Guild Member News

Membership News

As described previously, PHG’s dues are $45 for individuals and $70 for family memberships, effective March 1, 2018.  Life and student memberships will remain unchanged. Memberships can be paid by cash or check as usual.New membership forms are available here.
Additionally, you can now pay your PHG dues using PayPal! Click here to learn more.


PHG’s Fiber Art Sale at the Gathering of the Guilds
April 27 - 29, 2018
Oregon Convention Center
Nothing proclaims the arrival of spring like our Fiber Art Sale! This year we have 40 Guild members in 24 booths presenting a spectrum of textile techniques.  Joining us are the Guild of Oregon Woodworkers, the Portland Bead Society, the Oregon Glass Guild, the Creative Metal Arts Guild, and the Oregon Potters Association.
If you’re planning to attend the show, a splendid way to enhance your experience is volunteering an hour or two of your time. We have a wide variety of hour-long shifts to choose from  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


PHG Financial Reports
Beginning in March, the Guild monthly financial reports will be posted on PHG's Google Drive. These will be particularly relevant as we budget for the coming fiscal year. Please take a look by signing in to your Google account and clicking here
Other PHG folders and documents may be accessed on the Google Drive by clicking here


Weaving Guilds of Oregon 2018 Traveling Show Update

The WeGO Traveling Show, Color Gone Wild, was a great success at Marylhurst. The show now moves on to its next destinations, Roseburg, then to Baker City and its final stop in Salem. Click here for more info.


ANWG Challenge Grants
The Association of Northwest Weaving Guilds (ANWG) 2018 Creative Challenge Grants of $600 are to be awarded to member guilds soon. See more info here.   If you or a group of friends have a project in mind or a special workshop idea, please feel free to send your proposal to Ladella Williams  or to PHG President Sue Walsh. Application deadline is April 15, 2018. 


PHG - Interweave Affiliate
PHG is now a member of the Interweave affiliate program. That means you’ll now see ads for Interweave on the PHG website. Clicking on the ads will take you to the Interweave website, and if you make a purchase then PHG will make a commission on the sale. Best of all, the ad has a 15% discount code on it, so you’ll save money and help raise funds for PHG. Win - Win!!  If you have any questions about the ads or how the program works, just email Dan Steves


Theme of the Year: Color Madness

No color tips this month - just a push for getting projects done! We are looking forward to seeing your projects and we would like to have information on the project written up for visual reference. If you have done more than one project please do share with us.

Hopefully by now you are well on your way. You can always look for an un-hemmed or un-fringed scarf, napkins, tablecloth, unfinished garment. Plan to bring your yardage and tell about its final metamorphosis, and perhaps even your workshop projects. Spinners, dyers, tapestry weavers, braiders - your work counts too! See you in June! Questions?  Ladella Williams


Membership News
The 2017-2018 Membership Directories have been printed and distributed to most members. If you have not yet received one, they will be available at meetings, or by arrangement with Kate Dobbins.
A complete roster is available in pdf format on the Members Only page of the PHG website. Members who joined or renewed after printing are listed on the Members Only page in a Corrections and Additions document, which can be printed out at will.
Also, all PHG members are being added to the PHG Google group as they join or renew, if they were not already in the group. This is a way to quickly connect with fellow members about events, equipment for sale and other topics of interest to weavers.


Oregon State Fair
The Oregon State Fair runs from mid-August through Labor Day and is a great place to show off handwovens. Last year, the fair awarded cash prizes. The Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WeGO) has asked each guild to designate a person to serve as Fair Liaison to encourage local guild support of, and participation in, state and county fairs, including arranging for drop-off sites for transportation to and from the State Fair.  The handbooks for the weaving entries are now online; click here to download.  Please consider entering. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Walsh


Study and Interest Groups
Several members have asked about Study or Interest Groups as a way to have a small group experience in addition to the monthly program. These smaller groups can be focused on a weave structure (Bateman, Plain Weave), a purpose (utilitarian textiles, clothing), a technique (shibori, tapestry, finishing techniques), equipment (rigid heddle; computer-aided dobby), or just a group of folks who like to get together to share their love of
textiles without traveling very far in crazy Portland area traffic (e.g., the Hillsboro Weavers & Spinners; Fairview Fiber Folks).  
All you need is a reason to get together and a plan. Leadership can be one person, or members can take turns leading. Meetings can be in person, via email, or a combination – whatever works for the group. PHG is available as a resource to help you get started. If you are interested in getting a study or interest group going, contact Sue Walsh at 503-251-5891


Handweavers Guild of America

As the Oregon Representative for Handweavers Guild of America (HGA) Margaret Zeps would like to encourage you to also become a member of HGA. HGA is our national weaving organization whose mission is to educate, support and inspire the fiber arts community. Many of us think of Convergence, the biennial international conference, when we think of HGA. The next Convergence will be in Reno, Nevada on July 6-12, 2018.

Membership also entitles you to receive the quarterly Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot magazine, guided study opportunities, grants to study or take workshops, fiber resources such as textile kits and multimedia rentals, travel excursions and eligibility for Small Expressions exhibit and the HGA Award given to more than 30 deserving artists each year.   Please go to the HGA website, for more information, or contact Margaret Zeps
2021 ANWG Conference
July 12-17, 2021  Willamette University, Salem, OR
2021 Conference Co-chairs Linda Gettmann and Sue Walsh are gathering a great team for the Steering Committee. Many positions are filled and planning is underway. ANWG will keep you informed of their news and events in the ANWG Newsletter as time marches on...  It will be 2021 before we know it.   For more info or to provide comments, please contact Sue Walsh.


Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds (ANWG) Newsletter is Now Online
The Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds (ANWG) is an association of fiber arts guilds located within the Pacific Northwest United States and Western Canada.  ANWG provides services and support to its Member Guilds with the idea that combining resources and providing an economy of scale, services can be provided that would not be possible for the individual guilds to provide on their own. Click here to read the Winter 2018 Newsletter. 


 Rental Equipment
Remember PHG has equipment we rent to members. We have a variety of weaving and spinning items for a pretty great price - most items rent for $20 per month. Rent equipment in June and keep it for 3 months! 

Equipment not scheduled for use in a class or workshop on a short-term basis is available. Most things rent for one month with an option to rent for one additional month. This includes table looms, rigid heddle frame looms, spinning wheels, and other equipment. 

Download our Rental Equipment Catalog or view the list in the current member directory. Contact Ladella Williams  for more info.

Fiber Events

Exhibit: The Setziols - Beyond the Doors
April 7 - July 6, 2018
Nordia House - 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR
This exhibit features works by renowned Northwest artists Leroy Setziol and his daughter Monica Setziol-Phillips, a weaver as well as a wood carver. Drawn from private collections across Oregon, these works of art represent decades of two of the Northwest's finest woodcarvers honing their craft. More info here

Oregon State Button Society 2018 Show and Sale
May 4-5, 2018
Keizer, OR

Damascus Open Studio Tour
May 18-20, 2018
Damascus, OR
You are invited to the 2nd annual Damascus Open Studio Tour.  More info is available on the Damascus Open Studios website.

Fiber in the Forest
May 18-20, 2018
Myrtle Point, Oregon
Enjoy three days of weaving, spinning, felting — and fun! Choose from a comprehensive workshop menu. Fiber in the Forest is held at Camp Myrtlewood, a scenic rustic retreat located in the Coast Range off Highway 42, 40 miles west of I-5. Three-day workshops are taught by enthusiastic fiber teachers—with plenty of free time for hiking, talking, and enjoying the spring! For more info on the Camp Myrtlewood Website click here. Classes and instructors change with each new year!
More info here: Fiber in the Forest 

ANWG Annual General Meeting
May 19, 2018
Oxford Suites at Jantzen Beach
You should have received by email the Association of Northwest Weavers Guilds April newsletter which will give you all the pertinent information, location, and agenda for the annual meeting. Since it is being held in our backyard, please consider attending to see what goes on and hear about the ANWG Conference 2019 in Prince George, BC, Canada in June, 2019. The ANWG newsletter is also full of reports from other guilds, making for some interesting reading. Click here to read the April newsletter online.
Please take time to read through it and glean ideas for future activities and programs for PHG. If you cannot attend and have questions you would like to have presented to the ANWG Board, please contact Ladella Williams, your PHG Representative to ANWG.

The ANWG newsletters are posted on their website.

Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference
May 31-June 2, 2018
Olympia, WA
Northwest Regional Spinners Association Annual Conference, Olympia, WA  see website

Trout Lake Fiber Arts Festival
June 8-9, 2018
Trout Lake, WA
Washington’s newest fiber festival in Trout Lake takes place where lush forests, flowing rivers, and a towering mountain welcome all those who weave, knit, felt, dye, quilt, and spin. Artists’ Marketplace, Wine & Cheese Reception (no host), creative demonstrations, hands-on activities, maker workshops, alpaca educational tours, “fleece to shawl”, and raffle items.
Visit the website for more information. 

Black Sheep Gathering
June 29-July 1, 2018

Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, Oregon
see more info here


Convergence 2018 - Handweavers Guild of America
July 6-12, 2018
Reno, Nevada

Registration Now Open  It’s not too late to register!
The Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. will present Convergence®, their international fiber arts conference, in Reno, Nevada July 6-12, 2018 at the Peppermill Resort. With more than 1,500 participants, HGA’s biennial Convergence® Conference is a multi-faceted experience with exhibitions, shopping, fashion show, tours, workshops, seminars, lectures, and more.

Reno is within easy driving or flying distance for us.

On Friday, July 6 to Monday, July 9 there is a full schedule of seminars, workshops, lectures, meetings and special events. Three-day workshops start on Tuesday, July 10. A complete list and description of seminars and workshops can be found on the website under the Sessions heading.

The Convergence Value Package is $160. Seminars and workshops are individually priced so that you can take as many or few as you want. HGA membership ($47) is required to take seminars and workshops and can be added to the registration form. You can register early at the Peppermill Resort for your room.
Contact Margaret Zeps, 503-333-7809, if you have any questions.


Complex Weavers 2018 Seminars
July 10-13, 2018  Reno, NV
Complex Weavers is holding its 2018 Seminars in conjunction with Convergence at the Peppermill Resort, Reno, Nevada. There are fabulous speakers, fashion show, the CW silent auction, marketplace, and, of course, Seminars — 29 two-hour seminar sessions from which to choose, with topics covering a wide range of interests and appealing to all skill levels. Find more info here, or contact Ladella Williams to learn more about the Complex Weavers organization.


Oregon State Fair
August 24-September 3, 2018  Salem, OR

see website for more


Textile Society of America 2018 Symposium
September 19-23, 2018
Vancouver BC, Canada

find more information here
Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival
Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Canby, OR
September 22-23, 2018

find more information here
Fiber Fusion Northwest
October 20-21, 2018
Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA

find more information here
Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival
October 26-28, 2018
The Dalles, OR

find more information here
Fiber Mania
October 27-29, 2018
Grants Pass, OR

find more information here


ANWG Conference: Confluences: 2019 Northwest Weavers Conference
June 11-16, 2019  Prince George, B.C., Canada
The website for the 2019 ANWG Conference will be up and running by the end of the summer.  To keep up to date with what is happening, join the mailing list by contacting 

ANWG sponsored conferences are held every odd-numbered year at a location within our region. Member guilds have traditionally been the “hosts” with financial assistance and support from ANWG. As is tradition, Oregon guilds (WeGO) are hosting once again in an “01” year, 2021.

Call for Entries

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