Northwest Basket Weavers

Vi Phillips Guild


The Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips Guild was 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.  Please join us, learn with us, and share with us!


<> SUBMIT BASKETS to the 2021 WASHINGTON STATE FAIR in PUYALLUP (9/3-9/26).  Entry Deadline: 8/18. CLICK HERE for information.

<> Gallery Exhibition:  July 2 – Aug 1, 2021. “OVER, UNDER, & THROUGH”, featuring Judith Zugish’s work with willow skeins and barks. @ Banbridge Arts & Crafts.

Columbia Basin Basketry Guild 2021 Retreat – “Zoom into Weaving”, 9/13-9/19/21. Registration is listed as closed, but CICK HERE for more information.

<> MEMBERS-ONLY UPDATES: The 2021 Handbook/Directory is now available, as are Videos of past meetings. Visit the Members Only Page to access these!

<> THE FUTURE OF GUILD MEETINGS: IN-PERSON? ZOOM? HYBRID (in-person plus Zoom)?  The Phinney Neighborhood Center internet is currently NOT adequate for live-streaming (i.e. Zoom and hybrid meetings).  However, their internet is scheduled to be significantly improved, hopefully before September.  If this happens, we are planning to have an in-person HYBRID meeting in September (accessible via Zoom), with the featured speaker (Josh Mason) joining us via Zoom.  We expect to know more by mid-August. 


<> View Members’ baskets presented in Guild Calendars (CLICK HERE).

<> Announcements will also be made via the Guild’s eNews emails and the Guild Newsletter.

updated 7/18/21.

Upcoming Events

  • Sept 8, 2021. Josh Mason, on his apprenticeship with Ed Carriere.
  • Oct 13, 2021. Cael Chappell – more on basket making in Africa.

Both presentations will be via Zoom.  We still hope to couple these with in-person meetings, pending planned internet improvements at PNA.  More on this issue and specifics on these Guild Meetings soon. 

updated 7/18/21

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are open to the public. 

NOTE: during Covid19, all General and Board meetings are being held on Zoom, generally at regularly scheduled times.  Zoom information is sent to the membership via eNews; non-Members wishing to participate should contact Richard Vogt for access information.

[In healthier times…] Meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month, except for July, August, and December. Social time begins at 6:30pm, with a program at 7:30pm. 

Location (in-person meetings):
Phinney Neighborhood Center Room 6 (upstairs)
6532 Phinney Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103.

Click HERE for a map.

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