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Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings


Guild Meetings

April 12, 2018

7:00 pm Eve Mtg

Refreshments: A-L


Marilyn Anderson
Guatemalan Textiles


Day Meeting: 9:30 set up and social time
10:00 am - 12:00 meeting  


Evening Meeting: 6:30 pm setup & social time
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Meeting

 Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219


Day mtg-Rm 7

Evening mtg - Rm 7

 Planning/Board Meeting

 7:00 pm

April 26, 2018


 Board Members

Planning Meeting

This is a great way for members, especially new members and those who might be considering volunteering, to see how PHG makes decisions and what is involved in being an officer,

board member, and/or chair.

(all members welcome)

Multnomah Arts Center

Room 7

7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Portland, OR  97219

(503) 823-2787

If you are not a PHG member, you may still attend meetings as our guest.

Reminder: Bring Your Name Badge to Meetings
Remember that beautiful name badge you made to wear at guild meetings?

Don't forget to bring it along and show off your creativity!

Call for Volunteers - Gathering of the Guilds

The Gathering of the Guilds sale requires a great deal of volunteer help during the sale itself. This includes work within the PHG sales area, fiber arts demonstrations, and responsibilities shared with other participating guilds.

PHG strongly encourages all members to help at the sale, which is our biggest outreach opportunity of the year. It's a great way to meet more guild members and to share our enthusiasm of fiber arts with people attending the sale.

Volunteer duties are described below. Margaret Zeps will schedule volunteers, including demonstrators. You can sign up at all day and evening PHG meetings until the sale and online at SignUp Genius .   Contact Leanne Streit for help with SignUp Genius.   Address any questions about schedule requests to Margaret or  503-638-5430


Click here for Volunteer Job Descriptions

Become a Member

Members of PHG get a members rate on workshops, the PHG Newsletter with news about guild programs and other textile events, access to the PHG textile library collection, and more. Go to our Membership page to see the benefits.

Download a membership form

Portland Handweavers Guild

Portland Handweavers Guild (PHG) was formally organized in September of 1945. As a member guild of Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) and the Association of Northwest Weavers (ANWG), we participate in their projects and take an active part in conference activities both as a group and as individuals. Most of our members come from within a 50 to 80 mile radius of the Portland (Oregon) Metropolitan Area.

 Our purpose is:

  • To promote excellence in handweaving, spinning and related arts
  • To help weavers, spinners, and other fiber artists a place to advance their skills through speakers, workshops, study groups, and the use of our textile library and other resources
  • To educate the public about the traditions and value of handweaving through annual exhibits of members work, our Annual Sale, and through on-going public demonstrations of weaving, spinning and other fiber arts

The Portland Handweavers Guild (PHG) has promoted excellence in handweaving, spinning and other fiber arts for over 60 years. Whatever your fiber interests, we hope that our programs will challenge you with new ideas and new directions to explore.

President's Letter

Oh please, oh please, oh please, let spring really, truly get here! The little greenhouse is full of vegetable seedlings who can’t wait to get into the ground, herbs are perking up, and a purple petunia saved by my husband from certain death last November wintered over nicely and is blooming with all four flowers facing toward the daffodils outdoors as if to say “I’m coming out to play soon.” All that early spring energy is on the verge of bursting forth in a riot of flowers, flavors, and food.
Like the explosion of spring, we are seeing a huge surge in activity here at PHG. We have the spring sale at the Gathering of the Guilds, a final set of some terrific programs, and our last workshop of the season next month.  
Speaking of the Gathering of the Guilds, please consider volunteering an hour or two and sticking around for the show. Volunteering to support the spring sale helps PHG and the weaving tradition in so many ways. In this month’s newsletter, you’ll see information on how to volunteer. It can be a wonderful and fulfilling experience - there’s nothing like seeing the face of a child light up when he or she sees you producing fabric, then sits down, takes the shuttle and does it him- or herself. It’s where the seed of appreciation begins.It seems early, but I’d like to encourage anyone interested in serving on next year’s Board, especially as President or Program Chair, to ask me or anyone on the current Board what’s involved. It’s a terrific way to meet people, help set the future course for PHG, and contribute to the weaving community. Even if you’ve never been on the Board before, you’ll have plenty of help and support from the rest of the group. 
Finally, please do continue to weave away with COLOR for our theme of the year. In June, we hope to see your efforts and be blown away by what you’ve all done at home, weaving studios, the guild retreat, demos, the dye day, spin-ins, knit-ins, and any other place you’ve enjoyed making, embellishing, or playing with textiles. 

Thanks, and have a lovely spring.

Sue Walsh, President

The Mannequin Project

PHG's Mannequin Project provided focus and opportunity for collaboration within 2014-15's theme "Fiber to Fashion". Inspiration came from The Maryhill Museum, which houses a most extraordinary collection of fashion, Théâtre de la Mode. This work originated from an amazing collaborative undertaking in Paris in 1945. PHG created a display of 10 mannequins that show how gorgeous handwoven cloth can be. Each mannequin is dressed in an outfit that is at least 50% handwoven. The mannequins have been on display at the Convention Center during our spring sale and have recently spent a few months in the windows at The Button Emporium in downtown Portland.





Many thanks to the sponsors of our roster:


Northwest Wools -   503-244-5024


Eugene Textile Center -   541-688-1565


  Ruthie's Weaving Studio -    503-232-7328 


 Multnomah Arts Center -   503-823-2787


Sylvan Dyers Circle -


  Fiber Rhythm Craft and Design -   503-236-7318


 Damascus Fiber Arts School -   503-558-1727


Yarnia - or 





Handweavers Guild


General Meetings

2nd Thursday

of each month*

September – June


*any changes in this schedule

will be noted in the box

to the left



Morning meeting:

Doors open at

9:30 am


Meeting Begins

10:00 am


Evening meeting:

Doors open at

6:30 pm


Meeting begins

7:00 pm



to the meetings


Sylvia's Oaxaca trip

Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Laverne Waddington

Vancouver Conference booth 2017

Francisco Bautista

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