Resources for Fiber Artists


Alling Coverlet Museum

The Alling features the largest collection of American hand woven coverlets in the United States.  WGR supports the museum by providing volunteers to act as docents.

Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference

EGLFC is a biennial conference organized and put on by fiber art guilds in the greater Eastern Great Lakes area.  The small friendly conference of about 85 participants includes 6 instructors and is held at the Chautauqua Institute in western New York.

Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association

MAFA is a non-profit organization whose objectives are to promote education in the fiber arts; to plan, organize, and conduct conferences; and to facilitate communication among member guilds.

Handweavers Guild of America

HGA provides educational programs, conferences, and an award-winning quarterly publication to its members as it seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the fiber arts.

Weave a Real Peace

WARP is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering women and communities-in-need around the world through textile arts.


Weaving Lives at 65: An Anniversary Exhibit

Celebrating the Guild's 65th anniversary, this book incorporates history, photos and 33 project drafts. SOLD OUT! Can be seen in library.


Original weaving designs, tips and techniques. Five issues a year.

Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot

Quarterly HGA journal featuring a broad spectrum of articles about the fiber arts.

Member Websites

Margaret 'Peg' Cherre


Melita Gill

Denise Kovnat

Ruth Manning

Sarah Saulson

Jan Hewitt Towsley

Marcia Weinert

Alanna Wilcox


Special thanks to these retailers who support the Weavers' Guild of Rochester.

Amazon Smile (Your purchases here may support the Guild)

Bead Breakout

Beads ‘N Things

Daft Dames Handcrafts, 13384 Main Road, Akron, NY, 14001, (716) 542-4235

Halcyon Yarns, 12 School St, Bath, ME 04530, (207) 442-7909

Hope Farm, 2921 Oakmount Road, East Bloomfield, NY  14669

Twisted Wool, (585) 430-7823

Yarn Culture

Regional Fiber Arts

Cherry Valley Country Spinners and Fiber Artists, Cazenovia, NY

Foothills Weaving and Fiber Arts Guild, Clinton, NY

Golden Fleece Spinners’ Society, Baldswinsville, NY

Schweinfurth Art Center

Syracuse Weavers Guild, Fayetteville, NY

Weavers Guild of Buffalo, Amherst, NY


Out-of-Area Website Resources

The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, Canada