February 1st deadline for MWA Scholarship applications

Midwest Weavers Conference has scholarships for defraying costs to attend the conference. The conference is June 18th to 20th in St. Paul, MN. Scholarship applications will be accepted from now until February 1st. Three scholarships cover registration fees, room, and board.  Other scholarships cover the registration fees. Awardees will be notified well before the early registration which closes March 13th.

You can apply for your own use or you can nominate someone who needs financial help in order to attend this year. Find more information here.


Intermuseum Conservation Association field trip is Thursday, January 15th

The January 15th, 2015 meeting and program will be at the Intermuseum Conservation Association, 2915 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44113. We will meet at the Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH, at 9:30 am to car pool and leave promptly by 9:45 am. We have a 10:30 am tour at ICA. After the tour, we will go to lunch at Kan Zaman, a middle Eastern restaurant at 1616 W. 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113, 216-621-1212. There is a buffet, and you can order off the menu.
While we are  in the area, you may want to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Transformer Station. If you and the people in your car are interested in visiting the Transformer Station, that will be up to you after lunch.
Here is the list of participants that are currently signed up: Betty, Jean J., Ele R., Elly R., Nancy, Lynne, Tammy, Jean B., Rose R., Bobbie S., Sarah, and Patty.
Please call or email Patty if there are any additions or deletions to this list.

Holiday potluck is Thursday, December 18th

Come and enjoy CWG’s Holiday Potluck on December 18, 2014 at 11:30 am at the home of Jesse.

If your name begins with A-M, please bring a main dish or salad, if your name begins with N-Z, please bring a salad or dessert.

Newsletter deadline is Monday, December 1st

Time to cozy up with a cup of a favorite, warming beverage and jot down your ideas, thoughts and announcements for the guild.

Please send your news, events, programs, weaving travelogs, photos, reveries, and all manner of materials for the guild’s winter newsletter.  Submit them via newsletter@cuyahogaweaversguild.com.

Our members will appreciate the inspiration for the long season ahead.


Art of Cloth field trip is Thursday, November 20th

Join us for a tour of Art of Cloth16695 West Park Circle Drive, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, on November 20, 2014  at 10:00 am.

This 14-year-old company produces high-end handmade garments. Dying is the main medium used. We are fortunate to be able to visit as they do not regularly have visitors, and we will have the opportunity to purchase items.

Following our tour we will meet at Pine Lake Trout Club17021 Chillicothe Road, Chagrin Falls, OH 44023, 440-543-1331,  for lunch at 12 noon. Please make your own arrangements to drive together to Chagrin Falls.


Susan Conover workshop information

Member Nancy Curtiss shares this information from Susan Conover for all to enjoy.

Susan writes:

The Conover Workshops website is now up and running.  The Fiber Arts classes for 2014/2015 are listed with dates, times, pre-requisites and costs.  Besides throwing the shuttle madly for the past month, I’ve been dabbling in HTML code for website design.  Believe me, I’m much better at weaving than tweaking that code!

My newsletter will be in full swing shortly.  If you are interesting in signing up please scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Ernie, my husband, made the woodworking newsletter a priority by placing it first on the page.  He still doesn’t realize that weaving/spinning is much more important than woodworking.

While my class offerings are paired down from years ago, I am available for private sessions, which would give you the opportunity to fine tune exactly what you are interested in.

If you should have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me by email or phone (440-346-5702 mobile).


Farewell potluck dinner for our Zapotec weaver guest

Come say hello, or come help us say goodbye to Marcos Antonio Bautista Vasquez, a Zapotec master weaver from Oaxaca, Mexico. He has been a treasured guest of the Northeastern Ohio weaving guilds. It is time for us to return him.

Please join us Saturday, November 1st, at Church of the Savior, 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH. The community potluck begins at 5:00 pm. Marcos will give a presentation at 7:00 pm covering his culture, his weaving and dyeing, his designs and techniques, and the fair trade cooperative he belongs to that is made up of 20 weaving families in his village.

Bring family. Bring friends. Bring anyone you’d like, but remember to bring a dish to share.

Field trip to Tapestry Biennial is Thursday, October 16th

Meet at Village Square parking lot in Pepper Pike (corner of Old Brainard Rd and Chagrin Blvd., in the SE corner of the lot) to carpool to the American Tapestry Biennial show at Kent State University Museum at 9:45 am on Thursday, October 16th. Depart 10:00 am to drive to the Kent State University Museum, 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH 44242. (Note change in departure time.)

An exhibit arranged by the American Tapestry Alliance will only be visiting San Diego, Kent State, and Omaha. We will see a juried show of worldwide artists in tapestry. For members driving directly to the museum, please plan to be there by 11:00 am for our tour. We will have lunch following our tour at the Pufferbelly Restaurant, 152 Franklin Avenue, Kent, OH 44240.

There was a sign-up at the September 18th meeting. If you have not signed up yet for this tour and can join us for lunch at 12:30, please call or email Patty, so she can give the restaurant an accurate number of people. Please bring $4.00 for admission to the museum, and the restaurant has salads and sandwiches for under $10, entrees between $10-20.

Read a Rope at the Lee Road library

On Thursday, October 23rd, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, the Lee Road branch of the CH-UH library presents Read a Rope: Quipos, the Ancient Incan Books. One of the earliest record-keeping tools, quipos use knotted rope instead of written numbers and letters. Robin Pease will introduce these little-known implements and teach participants how to read them (and, if time permits, create their own). Registration is required and opens Oct 9th. Part of both the On the Same Page and Octavofest programs.

NCKG’s Not-just-for-knitters Knit-Out event, October 26th

The Northcoast Knitting Guild hosts a Knit-Out on Sunday, October 26th, 2014, in both the resource room and the large meeting room for overflow at the Mayfield Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield, Ohio 44143. Just turn right when you enter into the library foyer.

Bring your favorite projects, share and schmooze.

Bring us your problem projects, and we will be happy to help. Last year’s participants included Knitting for Peace and the Western Reserve Spinner’s Guild.

As always, people of all ages and expertise levels are encouraged to participate. Yes, we do teach children. This event is free and open to all.

For additional information, please contact Miriam Rosenblatt.