Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild

We're here to share our love of weaving and fiber arts with you.

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Color: Classic to Contemporary – on display through July 27th.

Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097

The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, founded in 1955, is one of Georgia’s oldest arts organizations. The guild’s biennial textile exhibit is the longest, continuous running juried exhibit in the Southeast. The 2019 exhibit, open to artists working in all fiber media, drew entries from fiber artists all across the nation. The exhibit will be on display from May 4 – July 27, 2019. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. 

Competition to get accepted in the show was high. We ultimately received entries from 54 artists representing 23 different states, including entries from 47 non guild members, 2 guild members, and 5 students. Of the 91 works that were submitted by those artists, 30 were chosen for the show. Two guild members, Linda Jarrett and Dianne Totten, had works accepted for the exhibit and Dianne Totten’s work, Fire in the Night, took the Third Place prize. 

8 awards were presented during the reception held on May 11

  • 1st Place, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild: Daryl Lancaster, Autumn Patchwork Duster
  • 2nd Place, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild:  Tommye Scanlin, A Year in My Life: 2018
  • 3rd place, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild:  Dianne Totten, Fire in the Night
  • Student Award, provided by the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild:  Frances Parry, Exposure: Realizing Strength Through Grief and Chaos
  • HGA Award, provided by the Handweavers Guild of America: Susan Lenz, In Box CCCXXXI
  • Complex Weavers Award, provided by Complex Weavers: Hedy Lyles, Kilim Silk Scarf
  • Best of Show Made With Cotton, provided by the Georgia Cotton Commission: Naomi Velasquez, Tumbling
  • Best Use of Dye Award, provided by PRO Chemical & Dye: Daryl Lancaster, Chaos Yardage

The guild would like to thank these people and organizations for their support:

Kathrin Weber of Blazing Shuttles, Juror
The Hudgens Center for Art & Learning
Handweavers Guild of America
Georgia Cotton Commission
PRO Chemical & Dye

Check out the full listing of exhibits, results, artist statements and price listing by clicking the link – Exhibit Listing.

Details of winning entries can be seen in the gallery below.


May meeting highlights:
Liturgical Weaving in the Judaic and Christian Traditions by
Glyn & Will Ruppe-Melnyk

Here’s what you missed at the March meeting…

We had a great meeting with lots of things shared, an HGA cover girl and a presentation by Dawne Wimbrow of Lofty Fibers. After the meeting folks were busy winding up Winter Class projects.

Mini Workshop presented after the March meeting – Felt a Critter with Madelyn.

Here’s what you missed at the February meeting…

Marion Scoular shared her work at London’s Royal School of Needlework and members shared What’s On Our Looms… 

Here’s what you missed at the January meeting…

Denise Kovnat shared her weaving journey and members shared What’s On Our Looms… 

Here’s what you missed at the November meeting…see the whole presentation on the Members Only page.

Judie Dysart and Geri Forkner took us on a tour of the crafts of Uzbekistan – an amazing journey along the Silk Road. The presentation left many with a yen to follow in their footsteps. Here are a few images from the meeting. 

Exploring my new loom – 32 shaft Louet Megado Compu-dobby

I got a new loom, one I have been waiting for since Convergence 2018. I've built it and have woven my first piece, a ruana with no sewing. Admittedly, this was about the simplest thing I have made at this point and I only used 10 of the 32 shafts. It did give me a...

Spring Class Registration Open to Members 3/17

Are you a member? If so, get ready to register for Spring classes! Members get first dibs at available slots and a discount so make sure to join before the 17th and get in on some great fiber fun. Click here to read more and re-up or, if you haven't joined before, we...

Spring Workshop – Supplemental Warps

SPRING 2019 WORKSHOP The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild welcomes Deb Essen for our Spring 2019 workshop, Weaving With Supplemental Warps Without A Second Beam Click here to register Instructor: Deb Essen Deb Essen: BIO Deb Essen has been weaving for 25 years. She is...

January 2019 Meeting

Echo and Turned Taqueté:  The Possibilities of Extended Parallel Threading  Friday, January 18, 2019 6:00pm Meet & Greet6:30pm CHG Meeting7:00pm Lecture Join us Friday evening for this wonderful lecture by our Winter Workshop presenter, Denise...

Juried Exhibits Prospectus

May 4 – July 27, 2019 Entry deadline: February 1, 2019     Click Here to submit entries via CaFE The ​Chattahoochee​ Handweavers Guild is pleased to present ​Color: Classic to Contemporary​, an exploration of the fearless use of color in fiber arts. Let the creative...

November Program – Textiles and Travels to Uzbekistan

Saturday November 17, 2018 The call of the Silk Road embraces over two millennia of travels of conquest, commerce, and plain curiosity. Modern Uzbekistan still offers travelers the traditions of craft, unique heritage sites, and warm hospitality. Judie Dysart and Geri...

New Members Only Page

CHG members in good standing (dues paid for the current year) may use their CHG password to log onto the Members Only page to find the following information: Fiber Focus Archive New Member’s Folder CHG Bylaws Helen Woolman library – Access information for our online...

Time to Join

Its that time again... the CHG membership year starts in July so take the time to renew your membership before the fall season kicks into high gear. Membership has benefits and not the least of them are the early registration opportunities for...

upcoming events

a message from our president

Welcome to Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild.  Please explore our website to find out who we are and what programs we offer.  We have a strong educational mission and offer a multitude of classes over fall, winter, spring and summer quarters.  In addition we host regional, national, or international experts in weaving for workshops three times a year.  This September will see Geri Forkner’s Nuno Felting for Weavers two-day workshop.  Then Inge Dam will join us in January for a three-day exploration of how to incorporate Tablet Bands in Fabric.  Robyn Spady returns to CHG in mid-April 2020 to present a two-day workshop titled: There are Two Sides to Every Cloth.

In 2020 we will sponsor a Members’ Show ExhibitThis is an opportunity for members to display their works and possibly win prizes.  Typically there are awards for the different categories of Functional, Decorative, Accessories, & Wearables.  Since 1992 we have given the Margaret Mott Award for an entrant who has never exhibited in a juried show or never won an award at a CHG members show. In addition the Georgia Cotton Commission has provided an award for best use of cotton.

Our meetings are open to visitors and we hope that you decide to drop in at one of them.  Generally they are held on a third (3rd) Saturday of the month, but when workshops are scheduled, they occur on the Friday evening prior.  Check our calendar to be sure.

Ray Callaway
President, CHG

Board of Directors

President – Ray Callaway
VP Programs – Kathy Grupp
VP Workshops – Lauren Seidl
VP Juried ExhibitsRuth Thomas-Nance
Treasurer – Hazel Segall
Membership – Leigh Skowronski
SecretaryKathy Roulston
PropertiesColleen Casey
Members ShowEmily Kahn
EducationAnn Doherty
CommunicationsElyse Anderson
CoWorkshops – Chris Hitchcock


Librarian – Clare Anderson
Newsletter – Teresa Edmisten

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