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Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania Basket Weaver’s Guild

The Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers' Guild was founded in January 1997 for the purposes of perpetuating the art of basketry; stimulating public appreciation, knowledge of and interest in basketry; and emphasizing the importance of basketry as a heritage craft.

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2023 WEAVING ODYSSEY
September 14-17, 2023
Aspire Hotel  & Suites 
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania



CPBWG BOARD     2022-2023

President

Sharon Schaeffer

Vice President/ Programs

 Marilyn Julius

Secretary

Stephanie Hamel

Treasurer

 Becci Melcher

Member at Large:
Communications

Suzanne Williamson

Member at Large:
Membership/Audit

Donna Kumpf

Member at Large:
Special Events

Anne Kelly

GUILD MEMBERSHIP


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Membership to the Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers' Guild is $20 per calendar year (January to December). Benefits include monthly guild weaves (January, February, March, May, June, July, August, October, November) and an annual Retreat in April as well as several weaving locations. The retreat is open to members only. We also host a basket convention, A Weaving Odyssey each September. No guild meetings are scheduled in December. We currently have more than 100 members who reside in Pennsylvania, Maryland and nearby states. We welcome new members! If you would like to "try" a class, before becoming a member, contact the Program Chair (fees may be needed for supplies). 

CPBWG
EVENTS
 CALENDAR 

Please check the newsletter for more information on these monthly events. If you have any questions please contact Marilyn, the program chair.

7

JANUARY 

2023

GUILD HOLIDAY LUNCHEON AND WEAVE
JoAnne Sheriff
 

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11

FEBRUARY 

2023

GALVANIZED DIVIDED TOTE
Marilyn Julius and Becci Melcher

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11

MARCH

2023

WOOLY CARROTS AND GRAPE HYACINTHS
Mary Annunziato 

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28-30

APRIL

2023

GUILD RETREAT AT GITT MANSION, HANOVER, PA
JoAnn Kelly Catsos

More information to come 


20

MAY

2023

CHEROKEE STYLE BASKET
Debra Zvanut

More information to come 


11

June

2023

GUILD PICNIC AND DYE PARTY

More information to come 


15

JULY

2023

SERVICE PROJECT BASKETS AND HEADBAND

More information to come


12

AUGUST

2023

MORE INFORMATION TO COME 


14-17

SEPTEMBER 

2023

WEAVING ODYSSEY 

Gettysburg, PA


NEWSLETTER

CPBWG NEWSLETTER

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The Central Pennsylvania Basket Weavers' Guild has a quarterly newsletter which is emailed to their members. For current newsletter, please click link above.

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