|Guild display at the Coralville Library celebrating our 75 years.|
Fast forward 75 yearsWe continue the tradition and recently had an open house to welcome back from our summer hiatus returning and new members. It was such a treat to see all the items folks had been working on. Guess it really wasn't a hiatus. We are no longer a group of just women, but men and women who are weavers, spinners, potters, quilters, beaders, ply-split braiders, and knitters. And yet, our mission has remained the same to encourage each other to pursue our creativity in whatever fashion moves us. All the while, provide educational opportunities, participate in service projects, and genuinely reach beyond our comfort zone. The Craft Guild of Iowa City is still going strong.
The Weavers ChallengeThe weavers group challenged its members to design and weave something that would represent 75 years of weaving. The weaver group was one of the three original arts when the craft guild began.
|Each of the items displayed represent the member's response to that challenge|
|75th Anniversary/CGIC barcode|
I know I have forgotten someone and for that I apologize. I was so impressed by everyone who took up the challenge and not only ran with it, but who embraced it.
This is clearly an example of why this group is still going strong after 75 years.