Guild Meetings

The Columbia Weavers and Spinners’ Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May. In June, a combination meeting/potluck is arranged. There are no meetings in July and August.

Unless otherwise noted, Meetings are held at the Columbia Activity and Recreation Center (ARC), 1701 W. Ash St. There is convenient and ample parking at the ARC. Enter by the main doors. The meeting rooms are to your left. A sign will be posted at the front desk directing you to our assigned location.

2017-18 Monthly Programs

September 19 – Midwest Magic & Summer Show and Tell – Guild members who attended the Midwest Weavers Conference in June will share their experiences. All members are encouraged to bring their summer projects to show and tell.

October 17 – The Business of Art – Have you ever thought about turning your fiber art hobby into a business?  Where do you start? How to you market your products? How much should you charge? A panel from the newly created study group, The Business of Art, will answer these questions and more.

November 21 – Holiday Exhibition and Sale Review – This is the 28th year of the Guild's signature exhibition. This month we will share highlights of this year's HES and discuss ideas for next year.

 December 19 - Celebrate the season at our annual Christmas Party and gift exchange.

January 16 – Beyond the Workshop – You’ve been to a workshop and learned new skills, but now what? Members of the More than Four Study group will share ways they have applied new learning to their work.

February 20 – Hands on Rug Hooking – Eleanor Barrett and others will demonstrate rug hooking techniques and offer a hands-on session.

March 20 – The 8000-Year-Old Shoes – A pair of sandals dating back 8000 years were found in a cave in Missouri. Candace Sall, Associate Curator of the Museum of Anthropology, will tell us all about them. Candace will also take us on a tour of the museum on a date yet to be determined.

April 17 – The Sky’s the Limit; Design on Four Shafts – Nancy Elliott and Ginny Wallace attended classes at the Midwest Weavers Conference that pushed the boundaries of design for weaving on a 4-shaft loom. Computer design software and samples will be used to teach new techniques. 

May 15 –  Dr. Jung Ha-Brookshire, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Textile and Apparel Management, will present a program about one of her areas of research, sustainable production and consumption of textiles and apparel. Her other areas of research include moral responsibility of corporate sustainability, global supply chain and sourcing strategies, and firm/industry identity issues.

June 19 – Annual guild picnic, location to be announced later.


1701 W Ash St