Braid Ins, Exhibits, & Guild Meetings

Braid Ins

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

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

March 27-29, 2020*** note new dates!!!
   April in Alfred:  A Rug Braiding Retreat
Alfred, Maine
Contact:  Carol Broadbent:
In 2021, April in Alfred will be April 16-18.

April 16-19, 2020
   VF Spring Braid In
Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild
Bethlehem, PA
Advance date notice:  April 22-25, 2021

July 18-20, 2020
Salida Braid Gathering***
***20th Anniversary ***
Rocky Mtn Rug Braiders Guild
Salida, CO
Contact:  June Kittelson,

Other Exhibits and Events

IMG_7557Kris McDermet and Delsie Hoyt have rugs in the exhibit above.

Screen Shot 2019-10-07 at 3.34.37 PMDelsie Hoyt has an exhibit of 15 works, as above.

November 9-10, 2019.  “Woolworks” show of the Pittsburgh Rug Hooking Guild.  Shaler Library, Pittsburgh, PA.  Christine Manges will have a large table for display of her work and for demonstrating rug braiding.

February 6, 2020.  “Rug Braiding:  Peasant Craft to Art Form.”  Lecture and slide presentation by Christine Manges at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA.

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, September 14, 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:    Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 7.

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: