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Portland Handweavers Guild Meetings


Guild Meetings

May 10, 2018

7:00 pm Eve Mtg

Refreshments: M-Q


Robyn Spady

Four programs available - see Programs page


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

May 24, 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 4

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!

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

We’re winding down to the end of the PHG year. The Board is putting the finishing touches on next year’s spending plan (aka, budget) on which the membership will vote next month. We hope you take a little time to review the proposed 2018-19 spending plan that will be posted on the PHG website, suggest any modifications if you feel something needs to be changed, and be prepared to vote in June.

Next, we need to fill some positions on the Board for next year, including the position of President. It would be in everyone’s interest if we could return to the By-Laws regarding the presidency, that is, President-Elect, President, and immediate Past-President. This would not only make it easier on individual officers by dividing up the responsibilities across three people rather than burdening one person with everything, but would greatly help the guild by providing
continuity, and would keep PHG aligned with its By-Laws.

Other than President, we need to fill some Board positions, all of which are important to the smooth operation of the guild in providing member benefits.  Board service is a great 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 or are new to the guild, you’ll have plenty of help and support from the rest of the group. It isn’t that onerous if we have a fully functional Board; many hands make light work. The down side is that PHG can’t continue to offer high-quality benefits without people in these positions. So please consider volunteering. You could even share a position with another member – Program Co-Directors, anyone?  If you have any questions, please ask any Board member. If you are interested in knowing what these positions involve, please review the position descriptions on the PHG website in the members-only section.

Finally, please continue to weave away with COLOR for our theme of the year. In June we hope to see your efforts and be jazzed 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, buying, or playing with textiles.

Thanks, and we’re looking forward to seeing you and your colorful stuff at the June banquet.

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

Guild Show at MAC

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