Monday, January 4, 2016

New for 2016

January 12 ~ Guild Meeting
Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church
2418 N Aurelius Road, Holt
Mingle starts at 6:30 ~ Meeting at 7:00
Remember your SHOW~n~TELL…..
Program: What’s a Gamp and Why do I want one? This program features a panel discussion (Peggy Adams, Louise Giddings, Leslie Johnson, and Bonnie Powell) on Gamps.
 A sectional warping demo / workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 beginning at 11 am. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members.
 Quilts of Southwest China in the MSU Museum on now until April. 
Some of the "quilts" in the show are handwoven.
The weaving collections at the MSU Museum on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing are a wonderful and unique resource for weavers. The collections are kept in archival storage, and can be viewed by appointment. Visit as an individual researcher, as a study group or arrange a Guild trip to tour the collections. You can see the Michigan League of Handweavers History Project Collection including the samples and weavings of Alice Griswold and others. The samples and weavings of Margaret Windeknecht, who wrote so much about color and weave are housed here, including her color and weave samples. Other collections include the Nineteenth Century Woven Coverlet Collection, Finnish-American Rag Rug collection, Navajo Rug Collection, various international collections and woven blankets (the first was collected in the late 1800s). Call Lynne Swanson, Collections Manager for Cultural Collections at 517 335-3304 or email her to schedule a visit or for more information. Visit the MSU Museum website and select the Research tab to search some of the collections online or for more information.