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April 2015

Meeting: Friday, April 3, 2015
(note changed meeting date for April!)

10:00 AM at the library

Diablo Weaving Guild meets in Walnut Creek, usually on the third or fourth Friday of the month from September through June.
New members and guests are welcome. 

In September, December and June we meet at a member's home. Other meetings are held at the Thurman Casey Library in Walnut Creek.
Library location details and a map:
Meeting location

The Bateman Weaves

April 3 (CHANGE in meeting date for April): 

Penny Peters will be talking about the Bateman weaves. Note that our meeting is early this month. 

Penny plans to have time after the formal talk for browsing the Bateman samples.  There will be the two books from HGA and she will be bringing her personal samples from the Complex Weavers Study group.  

 The samples on loan form HGA are:
  • Multiple Tabby Weaves (77C) 49-79
  • Bateman Blend Weaves (77E) Eight thread Blocks

Snack for the meeting in April:  Rose, Vilija

    CNCH 2015 is collecting hand made containers for a raffle to support the grant program.
Joan will be happy to take them down to the conference if you bring one to the meeting. 
Go to the bottom of this page for details.

New site for photos and for sale items:

We have just set up a second website, hosted by Wix, to display photos. They have very nice options for photo galleries, and if you don't mind advertising the site is free.

At this point the only photos are of some recent weaving items for sale. However, we could add "show and tell" or other project photos and might want to include the results of some of our workshops. This might replace the current side link, to Saori Weaving, under Guild Photos.

Comments and suggestions welcome!

You may even find something of interest to purchase. Contact Reba for details re the items for sale.

Upcoming meetings: 
More program details on the Programs Page: Programs 2014-2015

Local Events

Dancing with the Stars
Quit Show
April 11 & 12, 2015
Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road
Concord CA 94521
Weekend Admission $10
Youth 6-17 $4, under 6 free

Also a display of Mt. Diablo Quilts

Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County

From Toshiko Wada ;

Exhibition: Celestial Threads

Date: Current through April 04, 2015
Location: The Asian Art Museum, Contemporary Japanese
Gallery, Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art & Culture, San
Francisco, CA, USA
Time: Open Tuesday - Sunday, opening hours are 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The installation, Celestial Threads, showcases two wearable art
felt works entitled Aurora Borealis Ensemble and Sunset Over the
Uji River Ensemble by Jorie Johnson and a large washi paper work
by Sarah Brayer, both USA artists living for an extended period
in Kyoto. 

This is a succinct installation highlighting contemporary uses of wool felt and washi techniques. The underlying historical references to the Silk Road is interesting when considering the artists location and research opportunities of special collections found at its' last depot to the East. The artists are seeking future North American and European venues for this installation.

Local Berkeley based weaver, Tricia Goldberg, has two tapestries in the faculty exhibition at the Richmond Arts Center. She is also teaching local workshops.

Two Upcoming workshops:


April 10 to May 15, 2015 (six Fridays): The Art of Tapestry Weaving at the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA


May 22, 23, and 24, 2015 (FridaySaturday, and Sunday): Tapestry: From Image To Loom , 24, 2015 at the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA



Each year CNCH offers scholarship grants to cover the registration costs of attending the annual conference. To fund these grants a raffle is held at each conference. This year we are asking all members of CNCH to create a container to be raffled off at the 2015 conference. 

The container can be anything you want it to be - a purse, basket, bowl, pouch, bag, box, whatever your creativity can imagine. The greater the diversity, the more fun for all involved. It must be handwoven, handspun, hand braided or felted in some part by the member. The container should be accompanied by a card (3x5 or 5x8) which describes what it is and how it came to be. It may be turned in on the first day of the conference (April 9, 2015) or mailed to Pat Funke at 691 Dunholme Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 by April 1, 2015.

You don't have to be attending the conference to make something, and Joan has offered to bring items to the conference.

All classes for CNCH 2015 are full, but you can contact the registrar by email to be placed on a waiting list
 or for any other registration related questions:

If you are attending the Conference and have not made a room reservation, 
note that the reserved block of rooms is filling up and this will be a busy weekend 
with other events happening in the area.
Link to the Asilomar Housing form: