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!


Columbia Basin Basketry Guild 2021 Retreat – “Zoom into Weaving”, 9/13-9/19/21.  CICK HERE to Register or for more information (including brochure). Registration is open 5/15-7/10/21.  NWBW members are welcome. A link to a May 25 orientation Zoom meeting was sent to NWBW Guild members via eNews on 5/14.

<> 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: Hybrid In-Person/Zoom.  To continue reaching our distant members, our plan is to “live-stream” in-person meetings via Zoom.  More on this once the future begins to merge with the present.


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

<> 2021 Retreat (Weave in Spring) has been CANCELLED due to Covid. 

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

updated 5/7/21.

Upcoming Events

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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