Welcome to the new Fiber Arts Guild in Charlottesville and Central Virginia!
COVID-19: As of June 1, 2020, we will continue to hold guild events online, and we are working to expand our online programs and presentations in the coming months.
Members will receive an invite and instructions for all meetings and programs. If you see something on the calendar and do not receive an invite, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s a cheat sheet we’ve put together with instructions on Using Zoom.
We will hold the June 7th annual meeting and elections online – most likely a video call and then online voting. Currently, our July 5th craft-in is also expected to be a program and meetup on Zoom.
Of course, our greatest hope is that all our members and their family and friends will stay safe and well! We will continue to monitor the local, state and federal recommendations for groups and gatherings, and the decisions made by our host facility.
While home, if you are interested in sewing masks and scrub caps, or volunteering in other ways, please check out this blog post which will be updated periodically as new info is sent to the guild: cvfg.org/2020/03/28/info-for-sewing-masks-and-scrub-caps/
If you have any questions, or if you have an event listed on our site that is canceled or postponed, please email to let us know at email@example.com.
Stay home with your favorite fiber art to work on, and stay healthy!
The new guild was formed in early 2018 by members of Albemarle Handweavers Guild, Charlottesville Fiber Arts Guild, and Whirling Whorls Fiber Arts to provide a single guild with a focus on all fiber arts disciplines and artists/crafters, at whatever skill level – from beginners to professionals.
We invite you to become a member! Whether you are a weaver, spinner, knitter/crocheter, dyer, felter, quilter, basket maker, sock machine knitter, braider, beader, or embroiderer, please join us for informal craft-ins, educational programs, dye days, workshops, and special events.
Member benefits include: members receive the monthly newsletter, guild emails, and program notices, and have access to the membership list; members may register for guild workshops and programs at the member-rate; and members are eligible to register early for the MAFA Conference at the member rate.