November Meeting

Weaver's Clinic

November 18 , 2023, 9:30 - noon

(note the date change to accommodate the Thanksgiving holiday)

Crosstown Concourse

Are you interested in weaving, but have no idea where to start? Are you new to weaving and want to connect with other weavers? Have you started weaving, but ran into a problem or have a question about a technique? If any of the above are true for you, then this is your meeting! We'll be doing a weaver's clinic where you can bring your questions, problems, or curiosity. We'll have a few small looms for you to try out, too.

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 buidling, take the Central Atrium elevator to the 7th floor, turn right, and enter through the Parcels office.

Image of a rigid heddle and pick-up stick resting on fabric samples.
purple-green-diamonds on loom

Mark your calendar for the Holiday Artist Market at the Metal Museum  (December 2; 10:00- 4:00). Guild members will be able to participate in the sale.


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