Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
The mission of the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is to promote and preserve weaving and other fiber related arts.
We do this through education, programs and outreach to the community.
CHG Face-to-Face Programs Suspended until fall due to Coronavirus Restrictions BUT we’re staying together online.
Check out the calendar for upcoming events and our online fiber show – CREATIVE CONFINEMENT ->>>>
CHG and guest guilds are putting on a show. Entry is now open. Voting begins July 24. Click the image to learn more.
Dear Members & Visitors –
We are committed to providing the opportunity to students whose Spring Quarter classes were interrupted the opportunity to complete their projects as soon as reasonable. Please be advised that even if the N. DeKalb Arts Center is unlocked for either Spruill Arts or Dunwoody Players, Room 1 will remain locked until the Board is ready to resume Guild programs.
Conversations with … Online Demonstrations for Members
CHG is bringing the CONVERSATIONS WITH… study group to you by conducting on-line demonstrations starting in May. Members will receive Zoom Meeting invitations by email. Please look for your invitation to our Tuesday evening CONVERSATIONS WITH… at 7PM.
- Do you have a topic you would like demonstrated?
- Do you feel you can share your expertise on a topic?
- Check your emails about topics and times.
Contact Board Members (contact info below) about topics you would like to see or share with fellow members. Not a member of CHG? Click here to learn more and, hopefully “see” you soon.
For a sample program, check out this Conversations With… Leigh Skowronski. Leigh shared her experimentation with Ice Dyeing Techniques.
- Creative Confinement Online Entry Open on 07/04/2020
- Conversations with…Online Demonstrations on 07/07/2020 7:00 pm
- Creative Confinement – Voting Open on 07/24/2020 9:00 am
- Tapestry Study Group on 09/10/2020 10:00 am
- Tapestry Study Group on 09/24/2020 10:00 am
- National Spinning & Weaving Week on 10/05/2020
a message from our president
Welcome to Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, a vibrant organization dedicated to fostering and supporting the love of weaving and other related fiber arts. We offer meetings with fiber related programs, classes and workshops for beginners through advanced skill levels, outreach events in Atlanta and surrounding communities, and exhibits.
The recent pandemic has thrown us all a curve ball by preventing in person meetings and classes throughout the spring and into the summer, but the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild is stepping up to the challenge. We have made some changes to ensure we remain active and relevant during these uncertain times, some of which will be temporary and some of which will become additional features of the fabric of our guild life.
Weekly fiber related demonstrations via Zoom began in May 2020 and will continue each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. through at least mid-July. We’ll consider continuing past that time frame if the sessions remain popular and well attended. We’ve also modified our biannual Members’ Show to be an online exhibit that we are calling Creative Confinement: Online Fiber Show. This members’ show with a twist will still provide CHG members the opportunity to show their work and compete for prizes in five categories but it will all be shown online. We’ll also have an area to display the works of guild members from neighboring guilds, but those entries won’t be eligible to win CHG awards. Check our website for additional information and a link to register for the show.
We are closely following the reopening plans of the City of Dunwoody and we hope to resume normal face-to-face operations by September.
Our meetings are open to visitors and we hope you’ll drop in and check us out. Watch our online calendar to find out when and where the next meeting will take place.
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild
Board of Directors
President – Leigh Skowronski
VP Programs – Kathi Grupp
VP Workshops – Lauren Seidl
VP Juried Exhibits – Mary Beebee
Treasurer – Hazel Segall
Membership –Ray Callaway
Secretary – Kathy Roulston
Properties – Colleen Casey
Members Show – Teresa Edmisten
Education –Ann Doherty
Communications – Elyse Anderson
CoWorkshops – Sarah Brannon