What's Happening at the Guild?

Thanks to Angela for the  presentation on namedrafting at the February Meeting.

Name draft of "warp and weft" and woven overshot sample
Name draft of "warp and weft" and woven overshot sample

Next up for March

Crimp and Create Workshop  by Dianne Totten. This virtual workshop will occur March 20/27 (2 consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 - 4:00 pm) and replace our normal March meeting. Click the link above for registration. Guild members, please register by March 1st before the workshop is opened to the general public.  Member price is $50.00. Non-member price is $90.00 (includes membership to Guild).

Crimp Cloth top by Dianne Totten
Crimp Cloth top by Dianne Totten
Crimp Cloth woven by Angela Schneider at a Dianne Totten workshop.
Crimp Cloth vest and scarf by Angela Schneider

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