BENEFITS OF GUILD MEMBERSHIP
The Tie Up, the Guild Newsletter
The Tie-Up is printed monthly, except for July and August. December is printed as needed. The Tie-Up is mailed or emailed in PDF format to all members. The Guild encourages all members to opt to get The Tie-Up in electronic form, as it saves time and money for printing and postage. Express your delivery preference to Kandys Bleil.
Send items, information, announcements, classifieds and advertising to newsletter editor Kandys Bleil. Items for an upcoming issue need to be received by the 25th of the preceding month (e.g. items for October issue must be received by September 25th). Members may place classified ads (jpeg or gif format) to sell extra equipment or goods at no charge. For non-members there is a $2 fee for a classified ad. Commercial business can advertise in The Tie-Up at the following rates:
Members can access current and back issues of The Tie-Up in the Members-Only Section.
Guild Membership Booklet
The Guild Membership Booklet is published yearly in the fall, and distributed in hard copy to each Guild member. Please make sure your current contact information is updated with Shelda Eggers.
The CWSG Library
The Guild's comprehensive library is available for check out to all Guild Members. Resources include books, reference materials, periodicals, videos and other fiber-related materials. The library is located at Access Arts at 1724 McAlester St. in Columbia. For more information about the library, or to check out materials, contact Mary Jane Thorne.
Members can access the Library page and a complete listing of resources in the Members-Only Section.
Guild Equipment for Rental
Columbia Weavers & Spinners' Guild has the following equipment available for members:
Most items are stored at Access Arts. Call Rune Mussett-Sharp, 573-875-4836, to rent this equipment.
Guild Educational Scholarship Fund
The scholarship fund was initially established as the Lois Watkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Additional contributions were later added by Helen Carter and Helen Solter. This memorial fund provides scholarship opportunities to fiber-related activities for Guild members only.
The scholarship form can be downloaded below, in .pdf format, or in Google docs format, here.
For additional information regarding this scholarship, contact the scholarship committee: Sharon Hutchinson (shutchinson AT cvalley DOT net), Linda Pluschke (573-657-9482), Lois Goldschmidt (573-446-7126).
Guild Special Events
Periodically, the Guild will arrange and host special classes with experts in their field. Efforts are made to make these educational opportunities affordable for attendees.
The Guild often demonstrates at public arts events and other community activities.
Guild members have an opportunity to promote and sell their work at the annual Holiday Exhibition and Sale.