Braid Ins, Meetings, & Exhibits

Braid Ins

February 8-10, 2019 — FULL
   Franciscan Braiding Retreat
Kennebunk, Maine
Contact:  Pam Rowan:

April 12-14, 2019
   April in Alfred:  A Rug Braiding Retreat
Alfred, Maine
Contact:  Carol Broadbent:
(2020 dates:  Apr 17-19)

April 26-28, 2019 — FULL
   VF Spring Braid In
Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild
Bethlehem, PA
Contact:  Christine Manges at:

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:

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, January 26, 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:

Other Exhibits and Events

March 12 – May 8,  2019
The Contemporary Braided Art Rugs Exhibit will travel to the Schwenkfelder Museum in Pennsburg, PA for its third showing.

Spring, 2019 –dates not yet certain
Delsie Hoyt will exhibit her rugs at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild in St. Johnsbury, VT.