Fiber Events, Classes, Guild Meetings, Rug Challenges, Exhibitions


Braid Ins

April 7-9, 2017

April in Alfred

Alfred, Maine

Contact:  Carol Broadbent:




May 4-7, 2017

Valley Forge Braid In

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Contact: Christine Manges:



Rug Challenges

For the 2017 Spring Valley Forge Braid in, the theme will be “The Four Seasons.”    Make a rug that embodies whatever “the four season” means to you!  A request is that the rug is at least 50% braided.

For the 2018 Spring Valley Forge Braid in, the theme will be “Blue Willow.”



Mary Ragno teaches in Connecticut – contact her for the schedule:


Marietta, Georgia: Anne Morton Caldwell teaches rug braiding. Contact her at:


Lebanon, Maine: Pam Rowan teaches rug braiding. Visit her website:

Whatever Braiding Classes – Bobbi Mahler of Belgrade, Maine teaches beginning and advanced rug braiding. Next class starts March 30, 2016. Contact:


Janet Fitzgerald teaches rug braiding classes at the community center in Harwich, MA.  Next class: 1/19/16 – 3/8/16. Contact her at: or for more information.

New Hampshire

Rug Braiding Classes at Dorr Mill in Guild, NH: Instructor Sandy Luckury teaches Wednesday mornings, every other Thursday evening, and Saturday mornings once a month.

New York

Peggy Watts teaches beginning braiding classes in Belfast, NY. She will be teaching a Spring Beginners Class on Saturdays, March 26 thru April 23. No class April 16th. 6 pm – 8 pm. Belfast Town Hall / Fire Hall. Contact:

Helen Condon teaches rug braiding in the Adirondacks: Parishville, NY. Contact her: She will also be teaching a class on making a “Hunter’s Pride” basket Aug. 27 & 28 at the Thousand Island Arts Center in Clayton, NY: Contact Marcia at 315-686-4123 ext 203. The basket features two rows of braided mink fur, a deer antler, and turkey feathers!


Kris McDermet teaches too many classes to list! Visit her site:

Mary Ragno teaches in Danville and Westmore, VT. Mary also conducts braiding classes during Homestead Week at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, VT each summer. Contact her for class information:



Cheryl Hanline teaches beginning rug braiding classes in Heathsville, Virgina. Contact her at:


Donna McKeever teaches rug braiding in Gig Harbor, WA. Contact her:

Guild Meetings


The Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders’ Guild meets twice a month:

  1. 9:30 am to 2 pm, 1st Saturday each month at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Centennial, CO (summer break July – Sept; resumes in October).
  2. 9:30 am to 2 pm, 3rd Wednesday each month at Littleton Church of Christ, Centennial, CO.


The Three Rivers Braiding Guild in Jerseyville, Illinois meets weekly. Contact Trudy at for more information.


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


The Bay State Braiders of Boyleston, Massachusetts meet on 2nd Saturdays each month at the Saint Mary of the Hills Church, 630 Cross Street, Boylston, MA from 12:30 – 4:00 pm. Contact Carol Young at for further information.

Front Porch Rug Braiding Guild: Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  Janet Fitzgerald’s rug braiding guild meets Saturdays, 10 – 3:00, 5 or 6 times a year in Harwich, MA.  Next meeting is May 21, 2016 at Harwich Community Center.  Contact Janet at for more information.


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


The Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild meets at Arbour Square Retirement Community in Harleysville, PA. Meetings for 2016 include: Sept. 17, Nov. 5, and Dec. 3.

The Lancaster Area Braiders meet Saturdays in the Dogwood Room, Landis Homes Retirement Center in Lititz, PA.   More info:;


The Northern Neck Rug Braiders of Virginia meet monthly. Contact Cheryl Hanline at: for more information.


The Chippewa Valley Rug Braiders in Chippewa Falls Wisconsin meet 2nd Wednesdays 1-5 pm at the Chippewa Falls Public Library. Contact Diane Pecha at


The Casper Rug Braiding Guild meets in Casper, Wyoming. Contact–Stacey Moore, National Historic Trails Interpretive Center.  Casper, WY. Email:

8 thoughts on “Calendar

  1. Hello all. I am a former beginning rug braider who is looking to “get back in the game”. I live in Metrowest, Boston (in between Worcester and Framingham). Does anyone know of classes or a braider who would be willing to give individual classes in my area? Thanks for any help you can give!

  2. Hello – I am a beginner rug braider in Nelson, BC. Are there any other braiders or classes near to me that I can connect with? I am researching everything I can find and washing my fabric tonight for my very first rug. SO excited as I have wanted to do this for years!

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