News:


October 1, 2019
The Guild Meeting is Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau.   The program will be "Taming of the Hue with Robyn Spady.   The Farm Bureau is doing some work around the building & some parking may be affected.



September 2, 2019
A Contact Form note from former Guild Member Nancy Simonson

"Wandering Vine Weavers, a weaving group based in North-Central Wisconsin, have made arrangements for a memorial scholarship in Marty Scheuerle’s name at Sievers.   Since Marty was a member of your guild and ours, I thought some of your members might be interested in what arrangements we’ve made.

It will be used for someone to attend a weaving class.   Marty enjoyed going there and attending different classes throughout her weaving journey, so this is a fitting remembrance for her.   We did the same type of memorial when Carol Elliker, a friend of Marty’s and another weaver, passed away a few years ago and it was a great success.

If any of your members are interested in giving, please send your donation directly to Sievers.
Please include a note that it is in memory of Marty Scheuerle.
Their address:
  • Sievers School of Fiber Arts
  • 986 Jackson Harbor Rd
  • Washington, WI 54246"



August 28, 2019
Guild Meeting
The Program for September has changed again.   Life circumstances intervened.   In lieu of a speaker on short notice, Members should bring in any antique handwovens that they have and we will have a sharing, put on our Sherlock Holmes hats and decide structure and fiber.  Perhaps someone's Great-aunt Mabel's table runner will give you your creative spark.

 In addition, if you have a gamp, color or structure, that you have done in the past, please bring it along, as well.  Our Guild Challenge this year is a Color Gamp and we're going to discuss gamps in general and then some ideas on color gamps.




August 14, 2019
Are you getting ready?   The first Guild Meeting is only 3 weeks away   The Program will be: "Roses and Snowballs, Cat Tracks and Snails Trails, Where Did They Come From" with Pat Hilts
The After-Hours Seminar will be:  Pat Hilts - Historical Prospective of Block Patterns.





July 22, 2019
The memorial service for long time Guild Member, Marty Scheuerle will be Sunday Aug. 4th , 1pm to 4 pm.   There will be a special prayer at 2:30 pm.    Memorial will be held at:

   Randal Oaks Golf Club
   4101 Binnie Rd   [ north of IL72 & west of Randall Road ]
   West Dundee , Il 60118

Marty's obit is here.   A location map is here.




July 19, 2019
Sad News.   Long time Guild Member Marty Scheuerle passed away.   A memorial will be announced later.   We offer our condolences to all of Marty's family & friends.




June 29, 2019
 

 
Thanks to Linda A, some additional pictures have been added to the 2019 Midwest Weavers Conference page which is on the Pictures page.

Two WWWG Members left early before the group picture was taken.



June 25, 2019
Workshop Reminder:

WWWG is really fortunate to be able to have Robyn Spady give a Workshop for our Guild on Tied Weaves this fall.   The Workshop is Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st and is only $180 (a great bargain).  The Prospectus is on the Workshops page.   This is a wonderful 
opportunity.

If you've already signed up, more information will be coming out in the coming weeks.  If applicable, please don't forget to pay the remainder of the registration fee.     Sarah



June 24, 2019
Some pictures of the 2019 Midwest Weavers Conference are posted on the Pictures page.



June 22, 2019
Congratulations !!!   To Guild Members receiving awards at the 2019 Midwest Weavers Conference in Grinnell, IA.   

Sandy N & Alie T received awards for their jackets in the Fashion Show.   Linda A and Sandy N received awards in the Members Exhibit.   And Beth D had items in the Teachers Exhibit.   Congrats to All !



June 11, 2019
Guild Member Mary W sent some additional pics of the June Meeting which you can see on the Pictures page.

Mary also sent a few pics from the Basket Weaving Workshop after the June Meeting which are also on the Pictures page.

Thanks for the great pics Gail & Mary !



June 9, 2019
Former Guild Member Marty Scheuerle has had some recent physical problems.   She'd enjoy some cards, but no visits at this time.   
She's rehabbing at:   Avantara; Room 112;  1950 Larkin Ave.;  Elgin,  IL  60123.



June 5, 2019
Some pics from our June Guild Meeting & Picnic have been added on the Pictures page.
The Contact-Us page has been updated for the 2019-2020 Officers & Contacts.

Have a Wonderful Summer & Keep Weaving !



June 1, 2019
June Meeting: 
Our June Meeting and Guild Picnic will be held on the 6th at The Fold on Millstream near Marengo.   See the map on our Website on the Location Maps page for directions.   
Guild Members Al & Toni Neil have once again graciously offered to host the festivities at The Fold in Marengo.   Sell your extra fiber, yarns, equipment and accessories at the spring-cleaning sale with 10% of any sale amount to be donated to the Guild.   
Please bring your own beverage (no alcohol, please) and a food dish to share.   
If you can, bring a portable chair for your comfort.   We will be outside, so if it's chilly, bring a coat; if it's sunny, bring a hat and sunblock; if it's rainy, bring an umbrella, and enjoy.  

Entries into our Guild Weaving Challenge  - Block Weaves - will be shown at the Picnic.

We'll be voting for the 2019-2020 Board.   The Business Meeting will be followed by our annual Picnic and shopping.   Hope to see you there!

Assuming the weather is OK, come on out, enjoy the country, eat some great picnic food, bring your things to swap from your stash, and have a great time. 




May 5, 2019
Posted LOTS MORE pics from the May Guild Meeting which is Showtime 2019 and are on the Pictures page.   Thanks to Randi, Linda A & Karen  !   
  • And, invite your friends & family to view the Show:  It's FREE.



May 2, 2019
Posted some pics from the May Guild Meeting which is Showtime 2019 and are on the Pictures page.   Thanks Randi !   And, invite your friends & family to view the Show:  It's FREE.




April 28, 2019
May Guild Meeting:
The May Guild Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at the McHenry County College in Ridgefield, IL.   A map is on the Locations Maps page.  The Program will be: Viewing Showtime 2019.




April 13, 2019
Showtime 2019 !    Today is listed as the last day to get your entries in, but there are Less Than Half the number from last year.   So, the deadline for entering your items is extended to the end of this Wednesday, April 17th.   Members have brought lots of interesting & beautiful items for Show & Tell already this year.   Show them off to the public !   Be proud.   There is No entry fee; there is NO judging.   Whatcha waiting for ?   Make this another Great Show.   Enter YOUR items NOW !   Click here for The Show Entry Form.




April 6, 2019
Posted some pics from the April Guild Meeting which are on the Pictures page & here.   Also, an interesting palm sized loom which you can see here.



April 1, 2019
[  NOT an April Fool's Day Joke  ]
[  SAD NEWS  ]
Another ISP Trooper died in the line of duty Thursday, nearby on US 20 in Stephenson County..   She was the 14th ISP Trooper hit in IL since January 1st.   As Gail was a member of the ISP family for 20 years, each loss hits home.  
  • tronc has a column by Rex Huppke titled: "Please slow down on the roads — it's a matter of life or death for Illinois state police" which you need to read here.

  • Northern Public Radio has an article by Brian Mackey titled; "State Police To Drivers: Stop Crashing Into Us" which you can read here.

  • WREX has an article titled: "Memorial for fallen ISP trooper stands outside District 16 in Pecatonica" which you can read here.

  • MyStateline has an article titled: "Officials to strengthen Scott's Law after second Illinois State Trooper killed this " which you can read here.
!!! Do This !!!
  • When you see flashing emergency vehicle lights: Red, Yellow, or Blue.
  • Pay attention !
  • Slow Down.
  • Move to another lane if available.   Further away from the flashing lights.
  • I turn the vehicle emergency flashers on as a heads up to following traffic.

Unrelated but tragic, a second ISP Trooper died this week on the way home on I-94.   WREX has an article titled: "2nd Illinois State Police trooper killed in crash this week" which you can read here.



March 30, 2019
April Meeting:
The April Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   The Program will be: "Woven Future" with Marianne Fairbanks from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Starting with Social Time: 
Come join us at 9:30am for a little social time & conversation.   Our Guild is providing the coffee, tea, cream and sugar.   A signup sheet for Members volunteering to bring treats before Meetings is available.   If you volunteered to bring a treat, please email Al at aamentor.mc.net and let him know.   And if you bring your own mug, we'll be more eco-friendly.

Weather Alert !!:
Hopefully:  We are OUT of winter possibilities – snow, sleet, and blizzards, extreme cold.   But we've had plowable snow at Easter, so…If the weather's nasty outside, or the forecast calls for a ton of snow or ice on our Meeting day, call one of the Board Members to make sure our Meeting is still on.   

In spite of what some have said, Guild Members' safety is everyone's first priority.   
Do Not venture out if you're not comfortable doing so!





March 26, 2019
The Chicago Tribune has an article by Lori Waxman titled: "Weaving as metaphor at Karolina Gnatowski's compelling solo show - Some Kind of Duty" which you can see here.   The exhibit is only on display thru the end of March.   You can see more info at the Museum's Website here.



March 23, 2019
If you missed the March Meeting, Gail & jerryd announced their retirement from volunteering after the June 2019 Guild Meeting.   So, should Guild Membership wish to continue the activities Gail & jerryd were involved with, these positions will need to be filled:
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Membership Chair
  • Computer Coordinator
  • Webmaster
If you're interested, no experience needed.   A collection of Guild Job Responsibilities are on the Members Only page for your review & use.   Time estimates are also included.   Contact Gail or Jerry if you have questions, who will assist in the transition if needed.   Contact the Board with your interest.




March 12, 2019
An email from 
Kate Wild
 at 
Illinois Prairie Weavers Guild:
"As some of you may have heard the publishers (F&W Media) of Handwoven, Piecework, Spin-Off and other related magazines has filed for bankruptcy protection.   Below are three links about it.   Hopefully a buyer will come forward to purchase our beloved magazines so they may continue.   Also it was noted that if you or know of someone who published with Interweave consider looking at your contracts for author rights."

Some additional info:
  • A Forbes article is here.
  • A Publishers Weekly article is here.
  • A USA Today article is here.


March 9, 2019
Posted some pics from the March Guild Meeting which are on the Pictures page &  here.



March 6, 2019
Showtime 2019:
The Showtime 2019 page is available for viewing & your use.   It's on the menu at the upper left.   That also means that you can now enter your Show Entries online from the Showtime 2019 page.

March 6, 2019
The It's Available page has been updated with two Union looms for sale.



February 27, 2019
March Meeting:
The March Meeting will be on Wednesday, March 6th, 2019 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   The Program will be: Monk's Belt and Havdrall with Rita Hagenbruch.
After-Hours will be: Block Focus - Monk's Belt and Havdrall.   If staying for this, please bring your lunch for the more detailed block application.

Starting with Social Time: 
Come join us at 9:30am for a little social time & conversation.   Our Guild is providing the coffee, tea, cream and sugar.   A signup sheet for Members volunteering to bring treats before Meetings is available.   If you volunteered to bring a treat, please email Al at aamentor.mc.net and let him know.   Al says: March treats sign up shows Melissa Filipov.   And if you bring your own mug, we'll be more eco-friendly.

Weather Alert !!:
Yuck!   We still have winter possibilities – snow, sleet, and blizzards, extreme cold.   The Guild had to cancel a Meeting because of the 'Blizzard of 2011' and one this year, so, if the weather's nasty outside, or the forecast calls for a ton of snow or ice on our Meeting day, call one of the Board Members to make sure our Meeting is still on.   

In spite of what some have said, Guild Members' safety is everyone's first priority.   
Do Not venture out if you're not comfortable doing so!





February 12, 2019
Guild Meeting Rescheduled
The Board President rescheduled last week's Guild Meeting for this Wednesday, February 13th.   Same place.   Same time.   Same details.

And Remember !
Weather Alert !!:
Yuck!   We ARE FULLY into winter – snow, sleet, and blizzards, extreme cold.   The Guild had to cancel a Meeting because of the 'Blizzard of 2011' and a couple in 2014 and 2015, so, if the weather's nasty outside, or the forecast calls for a ton of snow or ice on our Meeting day, call one of the Board Members to make sure our Meeting is still on.   

Inspite of what some say, Guild Members' safety is everyone's first priority.   Do Not venture out if you're not comfortable doing so!





February 5, 2019
FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING CANCELED


February 5, 2019  Noon.
FEMA Alert !
MyStateline.com has this post: "FEMA warns drivers to stay off the roads due to ice storm" which you can read here.


February 5, 2019
Contrary to what some say, Guild Members' safety is everyone's first priority. Do Not venture out if you're not comfortable doing so!

Updated Urgent Weather Alert !
From the National Weather Service as of 9am Tuesday:
Ice Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL

...ICE STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Significant icing expected due to freezing rain. Ice accumulations of two tenths to four tenths of an inch expected.   
Snow and sleet may mix with the freezing rain late this afternoon and this evening.   Total snow and sleet accumulations less then one inch expected.

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 6 AM CST Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Power outages and tree damage are possible due to the ice. Travel could be nearly impossible on untreated
  surfaces. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
An Ice Storm Warning means significant amounts of ice accumulation will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is 
strongly discouraged. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Snapped power lines and falling tree branches are also possible.




February 4, 2019
Significant Weather Alert !
From the National Weather Service as of 11am Monday:
  • Tuesday
    A slight chance of snow between 3pm and 5pm, then a slight chance of sleet after 5pm.   Increasing clouds, with a high near 29.   North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon.   Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tuesday Night
    Freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet before midnight, then a chance of freezing rain.   Low around 24.   North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.   Chance of precipitation is 80%.   New ice accumulation of around a 0.1 of an inch possible.   New sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Wednesday
    A 20 percent chance of rain after noon.   Cloudy, with a high near 36.   East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

February Meeting:
The February Meeting will be on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   The Program will be: Fashion Show:   Show off our workshop jackets plus more. 

Starting with Social Time: 
Come join us at 9:30am for a little social time & conversation.   Our Guild is providing the coffee, tea, cream and sugar.   A signup sheet for Members volunteering to bring treats before Meetings is available.   If you volunteered to bring a treat, please email Al at aamentor.mc.net and let him know.   And if you bring your own mug, we'll be more eco-friendly.

Weather Alert !!:
Yuck!   We ARE FULLY into winter – snow, sleet, and blizzards, extreme cold.   The Guild had to cancel a Meeting because of the 'Blizzard of 2011' and a couple in 2014 and 2015, so, if the weather's nasty outside, or the forecast calls for a ton of snow or ice on our Meeting day, call one of the Board Members to make sure our Meeting is still on.   

Inspite of what some say, Guild Members' safety is everyone's first priority.   Do Not venture out if you're not comfortable doing so!





January 4, 2019
Youtube has an interesting set of videos of looms made with Legos.   Take a look here.


January 4, 2019
Volunteer vacancy:  Webmaster.   Contact the Board with your interest.





December 28, 2018

 

 


   May Everyone Have


      Enough in 2019



December 28, 2018
January Meeting:
Our January 2nd Guild Meeting will be at the McHenry County Farm Bureau.   Our Program: "Lace Weaves" with Madelyn van der Hoogt (Popcorn and a Video) After-Hours: Block Focus – Laces.

Starting with Social Time: 
Come join us at 9:30am for a little social time & conversation.   Our Guild is providing the coffee, tea, cream and sugar.   A signup sheet for Members volunteering to bring treats before Meetings is available.   If you volunteered to bring a treat, please email Al at aamentor.mc.net and let him know.   And if you bring your own mug, we'll be more eco-friendly.

Weather Alert !!:
Yuck!   We're getting into winter – snow, sleet, and blizzards.   The Guild had to cancel a Meeting because of the 'Blizzard of 2011' and a couple in 2014 and 2015, so, if the weather's nasty outside, or the forecast calls for a ton of snow or ice on our Meeting day, call one of the Board Members to make sure our Meeting is still on.   

Inspite of what some say, Guild Members' safety is everyone's first priority.   Do Not venture out if you're not comfortable doing so!





December 22, 2018

 

 Merry Christmas





December 15, 2018
The Pictures page is updated with December After_Hours pics.


December 7, 2018
The Pictures page is updated with December Meeting images & the It's Available page is updated with a Wanted ad.



November 30, 2018
December Meeting:
Our December 5th Guild Meeting will be at the McHenry County Farm Bureau.   Our Program will be: Getting Rep'd Up with Mary Wanda and Sandy Niggemann along with the Holiday Potluck and Stash Reduction Sale.  
 
After the Program, Mary will be  giving out a 2 block draft with treadling so people who are interested can physically do a drawdown.   For everyone signing up for the Rep Weave Workshop it'll be very important to understand profile drafts.

We have some newer weavers who may not have much of a "stash" of fiber or all the equipment they need or want, so don't forget our Holiday Sale.   If you have unneeded equipment or yarn, bring it to our Meeting and remember to price your sale items to include a 10% donation to the Guild.

So come on out, have fun and enjoy our Potluck.   Bring a dish of your choice to share.   Utensils & beverages will be provided.   No booze please.  

Visitors and guests are always welcome !   Join us for good food and a great time.   We always have enough food !        



November 28, 2018
The Fiberworks/PCW 3 hour Workshop has been pushed back from January 10th, 2019 to January 17th. 2019.   A one week delay.



November 14, 2018
The BBC has an interesting video titled: "
Anni Albers: How textile artist's pictoral weavings inspire
" which you can see here.   Thanks for the info, Gail.



November 7, 2018
Images from the November Guild Meeting are on the Pictures page.


November 7, 2018
The Mission Statement for the Guild that was used for incorporation is on the Members Only page.


October 31, 2018
November Meeting:
Our November Meeting will be on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   This will be a voting Meeting, so please attend & vote !   And our Policies of Operations will be discussed.   Our Program will be The Draft Collectors & Revival of American Handweaving with Pat Hilts.   And After-Hours will be:  Block Focus - M's and O's.
Visitors and guests are always welcome !    We'll be going out to lunch if weather permits.

Starting with Social Time: 
Come join us at 9:30am for a little social time & conversation.   Our Guild is providing the coffee, tea, cream and sugar.   And if you bring your own mug, we'll be more eco-friendly.


October 31, 2018
We've posted some additional pictures from Beth Duncan of our October Over the Top Overshot Workshop on our Pictures page.



October 18, 2018
The Contact Us page has been updated.



October 7, 2018
We've posted some pictures from our October Over the Top Overshot Workshop with Beth Duncan on our Pictures page.

We've also updated our It's Available page with a double back beam for a Baby Wolf.



October 4, 2018
We've posted some pictures from our October Guild Meeting on our Pictures page.



September 27, 2018
October Guild Meeting:
Our October Meeting will be on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   Our Program will be: starting our study of blocks with Let's Get Drafted given by Guild Member Beth Duncan.   She will continue the same day in After-Hours with a focus on Profile Drafting.   

This is followed by our Fall Workshop, Over The Top Overshot with Beth on October 4th & 5th.   

Starting with Social Time: 
Visitors & Guests are ALWAYS welcome !   Come join us at 9:30am for a little social time & conversation.   Our Guild is providing the coffee, tea, cream and sugar.   



September 5, 2018
We've posted some pics from our September Meeting with Heather Winslow which you can see here.



September 2, 2018
Our September Meeting is THIS Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   Join us for the start of another great Guild year.   Meet our new President, Al Neil, and the rest of our Board who graciously agreed to continue for another Guild year.   Social time starts at 9:30am !   Join us !


August 18, 2018
Our September Meeting will be on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 at the McHenry County Farm Bureau in Woodstock, IL.   Our Program will be: Millennium Fibers with Heather Winslow.   Our After-Hours session will be a Back-to-Front demo by Rita Hagenbruch.    Get ready for a great first  Meeting of our Guild year & come on out !

Visitors and guests are always welcome !   We'll be going out to lunch if weather permits.


August 15, 2018
Our It's Available page has been updated with a 3 additional looms Loom for sale.


August 7, 2018
Our It's Available page is back.   It's updated with a Glimåkra Standard 47 Countermarch Loom for sale.


August 6, 2018
Summer is flying by !   Our September Guild Meeting is only about a month away.   Our Board has already met & is getting ready for another great Guild year.


July 1, 2018
The Ashford spinning wheel has been Sold.   
Other items are still available on the It's Available  page.


July 1, 2018
July 1st was published as the date the new Guild takes effect.   So, the old Website is now closed.   


June 21, 2018
The WWG Website's It's Available page has been updated with two items for sale:   A Handmade Maple Warping Board and an Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel.


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