MAFA Member Guilds

Guilds meet in locations across the greater Mid-Atlantic region and are visually represented in the map below. Guilds are independent entities with unique identities, goals and meeting venues. Guilds are listed below by state along with more details and contact information. Note that some guilds are near state borders and have members that reside outside the meeting place state.

As meeting places, days and times are subject to change, it is recommended that new members contact the guild before attending a meeting.

Find guilds by state: Del., D.C., Md., N.C., N.J., N.Y., Pa., Va., W.Va.

Note to member guilds: If your guild is not listed or information is incorrect, please contact your MAFA representative and e-mail the webmaster.

Map of Member Guild Meeting Places


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Delaware Guilds

FiberGuild

Contact: Carol Ireland
Email: spinningbiker@comcast.net
Website: groups.yahoo.com/group/fiberguild/
Meetings: 1st Thursday of each month Sept.-June
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Greenbank Mill, 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE

Harmony Weaver’s Guild

Contact: Carol Ireland
Email: spinningbiker@comcast.net
Website: harmonyweaversguild.org
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month Sept-June
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Greenbank Mill,* 500 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, DE
*Occasionally meetings are held elsewhere. Contact the MAFA rep to confirm location, if you want to attend a meeting.


Maryland Guilds

Chesapeake Weavers Guild

Contact: Pat Capogrossi
Email: pmcap@aol.com
Website: mafafiber.org/chesapeake/index.htm
Meetings: every 3rd Tuesday, Sept. – Jan. NO meeting Feb-June
Time: 9:30 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Location: Members’ homes

Potomac Fiber Arts Guild

Contact: Carolyn Hamm
Email: see website for more details
Website: www.potomacfiberartsguild.org
Meetings: 2nd Saturday, Sept. – June
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd, Rockville, MD 20854

Warped Weavers Guild

Contact: Lizanne Smith
Email: lizweaves@gmail.com
Website: www.warpedweavers.org
Meetings: Study Group – Second Monday of the month at 10 a.m.
Spinning and Crafting – Third Monday of the month at 10 a.m.
Guild Meeting – Fourth Sunday of the month at 2:30 p.m.
Time:  Depends on meeting. See above
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 224 N. Main St., Bel Air, MD

Weaver’s Guild of Greater Baltimore (WGGB)

Contact: Pat Capogrossi
Email: pmcap@aol.com
Website: www.wggb.org
Meetings: 1st Tuesday, Sept. – June
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Weavers’ Roundtable

Contact: Barbara Diefenderfer
Email: barbara.norris@verizon.net
Website: N/A
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday September-June
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Washington Museum of Fine Arts, 91 Key St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

New Jersey Guilds

Frances Irwin Handweavers

Contact: Sally Orgren
Email:
Website: www.francesirwinhandweavers.org
Weavolution: http://weavolution.com/group/frances-irwin-handweavers
Meetings: 2nd Monday, September – June
Time: 9:30 am – 2 pm
Location: Warren County Library (Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch), 4 Lambert Rd., Blairstown, NJ

Jockey Hollow Weavers

Contact: Sally Orgren
Email: See Web Site
Website: www.jockeyhollowweavers.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jockey-Hollow-Weavers-109525942438727/
Weavolution: http://weavolution.com/guild/jockey-hollow-weavers
Meetings: Usually 1st Wednesday, Sept. – June
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 65 East Main St., Mendham, NJ
See map on website

North Country Spinners

Contact: Patty Chrisman
Email: patinkac@gmail.com
Website: http://www.northcountryspinners.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/North-Country-Spinners-Guild-332326387048/?fref=photo
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/north-country-spinners-guild-nj
Meetings: Generally the first Friday of each month
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Green Township Municipal Building, 150 Kennedy Road, Tranquility, NJ 07879

Palisades Guild of Spinners & Weavers

Contact: Frederica Brown
Email: palisadesguild@hotmail.com
Website: mafafiber.org/palisades/index.html
Meetings: 4th Thursday of the month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Saddle River Library, 245 Lake St., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Shore Fiber Arts Guild

Contact: Sandra Talarico
Email: sandratalarico@gmail.com
Website: shorefiberarts.org
Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month
Three study groups also meet monthly
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Oakhurst Community Center, Oakhurst, NJ

South Jersey Guild of Spinners and Handweavers

Contact: Helena Valentine
Email: mail@sjgsh.net
Website: www.sjgsh.net
Facebook: SJGSW Facebook
Meetings: First Saturday of the month, September-June
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, 101 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown NJ 08057

Third Star Fibre Artists Guild

Contact:

Diane Beier

Email:

Website:

N/A

Meetings: 2nd Monday of the month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ware Agricultural Building, 51 Cheney Road, Woodstown, NJ 08098

Westfield Weavers Guild

Contact: Stephen Fox
Email: contact@westfieldweavers.org
Website: westfieldweavers.org
Meetings: 3rd Monday
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Members’ homes in Westfield, NJ area


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New York State Guilds

Black Sheep Handspinners Guild

Contact: Sharon Gombas
Email: president@blacksheephandspinnersguild.org
Website: blacksheephandspinnersguild.org/
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of each month
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: All Saints Church Parish Hall, 347 Ridge Rd., Lansing, NY

Chautauqua County Weaver’s Guild

Contact: Suanne Pasquarella
Email: ccweaversguild@gmail.com
Website: www.mafafiber.org/chautauqua/
Meetings: 4th Saturday of the month
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY

Woodstock Weavers

Contact: Peggy Keiser
Email: pegtheweaver@gmail.com
Website: www.handweavers.org
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday, Sept. – June
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills (Fellowship Hall), 320 Sawkill Rd., Kingston, NY 12401

New York Guild of Handweavers

Contact: Charlene Marieitti
Email: info@nyhandweavers.org
Website: nyhandweavers.org
Meetings: Last Saturday of the month, September – April
First Saturday of the month, Dec.Check website to confirm dates.
Time: 12 noon, social hour
1 p.m., program.
Location: The School of Visual Arts-Room (602C), 133 West 21st St. (between 6th & 7th Aves.), New York, NY

Paumanok Weavers Guild

Contact: Dorothy Berglin
Email: dberglin@optonline.net
Website: www.paumanokweaversguild.com
Meetings: Second Saturday of the month
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

Southern Tier Fiberarts Guild

Contact: Carol Wood
Email: woodrose46@yahoo.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Southern-Tier-Fiberarts-Guild/140396199337501
Meetings: First Saturday of each month
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 470 N. Main St., Wellsville, NY 14895
April & September–we meet at a member’s home

Weaver’s Guild of Buffalo

Contact: Suanne Pasquarella
Email: nyhgarep@yahoo.com
Website: www.weaversguildofbuffalo.org
Meetings: Evening—2nd Thursday 6:30 p.m.
Day—3rd Thursday 10 a.m.
Time: See above. *Call to verify meeting time and place (716-689-1440)
Location: Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village (formerly Amherst Museum), 3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd., Amherst, NY 14228

Weavers Guild of Rochester

Contact: Suanne Pasquarella
Email: nyhgarep@yahoo.com
Website: www.weaversguildofrochester.org
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, September–June (email to confirm)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: 1st Baptist Church
175 Allens Creek Rd.
Rochester, NY 14618

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Outer Banks Fiber Guild

Contact: Linda Ihle
Email: lindaihle@aol.com
Website: N/A
Meetings: 2nd Saturday of each month, Sept – May
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Held at various locations–Manteo, NC

Triangle Weavers Inc.

Contact: Peggy Sanford, President
Email: triangleweavers@gmail.com
Website: www.triangleweavers.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Triangle-Weavers-Guild-1517056951840819/
Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month August-May. No Nov. meeting. — Check our Website and Google calendar for rare scheduling exceptions.
Time: 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Central Pennsylvania Guild of Handweavers

Contact: Nancy Farr Benigni
Email: threadsintheloom@gmail.com
Website: centralpaweavers.com
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month
Time: usually 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location:

Handweavers of Bucks County

Contact: Chris Field-Funk
Email: chris18940@hotmail.com
Website: www.hwbc.us
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of each month; 3rd Wed in November
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Jericho Valley Community Center, Street & Lurgan Rds., Upper Makefield Township, New Hope, PA 18938

Lancaster Spinners & Weavers Guild

Contact: Paula Bieber
Email: lancspinweave@gmail.com
Website: www.lancspinweaveguild.webs.com
Meetings: 4th Thursday of each month
“Fiber Frolics” on the 2nd Thursday of each month
except Nov and Dec, see schedule on website
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Road, Leola, PA 17540

Northwest PA Spinners and Weavers Guild

Contact: Barb Lodge
Email: gma_knits@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.npswg.org
Meetings: 1st Saturday of each month – meeting
3rd Tuesday of each month – spinning
Time: 10:00-2:00
Location: e-mail for details while a new facility is being sought

Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers

Contact: Debbie Cummings
Email: devocjr@gmail.com
Website: www.pghw.org
Meetings: 1st Thursday of the month
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Guild House, 3705 Main St., Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA
Guild House Phone: 215-487-9690

Susquehanna Valley Spinners & Weavers Guild

Contact: Cecile Stiner
Email: coruno@epix.net
Website: www.svswg.org
Meetings: Second Sunday of each month
Time: 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: 361 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg PA 17844

Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild

Contact: Elaine Campise
Email: emc4748@hotmail.com
Website: www.washingtonspinnersandweavers.wordpress.com
Facebook: Washington Spinners and Weavers Guild
Meetings: 3rd. Friday of each month March-November
December-February (Survivors Mtg.)
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Location: Center Presbyterian Church (Basement meeting room), 255 Center Church Road, McMurray, PA 15317

Virginia Guilds

Albemarle Handweavers’ Guild

Contact: Margaret Briggs
Email: info@albemarleweavers.com
Website: www.albemarleweavers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/albemarleweavers/
Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/groups/albemarle-handweavers-guild
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of each month
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Hollymead Fire Station #12, 3575 Innovation Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911 *Please check the website as some programs and workshops are held at alternate locations.

Fiber Guild of the Blue Ridge

Contact: Deborah Forrest
Email: dforrest@centurylink.net
Website: www.fiberguildbr.org
Meetings: See the website
Time: See the website
Location: See the website

Foothills Spinners and Weavers Guild

Contact: Diane Baumgartner
Email: foothillsfiber@gmail.com
Website: www.foothillsfiber.com
Meetings: 3rd Saturday, except August
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Fairfax County Police Department, Reston VA (usually) Please email the guild for the location of the meeting if you wish to attend

Handweavers Guild of the New River Valley

Contact: Carolyn Moore
Email: carolyn.weaves@gmail.com
Website: www.handweaversguild.org
Meetings: 2nd Sunday of the month
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Usual location: Community Center, Shawsville, VA

Richmond Weavers Guild

Contact: Susan Quel
Email: jandsquel@aol.com
Website: richmondweaversguild.webs.com
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, Sept. – June
Time: 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 7808 Woodman Road, Richmond, VA 23228

Waterford Weavers Guild

Contact: Meg Lundsager
Email: mlundsager@comcast.net
Website: www.waterfordweaversguild.org
Meetings: Alternating Sundays and Wednesdays
Time: Sundays 1 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m.
Location: Members’ homes–email for detailed schedule

Whirling Whorls

Contact: Margaret Briggs
Email: cvillespins@gmail.com
Website: cvillespins.org
Meetings: Second Sundays
Time: 1 – 5pm
Location: Most months at Peace Lutheran Church near Hollymead, check the website for alternate locations

Williamsburg Spinners and Weavers Guild

Contact: David Banks
Email: dfbanks@earthlink.net
Website: williamsburgspinweave.org
Meetings: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 9:30 a.m. (social)
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. business/program
Location: James City County Community Center, 5301 Longhill Road, Williamsburg VA.

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Morgantown Fiber Guild

Contact: Lori Wall
Email: lori@crimsonshamrockalpacas.com
Website: N/A
Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of each month Mar-Dec
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Needlecraft Barn, Guild Member Homes and the
Monongalia Arts Center (MAC)

Canaan Weavers

Contact: Sarah Fletcher
Email: sfletcher@canaantv.tv
Website: N/A
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month (except winter months)
Time:
Location: Ben’s Old Loom Barn, Davis WV

Fiber Arts Network

Contact: Leah Haymaker
Email: keebelf@gmail.com
Website: n/a
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Carnegie Hall, 105 Church Street, Lewisburg, WV