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The 2016 Gathering of Guilds is Saturday, February 27, 2016,

AND it has a new name...A FibreWorks Gathering!

2016 Theme: Traditions, Rituals, and Heirlooms

While NO changes have been made to the actual FibreWorks Gathering, we have your request...classes on Friday, Sat AM and Sunday.

The classes will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, 4650 Lindle Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17011 (just down the hill from the church)

Details are being finalized, but we are excited to announce the following teachers:

Romanian Point Lace, Elena Iove

Fine Handsewing, Claudia Newton

Adventures in Crochet, Robin Chachula

Beading, Deb Moffett-Hall

Watch for registration and lodging details about mid-November.

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Join us on Saturday at the Sheraton, 5:30 pm, for a fundraising banquet featuring Keynote Speaker Meg Cox.

Meg is a journalist, author, quilter and family traditions expert

13th Annual Gathering
February 28, 2015

9 am - 3 pm


There will be 16 guilds participating in this event this year. Guilds will display the work of their members, demonstrate various techniques, and offer a variety of Schoolhouses (formerly Make-It/Take-Its), and Blackboards (large group presentations/demos). Most guilds are set up in the Gym, but there are a few set up downstairs...we don't want you to miss any!!!

The Schoolhouses (held on the Lower Level) are offered for a fee of $5-15 to cover the cost of materials; sign-up the day of the event. This year we will be offering a few Extended Schoolhouses for more in-depth projects. The Blackboards (held in the Sanctuary) are free. This is an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded people, learn a new technique, or re-visit a previous interest.

Children, ages 8 & up, are encouraged to participate.

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For More Information: Send your mailing address to Gathering of Guilds, c/o 2460 Grandview Drive, York Haven, PA 17370-9753 or join our mailing list above.

About Us

The Gathering of Guilds began in 2003 to provide an opportunity for the public to connect with local fiber and needlework-related guilds in the Central Pennsylvania Region. Because many guilds meet in churches and libraries, it may be difficult for interested persons to find a local guild.

The Keystone Lace Guild has been the host for this annual one-day event on the last Saturday in February from 9 am - 4 pm at the Swatara Church of God, 4860 Lindle Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111.

Admission: A canned food item for the Central PA Food Bank. Cash donations also accepted.

 Food: The church sells homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods. We encourage you to support their sale because they provide the facility, parking, and volunteers at no charge to us.

Schoolhouses & Blackboards: Guilds will offer hour-long projects for a small materials fee, as well as demonstrations & informational presentations throughout the day.

Limited Handicap Accessibility: Activities are held on both levels of the building. The guild displays, Blackboards, and food are on the main level; Schoolhouses are held on the lower level. There is a chair lift to the lower level, and an outside entrance to the lower level. Restrooms on both levels.

Parking: If you are planning to spend most of the day at the Gathering, we encourage you to park across the street at the WITF Public Media Center. The church provides a shuttle van to take you to the church and back. Thank you!

Weather: If weather becomes a concern, please check this website or, WHP-TV21, and other media outlets as available, or call (717) 938-2904, (717) 599-4726 or (717) 599-4728. Should the National Weather Service issue a weather advisory or alert, the Gathering will be cancelled.


c/o 2460 Grandview Drive, York Haven, PA 17370-9753 / (717) 938-2904