Weaving Guilds in Northern Illinois

Illinois Prairie Weavers

North Shore Weavers Guild

Woodstock Weavers Guild

After Hours Weavers

After Hours Weavers meet in member's homes, primarily in DuPage County, IL. However, we do occasionally meet further afield. Visiters are welcome, however after the second visit, we do ask that you join the guild. No samples or other tests of skill are required to join.

The guild began in 1949 as the night meeting of the Joliet Weaver's Guild. However, very shortly it was realized that those who attended the evening meeting never attended the day meeting and vice versa, so the two groups were split.

Meetings start at 7:30 PM

If you are a member, and need further information (where to meet, etc) contact me thru the link below, or on the main page.

Month Program: name & tentative topic

September 26

Twill project: Definition & format (everyone participates, weaves something in a twill, and then shares their project information at a meeting of their selection. They will also have samples for everyone = 26 samples @ 3" x 3" on sample sheets ready for everyone's binders)

By-Laws: Our Guild is over 50 years old & We're creating our by-laws today!


October 15

Elaine Montgomery = twill Project

November 20

Vi Manning = twill project

December 17

Christmas Party - & bring grab bag gift of $10 value, must be handmade by someone. Also, everyone shares in being co-hostess. Bring a dish to pass

January 20

Nancy McKenna = Twill Project

February 20

Sandy Brubaker = twill project

March 19

Christine Moore = twill project

April 22

Virginia Reisner = Twill Project

May 20

Michelle O'Reilly = Twill project


Other Northern Illinois Guilds: This info taken from their brochures

Woodstock Weavers Guild:

We are a gourp of people interested in all facets of weaving. Our members range from beginners who may or may not own looms to experts willing to share their knowledge with others.

We meet the first Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from September through June. We join together to share and persue weaving related education from historical weaving to creaive expression and sales of our work. Membership advnatages include workshops,small interest groups, a membership directory, and the enthusiasm, support and sharing with fellow weavers.

North Shore Weavers Guild:

North Shore Weavers Guild
3637 Golf Road
Evanston, IL 60203
(847) 673 - 8564
We are the North Shore Weavers Guild (NSWG) and we were founded in 1954 to encourage creative handweaving and to promote fellowship among weavers.

Meeting Time/Place We usually meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (3637 Golf Road, Evanston, IL 60203 (847/673-8564), unless otherwise specified. Evening meetings are at 7 p.m.

Nightweavers usually meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month, at different homes, at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to be a Guild member to come to Nightweavers meetings. All are welcome. Please call Carolyn Seng at (847) 825-0836 or Julie Hurd at (847) 866-7235 for more information and location of programs.

Illinois Prairie Weavers

The Illinois Prairie Weavers began in January, 1949 as the Joliet Weaver's Guild. Proud of out deep heritage and long history, the nate was changed to Illionis Prairie Weavers in 1994 to more accurately reflect the current membership.

Dues: $20 annually with additional charges for workshops. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month September through June. Meetings start at 10 AM with an approx. 1 hour business meeting and show and tell followed by a topical program. There are also several active study groups.

Contacts: Bev Atseff/Bev Savel: (708) 246-9999 & Tammy Deck (630) 963-9573

Guild Calendar:



May 13, 2003 Cracked on Crackle: Fox Valley Study Group
June 10, 2003 Put Some Fiber in Your Diet: West Suburban Study Group
September 9, 2003

Rita Hagenbruch - "Swedish Linens Old & New", Slide Show and Trunk Load of Samples!
"Swedish Linens, Old and New, Planning to Inspire You"

October 14, 2003

Erica de Ruiter - "Two & Three Shaft Weaves"- Lecture with slides will cover warp & weft faced, straight and diamond twills, warp & weft spaced twills, color and weave, honeycomb, pile weave, Krogbragd, M's & O's, Bronson, pleated, bead leno and more.
** ½ day workshop on "Tejido Holandes" technique: Freeform design with continuous patternweft.

November 11, 2003

Linelle Dickinson "Shifu-Ancient Japanese Art Form" - Weaving With Paper

December 9, 2003

Christmas Party at Carol Lizzadro's House
January 13, 2004 To Be Announced

February 9, 2004

Nancy Meinhardt-"What Is This Work We Do? - Fiber & Beads"

March 9, 2004

Anita Mayer, "Creative Clothing from Simple Shapes"

April 13, 2004

Fox Valley Study Group Presentation

May 11, 2004

ArchiTexture Study Group Presentation

June 10, 2004

West Suburban Study Group Presentation

Last updated:
April 8, 2003

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