CU Spinners & Weavers Guild –Membership



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Membership in the CU Spinners and Weavers Guild is open to anyone interested in any of the fiber arts.   Dues are $25.00 per year. The fiscal year runs from May 1 through April 30. New members who join after December 31 pay one-half of the membership dues ($12.50). Please send your name, address, phone number, email address and fiber interests along with the membership dues to PO Box 6814, Champaign IL 61826-1083.

Membership Application Form

Download the membership form (PDF) — Instructions are included on the form.

Membership Benefits

§  Equipment Rentals

The guild maintains a variety of equipment for use at workshops and for the instruction of new weavers and spinners. Monthly rental for all looms, spinning wheels and drum carders is $10, with a refundable $25.00 deposit payable at the beginning of the loan period. Please send email to to get a current list of available equipment.

§  Lois Sanders Library

The Lois Sanders Library is housed in two metal cabinets on the upper level of Needleworks, 24 E. Green Street in Champaign. Books may be checked out and returned anytime Needleworks is open. Books may be checked out for one month and may be renewed. Members may sign for the keys to the cabinets at the desk at Needleworks to use the library. The holdings include books and magazines and videotapes on weaving, spinning, dyeing and other related topics.

§  Publications

The Guild publishes a monthly newsletter and a yearbook that includes all programs, study groups and a membership listing.

§  Grants

The guild offers a grant each year to assist a member in attending a fiber conference or workshop.  All members are eligible and are encouraged to apply to the education committee for this assistance by downloading the application. and following the instructions on the form.

§  Annual Guild Sale

Guild activities include the Annual Guild Sale of members' work each fall.  Past sales have included examples of weaving, basketry, soft sculpture, quilting, handspun yarns, natural dyes, jewelry, stenciled fabric items, appliqué, tatting, and stitchery.

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Last modified on Tuesday, March 1, 2011