About the Guild

The Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild was formed on April 12, 1978 as a special interest
group for handweavers. Its chief aim is to bring together handweavers to share knowledge
and enthusiasm and to promote weaving as a viable craft through education,
demonstrations and exhibitions. Membership is open to anyone with interest in
handweaving. The Guild is a vibrant organization actively seeking new members.

Board Members
President - Nancy Sharples
Vice President/Programs  -
Nancy Ross and Mary Ellen Singer
Secretary - Kelly Conway
Treasurer - Ginni Goggins
Librarian - Susan Sutherland
Membership - Barbara Herbster
Newsletter - Larry Brown
Publicity/Webmaster - Megan MacBride

Other contacts
Scholarships - Jane Lyman
Hospitality -  
Cecilia Frittelli and Lilly Marsh
HMWG Historian - Ginni Goggins

Officers are elected to a two-year term. Elections are held at the May meetings.

The Guild organizes workshops with prominent fiber arts experts. These one to three day
workshops promote the in-depth study of weaving and related fiber techniques.  Visit the
calendar to see upcoming workshops.

Demonstrations and Lectures
Guild members are available to speak about handweaving and fiber related topics for local
museums, schools and other non-profit groups.  Contact a board member for more

The Guild Newsletter carries the calendar of events for the year as well as notices about
member accomplishments and awards.  Members may place classified ads for weaving
items for sale at no charge.  Non-members pay a small fee to place a classified ad.  The
Newsletter is published four to five times a year.

Annual Show & Sale
A showcase for members' work, the Annual Show & Sale at the Pruyn House in Colonie is
one of the Guild's major events. The sale features a tremendous variety of handwoven and
handspun goods in addition to demonstrations and fashion shows. Hundreds of visitors
return each year to enjoy the selection of 2000+ handmade items.  

The library features an extensive collection of fiber related books, videos and magazines.
Members may check out books at the monthly meetings.

Anyone who has been a member of the Guild for at least one year may apply for a stipend
to assist them in attending workshops related to weaving and fiber arts. The Peggy Wilkins
Memorial Scholarship Fund honors a founding member of the guild and is primarily used
for educating novice weavers. The HMWG Scholarship Fund can be used for any level of
Hudson-Mohawk Weavers' Guild