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 serving all of Central Virginia, 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.
We are a 501.c.3 organization, and your donations to the guild may be tax-deductible.
Our bylaws, updated on March 28, 2021 are here.
2020-2022 CVFG Leaders:
President – Rebecca Fox, firstname.lastname@example.org
VP/Programs Chair- volunteer needed, email@example.com
Secretary/Newsletter Editor – Cyndi Jara-Almonte, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer/Membership – Zebee Levet, email@example.com
Past President – Margaret O’Reilly Briggs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach Chair – volunteer needed, email@example.com
Website – Erica Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rental Equipment – Carolyn Ohle, email@example.com
Library – Mary Strouse & Lynne Schwar, firstname.lastname@example.org
2018-2020 CVFG Officers:
President – Margaret Briggs
VP/Programs Chair – Melanie Rowan
Secretary/Newsletter Editor – Cyndi Jara-Almonte
Treasurer/Membership – Marla Campbell
Outreach Chair – Kimberly Radcliffe
2020-2022 Committee Members Needed
Here are the positions we need to fill:
Program Assistant/Chair Needed: The guild needs a volunteer to assist our acting Programs Chair, learn the ropes, help plan programs for 2022, and then continue on as Programs VP when we hold elections in 2022. We currently have a full agenda of online programs to take us through 2021.
So, for this year, the main tasks for an assistant will be: to help organize demos for the monthly meetings; help manage sign ups for 2021 classes; and help start planning programs for 2022.
We ask that a volunteer be: a good communicator, able to use Word and Excel or equivalent; able to check and answer emails within a day or so, willing to use the guild’s email and Basecamp (an online project management app – tutorials and training provided), and able to attend occasional Zoom committee meetings. For more info, contact Margaret Briggs at email@example.com.
Communications – Social Media: Join the committee to help publicize guild events, programs, and workshops, as well as events submitted to us from other Virginia guilds. Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter a plus. Communications – PR & Graphics: We’d love someone with graphics and/or computer skills to help us publicize guild events by helping to produce and distribute the flyers created for our guild programs and workshops. Flyers are used on our website, on social media, and IRL at shops and events.
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:
Study Group Leader: If you have a spinning, weaving, knitting or other topic or question, we welcome members starting new study groups and we’ll help publicize it. You don’t have to be an expert! If you have questions about a fiber art or particular technique, others may also. It just takes one person to coordinate a group.