Education

Programs

"It's why we gather…"
The Guild meets nine times yearly from September through June, with no meeting in December. We gather from 9:30 a.m. till noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the First Baptist Church, 175 Allens Creek Road in Pittsford, NY. A short business meeting is followed by a one-hour program. Please see our Programs page for details on upcoming programs.

We also offer an evening meeting for members and friends who are unable to attend the regular monthly meetings and/or for those who just can't get enough of the Guild! These gatherings include a brief summary/report from the regular monthly meeting, a program, presentation, demonstration or discussion on a variety of fiber arts topics, and a "show and tell" of members' projects. The evening meeting is held from 7 to 9 p.m. on the Monday following the daytime meeting and is held at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center, Studio 1740 in the Piano Works Mall in East Rochester, NY. See our Calendar page for specific dates and topics.

Monthly program presentation

Workshops

A Guild workshop

A workshop on rug-making, led by Jason Collingwood.

Each year we offer two or three workshops, led by a regionally- or nationally-known fiber artist. The workshop setting provides for intensive study of a given topic over several days. Registration is limited to Guild members. Workshops are held at First Baptist Church unless otherwise noted. Please see our Programs page for details on upcoming workshops.

Outreach

Rochester Riverside Convention Center, site of Rochester's Makers' Faire

Look for us at the Maker Faire!

Guild members actively promote weaving and the fiber arts by exhibiting and demonstrating at many community venues. We respond to community requests for demonstrations and exhibits, such as at the historic Stone-Tolan House in Brighton or at local schools. Our annual Holiday Sale in November provides a beautiful display of handmade goods, demonstrations, and an opportunity for members to sell to the public. We also take part in area festivals, often sponsoring a booth that provides demonstrations and information on our activities. These festival locations have included: the Memorial Art Gallery's Clothesline Festival, the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival in Hemlock, NY, and the annual Rochester Mini Maker Faire. For more information contact our Outreach Coordinator.

Study Groups

Members who share a common interest in a specific area often form study groups which meet on their own, apart from regular Guild meetings. Currently, the Color Study Group meets in member homes while the Tapestry Study Group meets at the Weaving and Fiber Arts Center on the first Friday of the month.

Library

With nearly 1000 books, the Guild library is of one of the most comprehensive collections on weaving and fiber arts in the region.