May Meeting

End of year Fiber Feast!


Saturday, May 25, 2024, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Crosstown Concourse


Come celebrate with your fellow weavers!

Join us for our end-of-year potluck brunch meeting. Bring some munchies to share, your show and tell items, your creative ideas for the summer challenge of collaborative weaving, and supplies for our hands-on weaving fun of cardboard loom weaving (see below).

Location: Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis, TN 38104
Free parking in the garage in the back rows and upper levels; the first rows have a fee after 2 hours. Once in the building, take the Central Atrium elevator to the 7th floor, turn right, and enter through the Parcels office.

Cardboard loom coaster weaving

Have some fun playing with circular cardboard looms to make coasters. You'll need to bring the following supplies:

1. Pre-cut cardboard circle (here's your template)

2. Two different colors of medium weight cotton yarn (worsted weight or larger) or any fun yarns in your stash; around 5 yards each should be plenty.
Avoid smaller yarns - they will work but will take a long time to weave. Or, you can bundle smaller yarns.

3. Two tapestry needles. Bent-tip needles are helpful, but straight-tip needles are fine.

4. Scissors

Sample of Circular Weaving with cardboard loom, yarns, and tapestry needles.


Enjoy the benefits of guild membership for $20 annual dues (Yes, this is a reduction in annual dues so be sure to take advantage of it this year!).

  • 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 available for check-out
  • Information on looms for sale (local area)
  • Weavers who are always ready to help answer questions or lend a hand!

Monthly Meetings

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

Meetings are typically at Crosstown Concourse (7th floor in the Patio area of the Parcels office) from 9:30 - 12:00 on the 4th Saturday of the month - however dates do change around the holidays (November and December meetings).

For details on dates, please check the schedule (currently in development).

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