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Welcome to the
Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips Basketry Guild 

Established in 1982, the purpose of our Guild is to preserve and promote the art of basket making. 
Our members are wonderful people whose skills and knowledge vary from folks who just love baskets
to beginning basket weavers to professional artists, teachers and collectors.

Won't you join us, learn with us, and share with us!


Save the date! 2016 RETREAT is now:


Registration will open on September 22, 2015 - keep an eye peeled!
This year we have new dates: January 27-31, 2016,
and a new location: Seabeck Conference Center, Seabeck, WA.

There will soon be more information about this great change!

Support Your Local State Fairs - 2015!!

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe
The Washington State Fair in Puyallup
Please consider participating in these fairs.
Click on the links above to get participation information.
Contact the Fair Committee with any questions or requests at faircommittee@nwbasketweavers.org

Mary Irvine Basket Day

Basket Day will be on August 22, 2015,
at the Maplewood Rock and Gem Club building in Edmonds,
located at 8802 196th St SW, Edmonds, WA  98026.

This is a fun time to get together with friends for visiting, sharing techniques,
working on your own projects, taking a class, or getting help from experienced weavers.
There are several great classes to choose from!
Bring a pot luck dish for lunch.


The 2016 NWBW Calendar is now available!
Click here for the Merchandise Page, or here for the order form.

Monthly Meetings

No meetings during the summer. The next meeting will be Sept 9, 2015.
Room 6
Phinney Neighborhood Center
6532 Phinney Ave. N, Seattle, WA  98103.

Click here for a map, and for directions
and other information, visit their website at www.phinneycenter.org

Board Activities

The Board has been working on updating our policies, including the
Americans With Disabilities Act, and what we, as a Guild, need to do to comply with it. Below are links to the ADA policies that the Board has been working on,as well as the current Message to Membership. We welcome your input.
Message to Membership 3-2015 
ADA Policy - January 2015
ADA Policy Event Guidelines and Procedures - January 2015
ADA Policy Addendum, A self-assessment of our ADA Compliance - January 2015