School Children Watch a Navajo Weaving Demonstration (Image courtesy of Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program)
School Children Watch a Navajo Weaving Demonstration (Image courtesy of Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program)

In addition to our mission of educating our members and the community, we are also dedicated to the promotion of fiber arts through philanthropy.

Below is a list of funds and organizations that WGNS has been able to support in recent years. If you would like to learn more about these worthy causes, please click on an organization’s name to go to that website.

 

Handweavers Guild of America Merle Gable Scholarship

Handweavers Guild of America Fiber Trust

Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts

The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL

Friedman Place

Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program

Irene Suyeoka Memorial Grant

WGNS has established a fund in memory of Irene Suyeoka (1923-2010), long-time weaver, teacher, and member of the Weavers Guild of the North Shore. Members may apply for financial assistance from this fund to attend weaving and fiber arts events.

If you are interested in applying for this grant, please click here to view and download an application.