Northwest Basket Weavers

Vi Phillips Guild

Welcome!

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!

NEWS and UPDATES

<>ANNUAL NWBW HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE – NOV 10!  Click here for more information.

<> Weaving Gathering Aug 21: NWBW Together Again (Aug 21):  FOLLOWUP REQUEST – CLICK HERE

<> THE FUTURE OF GUILD MEETINGS: IN-PERSON? ZOOM? HYBRID (in-person plus Zoom)?  While we are planning to host hybrid meetings, the Internet at The Phinney Neighborhood Center (PNC) is currently NOT adequate for live-streaming (i.e. Zoom and/or hybrid meetings).  However, the PNC Internet is scheduled to be significantly improved, possibly before September.  Therefore, the September meeting will again be via Zoom, hosted from PNC only if their Internet is upgraded by then.  We expect to know more by mid-August.

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

<> EVERGREEN STATE FAIR in MONROE: Aug 26-31 & Sept 2-6, 2021. DEMONSTRATORS NEEDED – CLICK HERE.

<> 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.

<> Visit the MEMBERS-ONLY Page for: (1) the current Handbook/Directory, (2) select Videos of past meetings, (3) Newsletters, and (4) Archives of Guild Documents.

<> MEMBERSHIPS – PAY BY PAYPAL, CREDIT CARD OR CHECK.

<> 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 8/23/21.

Upcoming Guild Meetings

The Sept 8 General Meeting will be via Zoom.  However, this may be hosted from PNC, depending on whether PNC receives an essential Internet upgrade. 

The Sept 19 Board Meeting is open to all Members; non-Board members should contact Richard Vogt for access info.

The Oct 13 General Meeting is currently planned to be in person at PNC, pending Internet and Covid conditions; our intention is to live-stream this meeting via Zoom to Members unable to attend in person. 

updated 7/31/21

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are open to the public. 

NOTE: until formally announced otherwise, 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 (PNC) – Room 6 (top floor)
6532 Phinney Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103.

Click HERE for a map.

For directions and other information, visit their website at www.phinneycenter.org