MGHW at the 50th Pink Palace Crafts Fair

Friday, September 23, 2022, 10am-6pm
Saturday, September 24, 10am-6pm
Sunday, September 25, 10am-5pm

Audubon Park, Memphis

The guild returns to the demonstrating crafts tent for the 50th Pink Palace Crafts Fair. Several members contributed handwoven scarves, towels, bags, blankets, jewelry, artwork and more. Our demonstration loom is warped for a new set of towels. Stop in to see us and many other fine crafts in action all weekend.

Image of MGHW's booth at the 2022 Pink Palace Crafts Fair, featuring handwoven items for sale and a floor loom for live demonstrations.
MGHW booth in the demonstrating craftsmen's area of the 50th Pink Palace Crafts Fair, featuring handwoven items for sale.

Guild members - gather to weave together on your favorite small loom in our adjacent weaving tent. Bring your inkle, pin, tapestry, rigid heddle, or other weaving.

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 2021 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

Membership

Enjoy the benefits of guild membership for $20 annual dues (Yes this is a reduction in annual dues since we continue to meet virtually).

  • 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