Meetings & Programs

Meetings and Programs

          Whatcom Weavers Guild meetings are held on the second Wednesday evening of the month, September through November and February through June.  December and July are daytime meetings with some hands-on activities.  There is no meeting in January or August.  Meetings are open to all members and visitors are welcome.  

            Beginning with the first meeting on Wednesday, September 14, meetings will begin at 6:00 pm and end at 8:00 pm. Before each meeting, at 5:00 pm, we are going to schedule one hour for focus/interest groups to meet. These will be groups that are structured by the participants. Ideas for groups might be basket weaving, felting, band or inkle weaving, dyeing, beginning weaving, weaving for garments, or ??? If you're interested, show up at 5:00, and find your Muse! 

           The monthly meeting follows the social time, and starts at 6 p.m.  The meeting will include a program for the evening, a business meeting, and a "show and tell" of items newly created by guild members. 

           Programs are developed to interest weavers and all fiber artists alike.  Programs such as lectures, slide presentations and hands-on-learning activities bring members together to discover (or re-discover) interesting  techniques and approaches, all to inspire creativity.  

Dates:  Second Wednesday of the month, September through November and February through June.

Times:  5 p.m. Social Time and Special Interest

            6 p.m. Meeting 

Location:  St. James Presbyterian Church, 910 - 14th Street, Bellingham, Washington.  Enter through the west side at the lower level.  Parking is available in the church parking lot and on the street.


September Program, by Susan Torntore

"Treadle Lightly" with Local Color            An introduction to our natural dyeing project for the guild’s ANWG booth at the 2017 Northwest Weavers Con- ference in Victoria B.C. “Treadle Lightly,” the conference theme, asks us to think about what “a concern for the environment and having a smaller footprint on the earth” means in terms of acceptable materials for our work. Project participants will give an update on plans, activities, ideas, and needs, and show off some stunning sum- mer color from dye experiments using locally grown natural materials that are processed without the use of harmful chemicals. 

JUNE: We will be having our annual stash sale. Bring your extra yarn and weaving hardware and let it find a new home. While you are at it, bring cash to add to your own stash. Never enough yarn, right?


JULY: program TBD. Make sure you sign up for the Maiwa Field Trip on the 17th.

                                              Focus Groups and Daytime Weavers 

In addition to regular full-membership meetings, small focus groups meet from time to time, as announced at meetings and in the newsletter.  The Daytime Weavers focus group meets year-round on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the historic Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. in Bellingham.  Members of the public are welcome.  Contact for the next meeting location or view the most recent guild newsletter. 


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