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

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,

Guild Meetings


The Rocky Mountain Rug Braiders’ Guild meets twice a month in Centennial, Colorado.  Contact June Kittelson 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. 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 meets Saturdays, Oct 12, Nov 9, and Dec 7, 2019 in the Harvest Room, Landis Homes Retirement Center, in Lititz, PA.  More information:  Debra Weinhold:; Marjorie Kauffman:  Website:


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

Demonstrations, Exhibits & Events

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.

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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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