Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

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Welcome 2018-2019 Board

At the June meeting the slate of board members published in Fiber Focus was elected.  Congratulations to everyone.  We say goodbye, but not farewell to Kathi Grupp, Julie Aiken, and Debbie Gaunt who have all completed 3-year terms on the Board.  One of the things that...

Meeting 6/16/18

It’s gonna be hot!  Y ’all come! That’s how we invited our fiber friends to Convergence 98.  About 2,000 came from every state in the US and 26 countries.  Over 300 volunteers from fiber guilds around Georgia worked to make Convergence 98 Atlanta the best ever.  We...

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Summer Quarter Highlights NEW CLASS - 118-W  Weaving Plain and Simple If you ever wanted to try your hand at weaving on a floor loom, this is the class for you.  The class has a limited number of seats to keep the Instructor-Student ratio low.  You will weave on a...

CHG Demos

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is frequently requested to provide demos of weaving at events.  This is an important part of our Educational mission - bringing a knowledge of weaving as craft and art to others and promoting the Guild as a resource for learning. ...

2018 Members Show May 7th-31st

Learn, Live, Hope is the theme of the 2018 Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Member's Show.  Every two years our members submit up to three of their handwoven works for exhibition.  If you have ever been interested in handweaving, here is your chance to see a wide...

Spring Workshop with Betty Vera

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild welcomes Betty Vera for our Spring Workshop. More than just Black and White: Weaving Beautifully with Neutrals April 14-16, 2018  9am-5pm This is a three-day workshop starting on Saturday and concluding on Monday afternoon. Betty Vera...

Books in the CHG Library – A guide to animal fibers

By Kathy Roulston Robson, D. & Ekarius, C. (2011). The fleece & fiber sourcebook: More than 200 fibers from animal to spun yarn. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. Pp. 438. $35.00. ISBN 978-1-60342-711-1 There is a memorial to Jackie Howe...

Sericulture: The Art of Raising Silk Worms to Produce Silk

The CHG February Guild Meeting Program was presented by Cassie Dickson, weaver, spinner, natural dyer and raiser of silk worms! Cassie Dickson presented her work with silk - from eggs, to worms, to cocoons, silk and moths all made possible by careful tending and a...

Laura Fry Online Class Review

Getting back into the weaving groove after a nice winter break I happened upon The Efficient Weaver, an Interweave online course taught by Laura Fry. Look for the link at the end of the post if you are interested. I've just passed my one year anniversary as a weaver,...

Welcome to our new web page!

Gone but not forgotten... please stay tuned as we bring our site into the next century. Look for a better class and workshop registration page, easier check out, member portfolio pages and tips you can really use from our members. Don't forget to opt in to our mailing...

Claiborne Smith People’s Choice Award Fund Established at Jekyll Island

Our beloved Claiborne Smith passed away late in 2017. He took care of CHG’s properties for many many years. And, equally important, supported us, made us laugh, and was our very best friend. Along with Betty, who taught many of us to weave, the Smiths were the backbone of CHG and the extended fiber community. A number of years ago, the Smiths relocated to Jekyll Island. There they became strong supporters and participants in the arts community. Again, Betty established the weaving program with the Jekyll Island Art Association, and Claiborne diligently took care of the facilities.

To honor his memory, the Claiborne Smith People’s Choice Award has been established for the annual juried exhibit at the Jekyll Island Art Association. This exhibit showcases all art forms and is held in March. All entries are eligible regardless of medium. The intention is for the award to be in the amount of at least $100 and voted on during the opening reception. The goal is that enough money is raised to sustain the award over a number of years.

If you would like to make a contribution to the fund, please:
Make the check out to The Jekyll Island Art Association and on the memo line put:  Claiborne Smith People’s Choice Award Fund
Mail to:
Box #13201
Jekyll Island, GA 31527

Questions and comments can be directed to Catherine Neiner at

Jennifer Moore Workship

What's On Our Loom

members share what they are weaving

upcoming events

a message from our president

2017 was quite a year, but 2018 looks to be wonderful.  We had a popular and successful Doubleweave workshop with Jennifer Moore in January.  Another great workshop will be in March with Betty Vera who will challenge us with how to use neutral color.

Even more exciting will be our Member’s Show. This exhibit is the opportunity to share our work with each other and support each other’s talent, creativity, and progress as fiber artist. CHG members who have not exhibited in a juried show or ever won an award at a CHG members show is eligible for the Margaret Mott award for a handwoven piece.  I am excited to announce that this year we have an additional award for the best in show that is made with cotton sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission.

This is also an opportune time to show the community there is a place and a group of people that will introduce them to weaving, spinning, dyeing, and much more.

Hope to see you all at an upcoming meeting!


Kathy Grupp
President, CHG

Board of Directors

President – Ray Callaway
VP Programs – Jean Clark
VP Workshops – Janelle Schultz
Treasurer – Allison Bishop
Membership – Tonya Leach
Secretary – Kathy Roulston
Properties – Kay Guilmet
Members Show – Emily Kahn
Education – Ann Doherty
Communications – Elyse Anderson
CoWorkshop – Liz Bein


Librarian – Tonya Leach
Newsletter – Teresa Edmisten

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