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

it will have a new name...A FibreWorks Gathering!

Thank you for making this year's Gathering a "fiber-fantastic" day!

A very special "thank YOU" for the 971 pounds of canned food and $278 that was donated to the Central PA Food Bank.

Can we collect 1000 pounds and $300 next year??

Go to 2015 Details tab to see what was offered this year.


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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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.


PO Box 62032, Harrisburg, PA | (717) 938-2904