Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild
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HISTORY
The Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild was founded by 11 weavers in 1952 and received 501-c-3 status in 1985. In 1991 the guild rented studio space in the Lathrop Building, an old building in downtown Fairbanks. The Guild secured the UAF looms which had been in storage since 1987 and began the UAF Weaving program again in the fall of 1991. Weaving has been part of the UAF curriculum since 1927, in Home Ecomonics and cross referenced with the Art Department.

PURPOSE
The Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild is a nonprofit educational organization formed to:
 -- Act as a conduit for information that contributes to the growth of knowledge in our heritage of weaving, spinning, textiles and fiber arts through meetings, fellowship and related activities.
     -- Sponsor and support educational events such as workshops, lectures, exhibits, demonstrations and the like that promote weaving, spinning, and fiber arts.
     -- Encourage improvement of our work through comparison and sharing of techniques.
     -- Promote interest in our weaving and spinning heritage among members of the community.
MEMBERSHIP 
Membership is open to anyone interested in weaving, spinning and the fiber arts. Annual dues are $20.00 per year, due in March. Membership for new members after the Tanana Valley Fair in August until March is $10.00. Those interested in joining the Guild may send name, mailing address, phone number, email address and send dues to:   
     Fairbanks Weavers' and Spinners' Guild,   PO Box 73152,   Fairbanks, AK 99707-3152 MEMBERHIPFPORMS
     MEETINGS
Guild meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month with social hour at 6:30pm and the program beginning at 7:00pm. The meeting is usually held at the Weaving Studio (Lathrop Bldg., 516 2nd Ave., Room 219), our permanent location, unless indicated otherwise in the Guild Newsletter.

NEWSLETTER ITEMS and ADS
All correspondence may be directed to the address below. Enclose $2.50 for a small classified ad (1-4 lines only), COPY READY ADS are $12.00 (1/2 page) or $8.00 (1/4 pages). Layout fee for ads is $25.00. Send a check payable to the Fairbanks Weavers' & Spinners' Guild to: PO Box 73152, Fairbanks, AK 99707-3152.
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