At the December Winter Social, in between eating, enjoying music, and socializing, attendees responded to questions about the experiences of last year. Here are your responses:
What would you say about learning at WGM?
- WGM is the BEST place for learning, experimenting, exploring and indulging!
- There is always something new I didn’t know.
- Great instructors! They know their stuff.
- One class taken is a gateway to more!
- Laugh while you learn!
- A mistake is consistently called a design element!
- Hands on. Humorous. Sometimes hard but always happy 🙂
What was your favorite project, class, or experience?
- Working at the State Fair.
- Pulled Warp and Shaped Tapestry with Susan Iverson.
- Volunteer spinning, etc. of wolf undercoat fur to support the International Wolf Center.
- River Blue [movie]. Fiber to the People. Equity group.
- Getting acquainted with the rigid heddle loom! (2 classes worth)
- Meeting and learning about the Scan Weaving Group.
- Dobby Weaving Group.
- Rag Rug Study Group.
- Spending time with WGM members at Midwest in Grinnell, Iowa.
- Susan Iverson’s workshop: Pulled Warp and Shaped Tapestry.
- Too many to list. Top 2: Weaving linen, weaving a blanket.
- Blanket weaving.
- Donna [Hanson]’s towel class.
- Weaving a tote bag.
- Getting to know some members better over the 4 days of the Midwest Conference in Iowa.
What would you say about our community?
- Collaborative. Social. Supportive.
- Supportive. Creative. Let’s explore!
- If we could bottle and sell all this creativity, we’d make a fortune!
- Can’t believe my luck in falling into this community of fabulous people.
- I met my best friends here.
- The Shop … looks like my front porch.
- Okay, find the mistake!
- Giddy-up! Yahoo!
What would you say about our history?
- A tangle of “yarns.” Yarns intersecting over time.
- “Is that madder root?’ “Why yes, my little witches, it’s magic.”
- History is alive.
- Hopeful growth realized, potential yet untapped.
- Thankful for 80 years of experience and looking forward to many, many more years of the same.
- 80 years of learning – ready to learn into a bright future.
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota turns 80 next year. How would you like to see us celebrate?
- A year-long celebration!
- Many celebrations with old and new members – Party!
- Buy our own building J !
- Have our own building and gallery space.
- Party stuff. Woven key rings for sale
- Another feature on MN PBS Originals show
- An album of all our past (and present) BODs.
- More space. Better parking.
- Party with lots of new and old members.
Let’s hear it members! How would you respond? Email: Karin, firstname.lastname@example.org