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Handweavers Guild of Boulder

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder (HGB) is charged with the responsibility of preserving our members' knowledge and passing it on to future generations. Your gift enables HGB to support our mission to educate, support and inspire fiber artists and our community.

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General
Official Name
Handweavers Guild of Boulder​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
HGB
Date Established
1967
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0748147
Addresses
Headquarters Address
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
P.O.Box 18568
Boulder, CO 80308-1568
Colorado Location
Meeting Location: Mountain View Methodist Church
355 Ponca Place
Boulder, CO 80303
Mailing Address
Handweavers Guild of Boulder
P.O. Box 18568
Boulder, CO 80308-1568
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
415-609-6243
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
N/A
Web/Email
Email
president@handweaversofboulder.org
Website
www.handweaversofboulder.org
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Mission Statement

To explore the lore and techniques of handweaving and related textile arts and crafts and to stimulate interest in these media.

Organization History

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder was founded in 1964 by a small group of Boulder women dedicated to the art of hand weaving. Three years later, in 1967, the official name of Handweavers Guild of Boulder was adopted together with a set of By-laws still in use today.

For the past fifty years, the Guild has prospered while carrying out its mission of exploring and encouraging handweaving and related fiber arts in the Boulder community.

Today the Guild and its nearly 400 members seek to continue this mission by fostering awareness of the importance of the fiber arts, especially those made by hand, and by encouraging participation in all forms of fiber art. Membership is open to persons interested in the art of handweaving and related fiber arts.

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder has been part of the fabric of the Boulder community through its outreach programs with local schools, the Boulder County Fair, and the Boulder County jail. In return, the community has generously supported the Guild's annual sale of handwoven and handmade textiles, held each winter.

In November 2016, the Guild applied for 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. In March 2017, our application was accepted. Effective November 1, 2016, the Guild is an IRS tax-exempt charitable educational organization.

Testimonials

Membership in the Handweavers Guild of Boulder is open to persons interested in or actively engaged in the art of handweaving and related crafts, such as knitting, crocheting, spinning, piecing, dyeing, basketry, felting, and beading. The Guild's stated objective is to explore the lore and techniques in handweaving and related textile arts and crafts and to stimulate interest in these media.

HGB membership allows you to participate in our annual Sale and Showcase, outreach programs, and other ongoing events.

The Guild sponsors monthly programs, September through May, featuring both local and nationally-known artists. Each year, several of these artists conduct Guild-sponsored workshops lasting from one to five days.

Members have access during regular meetings to an extensive library of textile-related books, magazines, and DVDs.

Study Groups allow members who share a common artistic passion to exchange ideas and learn in a small group setting. Current study groups focus on weaving, knitting, spinning, illuminated textiles, and felting. Additional study groups can be formed by interested members.

Guild-owned weaving and spinning equipment may be rented by members for a very nominal fee.

Meetings are held from September through May at Mountain View United Methodist Church in Boulder. Day meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 9:00am. Evening meetings are held on the Tuesday following the day meeting and begin at 7:00pm. Visitors are welcome at all Guild meetings.

The Guild's monthly newsletter, The Beat, is published September through May and occasionally during the summer months as determined by the Board. The Beat includes news about the Guild, minutes of meetings, program and workshop information, and news of members' fiber-related accomplishments. The Beat is available online or mailed to all Guild members.

Whether you are new to fiber arts, or are an accomplished artist, we feel confident that you will find an enjoyable, creative, and inspirational place within the Guild.

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