About our meetings


Note: Meetings will be held in the Green Township Building, Green Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, starting in 2018. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month, unless the date falls on a Federal holiday such as Verterans Day or Columbus Day, then the meeting date may be altered.

Please note that calendar dates and topics are subject to change.

SEPT 10,2018 “What I did over the summer with my weaving”. FIH Members report on Convergence, other classes and workshops they attended over the summer. Show and tell of items made over the summer.

Cuyler presents 4th Annual Weaving Challenge due April 2019.

OCT 15,2018 Betty Gonter. Basket program. Hands on opportunity to weave a small basket. Note: the meeting date has been moved, the venue is closed on Columbus Day.

 NOV 12, 2018 “Plain Weave is anything but plain”. With the use of member looms, hands on opportunity to try many different plain weaves - an amazing array from a simple thing!

DEC 12, 2018 TUESDAY  HOLIDAY LUNCHEON: at Stroudsmoor in Stroudsburg, PA  Coordinator: Pat Sole

JAN 14, 2019  Acadian Weaving program with Patti Chrisman and Pat Sole

FEB 11, 2019  MAFA goody bag fan pins.

MARCH 11, 2019  Video presentation from Rebecca Mezoff tapestry artist.  This is a 40-minute video about Rebecca's weaving and tapestry journey.  We recommend checking her website to familiarize yourself with her work at www.rebeccamezoff.com 

Following the video, we have a live Skype call scheduled with Rebecca.  Please bring any questions you may have about tapestry weaving.  To get you started, we will have some cardboard tapestry looms to try at the meeting.  Bring some scrap yarn and a tapestry needle.  If you already have a tapestry loom or some tapestry pieces to show and tell, please bring them with you.  

APRIL 8, 2019   “When I Weave My World” 2018 -19 FIH guild challenge exhibit. 

MAY 13, 2019    NOTE! meeting and workshop will take place at the Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch of the Warren County Library in Blairstown, 4 Lambert Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825

Tara Kiley-Rothwell Fiber artist at Kite Tales Weaving in Mechanicsburg, Pa will speak to the guild with an introduction to Saori weaving.  On Tuesday, May 14, she will conduct a full day workshop so we can learn and practice Saori.  A two shaft warped loom is required. A rigid heddle works fine.  Please call Joyce Buerkle with any questions. Tara will bring lots of yarn and you can bring any you may want. The crazier the better, color, texture etc.

JUNE 10, 2019   Suzi Ballenger lecture “Renegade Treadling”. Ms and Os, Huck-a-back, and Swedish Point-these traditional structures (and others) offer weavers the opportunity to explore myriad possibilities for towrls, clothing, and accessories without a recipe. This intensive 2 hour presentation will show what distinguished these treadlings from others, and lead us to learn how to expand our treadling vocabulary to create our own voice in creating beautiful cloth. Handouts will be available for $2 each. Participants need bring only pencils and notebook. If desired.

JUNE 27-30, 2019 MAFA Conference, Millersville University, Millersville, PA