The next guild meeting will be held on March 4, 2015 at Butler County Extension Office 10:00 AM. Program will be FIBER, FELT, YARN - hobby, craft, art - Turning a passion into a business.
REMINDER: The regular scheduled meeting for the Butler Spinner & Weaver Guild is held the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting is held at the Butler County Extension Office unless otherwise posted on this page. For information about our next meeting please contact Wini at 724-272-4285
Reminder: Our project day will be the 2nd Wed. of each month. We will be meeting at the Butler County Extension Office, 10AM until ?
In the event of bad weather or you are unsure if meeting will be cancelled, please contact Karen Bierbauer at 724-924-2383.
The Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild was founded in September of 1982 when Mary Ann Geiger gathered a group of ten people at the Butler Public Library. These people desired to organize a Guild to promote interest in and to teach the art of spinning and weaving.
Over the years the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild has grown to include approximately 50 members. While emphasis is placed on spinning and weaving, members of the Guild also knit, crochet, felt, and raise their own fiber-supplying animals, including sheep, alpacas, and goats. No fiber related art is off limits to try! Our members expertise vary from beginning spinners and weavers to nationally and internationally known experts!
The Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild has been active from the beginning in local and regional Sheep-to-Shawl contests, including those at the Pennsylvania Farm Show (Harrsiburg) and Penn's Colony (Saxonburg), bringing many awards with them back to Butler. Throughout the years members have also demonstrated the art of spinning and weaving at many local events, knitting shops, and schools.
During the 10th Anniversary, 20th Anniversary and 25th years of the Butler Spinners and Weavers Guild members exhibited works at The Allied Artists of Butler County. 2012 celebrates 30 years of artistic creation, comradery and sharing our love of fiber art. BSWG has been sharing our celebration with exhibits through out the area during the year.