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The 2015 Gathering of Guilds is

Saturday, February 28, 2015!


We hope you'll join us for a "fiber-fantastic" day!


 

12th Annual Gathering
February 22, 2014

9 am - 4 pm

 

There will be 18 guilds participating in this event this year. A big "welcome" to several guilds who have not particiapted in the past - - Capital Area Modern Quilt Guild, Chambersburg Quilt Guild, PieceMakers Quilt Guild, and Valley Forge Rug Braiding Guild. Guild 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).

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. 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 www.keystonelaceguild.org, 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