Mary Meigs Atwater Weavers Guild
     April 2014                     Mary Atwater's Recipe Book CD   Click for Purchase Information and CD Helps          
                                                    Shuttle Craft Bulletin Page The Bulletin information is available on this page. 
              Getting To The Stars, Rebecca Winter Workshop (13-15 April 2014) Registration Form  

     Registration Information for Fiber Festival 2014 (download here) April 11th and 12th.   Please register by April 1st
                    January 2015 Inspired Fiber Art (Gallery Show) Call for Entries Announcement

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        April Guild Meeting

What:  Mary Atwater Weaver’s Guild Fiber Festival 2014 

When: Friday and Saturday, April 11 -- 12

Where: University of Utah Conference Center Fort Douglas Officer’s Club, South Room

   Come join in the fun!!! Our April Guild meeting is our Guild's Fiber Festival on Friday and Saturday, April 11–12. We have a wonderful program planned—starting with the Friday night dinner and an inspirational "Breast Cancer Quilts" presentation by Judy Elsley and “One of My Favorite Things Exhibit” by all of us. On Saturday, there will be workshops with Rebecca Winter, Judie Eatough, and Deanna Baugh. For detailed program information and registration forms, click here: on the MMAWG home page. The registration deadline has been extended to April 4.

  This event is open to the public, and members are encouraged to bring family and friends to all or part of the event. We are grateful for the partial sponsorship of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the National Endowment for the Arts! Since many of the participants may not be Guild members, we have added the “One of My Favorite Things Exhibit” to the Friday evening program. Guild members are invited to bring one item that is “One of Your Favorite Things” to share with Festival participants. Items can be in any fiber media (woven, painted, dyed, etc). These items will be placed on a table with a card containing the name of the artist, medium, and technique used and why it is “One of Your Favorite Things.” Attendees will have an opportunity to talk to the artists and look at each piece before dinner and after the program.

See you all there!  Mimi Rodes and Rebecca Raybould

Inkle Loom drafts.  This is an excel file.  If you cannot see it, then let me know and I will send it as a pdf.   For threading I would suggest the drafts -- stripes for pick-up or Basket-weave pick-up (do 7, 9, or 11 thick ends).  Your borders can be any color design you would like.  You will need your outside warp color for weft -- maybe 20 yards.  Or if you would rather and of the offset color designs will work for learning to weave.   ?'s or 375-5535. 

President's Message.

 Spring has sprung, and we get to look forward to milder weather—birds singing and blooming flowers. I love the rebirth of this season and the possibilities of creative growth it presents to us. As fiber artists we can take inspiration from the spectacle unfolding around us and use it in our work. We have so many possibilities we could follow. The beautiful color combinations we find when we look at flowers or the joy birdsong brings to our hearts—all lead to creativity. Our Guild is also offering up some fiber inspiration in April. First there will be the Fiber Festival on April 11–12, followed by Rebecca Winter’s “Color and Weave: Getting to the Stars” workshop. It will be so much fun playing with the different colors and incorporating different weave structures too. I hope everyone will be able to attend!

  Sonya Campana


                April Guild Meetings: Schedule

 MMAWG Fiber Festival Update

April 11–12, 2014

 For detailed program information and registration forms, click here: on the MMAWG home page.

 Here is a brief description of the Fiber Festival:

 Friday evening:

‘My Favorite Things’ (see explanation below)

Buffet Dinner (catered by Eiffel Tower)

Keynote Speaker: Judy Elsley, ‘Breast Cancer Quilts’


 Morning workshop: ‘Collage Embellished Drawstring Bags,’ by Rebecca Winter (lecture and show and tell)


 Afternoon Workshops (choice of one)

       Color Theory, by Rebecca Winter

       Winding a Variegated Warp, by Deanna Baugh

       Inkle Looms, by Judie Eatough

 ‘My Favorite Things’--Show and Tell

 Guild members are invited to bring one item that is one of ‘My Favorite Things’ (think Julie Andrews) to share with Festival participants during the Friday evening event. Items can be in any fiber media (woven, painted, dyed, etc.). These items will be placed on a table with a card containing the name of the artist, medium and technique used, and why the piece is one of my favorite things. Participants will have an opportunity to talk to the artists and look at each piece before dinner and after the program.

 See you there!

Mimi and Rebecca

May Guild Meeting  1 May 2014

Guild Fashion Show in May

As the promise of spring is in the air, we hope your fancy is turning toward our upcoming Guild fashion show. The Guild’s May meeting will be held on Thursday, May 1, at the South Valley Unitarian church. We will have catered light refreshments, and Deanna Baugh will be providing the commentary for the show. You can be your own model and can invite friends and family to help show off your fashion creations. 

 The fashions can be made with any fiber technique, and there are no restrictions on when the clothing was made. You can show off the beautiful clothing that you have made throughout the past years. You can enter as many as three clothing items.

 In order to have an idea of how many pieces we will have for the show, please fill out the information below for each garment you will display and give it to Kathleen McMaster or Deanna Baugh at the Fiber Festival in April. You do not need to bring your pieces until the day of the show. 

 Name of artist:

 Name of model:



 Weave structure or technique:

 Why you wove this piece:

 What was your inspiration:

 What did you enjoy about making this piece, or what do you think worked particularly well:


Shuttle Craft Bulletins: Study Group Page - click here

 Shuttle Craft Bulletin #10 is now posted. 


Slide Shows, PDF files.   Close the little pop up window if Play does not work on your computer.

 Wild About Fibers  2013 (Guild show Photos)
This is a large file (~12MB)

Directions:  Click above to open the PDF.  Click on "Play" (or check mark) in lower right hand corner. The slide show is set to advance one slide every 4 seconds.  You can right click on your mouse to move forward more quickly--or left click to back up. To exit, click on the ESC (escape) key on your keyboard.

To Join The Guild's Yahoo! Group Email List: follow these directions.

 To join the list send, an email to and an email to with your name and e-mail address so I can okay your membership. You do not need to be a member of the Guild to join the Yahoo group e-mail list. And you can ask or answer fiber questions on the list. This is a great place to get questions answered during the summer. When someone lets me know about a loom for sale, I post this information to the list.


               These are two of the charted designs from the
                 Mary Meigs Atwater Recipe Book CD
These were designed for use as double weave pickup.






South Valley Unitarian Church, Highland Drive
6876 South Highland Drive (NW corner by KFC at 2000 East and 7200 South)
                    * The church now has an elevator