Please note: In order to join the meeting you will need a link that will be provided in the next Fiber Focus newsletter. In order to prevent “zoom-bombing” we are not publishing the link to the meeting here.  If you are not currently a member of CHG, but would like to attend the meeting, please send a message to our Membership Chair , tell us a little bit about yourself and we will forward you a link to the program.Thanks

Next Up:

January 14, 2022 – Meeting via Zoom – Gay McGeary


Coming Soon:

February 19, 2022 – Meeting via Zoom – Dawn Edwards

Eco-printing botanical printing on textiles.

March 19, 2022 – Meeting via Zoom – Marilyn Romatka

Textiles of Guatemala

April 8, 2022 – David Heustess

Past Programs:

November 20, 2021 Meeting via Zoom – Extended Show and Tell

Think back on all of the fantastic weaving you’ve done in 2021 and decide what you’d like to share with us during extended Show and Tell for our November program. If you’d like to take pictures and submit them in advance, please send them to

Please plan to speak to the weaving structure, yarn and inspiration for the piece.

October 16, 2021 Meeting via Zoom Presented by Joan Ruan

Did you know that hemp is the strongest, most durable and long lasting natural soft fiber on the planet? Join us October 16 at 11a for a program, presented by Joan Ruan, to learn more about hemp fiber! Joan has been spinning for over 30 years and teaches spinning, weaving and dying. Checkout her website to learn more:

Mary Meigs Atwater weaving

Guild Meetings are being held via Zoom during the Coronovirus Pandemic

September 2021 Meeting – 6:30pm via Zoom
Presented by Karen Donde

The Fascinating Life of Mary Meigs Atwater

Widely regarded as the unofficial dean of American handweaving, Mary Meigs Atwater, 1878-1956, did not start weaving until she was 40. Even then, she was not driven by a passion for making cloth. Her interests were more pragmatic. Inspired by handweaving industries in Berea, KY, and others in the South, she saw weaving as a way to help the women of her remote Montana mining community become more productive, as an occupational therapy tool for injured soldiers returning from World War I and as a means of supporting her family after the death of her husband. Beyond weaving, she was an artist, designer, world traveler, adventurer, writer, patriot, political activist, wife, mother and avid fisherman. Karen has long been a fan of Mary’s courage, adventurous spirit, keen observations and contributions to modern American handweaving. She will share some of her favorite stories and quotes from Mary’s autobiography and books.

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