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Welcome to the
Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips 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!


Support Your Local State Fairs - 2015!!

Thank you for the increased participation in the local fairs last year. It was a big hit and they would like to have even more baskets this year. The Fair Committee would like to help. We have put together some important entry information like: entry dates, drop off dates and drop off options, helpful tips, along with links to the fair and exhibitor’s entry websites. Click on the fair names links below to get participation information.

The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe
The Washington State Fair in Puyallup

No basket, no problem – what about demonstrating? The fairs are looking for people to demonstrate for a few hours. Some perks include free fair admission and free parking. Information on how to be a demonstrator is include in the fair information links above.

Please consider participating in these fairs. It’s a great opportunity to show off your work and support our mission to preserve and promote the art of basketry. It’s also a chance to inspire all those future basket makers out there who are the future of our guild. 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.

Click here for the registration materials.

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.

Retreat Workshop Proposals Needed!

Teachers! It's that time again - send us your proposals for the workshops you want to teach us!
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!
Click here for the 2016 Workshop Proposal 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