Braid Ins, Meetings, & Exhibits

Braid Ins

February 2-4, 2018
Franciscan Braiding Retreat (FULL)
Kennebunk, Maine
Contact: Pam Rowan:

March 15-17, 2018
Idlewild Braid Event
Nashville, Tennessee
Contact: Rose Robertson-Smith at

March 23-26, 2018
Scrub Hooking and Braiding
Sebring, Florida
Contact: Anne Eastwood at
   Features Kris McDermet teaching how to attach braids to hooking

April 13-15, 2018
April in Alfred
Alfred, Maine
Contact: Carol Broadbent:

April 27-29, 2018   (2019 braid in will be April 26-28) 
VF Spring Braid In
Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild
Bethlehem, PA
Contact: Christine Manges

July 21-23, 2018
Salida Braid In: Salida, Colorado
Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders Guild
Contact: Janet Watson,

September 26-29, 2018
National Rug Braiders Conference 2018
Gig Harbor, Washington
Contact: Donna McKeever,

October 19-21, 2018
New England Braids
Methen, MA
Contact: Carol Broadbent:

Guild Meetings

The Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders’ Guild meets twice a month in Centennial, Colorado. Contact Jan Watson 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.

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 will join the Lancaster Area Braiders at their next meeting, Saturday, January 13, 2018.  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 2018:   Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 24, May 19, Sept 15, Oct 27, and Dec 1.

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

August 13-18, 2018
At the Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village in Ohio, Kris McDermet and Christine Manges will curate a special exhibit of Contemporary Braided Art Rugs.

Also, there will be a “Chair Pad Pageant” at the exhibit.  Make a 13-16″ chair pad for the exhibit!  Contact Christine Manges ( for more information.