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  • East Tennessee Basket Association
    Kimberly Tubb
    4831 E. Summitt Circle #240
    Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Tennessee State Basketry Association
    is a statewide association with a goal of promoting the education and development of basketry programs throughout the state.
    The Tennessee Basketry Association information and convention updates, as well as chapter Guild information, can be found at
  • Greeneville Basket Guild
    - Greeneville Tennessee, visit for more information.
  • Odds and Ends Group
    Maryville TN, visit for more information.
  • Tri-State Basketry Guild
    Started in the spring/summer of 1999.
    Facebook Page
    They have members from TN, NC and VA (& GA).
    Dues are only $15 per year, due in June for July-June. Membership includes a monthly newsletter and the privilege to take any classes for which they have space available.
    They meet on the second Saturday each month at Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church.
    If you would like to be added to the list to take any of the classes, phone Barbara Holt at 423-990-2389 or email. For any class, you may mail the deposit/balance to Claire Doherty, Treasurer, 106 Leprechaun Way, Bristol TN 37620.
    Note: If you have signed up for a class, you are obligated to pay the fees. Your signing up helps the Guild to meet the minimum needed to offer the class. The Guild does not have the funds and cannot cover the cost of a default. If you have paid the fees, have an unavoidable emergency, and cannot attend, you will receive a kit so that you can do your basket on your own. Of course, you may also get someone to attend in your place. That person must be a guild member to take the class.
    In addition to these classes, the Guild offers a class at 11 of the 12 regular meetings during the year. They try to offer both a beginner and an intermediate class each meeting. Meetings usually run from 9 am until 2-3 pm, in order to complete baskets.
  • West Tennessee Basket Guild
    Monthly classes held at Briarwood School Camden, TN
    Visit them at for more information.
    8th Annual Weave In: June 2013 Contact Fran Pierson e-mail.
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  • Central Texas Basket Guild
    "The purpose of this guild shall be to stimulate interest in and perpetuate the art of basketry."
    Visit the CTBG Website for more information.
    They meet the 2nd Sunday Bimonthly, beginning in February at the Lower Colorado River Assoc, Build, Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
    Contact: Lisa Adkins - e-mail
  • Clear Lake Basket Weaving Guild (Houston, TX area)
    See their website for complete information:
    Workshops are held monthly on the 4th Sunday at University of Houston, Clear Lake.
    Contact person: Gale Brom, 281-557-7572, or email:
    Basket weaving workshops, or related topics are taught by guild members monthly, and nationally-known weavers teaching 2-3 times a year.
  • Texas Basket Weavers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the continuation of basket weaving as both a fine craft and an art form. We hold our annual Conference in January and rotate the events in the Austin/San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston area. Members also provide demonstrations at various venues throughout Texas. Please visit: for more information about our organization and about our Conference. We hope you will join us.
    Join us for our 6th annual Conference - "The Texas Gathering-2017. Mark your calendars and plan to attend this fun and educational event in January.
    Information about the conference is easily accessed on the TBWA website . Select the Conference Info tab on the website to obtain detailed conference registration and hotel information. Conference registration opens August 15th and temporarily closes September 30th. We will re-open the site once we've made initial class assignments. We will continue to take registration for any open classes after that date. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Trinity Basket Guild
    (Dallas-Ft. Worth Area)
    Contact person: Brenda McKinnon
    - 2020 Schumac Lane, Bedford TX 76022
    Telephone: 817-571-0753 or email address
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  • Green Mountain Basket Guild
    They meet the second Saturday of each month except December.
    They have workshops with guest teachers, go on basketry related field trips, and have a good time weaving, inspiring & encouraging each other.
    For more information contact: Sue MacIntire
    P.O. Box 235, Shoreham, VT 05770 or email
  • see also Northeast Basketmakers Guild
  • Annual Stowe Basketry Festival in May
    Located at The Midway Lodge in Stowe, VT, evening mini-workshops held at The Round Hearth.

    Visit The Round Hearth Web-site for more information and the classes offered.
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  • High Country Basketry Guild
    They generally meet in Annandale, VA (just off the beltway surrounding DC) on the third Sunday of the month.
    There are numerous classes to appeal to a variety of tastes and skill levels, and out reach projects for the community.
    A complimentary copy of the newsletter is available.
    For more information contact the guild at:
    PO BOX 167, Annandale VA 22003-0167 or email
  • Tidewater Chapter of the High Country Basketry Guild (HCBG)
    The parent group is based in Annandale, VA (metro D.C. area)
    They meet at 2 p.m., the first Sunday of most months at the Larchmont Methodist Church Norfolk VA
    Every January they hold a winter weaving weekend in Newport News VA that offers a weekend of fun, classes and friendship for all of the members. You must be a member of the guild to attend or teach at this seminar.GUILDERS WEAVE - January
    For more information on the Tidewater Chapter visit their website - .
  • see also Tri-State Basketry Guild
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  • Northwest Basketweavers, Vi Phillips Guild
    PO Box 75131 Seattle, WA 98133
    VI Website
    Meetings are held at the: Shoreline Historical Museum 749 N. 175th Shoreline, WA
    They meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month except July, August, & December.
    They have a monthly newsletter.
    There is a picnic every July at the Puget Sound home of one of the members.
    They have Speaker's Day every year, when they bring in a Basketweaver or other person involved in basketry. A previous speaker was Val Gardner, who brings baskets from South Africa made by women in the area where she grew up.
    They have a workshop committee, and in the past they have brought in Lyn Siler, Cass Scorch, Anna Jefferson (a native weaver), and several others.
    Many of the members offer classes which are listed every month in the newsletter.
    Many of the members get involved in several local art shows.
    Retreat - March. Visit the website at to download the brochure and registration materials, or write to
  • Washington State Gourd Society
    Washington State Gourd Society Spring Meeting Event April 19th & 20th Visit the WAGS web site for more information.
  • See also: Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds
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  • West Virginia Basketmakers Association
    Membership Chairman: Sharon Sutton #6 Scenic Hills, Parkersburg WV 26104-8064 or e-mail e-mail
    Membership runs from July 1 - June 30. West Virginia Basketmakers Assoc.
    Include your name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and e-mail address. If you have a basket business include your business name and business phone number.
    We would also like to know if you teach basket weaving and if you are interested in vending at our conventions.
    The Fall Convention - October
    For further information contact:
    Paula Huber
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  • Eager Weavers Basket Guild
    Located in Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin.
    "During the cold months we meet indoors at the Cultural Center to weave together for 2 hours, twice a month. Before we go to weave, we meet at Buzz’s Bar for a hamburger and a drink. This is where we do our serious socializing and catch up on each others lives. After lunch we gather in a large meeting room to weave. We exchange ideas and tips while we work on our own projects. Periodically, we may decide to do a basket as a group. This only happens once or twice a year.
    In the summer time we meet outside in a park by the Wisconsin River every week. The setting is just lovely and we often enjoy coffee and a treat while we weave. Since our location is far from any basket shops, about once a year we get together for a field trip to a nearby ( 3 or 4 hours ) basket shop, exhibit or to take a class.
    We have a summer potluck picnic and in winter, a Christmas party.
    I guess our group is an even mix of socializing and basketmaking. We have all levels of basketmakers."
  • Lake Country Basket Guild
    Lake Country Basket Guild Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month (except May – Basket Fest Event) from 6:30-9:30 pm at Galilee Lutheran Church, Pewaukee, WI - with special weaving projects conducted at each meeting. Annual dues of $20.00 for membership from JFebruary 1st through January 31st. Also receive our NewsWeave publication quarterly for upcoming events and other Basketry Tidbits. Lake Country Basket Fest
    For more information, visit the website.
    Take classes from National & Local Instructors and shop at the Basket Supply Vendors Market Place. You must be a member of the guild ($20.00 membership) to register for Basket Fest. Registration for Basket Fest is $100.00 plus class fees payable to the instructors. Brochures will be sent to all current members in the month of December, and these members will be eligible for the first round of registrations. Anyone joining after the first round will be allowed to register for classes not already filled
    For more information visit the website.
  • Madison Area Basket Weavers Guild
    Meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of the month at the Burke Town Hall, Madison WI.
    Guild and membership information can be obtained from:
    Lynn Montgomery - 133 W. Goodland, Sun Prairie WI 53590
    Phone: 608-837-3219 or Email
  • Northshore Basket Guild
    All information can be found on their website
  • Northwoods Basket Retreat on the Wolf River
    January near White Lake, Wisconsin
    For a conference brochure please send a SASE to Northwoods Basket Retreat, c/o Wolf Moon, N3894 State Highway 55, White Lake, WI 54491. For more information e-mail e-mail or phone Donna Kallner at (715) 882-2822.
  • Silver Creek Basket Guild
    Meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Ripon, WI.
    For more information email
  • Wisconsin Gourd Society
    2013 Gourd Festival: Gourds Gone Wild April 8th
    For more information visit the website.
  • Wisconsin Weave Basket Guild
    Rock County, Wisconsin (Beloit/Janesville area of Wisconsin)
    meets the third Thursday - January through November at 6:30 pm. (However, if they have a special teacher the day and time may change.)
    Location varies.
    Newsletter 6 times a year.
    This small Guild is always looking for new members.
    The Guild teaches classes each summer at the Beloit, WI Historical Society.
    Contact Jan Knutson for more information: 608-365-2430 or e-mail
  • Wolf River Basketry Guild
    For more information contact:
    Judi Raddant
    W7850 County Rd. MMM, Shawano, WI 54166
    Phone: 715-851-6578 or e-mail
    or visit their website:
    They meet every 4th Monday of the month.
    They publish a newsletter every quarter.
    The Fall Workshop is open to any weavers. They welcome all!
    Fall Workshop - September

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  • See also: Association of Northwest Weavers' Guilds
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