March Meeting

Field Trip to the Brooks Museum

March 23, 2024, 10:00

Meet at the Brooks Museum!

This month the Guild is going 'on the road.' Guild member Paula Imus is going to provide a personalized tour of the Christian Siriano: People are People exhibit that will just be opening at the Brooks Museum on March 22!

'People Are People' honors famed American designer Christian Siriano’s electrifying contributions to fashion. Drawn from his extensive archive, the exhibition features bold creations from Siriano’s decade-plus career that celebrate self-expression for every body at every age.

Plus, Paula might be able to take us through the display of fine lace.

Members should meet at the Brooks a few minutes before 10:00 am; the museum opens at 10:00. Admission is free on Saturday mornings.

The address is:

1934 Poplar Ave (inside Overton Park), Memphis, TN 38104-2765

Parking is free. Parking is available in front of the museum and along the roads within Overton Park. A street-level public parking lot behind the museum and next to the Overton Park golf course is also available.

Handicap spaces are located in front of the museum's plaza, near the main entrance.

Brooks Museum
Join us at the Brooks Museum


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