Our Guild is participating in the Amazon Associates Program. Purchases from Amazon through this link creates funds for TH&SG to help primarily with costs for our library. Amazon accounts, charges and orders will not be changed by using this link. Anyone, members and friends, can use this direct link to the Amazon home page to help TH&SG.
History of the Guild
The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild was founded in October 1973, incorporated in 1979 and received 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in 1984. From 35 founding members to a current roster of over 200, the TH&SG continues to embrace new and emerging textile arts and the diversified fiber interests of its members, while honoring the traditions of weaving and spinning. The Guild now offers 10 study groups: shaft-loom weaving, spinning, tapestry, basketry, felting, surface design, knitting, rug weaving, book arts and wearables. We meet in support and encouragement of our members to strive for excellence in the art and fine craft of fiber arts. Visit our membership page to enroll.
Meeting Time and Place
Regular monthly meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of the month at St. Philip’s in The Hills Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Campbell Avenue and River Road, and are open to the public. General meeting begins at 9:30 am, with the program beginning at 11:00. Evening meetings are also held; see the website calendar for times and locations.
Our mailing address is: PO Box 65413, Tucson AZ 85728
Committee Chairpersons, and Appointees
The Guild offers abundant opportunities to become involved. It takes many volunteers to organize and implement all of the activities the Guild has to offer. Click on any job title for a description of duties and responsibilities:
President Membership Chair
1st Vice President Sales Event Coordinator
2nd Vice President Workshop Chair
Treasurer Community Outreach Chairperson
Secretary Hospitality Committee Chair
Standards Committee Chair Historian
We are fortunate in our Guild to have many members who have not only been a source of inspiration to us all, but who have also given generously of their time and friendship to the Guild over many years. It was not an easy task to decide which “Guild Treasures” we would begin with. After deciding which members to celebrate, they were interviewed, photographed and their works displayed at the November 2009 meeting. Our presentation focused on each member’s life history, interests and accomplishments in the fiber arts.
It was a privilege and pleasure to present the following TH&SG “Guild Treasures” for 2009: Curt Dornberg, Nita Bilinsky, Marilyn Heck, Olga Neuts, Joan Jacobson, and the late Esther Hughes.
In 2013, Joan Ruane, Barbara Eychaner and the late Lynn Silberschlag celebrated as Guild Treasures. We continued the tradition of sharing their life history and accomplishments and displayed their work. In addition many members shared their stories of the impact of these three, all teachers, on their lives and fiber art work.