What's Happening at the Guild?  

Attendees at Dianne Totten's Crimp and Create two-day workshop in March had a great time learning how to weave crimped cloth and turn it into wearable garments. We'll look forward to seeing finished products!

Crimp sample from workshop
Crimp sample from workshop
Crimp Sample from Dianne Totten workshop
Crimp Sample from Dianne Totten workshop
Post-crimp workshop scarf
Post-crimp workshop scarf

Next up for our April Meeting (zoom)

Felicitas Sloves is going to be sharing information about the Bauhaus weavers and pictures from the recent exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago - Weaving beyond the Bauhaus - commemorating the centenary of the Bauhaus. Join us to learn more about these influential artists and see examples of their work.

Éventail - Sheila Hicks, 1990
Éventail - Sheila Hicks, 1990

Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings include a short business meeting, educational program, and viewing of members' work.

Meetings are being held virtually via Zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic. Contact us for the meeting link.

Dates and location subject to change: Please check the 2019-2020 schedule

Guild History

The Memphis Guild of Handloom weavers was founded in 1947 but Viola Joyce Quigley and fellow students from the Memphis Academy of Art. Since then, the guild has held art shows, workshops with internationally reknowned instructors, classes for the public, and sales of handwoven goods.

We continue to promote the time-honored craft of handweaving into the 21st century.

Guild Library

The guild keeps an extensive library of over 300 books and videos on a wide variety of weaving topics. Members may check out media from the library.

The guild also owns 10 looms and a colections of smaller equipment and tools.

Library catalog


Enjoy the benefits of guild membership for $40 annual dues.

  • Monthly meetings with educational programs or social gatherings, or extended workshops
  • Participate in the guild booth at the Pink Palace Crafts Fair demonstrating craftsmen's tent.
  • Library of books, media, and equipment