//Upcoming Meetings & Events
Upcoming Meetings & Events 2019-10-02T09:55:18+00:00

Upcoming Meetings & Events (in addition to classes):

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Building a Norwegian Sailboat with Martha Brummitt

Thursday, November 14 at 6:30pm, in the Textile Center Auditorium

In 2019, Martha Brummitt received a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to weave a wool sail and build a wooden Norwegian pram with the help of two mentors and many volunteers. Her project aims to recover the craft of weaving wool sails and to learn traditional boat building techniques. Come see the sail and a photographic presentation at the Weavers Guild of Minnesota on November 14, 2019 at 6:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Event contact: info@weaversguildmn.org

Member Meet up: Navajo Textiles at Mia

Thursday, October 17 at 6pm, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, 2400 Third Ave S, Minneapolis

Join Weavers Guild members Jan Hayman and Arlene Monk for a group viewing and discussion of the exhibit, Hózh??, Manifesting Beauty: Navajo Textiles from the Cahn Collections.

This is not a docent guided tour, rather a sharing of impressions of this rare collection of Navajo tapestries. We’ll use the following statement from the exhibit overview as a basis for exploring and reflecting on our experiences: “Hózh?? is a foundational concept in the Navajo world, encompassing ideas of beauty, harmony, balance, order, grace, health, and happiness. It is a state of being, thinking, and acting. Navajo artists embody hózh?? as they weave, and textiles are imbued with and become works of hózh??.”

The exhibition is free. Meet Jan and Arlene at the tables outside the first floor cafe at 6, then walk to the exhibition together. For those arriving after 6:15, head directly to Galleries 262 and 275 to find the meet up. Please RSVP on Facebook.

event contact: info@weaversguildmn.org

Member Meeting: Open Fiber Night

Thursday, October 10, 6-8pm in the Textile Center Auditorium;

We invite all members and their guests to join us for a casual night of fiber craft and conversation! We’ll set up chairs and a few tables in the Textile Center auditorium, and leave plenty of space for you to work on the project of your choice while chatting with other attendees in a low-key way. Grab a portable project and swing by between 6-8pm for this casual, drop-in event. Friends (and non-members) welcome! Free, no rsvp needed.

Event contact: info@weaversguildmn.org

Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Thursday, September 12: 4-6:30pm at the home of WGM’s outgoing Board President

Join us for our annual celebration of our wonderful volunteers! If you have set up for a meeting, demo’d at an event, priced donated goods, volunteered in the office, worked on a committee, served on the Board (and so, so much more): Let us appreciate you! We’ll be gathering at the home of outgoing Board member Susan Larson-Fleming in the Prospect Park neighborhood. (Members: the address will be posted in the Draft). After socializing, please return to WGM for a special talk on tapestry with weaver Susan Iverson, who will be at WGM for a weekend workshop on pulled warp tapestry. Please note: In appreciation for your hard work of the last year, the event will be catered, and WGM’s Board will be providing dessert and beverages. 

Event contact: info@weaversguildmn.org

Artist talk: Susan Iverson  “Enduring Obsessions”

Thursday, September 12: 6:30pm in the Textile Center Auditorium

Join us for a talk with tapestry artist and weaver Susan Iverson on Thursday, September 12. She’ll pull back the curtain and reflect with us on her long career, sharing influences and discussing the evolution and development of the many series of works she has created. This talk is free and open to the public. No RSVP needed.

Event contact: education@weaversguildmn.org