Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild is one of two guilds in southern Oregon on the I-5 corridor.
The purpose of the guild is to promote an interest in handweaving and associated fiber arts. Membership is open to anyone upon payment of dues. Annual dues are $25, payable in September.
Members joining for the first time after January 1 pay one-half the annual rate.
Member benefits include use of the guild library; use of rental equipment owned by the guild; ten issues per year of the newsletter Rogue Rovings, produced jointly with Saturday Handweavers Guild; and the privilege of selling weaving/spinning related items at meetings. Guild members may attend conferences and workshops at member rates, due to RVHG membership in ANWG (Association of Northwest Weavers’ Guilds) and WeGO, Inc. (Weaving Guilds of Oregon, Inc.)
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September through May; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1st Presbyterian Church, 456 W. Pine St., Central Point.
The Guild administers a “Certificate of Accomplishment” program which is open to members of any southern Oregon guild. This three-level program of weaving requires progressively detailed work to be submitted for evaluation. Unlike some programs, the items to be submitted are not just “samples”, but are usable pieces.
The Guild works with Saturday Handweavers Guild in a joint Outreach program to set up and man displays and demonstrations of fiber arts at public venues in the area. There is usually a small loom available for hands-on experience by people of all ages. Events such as County Fairs, the Rogue River Rooster Crow, Pottsville, Art in Bloom, Fiber Mania, Antique Shows, and the Talent Harvest Festival are among the varied venues attended by the guild members.
Rogue Valley Handweavers Guild celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2003.
For more information contact:
92 Sandlewood Drive
Medford, OR 97501