MARCH

March 1, 2018 / 10am

A Weavers Mindset

with Natalie Boyett

Natalie is a multi-talented weaver and weaving instructor. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Fiber degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is the owner of the Chicago Weaving School, where she continues to introduce scores of students to the art and craft of weaving. Natalie will share her inspirational philosophy of what it is to live a weaving life.

March 8, 2018 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

APRIL

April 5, 2018 / 6:30pm – Meeting & Potluck

Anything’s Possible

with Dorothy Kroll

Dorothy is a long-time guild member and very talented fashion designer and seamstress. She will present a ‘re-purposed’ fashion show.

April 12, 2018 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Handbook for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

MAY

May 3, 2018 / 10am 

Weaving By Design

with Kelly Marshall

May 3, 2018 / 1:30pm-4pm

May 4, 2018 / 10am-4pm

May 5, 2018 / 10am-4pm

Workshop: Rep Weave Possibilities

Kelly has a special expertise in Rep Weave and has written a popular book on rep weave designs for the home. She is the owner of Custom Woven Interiors, Ltd. in Minneapolis, MN. She has exhibited and sold her work at art and craft shows across the country, including the American Craft Expo, the Smithsonian Craft Show and the Chicago Merchandise Mart’s One of a Kind Show & Sale. http://kellymarshall.com

May 10, 2018 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Handbook for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

JUNE

June 7, 2018 / 10am

Design Concepts

1:30pm

Talk & Demonstration on Pleated Double Weave

with Sara Nordling

Sara has a life-long interest in art and textiles. Within her wide ranging work, she has designed and woven ecclesiastical textiles and has a special interest in three-dimensional manifestations of double weave. Sara is currently a lecturer in Fine Arts at Indiana University/Purdue University. https://www.saranordling.com

June 15, 2018 / tbd

Nightweavers

Potluck Picnic!!

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Please see the WGNS Handbook for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

JULY

July 5, 2017 / 10am

Member Exchange

Program: Picnic, annual stash exchange/sale and project sharing time.
Make & Take activity led by Sue Michalek.
Location: Linne Woods, 6308 W. Dempster, Morton Grove – Site #1 (Forest Preserve Park), at Ferris Avenue, on the north side of the street.
 

July 12, 2017 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

AUGUST

August 2, 2018 / 10:30 am Art Institute of Chicago

Art Institute of Chicago Textile Division Sampler (Private Tour)

Field Trip

Linda Schoenmakers has met with the Art Institute of Chicago’s Textile Division and chosen some woven treasures from the wealth of the collection.

August 9, 2018 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

SEPTEMBER

September 6, 2018 / 10am

A Felting Story

with Tonya Utkina

Tonya is a WGNS guild member and a prolific felter and teacher. http://www.pictame.com/user/tonya_utkina/2285115395

 

September 13, 2018 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

OCTOBER

October 4, 2018 / 10am

A Specialist’s Guide to Workshops or Why I Take Them All

October 4, 2018 / 1:30pm-4pm

October 5, 2018 / 10am-4pm

October 6, 2018 / 10am-4pm

Workshop: Rep Weave Possibilities

with John Mullarkey

John may love workshops but his expertise is in tablet- (or card-) weaving. He is an internationally established teacher, author and tablet weaver who has done extensive research on historical tablet weaving, a technique that appears early in cultures around the world. http://malarkycrafts.com

October 11, 2018 / 7pm

Nightweavers

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Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.

NOVEMBER

Fine Art of Fiber

Fine Art of Fiber is an annual show and sale jointly organized by Weavers Guild of the North Shore, Illinois Quilters Inc., and the North Suburban NeedleArts Guild. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious fiber art shows in the Midwest, and a wonderful opportunity to see and purchase locally crafted fiber and textile works. Fine Art of Fiber is held each year at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois.

Please see the event page on the Chicago Botanic Garden website for information about this year’s Fine Art of Fiber show and sale.

November 1, 2018 / 6:30-9pm

Fine Art of Fiber Opening Night

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

November 2-4, 2018 / 10am-5pm

Fine Art of Fiber Show and Sale

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

DECEMBER

December 6, 2018 / 10am

 

Preserving Textiles

with Iola Gardner

WGNS member and

December 14, 2017 / 7pm

Program: Holiday Cookie Exchange and 2018 Program Planning
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Please see the WGNS Members Only area for location. Not a member but want to attend? You’re more than welcome, just fill out the form under Contact Us.