Sharing the Joy of Textiles

Every year, the Portland Handweavers Guild sponsors sales to promote and support the work of professional weavers and other textile artists and to educate the public about our craft.

 

PHG's Semi-Annual Sales

Our semi-annual sales are held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland in the Spring, and at the Multnomah Arts Center in the Fall. The public is invited to these fun events featuring many Northwest weavers and fiber artists plus fashion shows, weaving and spinning demonstrations, and hands-on activities for adults and children.

 

 

Portland Handweavers Guild 2015 Spring Sale

 

Our Spring Sale held as part of the 5th Annual Gathering of the Guilds was a huge success. 44 members took part plus more volunteered to demonstrate and help at the sale. Over 6000 people attended the Sale and saw our demonstrations and the beautiful fiber art that we do. The Sale is our major outreach to the community to educate people about weaving and other fiber arts. Being one of the five Guilds that put on the Gathering of the Guilds show enables us to reach more people. Many of the attendees commented on what fun it was to see so many beautiful crafts in one place. Financially it was also a success with total sales of $44, 577. That’s a lot of dish towels! Towels and scarves were the best sellers.

 

The Gathering of the Guilds Steering Committee plans to hold the Sale next year on the weekend of April 22-24 in 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center. Chris Rossi has volunteered to Chair the 2016 Sale with Co-chair Beth Poirier. Several of the Sale Committee members will continue, but we will need someone to coordinate the volunteers and to do the postcard and signs. Please let Chris know if you are interested in helping with this fun event.

 

 

 

 

Save the Date and Mark your Calendars for our Fall Sale:

Handwovens for the Holidays
Multnomah Art Center Auditorium
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
November 13, 14, 15, 2015

 




Genie Stewart

Margaret Zeps

Diane McKinnon


Janet Ronacher