Braid Ins, Meetings, & Exhibits

Braid Ins

April 26-28, 2019 — FULL
   VF Spring Braid In
Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild
Bethlehem, PA
**Next year’s dates:  Apr 16-19, 2020

July 20-22, 2019
Salida Braid Gathering
Rocky Mtn Rug Braiders Guild
Salida, CO
Contact:  June Kittelson,

October 18-20, 2019
   New England Braids
Methen, MA
Contact:  Carol Broadbent:

Feb 7-9, 2020
   Franciscan Retreat
   Kennebunk, Maine
Contact:  Pam Rowan:

April 17-19, 2020
   April in Alfred:  A Rug Braiding Retreat
Alfred, Maine
Contact:  Carol Broadbent:

Other Exhibits and Events

March 12 – May 8,  2019
The Contemporary Braided Art Rugs Exhibit is on display at Schwenkfelder Museum in Pennsburg, PA.

April 15 – May 25, 2019
Delsie Hoyt will exhibit her rugs at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild in St. Johnsbury, VT (website:  She will be exhibiting her braided art rugs with two other fabulous textile artists:  Amanda Weisenfeld of Under the Moon Hand Felting and Judy Dales, a contemporary quilter.artisans_guildw-exterior



Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild will host Delsie’s rug exhibit this spring




May 31, 2019
The Valley Forge Guild is taking a field trip to visit Rebecca Erb’s “The Wool Studio” in West Reading, PA. Join us at 10:30 am for a tour and wool shopping extravaganza!  Visit for the site’s address (and to look at the lovely wools…)

Guild Meetings

The Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders’ Guild meets twice a month in Centennial, Colorado.  Contact June Kittelson at for more information.

The Silver Spring Rug Braiders Guild meets weekly on Mondays to braid together. Contact Phyllis McIntosh at for more information.

The Bay State Braiders of Boyleston, MA meet on 2nd Saturdays each month at the Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross Street, Boylston, MA from 12:30 to 4 pm. No meetings July & August; they will resume in September. Contact Carol Young: for further information.

The Front Porch Rug Braiding Guild:  Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Janet Fitzgerald’s rug braiding guild 5 or 6 times a year in Harwich, MA.  Contact Janet at for more information.

Portland, Oregon Rug Braiders’ Guild meets 3rd Fridays, 10:00 – 2:00, in Portland, OR. For more information contact Sandy Busby:

The Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild and the Lancaster Area Braiders have their next meeting, Saturday, February 23, 2019.  We will meet in the Harvest Room, Landis Homes Retirement Center, in Lititz, PA.  More information: Debra Weinhold:; Marjorie Kauffman:
**Meetings at Landis Homes for 2019:   Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 30, May 18, Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7.

The Twisted Sisters Rug Braiders meet the first Wednesday of each month in the Meeting Room, Goodwill, 1400 Nike Drive, Waukesha, WI. Contact Sandy Kub: for more information.

The Casper Rug Braiding Guild meets 2nd Tuesdays at the Senior Center in Casper, Wyoming. Contact: Stacey Moore, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. Casper, WY. Email: