Basketry Guild
    PO BOX 514
    Bel Air, MD 21014
  • see also High Country Basketry Guild
  • Patuxent Basketry Guild
    The first meeting of Southern Maryland basket weavers will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at Busy B's Baskets in Calvert Commerce Center, 101 Skipjack Rd., Suite 14, Prince Frederick, MD.
    They will be making a tapestry basket and organizing the guild. For information email Flora Barrett at or call 410 533-6066 (day) or 401 535-9128 (evening).
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  • Lexington Arts & Crafts Society Basketmakers Guild
    130 Waltham Street Lexington, MA 02421
    Chairman: Lois Coit
    Co-Chairman: Marjorie Weerts
    Contact: Nicki Shaban, Secretary E-Mail
    General meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30am in the LACS Building
    Scheduled workshops, gallery exhibits & marketplace
    To become a member of the Basketmakers Guild, one must be a member of the Lexington Arts & Crafts Society.
  • see also Northeast Basketmakers Guild
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  • Faribault Art Center
    Questions? Email Maggi McDermott.
    210 Central Avenue, Faribault MN 55021
    Telephone: 507-332-7372
  • Headwaters Basketmakers Guild
    The guild meets the third Sat. of each month except July & August. Meetings are held in Bemidji, MN.
    Each April they hold a three day workshop and in June they hold a weekend retreat.
    Annual Headwaters Basketmakers Workshop April at the Finnish Village (Salolampi) of the Concordia Language Camp in Bemidji, Minnesota. Last year’s workshop was well attended and they expect a higher level of participation this year (40-60). Many participants commented about the excellent weaving experience that was provided but also the scenic beauty, fabulous food, and special time with friends.
    For information contact Eve Sumsky at 481 Lake Ave NW, Tenstrike, MN 56683 or e-mail
  • Minnesota Basket Weaver's Guild
    (formerly Basket Weaver's Guild-Midwest)
    The guild was formed in April of 1997 and is located in central Minnesota.
    Monthly meetings are held at the Textile Center of Minnesota, 3000 University Ave. SE #100, Minneapolis, MN 55414, Tele: 612-326-0464 (unless otherwise noted) on the fourth Saturday of the month. The annual fund raiser, Basket Bingo is held in October and in December a potluck, basket swap and making and filling baskets for the local women's shelter.
    Each month there is a business meeting, basketry class or open weave session. Classes are 9:00 am to 3 pm. There will always be an "open weave" table for those who do not wish to take a class. Don't forget a bag lunch.
    Membership is open to all and run from January to December. Contact: Treasurer- Bonnie Buzza
    4750 E 53rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55417
    Checks are to be made out to MBWG.
    A newsletter is printed quarterly, January, April, July, October editor Jill Scarpari - e-mail
  • North Shore Basket Guild
    Guild in Duluth, MN since May 1999
    North Shore Web-site
    They meet the second Saturday of each month, except for June, July, and August, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 410 N. Arlington Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota, from 10:00 to 2:00.
    A non-member may attend one class without paying dues.
    President: Carol Ankrum
    1077 County Rd 4
    Wrenshall MN 55797
    (218) 384-4379
    Treasurer: Debbie Johnson
    Secretary: Cheryl Ankrum
    Membership: Susan Turnquist    Tele: 218 834-3559 or
    Newsletter: Lesley Lenox
    Program Chairman: Betty Melichar and Barb Teske
    10th Annual Basket Retreat - August 2013.

    For more information check the North Shore Web-site, or call for a brochure 218-726-8835, or e-mail.
  • 20th Annual Weavin' in Winona June 2013
    All workshop information including colored pictures of classes and a registration form which can be printed and mailed will be available on the web site.
    For more info, visit the web site
    For a printed brochure when it is available (mid January), please send a LSASE to Deb Mather - 2075 Edgewood Dr NE, Owatonna MN 55060 or e-mail at
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  • Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild
    Write: Chimneyville Weavers and Spinners Guild
    P O Box 1152
    Ridgeland, MS 39158
    Or e-mail : mailing list and request to be placed on the mailing list for their workshops and conventions.

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  • Basket Buddies
    Meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at Westridge Apartment Community Center, 80th & Westridge, Raytown, MO
    Contact Mona Hartzler 816-761-9215 or e-mail
  • Gateway Basketweavers Guild
    Membership includes newsletter, membership directory and eligibility to participate in guild activities for one calendar year.
    Activities include: meetins, classes and open weaves.
    For more information, please contact: Geri Bahn at 12939 Mayerling, St. Louis, MO 63146.
  • Missouri Basketweavers Guild
    Missouri Basketweavers Guild, Inc. is dedicated to stimulating interest and to perpetuating the historic art of basketry while providing an outlet for making new friends, sharing ideas, talents and experiences. They hold a convention each year on the first weekend of August, in either St. Louis or Kansas City, Missouri.
    The Missouri Basketweavers Guild annual convention will be held in August.
    Weave Across Missouri Missouri Basketweavers Guild 26th Annual Convention - August 2-6, 2017 - Hilton Garden Innl Independence, Missouri
    Please go to the for information on MBG membership, newsletter and events."
  • Ozark Mountain Weavers Guild
    They meet the third Saturday of every month from 10am till 4pm at the Southside Senior Center, 2215 South Fremont Street, Springfield MO.
    For more info contact: Ozark Mountain Weavers
    c/o Pat Walden P.O. Box 111458 Springfield, MO 65808
    (417) 883-8970 after 6pm.
    Everyone is welcome
  • Show Me Gourd Society
    Annual Show Me Gourd Society Festival April Visit the SMGS web site for more information.
  • Southside Weavers
    Meet the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at St. Louis Basket Supply, 11420 Gravois Road, St. Louis, MO 63126
    Most months have a planned program or open weave.
    For member information, please contact Wendy Reary at 314-843-5005 or e-mail.
  • Weavers' Guild of St. Louis
    Guild Website
    The guild is a not-for-profit group of contemporary textile artists. Founded in 1926, it is the second oldest fiber guild in the United States. Our membership ranges from the novice hobby weaver to the professional production weaver. The guild sponsors ongoing study groups in the areas such as spinning, tapestry weaving, knitting, color and dyeing, depending on the members' interests. Workshops and programs are scheduled each year to bring in fiber artists from outside the St. Louis area with expertise in color, design, weaving techniques, spinning, dyeing, basketry, and other subjects of interest to fiber folk. Guild members can sell and exhibit their work in the annual sale each fall. Proceeds from a special scholarship table at the sale support a fund used for educational purposes, such as full or partial scholarships for those interested in attending workshops and summer fiber schools as continuing education.
    Membership in the guild helps pay for our meeting place, speakers, newsletters, yearbooks, library acquisitions, and other guild responsibilities. Dues for the guild year, which runs from June 1 through May 31, are payable at the April meeting. Membership forms can be printed from their website or can be requested from Jo Ann Treumann, 8326 Delcrest Dr., Apt. 3C, St. Louis, MO 63124.
    The guild meets monthly (except June and July) usually on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Brentwood Community Center, Brentwood, Missouri. There is also a night meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Weaving Department in the Myers House, 180 Dunn Rd., Florissant, Missouri, usually the same day as the daytime guild meeting. The May meeting is a picnic in a local park.
  • Wild West Weavers
    Meet the 4th Monday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Brooking Park Activity Room, 307 S. Woods Mill, Chesterfield, MO.
    For more information contact Sue Dickey at 636-227-4387 or e-mail.
  • Woven Circle Guild
    Meet the first Sunday of each month at 1:00 pm at Raytown Historical Society Museum, 9705 E. 63rd Street, Raytown, MO 64133.
    For more information, please contact Debbie Ross, President at e-mail
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  • Basket Maker's Guild of Helena Montana
    328 North Rodney, Helena MT 59601. Please contact: Deb Marie Long at 406-449-4773.
  • Central Montana Fibre Arts Guild
    Jackie Olsen
    HC 86 Box 19
    Moore, MT 59464
    There is a monthly meeting and newsletter.
  • See also: Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds
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  • Nebraska Basket Weavers Guild
    They meet 2:30-4:30pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month, in the classroom area of Mangelsen's, 3457 S. 84th Street, Omaha, NE
    "Anyone interested in joining us is welcome."
    Contact: Marsha Conley, 6300 Mesaverde Dr. Lincoln, NE 68510 for more information.
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