May Meeting Highlights

Each year, the Guild celebrates the achievements and talents of its members at the annual May Meeting. In 2016, the Weavers' Guild of Boston members had much to celebrate. Here are the highlights (shown in the slide show below):

Fashion Show

The Fashion Show put the spotlight on the fascinating variety of member interests and creations. Eleven members displayed 17 fabulous works. Photos of some of these creations are in the slide show.


The Guild honored members who have made notable contributions to the Guild and to the fiber field. 2016 recpients are:

  • Deborah Kaplan, recipient of the Deborah Berry Award, given to a deserving and promising weaver, to celebrate that persons' interest and skill;
  • Ginny Longley, recipient of the Helen Barrett Award, given to a Guild member whose service has been of outstanding value to the Weavers' Guild of Boston;
  • Mary Elva Congleton Erf, recipient of an Honorary Membership, awarded to a Guild member who has made a major contribution in the fiber field; and
  • Suzanne Jones, recipient of the Weaving Life Award, given in memory of Guild members who died during the past year: Aija Kusins, Dorrie Burton, Doris Johnson and Sandy Kirkpatrick.
  • Carol Wooten, recipient of the Constance Gallagher Award, for excellence in one or more of: weaving, teaching, research, or meticulous craftsmanship.

Guild Challenge

The Guild Challenge is always fun. This year was no different: the Challenge was "Plain Weave." Guild members rose to the challenge, creating plain weave articles that are anything but plain. Photos of the display are included in the slide show.

New Apprentice

All the way from Hawaii, Shannon Mathers submitted a successful body of work and became the latest Guild member to earn an Apprentice Rating. Photos of Shannon's beautiful work are included in the slide show.

Show and Tell

During the year, members bring the current work to 'show and tell' at each meeting. This year, some members brought their work back to the May Meeting; and Guild-affiliated Study Groups displayed the results of their study. We were able to include photos of some of this work in the slide show.


  • Debbie Elliot - Blouse
  • Deborah Kaplan - Trilobite Top
  • Deborah Kaplan - Trilobite Top Back
  • Diane Chaisson - Pentcostal Wall Hangings
  • Dorothy Solbrig - Advancing Twill Top
  • Dorothy Solbrig - Hashtag Scarf
  • Judith Shangold - Southwest Visions
  • Judith Shangold - Southwest Visions Side View
  • Nancy Kronenberg - Cashmere Scarf
  • Fashion_NancyKronenbergMohairThrow
  • Nancy Kronenberg - Mohair Throw Back
  • Pat Flaherty - Cowl
  • Sally Eyring - Bias Cut Jacket
  • Sally Eyring - Bias Cut Jacket Back
  • Sally Eyring - Ruff
  •  Sally Eyring - Woven Ruff and Pleats Jacket
  • Sally Eyring  - Woven Ruff and Pleats Jacket Back
  • Sara White Ribbon Dress
  • Award Winners
  • Adele Harvey - Challenge Organizer
  • Challenge Table
  • More Challenge Table
  • And More
  • Shannon Mathers
  • Shannon's Submission
  • More of Shannon's Work
  • Carol McClennan - Wool Throw with Embroidery
  • Charles River Weavers Double Weave Projects
  • More Charles River Weavers
  • Diane Chaisson Doubleweave
  • Deborah Kaplan Bath Towel
  • Deborah Kaplan - Hand Towel
  • Elizabeth Springett - Scarf
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