New Hampshire Weavers Guild
April 18, 2018
Meeting Recap

We Had a Birthday Party!
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Silent Auction
Thanks to the hard work of Joan Warren and Loose Ends as well as donations from our members, the Guild had a wonderful silent auction that raised over $1,000 to support our activities.
Over 80 items were donated.
From the classic to the modern equipment, too.
Small looms and large raddles and books of all kinds.
And it's always fun to shop!!
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80th Exhibit at Kimball-Jenkins

Members had a chance to see the wonderful exhibit of woven works by their fellow NHWG members.  The range of items was wonderful from small dolls and purses to jackets and rugs.  Especially wonderful was the array of nearly 30 handwoven blankets.  These were made by members for donation to the Linus Project.  This worthy non-profit collects and delivers blankets to fire departments, police, social workers and hospital to give to children and teens who have been involved in serious incidents and need a warm, loving touch.

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Afternoon Program and Cake!
After lunch, there was cake.  To be accurate, two cakes, one chocolate and one yellow, as well as several choices of ice cream.  It seemed that the consensus was that Cake is Good!

Following the cake, President Marjie Thompson gave a presentation about the origins of the New Hampshire Weavers' Guild and showed the photos of our past presidents (see page on left of this website.)  Various members of the 50 members attending added their stories of the wonderful ladies (and a few men) who made our Guild so memorable and strong enough to last these eighty years.

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President Marjie Thompson
REP AND BOOKS, BAGS AND BOXES

Workshop leader and afternoon speaker Lucienne Coifman introduced her class to using Rep weave for many smaller purposes we often overlook in our path to large, square weaving pieces like blankets and scarves.  In the afternoon session, Lucienne talked of her 30-year journey exploring Rep weave.
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Weavers Helping Weavers
THE HILL INSTITUTE

Chris House spoke to a large group of interested weavers about her recent completion of the Master Weaving Program at Hill Institute.  She brought her samples and discussed the history of the Institute.